Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tutorial: Ornament Inspirations from the Sea

Hello, dearies!  Mr. Claus and I are back again for another season of joyous fun! Although we have been up to our knickers in coming up with new decorations, recipes, and toys for everyone!  Thankfully, we have a lot of assistance from all of our elves; but, we're always looking for more hands to help!  Good deeds can never have too many!  Any-hoo, here are some from one of our very talented elves...

Want to savor those warm summer days or remember a special time spent at the beach or perhaps a vacation you took to an island?  What to do with all the shells collected along the shore as you strolled with the rippling water cascading over your toes?  Here's one idea from Martha Stewart's Christmas Workshop.  Turn your tree into a gift from the sea with these simple to make ornaments.  Just a little glue, glitter and a few other items to jazz 'em up for the festive season is all that is needed.  Click on each link under the 6 photos for the instructions.

Don't stop here!  Have a star fish?  Or a plastic toy fish?  How about a treasure chest or diver from an aquarium?  Do the same thing.  Glitter everything in sight!!!  Add small rhinestones and beads from the jewelry aisle of the crafts or bead store.  Better yet, search ebay for some real deals on these supplies.  Mind you, you will continue to find glitter in your hair, on your eyebrows, and everywhere else waaaay into spring!  But that's okay.  It will blend in with all the Easter decorations you'll be creating!

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