25 Days of Christmas Crafting Day 19 – Ornaments and DCD Holiday Inspired

The challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas is pretty broad; we want to see your holiday-inspired projects!  That’s what you’ve been working on, right??  🙂  Since my Day 19 is Ornaments day, that’s what I made!

Here’s mine.  It’s an ornament box from Dreaming Tree.  It’s SO pretty!  I really love the blue sample one on their site and tried to recreate it with papers I had on hand, but I made a couple mistakes on it.  The box itself is easy to put together, especially when you make yours along with the video provided on the site, but I put my patterned papers on the wrong half of the box the first time around plus the box was much bigger than I wanted.  It’s sized to enclose a glass Christmas tree ornament.  I wanted a much smaller one.  So second time around I nailed it! 
I also want to show you the Christmas tree ornaments I made for my granddaughter.  My plan is to make an ornament for her every year so she has something special to put on the tree and has a small start on her own collection of ornaments.  I missed last year so I made two this year to catch up.  I’m not sure if I’ve already posted the one from the year she was born.  I have a feeling that I did but can’t find the post so I’ll show you all three here.  You can click on each one for a close up look.

Here’s a funny story about the ornaments. I had to make two this year, so I started with the candles for 2016 and went looking in my book for a second one.  I must really like that snowman ornament, because I stitched him up a second time!!  It seemed familiar as I was cross stitching, but it didn’t hit me until it was all done.Oh, well!  🙂  I took out the stitches with her name and date and will save it for some future grandchild!  And I now have Post-It notes in my cross stitch book indicating which I’ve already made.

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About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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3 Responses to 25 Days of Christmas Crafting Day 19 – Ornaments and DCD Holiday Inspired

  1. Theresa says:

    Your 3D ornament is really pretty… I love the papers with the reindeer on them and the snowflakes! Your cross-stitched ornaments are so cute… She will love receiving these every year from you. Handmade from Grandma gifts are the BEST gifts! I giggled when you said you made 2 of the same image. That would be something I would do too! At least now you’re up by one ornament for a future grandbaby! LOL Have a great Day!


  2. Tina M says:

    I love your little cross stitch ornaments! I have lots of those that I have done over the years. I’m sure she will treasure them always 🙂

  3. Leslie says:

    Evelyn, that ornament is so pretty! Your cross stitch ornaments are gorgeous. I have not done cross stitch in a very long time but I do remember enjoying it. Have a very Merry Christmas!

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