Post # 1
FH and I are planning to have our closest friends come over on Christmas night to exchange gifts and have a bit of fun after everyone spends the day with family….we thought it’d be a cool idea to set up sort of like a craft table where they can make ornaments for us to keep and put on our Christmas tree for years to come. my question is this, what should we make available for them to use?? i know there are so many diy ornament ideas and i want it to be a little simple so that even the non-craftiest of our friends will be able to whip something up…..plus its a good mix of girls and guys so i dont want it to be too girly where the guys won’t be interested…lol
so far i thought of this:
-small squares of cardstock with instructions to write one memory they had of us? i feel this is more meaningful but is it too boring?
-maybe those clear xmas balls that you can open to put notes and stuff in?
-maybe something out of popsicle sticks?
any suggestions at all would be a great help!!!
anyone think this idea is too kiddish and that i should just scrap it altogther?? lol
Post # 3
those same balls that they can put notes and other items in can also be painted with paint, glitter, decorated with glue and rinestones or other fun things.
you could also get plain wood ornaments from the craft store and have them paint them
Or make clay ornaments yourself and bake them before they get there and have them paint them.
Post # 4
I’m always a fan of the clear glass ball ornaments you mentioned. You can get the shredded filler stuff in colors, use fabric paint to write things on the outside, sequins and such for filling or gluing, glitter, small feathers, beads/pearls for filling or gluing and maybe even some scrapbook rub on transfers for the outside.
Post # 5
Another idea is candy themed ornaments. For example, you can glue lifesavers into a stacked tree shape and loop ribbon through the top one for a cute ornament.
Post # 6
Since my mom was going through chemo due to her breast cancer around Christmas last year she planned on getting a pink Christmas tree. I surprised her at Thanksgiving and brought stuff to make christmas ornaments, I got the clear bulbs, pink and silver colored pipe cleaners, and Michaels (craft store) had packs of puffy stickers and rhinestones with the adhesive already on the back of them – they were in the kids area (both the pipe cleaners and the sticker packs). It was super easy and she loved it.
Post # 7
great ideas! thanks bees! 🙂