Monday, December 06, 2010

The unveiling

I mailed out my handmade Christmas ornaments a few days ago to my ornament swap partners, hosted by Freshly Blended. I think they have probably received them already, so it's time to unveil the ornaments!

I decided that I needed to use my photographs in the ornament.  That is what I do these days, so I thought it was appropriate, right?

I've always been intrigued with the matchbox as a small piece of art.  I've seen so many beautiful matchboxes and I hoped that I could come close to delivering.

Wellllllll, they are cute, but they are far from high art!

I took one of my snowman row photos and found that I could get three snowmen pictures out of it to fit on the matchbox.   Then I looked through my photo stash to find something festive for the other side.  I found several things, but I have to say that I really liked the palm trees best.

I decorated the matchboxes with green glitter glue, red sequins and some ribbon.   I received some red and white bakers twine as the embellishment on a package I received awhile back.  I saved it, hoping I could use it for something and I did!  I had just enough to use as the hanging loops for the boxes. 

I got a little carried away with the green glitter glue on the snowmen.  Sometimes I think I got them a little more St. Patty than I did Christmas!

If you'd like to see more of the handmade ornaments made by others in the groups (I was in group 11) there's a Flickr group.  There are some really creative folks out there!  I hope mine measure up.

I'll feature all of the beautiful ornaments that I received when I get them all.  They are really great, too, can't wait to show them off!

Have a great day!


Eternal Instants said...

Those are so cute Kristen! You did a great job!

Dysfunctional Mom said...

They are beautiful! I love them, what a special keepsake.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your a crafter too! These are adorable. I am so impressed. I collect matchboxes, have been doing that for years. I am always liking the way you think. I believe that these are going to be a big hit with everyone.