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Old 11-11-2006, 03:46 AM   #1  
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Hi everyone. For 30+ years now I have been making ornaments for my kids (2). Now I have inlaws, grands and greats so I'm up to 10 ornaments per year. I have knitted, crocheted, needlepointed, ceramiced (not a word but you get the idea), painted wood, felted (you get it), beaded, Holly Berry House medallioned (HUGE success), lace snowflaked (another one), crackled CD backgrounded (yeah, another), acetate in a ball (from here) and just about everything else. The only ones I have NOT done are the microscope slides and the dominoes. For some reason I think they might be too small. Next year (I'm done for this year) I would like to do something different. Does anyone have any ideas? I know we have a lot of very creative people here so I'm hoping someone has an idea or two. Appreciate any help. Blessings to all and thanks much.
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Old 11-11-2006, 06:30 AM   #2  
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Hi Ruth, here's the great idea I found in SCS that I'm using for classes and presents. It's the cutest ornament in a little tin. Good luck and happy crafting. Peggy

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...394798&cat=fav
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Peggy -- You are the Goddess!! Love 'em. Did you use any particular glue? I'm on my way to Maya! Woo Hoo!! Blessings, you clever kid! TFS
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Either glue or double stick tape. Look in the gallery, there's a beauty using Bethlehem as the background. Glad I could help you. SCS is the best place to hang out (-: Peggy
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Oh, wanted you to know I had trouble finding the Maya tins. I ordered some from a wedding website:

http://www.blissweddingsmarket.com/store/000032.htm

I checked a couples places that sold them and this seemed the most economical. My 35 yr old son gave me the Athena name when he was in grade school, making fun of me, but also knowing I could go in my craft room and just about make anything (-:

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Ruth- how you create different ornaments every year is simply amazing! Your family will have treasured heirlooms. Your grands will appreciate it. My young daughter knows exactky which ornaments her grandma made "just for her"!
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My hubby makes these, they are made from yarn and a wrapping paper tube, googlie eyes, and fun foam.
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How cute! Are they knitted? I have one grand who is nutso about penguins and I know she would love this. Will your DH share the recipe? Whatta guy!!
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things you'll need:

1.cardboard tube (I use wrapping paper tube) you could use toilet paper roll it doesn't matter . Cut each peguins tube to about 3/4 inch - 1 inch thick .

2. 3 pieces of white yarn about 9 inches in length

3. about 30 pieces of black yarn (depending on the diameter of tube) aboput 9 inches in length .

4.googlie eyes , size is up to you , I like 1/4 inch eyes . (also depends on size of tube.)

5.Fun foam .

to make the toque , you start with the three white strands of yarn . Fold the yarn in half and fold over the tube , take the cut ends and feed through the loop and pull . this should leave you with a loose knot around the tube with the open ends dangling . take these two ends and make your knot stronger. cut off excess and twist knot into center of tube so you can't see it .

take a piece of black yarn , fold it in half and fold over tube taking the cut ends and feeding them through the loop and pulling tight . the difference between this and the white , you don't make this knot stronger , and you don't cut off the excess . Repeat until rest of tube is covered .

When the whole tube is covered you take all of the dangling ends and shove them up through the tube to the other side and tie another piece of black yarn around the strands about 3/4 of the way up , tie it tight ( this string will also be your loop to hang the ornament when tied at the end) . Once the top of the toque is tied together you will trim the tops of the strands off to look like the ball of a toque .

The feet are cut out of fun foam , I just make a long narrow triangle , then trim out three toes . The beak is a diamond folded in half with a tiny bead of hot glue in the center to keep the beak open a little but not to much . Attach all pieces to the toque with hot glue , and enjoy .

I hope these instructions have been thorough enough , I hope to have pictured instructions on my Blog one day.

thanks for the interest.
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Thanks so much fo sharing this idea. I really appreciate it.
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We made some really delicate looking baubles with the clear glass baubles from Michaels, some acetate, stamps and stazon and classic inks. You see the image but not the acetate and everyone says "how did you do that?!!" when you show the finished bauble. Even names could be stamped 'inside'!

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go here for the tins: http://www.creativexpress.com/store/...=search&page=1

Great prices!!!!!
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I've been making German paper stars for a few years now. Here's the link to one I made last year:

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...0&ppuser=28907

Crummy picture, but they turn out really pretty, I swear. I buy large sheets of paper at Michael's or Joann, stamp it with a wheel, cut it in long strips and make the stars. When I'm done, I spray them with glitter spray.

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