Monday, November 24, 2008

Pre-Trimming the Tree

Let the preparations begin
Chloe and I made some ornaments this weekend
You can make some too
Its super easy
let me tell ya how
Here is what you need clear glass ornaments
Paint...choose your special Christmas Colors....up til now Christmas around here has been shabby teal....pink...red and green....this year Chloe wanted to spice it up.....so we have added some spice !!
rubbing alcohol for cleaning out the ornaments prior to painting.

and kids in chairs...I only had one....use as many as you have available.

remove all the hangy things
After putting a little alcohol in each and swirling it around a bit and pouring it out.
place them back in the holder to dry.
now the fun part.....get your paint and your kids in chairs....add the paint
in any order and amounts you like.
kinda drop in right inside on the edge and let it run down. turn it.....and turn it add all the colors you like and turn til its pretty covered.
This may take a while depending on the consistency of your paint.

Let them dry...with the opening upside down in the tray.
After a while I laid then all aside...rinsed out the tray and put napkins in the bottom of each cup to help with soaking up the excess paint.

After they completely dry....put the tops back on and voila !!
Fresh and Fun Christmas ornaments....and some fun for mom and the kid in a chair.

Look how pretty......
the odd ball in the middle was broken.....which reminds me.....be very careful !!
and.....be sure to let the kiddos express their creativity...no matter how bad you do not want orange or silver or shrek green in your Christmas decor....notice how the colors changed as we went.
now go have some fun
All Holiday goodies at JaneSays 20 Percent off....so go get some of those too.
have a happy day
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5 comments:

Just me.....Shelly said...

aw, those are sa-weet! How fun for chloe....and mama!

Hi, I'm Amy! said...

These are adorable! I have one that I made with a friend about 20 years ago! Love Love Love them!

starr said...

great, great idea! I'm gathering ideas for our kids to make Christmas presents this year, and this one is at the top of the list. I'm going to get some kind of paint so we can put their names on the balls too.
thanks!

Theresa said...

I've done this before and it's super fun. The glitter paint turns out really pretty too.

Awesome Abby said...

oooh...i remember making these! it was always fun to see how the colors came out! thanks for sharing!