Saturday, December 5, 2009

Homemade Ornaments (and a giveaway!) (closed)



Even with all of my Mother in Law's ornaments, I think our tree is looking a little bare. Luckily I found this blog, which is featuring a different homemade ornament every day this week! I decided this was perfect for my tree. If you go here you will find the tutorial I am following.

And here is my finished project! These ornaments took me a lot longer to make than I expected. But mostly because for the past few days I've had the attention span of a 2 year old. What do you think? I will admit- I love them! So much that I am GIVING THEM AWAY. Yup, that's right. Another Giveaway! 'Tis the season, after all. One lucky reader will win this set of four. So if you would like them for your tree, or maybe to use as a present topper, here is what you need to do:

Step 1: Become a follower of my blog. Just go to your Dashboard, and Add my URL. If you are already a follower, post a comment telling me so.

Step 2: Leave a comment on this post, and tell me about your favorite Christmas Tradition. It can be one from your childhood, one you do now, or one you heard about and are dying to try.

Step 3: Do these things before Sunday night, at midnight.

That's it. Only one entry per person this time, too. And since these are lightweight, I am willing to ship internationally.


9 comments:

Danielle said...

OF COURSE I'M ALREADY A FOLLOWER!!!!
hmm.. well my favorite tradition is simple - just being with my family i live far away and its the only tradition that has lasted since my childhood. I also like that we all open presents at the same time ( i dont like one person at a time - it makes me feel on the spot and awkward..) .. and since thats LAME, a holiday tradition i would like to try is having kids put their shoes out on the day before new years and the "elves" put left over goodies in it from Christmas on New Years day. haha my aunt & uncle did it and i thought it was cute =)

Shipley Family said...

I too am a follower. Our family tradtition is to make a birthday cake for Jesus. It's his birthday and it's an easy to for the kids to understand it. When we were kids we would go to my Grandparents house every Christmas Eve and open presents and have a big dinner. EVERYONE would come. It was so much fun.

Kelly said...

I am already a follower!
Our favorite Christmas tradition is on Christmas Eve, after we get back from which ever Grandparents' house we were at, we all get to open 1 present, and then we drink yummy Hot Chocolate and listen to Christmas music. It's quiet, peaceful, and not a big rush like Christmas morning is. I really enjoy it, and it gives me motivation to wrap my presents early!

Magistros = MC² said...

Those are so cute! I want them!
I am a follower.

There are so many traditions to choose from. I'd have to say that my favorite is making Christmas cookies up til Christmas, and then on Christmas Eve eating them all, reading the nativity story, and opening a new pair of pajamas and a book. :-) Also, starting this year, Michael and I are going to think of a gift we can give to Jesus, something we can do for him throughout the year.

ps. If I don't win, I expect you to make me some of these, as well as some of the other giveaway prize just because you love me :-P

Erica said...

I'm a follower now! Thanks for sending me the link. One of my favorite Christmas traditions (and a crafty one you might like) is a tablecloth we do every year on Christmas Eve. My mom just surged around a white sheet to make a big tablecloth (big family) for our table. Each year everyone draws a picture, in pencil. It can be some landmark event that happened the previous year (graduation, marriage, driver's license) or it can be a talent or favorite thing. Then my mom embroiders the drawings before the next Christmas Eve. It's always fun coming up with pictures, and is a great way to remember the blessings of the year!

The Barrett Family said...

Hehe... I'm a follower too. I have a tradition that I plan on starting next year. I will be gathering as many books about Christmas, snow, snowmen, etc. that I can find over the year. Next year I'll wrap the books at the beginning of December. Sheridan will then get to pick out a couple books to unwrap every night to read till Christmas. The books will be packed up with the Christmas decorations and pulled out again the next year. That way they are new to him. I read about this somewhere. I figured this would be perfect since Jim and I are such book junkies.

Christy said...

I am not a follower & you can't make me be. But I'm too late for the drawing anyway, so whatever! But my favority Christmas tradition is putting the handprints on our tree skirt. I started in in 2001 when Kennedy was 2. We add to it every year. The girls love to look at their tiny handprints and see how much they have grown every year. So think about that for when you have kids.......

Anne said...
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Anne said...

I now follow your blog! My favorite childhood tradition was having the real santa come to our christmas eve party and we got to open presents then and on christmas day. it was fun! But I am dying to try the elf on a shelf tradition on my kids.

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