Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ornaments so easy... even a kid can do them!

And kids did!

Today Michelle volunteered in Addie's class and each student made an ornament for their parents.

Easy for them, easy for you, so check out Michelle's blog for full photos, details, and information!

One more OT for the year! Hope you'll join in!

Here's who's ornamenting today at Ornament Thursday!

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva

Make a Confetti Ring to Wear at Your Next Holiday Party!

Holiday Sparkly Fan Pull
Lisa creates a dress up look for a ceiling fan

Linda's snowman
Some paper, beads, and fabric are transformed into an adorable snow guy.

Poinsettia Madness
Beautiful poinsettias in glass.

Poinsettia Ornament
Polymer clay and glittery snow recreate a Christmas memory

Strands of Beads
Melissa has a quicker than quick snowball pendant for a perfect last minute gift.

Shiny Little Things
Felting for the Festivities!

Ornaments so easy... even a kid can do them!
A recycled idea from last year using pearl UTEE!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ornament Thursday #2

Another Ornament Thursday comes again, and we've got some special stuff for you!

Michelle McGee's ornament was inspired by the Graphic 45 Botanicabella collection...

"Using the
Secret Garden paper, a tree template, and some Ranger products, I created this lovely little vintage tree complete with a bottle of Christmas memories dangling from the bottom..."

Now go check out Michelle's tree, and the rest of the creations of our team, and 2 very special guest artists...

(If you would like to be a guest artist this month on Ornament Thursday, see this post for details.)

Cindy Gimbrone Puts Up Her Xmas Tree!

Fused Glass Xmas tree ornament sparkles from Cindy's real Xmas tree.

Friendly Plastic Ornaments and Sew simple mittens

This week in the countdown to Christmas, Michelle shares her recipe for Friendly Plastic Ornaments and Helen sews another tree ornament

Gingham and beads and buttons, oh my

Counterchanges smocked gingham forms the foundation for this homespun ornament

HHH Enterprises

We are pleased to have this special guest join us this month!

New Beaded Ornament

See our special guest's beautiful creation!

Secret Garden Christmas Tree Ornament

Michelle's got a special tree from the Botanicabella collection!

Strands of Beads

Melissa shows off a simple winter rose bracelet project this week.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

4 Full Weeks of Ornaments starts today! Join us!

Ornaments aren't just for your tree...Lynn Kvigne's quick and easy project using (what else!) wire and beads transforms an ordinary household object for the holidays!

Here is what Lynn has in store for you over at her blog...

And also in store... join us!

And also in store... join us!

Ornament Thursday is
officially one year old, and we're up to our ears in ornaments!

This month all 4 Thursdays before Christmas will be Ornament Thursdays, and we're looking for a few good ornaments!

If you'd like to participate this holiday season along with the OT Team, we'd love to have you!

Here's how you can join us...

  • Create an ornament, and if you follow our project, you'll know, we use the term "ornament" loosely... anything ornamental qualifies.
  • Post the ornament to your blog on the Wednesday before the upcoming Ornament Thursday
  • Email Michelle at: with a direct link to your posting, (this should not be a link to your general blog, but to the posting of your ornament.) To be included in the posting on our Ornament Thursday blog, you must have your submission to me by midnight EST the Wednesday night before the scheduled OT
  • Voila! You're part of Ornament Thursday!
  • If you miss the deadline, you are always welcome to post a link to your creation in the comments section of the OT blog posting!
Happy Ornamenting!

And here's what the Team's been ornamenting!

Brandi's keepsake childrens coaster ornament!
Super fun and easy ornaments to make for the whole family!

Christmas Past and Needle Magic at
Michelle is addressing the ghosts of Christmas past and Helen gets down and dirty sewing a Christmas ornament - stand well clear, she is dangerous with a needle.

It's ORNAMENT Ornament Thursday!
Michelle's got some cheap, easy mini clipboard ornaments to share!

It's Ornament Thursday Again: Icicle Time!
Lisa takes a look at handmade icicle ornaments from Ruskin Designs

Needlepoint Stocking on
Linda's ornament this week is a mini stocking in needlepoint.

Strands of Beads
Melissa makes cute and quick Christmas tree earrings this week.

Beading Help Web's Holiday Candle Wraps
Super easy and festive "ornaments" for your candles!