Christmas Ornament

by Jesse on November 22, 2010

I have dreamed about making ornaments
with my kids since before they were born.
Sounds silly, but it’s true. I looked forward to creating
holiday traditions and memories they will
cherish. Each year we are going to do
a few ornaments for each kid and put
them on their very own tree. And when they grow
up and have their first Christmas tree
they will have ornaments to decorate with.

Our 1st ornament this year is
a “time capsule” ornament.

An ornament with a special note
inside. A note you write when you are
little and open up when you decorate
your first Christmas tree as a grown up.
=)

What you need:

Glue
{not this much, but you know each of my kids had to have their own}
paper
glitter
clear plastic ball
silver {or any color} ribbon

Christmas Ornament

Cut your paper into strips,
add your message.
Each of the kids got 2 questions asked
of them and I wrote in their answers.
Then I made them each a
note about how special they are to
me in a 3rd note.

We rolled up each note and
tied it with ribbon.
Poked them inside the clear
plastic ball and put the top
on.

Christmas Ornament

How would I know which one was which?
I took the glue and monogrammed
each ball.

I put on the glue and they
shook on the glitter.

Christmas Ornament

I am tickled at how pretty and special they turned out.
How I love Christmas and creating memories
with my kids.

Christmas Ornament

Do you have any holiday traditions that you
are starting?

Hugs to you all!
Have a wonderful day!

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karen@strictlysimplestyleNo Gravatar November 22, 2010 at 2:39 pm

I love that idea, how sweet.

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ValNo Gravatar November 22, 2010 at 4:07 pm

I heart this and will be copying. Thank you !!

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nikki @ nikkisnacsNo Gravatar November 22, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Ok, I’m going to have to do this. Such a sweet idea.

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LindsayNo Gravatar November 22, 2010 at 5:20 pm

You are so creative! What a sweet idea ๐Ÿ™‚

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sharstinNo Gravatar November 22, 2010 at 7:45 pm

that is so great! what a fabulous idea!

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JoiNo Gravatar November 23, 2010 at 12:44 am

This is so sweet. Love it!

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EmilyNo Gravatar November 23, 2010 at 5:13 am

This is such a sweet idea. (filing it away for when we have kids one day!)

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Kellie CollisNo Gravatar November 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm

These are stunning! Brilliant idea too! Have a fabulous day, Kellie xx

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BriNo Gravatar November 24, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Oh how wonderful! I am tucking this one in my brain to do in a few years when my kiddos get old enough to answer those fun questions! Seriously, what a FANTASTIC idea!!!

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KimmieNo Gravatar December 3, 2010 at 8:26 am

Adorable! Are you going to add to it every year with different questions and different dates on each paper, or add the year like the monogram on the outside of the ornament? Either way, super amazing and definitely will be doing this with my littles. Thanks for the idea!

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Leasa @funkymomcardsNo Gravatar December 3, 2010 at 10:32 am

Love this idea. Very cute. May have to do this with my boys.

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JocelynNo Gravatar December 3, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Very cool idea! What a wonderful thing to do with your kids.

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GretchenPNo Gravatar December 6, 2010 at 8:45 am

wow i LOVE this idea! thank you so much!
(linked you from tatertots & jello) ๐Ÿ™‚

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