You know what’s weird?
I was on a podcast yesterday and the host asked me a question and I started crying.
Not sad tears.
Happy tears. The kind of tears you get when you realize Hallmark holiday movies are on non-stop now or when you get the last fresh 27-pound turkey at the store or when you realize that Christmas is only 36 days away and you are kind of ready.
The question was about what I have learned about myself this year.
A LOT was my answer.
And apparently A LOT involved happy tears and a thankful heart.
One of the things I’m thankful for (in addition to Wham’s Christmas album from 1985 and my mother’s advent basket)….
Thank you for an amazing year.
And to celebrate, I’ve got a surprise for you in December. It’s my way of giving back for everything you’ve given to me. But for now?
Let’s celebrate with an easy, fun monogrammed ornament project you can make in five minutes.
How to Make a Monogrammed Ornament
1. Start with a plain white ornament
You want a matte ornament for this to work.
If the ornament has a shiny finish, the paint will slide off or smear.
It was actually hard to find plain white ornaments (in surprising news) so I found this set of 24 on Amazon for under $11.00.(affiliate link)
I chose white, but any light-colored ornament that matches your decor would work for this project.
2. Add a letter sticker
You can find letter stickers at most craft stores.
They come in tons of different fonts and sizes. I think this project works best if you find letter stickers that are at least 2″ tall.
You also want the font to be relatively simple. An intricate design may get lost in the dots.
3. Use a paint pen and add dots
I used a red paint pen for this, but it would also look pretty in metallics like silver or gold or any color that matches your tree.
You want to use a paint pen that’s medium tipped, not too fine.
Then dot all around the sticker.
Make the dots closer together right by the letter and then scatter them out around the ornament when you get farther away from the letter.
4. Peel off the sticker
Let the paint pen dots dry thoroughly.
Then peel off the letter sticker.
Here’s what it looks like when it’s finished. Isn’t it cute? These would make the best gift ideas for a teacher or hostess gift. Simply add a ribbon to the top and you have the perfect ornament to add to the tree.
I thought this would make such a fun craft for a party or family celebration.
All you need is a bowlful of ornaments, a pack of stickers and some paint pens. The supplies for a group of 15 people would be under $20 and give everyone a gift to take home.
A Christmas crafting miracle.
It’s enough to make me cry happy tears again. 🙂
PS And now?
Here are some other creative and fun and easy projects from some of my favorite bloggers
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