December 20, 2012

Paint Party: Oven-Baked Ornaments

We've been attempting as a family to spend less money during Christmas so we'll have more of it to give away for Advent Conspiracy. And instead of store-bought presents, to gift more of ourselves, our creativity and our time. So when I saw this post on oven-baked ornaments, I wanted to try some of my own. They didn't turn out as fancy or as even as hers (mine were rather lumpy), but it was a fun attempt anyways. I hope to hone my skills and get better at making them for next year.

Wishing you a happy weekend! Any exciting plans?

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  1. Beautiful! My daughter has been making clay ornaments this year. They're really cute. :)

    My sister is coming to visit from Hong Kong on Christmas Eve. I'm not sure if Monday counts as the weekend, but I guess I'll be busy getting her room ready. So excited! <3

    Merry Christmas, my friend!

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    1. Love sister visits! That definitely counts. :)

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  2. I think your ornaments are lovely, and you will remember making them together every year when you decorate your tree. We all need to slow down, and enjoy each other more during this season, don't we? Merry Christmas!!

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    1. We do! I'll treasure the making memory. :)

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  3. from what I can see they look lovely to me :)

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  4. Gorgeous ornaments. Merry Christmas and happy PPF.

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  5. What fun to make your own Christmas orniments, they look wonderful :)

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  6. Great ornaments. I am going to guess that making them and seeing them on your tree turned out to be a gift in itself.

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  7. So adorable!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF and Happy Holidays!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  8. beautiful ornaments! they will be treasured for a long time-- gifts from the heart are so much more meaningful.

    enjoy the holidays!

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  9. Your ornaments are wonderful! Happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks Carolyn. Now I kind of want to add some with color. :)

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  10. youre so awesome!

    love and light my sweet bloggy friend

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  11. I love that you are making gifts. Not only can you save money but they are so thoughtful! I have been playing with air dry clay- so fun!
    Happy PPF!

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    1. I've certainly enjoyed making them, but hope to begin sooner next year. Feels like I always say that, ha. Enjoy your air dry clay!

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  12. What a great idea. Just stopping in to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Catherine! It's been so great getting to know you more this year! xo

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    1. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too, Lisa! I've loved getting to know you; thanks for all your valuable input! :)

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