My mom owned an antique shop in San Francisco, called Thelma Dangerfield's. Collecting and a love for vintage is in my blood. There is nothing like finding a good treasure! I am a daughter, wife, mom, cook,Substitute teacher, Girl Scout Leader and I love to entertain.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Homemade Christmas Ornaments
My mom has the vintage ornament that belonged to my father with tinsel inside. It's one of my favorites, because it was his. So recreating this type of ornament seemed fitting. Nothing could be easier...
I do have a crush on anything made with sheet music and vintage book pages...I will admit. These are fun and easy to make, but are very time consuming. I like the outcome, so that's fine. Using a paper cutter, cut thin long strips of any type of paper. While still curled up push into the ornament. Easy.
For these, I just bought a strip of silver tinsel, and we cut piece off and stuffed them into the clear ornaments. You know where I got these clear ornaments, right? Of course, Goodwill. 99 cents for the box.You can find them in plastic or glass. And, again for these, you can use any type of tinsel garland.
I love the fact Lucie (my little nine year old elf) can help with these. They are easy and...
She was pretty proud of them.
I think they mix in well....
It's been fun changing the theme of our tree. I don't do it often. I usually decorate with old ornaments that have some sentimental value. I have so many cute Hallmark ornaments from the early 80s on. I love getting them out every year. Now we just need a trees!