Saturday, July 23, 2011

Day 2! Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Welcome to Day 2 of Memories in Time Blog hop! If you arrived here from Lori Blog you are in the right place. If you are a regular follower of my blog and would like to start at the beginning please start at Lynda’s blog.

Lynda will be giving away a $25 gift card to use at any store to one person… In order to be eligible for the drawing, you must be a follower and leave a comment on all the blogs along the way.
I will also be giving away my own blog candy which will be a Cricut Nursery Tails Cartridge to one of my lucky followers! This hop is 4 days long so make sure you come by each day and leave a comment so you will get 4 chances to win the cartridge!




For today's project I decided to make a Christmas ornament. Another quick and easy gift. I started out with a clear Christmas ornaments which I picked up last year after Christmas for dirt cheap at Michael's. I then added a little bit of floor polish and swirled in around on the inside of the empty bulb , making sure to cover it well then threw out the extra polish in my garbage can. I then added about 1/3 of the bottle of glitter and swirled that around making sure to cover it all, it sticks to the floor polish like glue. Then if there is any extra glitter inside of the ornament I also threw that into the garbage can.



After letting it dry I cut a Cricut head at 3 inches using my Cricut cartridge A Garden of Words using 2 shades of vinyl. This is the first time I layered vinyl so I think with a bit of practice the next one will be better. I then added a bow to the top and there you have another cheap Christmas ideal. Last year I even added the person name, a Christmas greeting and the year on the back of the ornament. A keepsake for years to come. If you do not own a Cricut to cut the vinyl, I found that rub-ons work very well also.


Here is a picture of the blog candy that I will be giving away for this hop. It is a brand new cartridge, but the shell has been removed. I was so excited when I got this cartridge and did not realize it was for the imagine machine, which sadly I do not own.



Thanks for stopping by my blog. Now it is time to send you off to the amazing talented
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28 comments:

Tami B. said...

I love making these, but I didn't know you could use rub-ons. Thanks for the tip.

Kimmarie Baker said...

Fantastic! Floor polish? First I heard this. It looks like a fun project and I love the cricut on the ornament. tfs It's fun hopping with you. http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com

jenniferlepard said...

Hey im in the hop with you but love this very cute you should sell these i would buy one

Vicki said...

Well, your ornament might be inexpensive but it is anything but cheap!! I love this idea and today I learned something new..Thanks!

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Cathy said...

Love the project:)
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Kimberli said...

What a fun idea, I will have to try it!!

Lori Apgar said...

Love this ornament!

Judy said...

Well, isn't this just the cutest ornament ever! I will have to try these...
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Anniebee said...

Cute bug head ornament! I wanted to try this technique last year but never got around to it. Maybe I'll make some for gifts this year since I'll be on a shoestring budget. Thanks for the tip about rub-ons too!

Anniebee
anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

Newbie2crafting said...

I love glitter ornaments, great job!!!

Dana
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so adorable! I would love to have one of these on my X-mas tree!

Doris P. said...

awesome!!! floor wax - who new. TFS this awesome idea since I have the same ornament holders too. LOVE it!!
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shersl84bed said...

What a cute idea for the ornament. I want one now. LOL

Smiles Sher
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Sherrie K. said...

Your ornament is awesome! I love the glittery look and the cricut is so cute! TFS!
Sherrie K
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Lisa said...

This is so awesome! The ribbon is so pretty and the little cricket is adorable What a great idea! :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Jill Angel said...

Love the ornament! I must make one :)
TFS!
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

Lisa R. said...

This technique is so neat! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

nantastic said...

Cricut for Christmas. Cute ornament.
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A Creative Journey said...

LOVE THIS PROJECT! I love how the glitter looks so even! TFS! I would be honored if you would check out my blog at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa@blogspot.com

Mary D said...

Really pretty ornament. Never knew floor polish worked like glue! Thanks for sharing such a great but simple gift to make.

Babe O'Mara said...

Very pretty ornament. Didn't know the trick about the floor polish. Thanks for sharing.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

- - Sheryl - - said...

I have yet to make one of these. Michaels now has these clear ornaments on their shelves if anyone wants to give it a whirl!

Love the Cricut Green!!!

Lillian Child said...

How ADORABLE is this?? Great project!

GiGi said...

I just love that ornament! Its so cute and would look GREAT in my craft room all year round! :) Thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous prize!
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Eva said...

I am wanting to try these this year...yours is great. Thx for the chance to win.
Eva :0)
evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com

joydee1963 said...

I am trying this project for sure!Very cool project,I am a follower.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Cyndi S said...

Love your Cricut ornament. I would love to decorate my tree in all Cricut ornaments and Cricut green but I think my family would riot.
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AmyJRockstar said...

Great ornament. They are so much fun to make. I used to make them with different paints and such, but haven't done it in years! Thanks for the inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win this cartridge. I DO own an Imagine and would be SO happy to win it! Have been wanting it for a while!


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