This year I have pretty much
stuck to my vow
of either crafting our Christmas gifts
or having shopped for them during the year
so that I could save money and not have to spend much in December.
I must say it has been quite nice not having
to go out into the crowds!
I have also been trying to use things I already have
for the crafted gifts...
I thought I would share with you
the ornaments that I made for the Christmas Swap over at
I used the cardboard boxes that jewelry comes in.
I painted them blue and then sealed them with ModPodge...
The snow is the liner form the box...
Santa is a vintage cupcake topper!
I keep my eye out for these at yardsales and thrift stores all the time!
Of course I added glitter galore!
The trees were plain and I gussied them up a bit...
The tinsel and paper were from Michaels Arts and crafts.
All the button accents are vintage
especially since this was a Button Floozies swap!
head on over there with the link at the top
to see some of the other ornaments
that were exchanged.
It was really satisfying to make use of
items I already had for a change!
Hope you enjoyed a peek at these.
Happy Tuesday all!