Sunday, December 21, 2008

Another Quick Ornament Idea!

Can you believe it??? It is almost here! Are you ready? I'm jus' 'bout there - got a couple more things to pick up and lots and lots of wrapping to do. I don't know about you guys, but when I wrap I always like to tie something on the package. Now this can be many things - like fresh greens and berries, a peppermint stick, and of course, an ornament. But lets face it - it is down to the nitty gritty and there is no time to make a trip to the store when you have to have one in a hurry. So a couple of days ago - I wanted to make something personalized for some friends of mine - something different than one of the glass balls I paint. So I started rummaging through some wood pieces I had and came across these wooden discs. And honestly, sometimes it takes me a while, but this time - it came right to me. I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Something simple but cute and well - this is what I did. And you can do this project with jus' about any scrap piece of wood - it doesn't have to be circular.

I'm sorry I didn't take before pics but it is really easy.

I spray painted the disc white - then when dry - I slightly washed the disc down in black paint. That gives it an instant distressed look - kind of like me right now - hehe.

I simply painted the initial of the family it was going to and put a few lil' stitching marks around the edge. I then put a varnish on it - sprinkled with iridescent glitter - put some polka dot (imagine that) ribbon on with a flat thumbtack and there you have it. All in less than an hour.

I was really happy with them. They were exactly what I wanted for my gift baskets.

Of course, I had to make myself one for my black and white tree. This is the first thing I have made for myself this year!!! Oh my, where does the time go.

Remember, you could also write words like "Believe, Peace, Noel, Joy" or cover with scrapbook paper first then monogram. So many possibilities.

Hope everyone has a great start to this extra busy but extra special week. May we all remember in the hustle and bustle of things - that this week is simply about one thing - a Gift. The true gift of Christmas - Jesus Christ.

Many Blessings to you all!!
Cathy Cobblestone


Lorri said...

I love this idea! I will have to file this one away for next year. I have to work the next three days. So all my decorations are done. Love your blog! Have a Merry Christmas!

Judy said...

I love seeing all of the amazingly creative ideas that you continually come up with. It is like opening a new favorite magazine. Thank you so much for sharing with us! By the way, what is the CD that you have playing on your blog? I like the song of Christmas in the Country. Merry Christmas!!

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Please no! Not another idea!!!! I may have to skip washing my floor to do this one. I am kidding. I wasn't going to wash my floor any way. Again, kidding. I hope I can find a few minutes to make one for my girls. They are so nice. I love how they glitter.
This may be my last visit before Christmas. I would love to send you some of the snow that we have. Nothing like a white Christmas. Have a wonderful day with your famliy.
Merry Christmas

Jean said...

Cathy, how cute they are. You could use this idea for any season depending on what ribbon and colors you use. Thanks for the wonderful and easy idea. I won't get to it for this Christmas but perhaps Valentines day or Easter.Have a Merry and blessed Christmas, sweet lady.
Love ya!
Jean in Virginia

the primitive country bug said...

Hi Kathy,
I just love the idea on your monogramed ornaments. We'll be having a family gathering on New Year's Eve so I may just have time to make some of those for then.
I also wanted to post here about your barn quilt. Oh, I just love it!! It looks so wonderful and the colors really make it noticable. I enjoy the sights and smells of living in the country too.
Hugs & blessings to you this Christmas!

Shellmo said...

Those monogrammed ornaments will make such a sweet touch!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

What a cute idea! I love the polka dot ribbon too :) I'm filing this idea for next year, thanks for sharing!


Magnolia Memories08 said...

They are just the cutest!!!I can't
believe that you did that all in one day.I love them.. Great Idea
Thanks for sharing that idea.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Merry CHRISTmas! I hope it is a wonderful and joyous time for you and yours! Cathy...PLEASe tell me where you got your black/white polka dot plates. THanks, cherry

Julie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family this holiday season!

Donna said...

those are so incredibly cute. You are obviously very talented, I could never make somthing like that......your blog is fun I love it.