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Thursday, December 6, 2012


Hello, everyone!  I told you I'd be back with my little project I was working on the other night and, ironically, Sheila allowed me to use this in lieu of my tutorial project today (which I'd totally lost track of).  I'm so glad I finished it in time to be able to share with everyone as a "Show and Tell" over at She's A Sassy Lady as well as with you!

Unfortunately, I'm still pressed for time and so I've got to speed away again when I've finished.

Being that my circumstances hadn't allowed me to craft for the last 2 months I hurriedly delved into doing this simple little project as soon as I found I had some spare time.  I had soooo much fun with this.  This project began with some Christmas ornaments  I'd purchased several years ago and never did anything with.  Knowing I'd need a few quick and easy Christmas presents, and not knowing when I'd have extra time for sure, I came up with an idea -- I'll tell you what the idea is after the presentation as it won't be just to exactly hang on a tree... lol!

Now I'll "SHOW" you what the ornament I began with looks like:

Just an ordinary glass ornaments (the flat-round ones you get from Michaels -- cheap!).  Now here's what I did with them (click on the pictures for a larger and more detailed view):

Here's a side view:

Aren't they pretty?!!!  Of course they are!!!  Okay, let me "TELL" you how I embellished them.  I glued pretty trim around each of the ornaments and then glued a row of bling mesh to the trim, next I glued on some paper flowers and leaves that I highlighted with Stickles, and lastly I just attached some assorted complementary ribbon bows to the ring on the cap of the ornament along with another paper flower to cover the knots in the bows.  That's it!!!
Soooo, what's my idea for them?  Well, I'm going to fill them with bath salts!!!  Yep..., then I'm going to tuck them into organdy bags with matching tags -- which I haven't made yet... lol!!!   I think the quick and easy bath salt ornaments are going to be fabulous Christmas gifts!!!
Well, I certainly hope to be back on schedule soon and not be away from you as I've been!!!  Keep the prayers coming!!!  My thoughts and prayers are with you all always!!!
I'll be seeing you!


Karons Krafty Korner said...

Audrey these are wonderful and I love the ribbons and the flowers. Good to see you and these will make wonderful gifts. TFS

Dr Sonia S V said...

As always Audrey you are the queen of altered projects and this one is fabulous!!

Dr Sonia

Besthobbyeva said...

Simply gorgeous my friend!! I love the elegant feel!! What a great idea to fill with bath salts!!

I hope all is well!! We miss you!!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey, they are GORGEOUS! You can decorate my ornaments any time....
Love the detail in each one, they are so beautiful, so Victorian. Thank you for sharing with us today at She's A Sassy Lady!

Treva said...

What a cute idea and one I can certainly lift since my daughter and some of her friends will be working on ornaments within the next few weeks! TFS.

lovemypaper said...

Very nice project love it!

Maria said...

very pretty

Myrna said...

Lovely gifts and I know whoever receives them will be thrilled.
I don't know how you come up with all these wonderful creations.

Lisa said...

These are absolutely stunning, Audrey!! You decorated them so beautifully!! They will make gorgeous gifts!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Love That Bug said...

Hew sweetie, it has been forever since we talked. I miss you. I love the ornaments and a great idea for filling them with bath salts.,
Great job as always
Hugs, Stacy

shari said...

Audrey, they are beautiful, what a great idea. I hope things settle down for you soon. You are in my prayers. Shari (cricutrookie)

Stephanie said...

Hi, Audrey,
Your beautiful creations have been missed. Glad things are somewhat better for you. Lots of prayers and blessings.

Curt in Indy said...

What a fabulous idea. I have several of these which I too have never done anything with. Now you have me thinking! These will make nice gifts! Hugs, Curt

Sandy from Ukiah said...

So happy you had a few minutes to spend in your craft room. So praying things get better for you soon.. What a wonderful gift idea, it will definitely bring a smile to someone's face.. I have so missed seeing yor amazing projects.. Hugs

Brenda said...

soooo sorry I been MIa.....I have been sooo sick for months...then found out on zMonday I have cancer

Edie said...

They are so precious. I'm definitely going to craftlift this.
I'm off to see the tutorial or video you mentioned. I can just imagine a bunch of these on a tree.

217 Creations said...

So beautiful Audrey!!!!! I love them. You should link up this project at the Pink By Design Blog Challenge for Non Traditional Holiday Colors. Non Traditional Holiday Colors Challenge

Debbie said...

So nice to see you creating again! Gorgeous ornaments!

Creative Genie said...

Hi Audrey! Sorry it's been such a long time since I've been around. I see you've been having a time of it as well. I'm glad things are settling down, your hubby is feeling better, and your kitchen is finished and beautiful.

Going back through some of your posts that I've missed I'm seeing some fabulous and quick ideas for gifts. You're just too clever with all your lovely designs.

Many blessings and a Merry Christmas to you and your family.


Lori Apgar said...

Audrey these are simply gorgeous!!! Of course, I have come to realize you don't do much that is NOT gorgeous!!!

Have a wonderful holiday season my friend!!! I hope you get more crafting time in 2013!!! You are a wonderful person with a ton on your plate!!

Pam said...

Wow! Love love your ornament!It looks so vintage. You amaze me my dear friend. Happy Holidays :)

DIANA L. said...

THese are beautiful-- Glad to see you back.
Hugs, Diana

Reflections from Granny said...

Gorgeous! Happy Holidays to you and your family, hugs, Lori m

Brenda Burfeind said...

These are gorgeous. I'm sorry I haven't been here much, but I'll be checking back to see what I've missed. I've missed you and hope you had a good Christmas and a blessed New Year. Hugs

Brenda Burfeind said...

These are gorgeous. I'm sorry I haven't been here much but I'll be checking back to see what I've missed. I Hope you had a great Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

Brenda Burfeind said...

These are gorgeous. I'm sorry I haven't been here much, but I'll be checking back to see what I've missed. I've missed you and hope you had a good Christmas and a blessed New Year. Hugs

A Creative Operation said...

They are beautiful!! Gorgeous!

The Archiving Angel said...

Hello dear! These are just gorgeous.
Also wanted to say that your kitchen remodel looks fantastic! Hope you are settling in & that your new year is filled with many blessings.
I have missed visiting and seeing your incredible crafts. Hope all is well. Thinking of you & wishing you well always,