Being an anti-glitter person, I tried to show my Christmas spirit by letting Millie use glitter. I regretted this decision later when I was cleaning up the mess, but she had a lot of fun. Here are some of our glitter birds:
I hooked up my Silhouette Cameo to make some templates for our ornaments. We then traced & cut them out of fabric, paper, and burlap. I could have used heat and bond and cut the fabric directly on the cameo, but I didn't want the fabric to be stiff.
We did birds, a gingerbread man, hearts, and candy canes. The angel ornament is done with an old-fashioned clothes pins (available at most craft stores), pipe cleaners, coffee filters, and glitter. It was fun and you can see the final result! I really hope to one day have enough to do an entire tree with homemade ornaments.
Jellyfish even helped sew around the edges of our ornaments, which is a great skill for anyone to learn. If you have a Cameo, you can download all of these templates at their online store. We finished off the afternoon with hot chocolate and marshmallows.
Here is a wide view of our tree right after we got it up.
What kind of ornaments are you making this Christmas?
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