Friday, December 19, 2014

The One With the Christmas Gifts

I found these glitter ornaments on Pinterest.  I thought they would make the perfect gifts for my students this year so I decided to give them a try.

They were so easy to make.

I started with clear ornaments that I bought at Hobby Lobby.

I also purchased some Glitter It glue.  This worked perfectly and a little bit goes a long ways.  I have seen several tutorials that say you can use floor wax instead of this glue.

I bought three different colors of extra fine glitter.  I wanted to do more colors, but glitter isn't exactly cheap. 

My other supplies were 4 plastic cups and two funnels.  I used the funnel to pour the glue into an ornaments.  Swish the glue around so that the entire inside is covered and then pour the excess into one of your plastic cups.

I then used another funnel to pour in the glitter.  Swish it around until the entire inside is covered.  Pour the excess into another plastic cup.  I had a plastic cup for each color of glitter so that I could reuse that glitter.

They dried quickly, as in almost instantly.  You can't let the glue sit around very long before adding the glitter.  You can't pour glue in all of them and then go back and add glitter.  It dries too quick.

I then cut out my students' names in vinyl with my inspiration, which is like a cricut.

I have to say I absolutely LOVE how these turned out.  I thought it was a sweet and personal gift for my students.  And it didn't cost me a lot of money.

They all seemed to really like them.

Who doesn't love something with their name on it?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The One in December

I'm linking up with Farley for this month's Currently.  I hope you won't mind that I'm a day late.  I was violently ill last night and it just didn't happen.  I'm taking advantage of being home sick to get it posted today. Being sick just isn't any fun.

Listening...I'm watching last night's episode of The Voice.  I love this show and I'm not ashamed to admit that Adam Levine has a lot to do that.  :)  I'm not sure who I want to win this season.  I really like several of the artist.  Do you have a favorite?

Loving...My brother and his wife are expecting their first baby.  I could not be more excited about being an aunt again.  I'm going to love on and spoil that baby so much!  June cannot get here fast enough.

Thinking...My husband is so hard to buy for.  This year I have the perfect gift in mind  I cannot wait to give it to him.  I just need to get it ordered so it will arrive in time.

Wanting...The husband and I are in the very early stages of adopting from foster care.  I'm praying this journey will go quickly and smoothly.  I'm ready to meet our children.

Needing...Christmas cards are so stinkin' expensive.  Can I get an amen?  That's why I design our every year and just print them at Wal-Mart.  I'm really struggling with a design this year.  I have no idea what I want but I need to get on top of it and get them done.

Giving...Project Zero is a non-profit organization that helps connect waiting families with waiting children.  I'm donating money and gifts to them this year for Christmas.  I feel like it is a small thing I can do for my children.