December 6, 2012

A "SHOW AND TELL" PROJECT

Hello, everyone!  It's Audrey and it's been a while since I've been here.  I've missed you all!!!  Thank you Sheila, as always, for all your generosity.

Unfortunately, I didn't have time to prepare a tutorial and because I don't have much time I'm going to share a small project I made as a "show and tell".

Being that my circumstances hadn't allowed me to craft for the last 2 months I hurriedly delved into doing this simple little project as soon as I found I had some spare time the other day.  This project began with some Christmas ornaments  I'd purchased several years ago and never did anything with.  Knowing I'd need a few quick and easy Christmas presents, and not knowing when I've have extra time for sure, I came up with an idea -- I'll tell you what the idea is after the presentation as it won't be just to exactly hang on a tree... lol!

Now I'll "SHOW" you what the ornament I began with looks like:


Just an ordinary glass ornaments (the flat-round ones you get from Michaels -- cheap!).  Now here's what I did with them (click on the pictures for a larger and more detailed view):

 
Here's a side view:


 
Aren't they pretty?!!!  Of course they are!!!  Okay, let me "TELL" you how I embellished them.  I glued pretty trim around each of the ornaments and then glued a row of bling mesh to the trim, next I glued on some paper flowers and leaves that I highlighted with Stickles, and lastly I just attached some assorted complementary ribbon bows to the ring on the cap of the ornament along with another paper flower to cover the knots in the bows.  That's it!!!
 
Soooo, what's my idea for them?  Well, I'm going to fill them with bath salts!!!  Yep..., then I'm going to tuck them into organdy bags with matching tags -- which I haven't made yet... lol!!!   I think the quick and easy bath salt ornaments are going to be fabulous Christmas gifts!!!
 
I'm really am so happy to be with you all again, and I certainly hope to be back on my full-time schedule soon!!!  Keep the prayers coming!!!  My thoughts and prayers are with you all always!!!
 
I'll be seeing you!


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