Thursday, December 03, 2009

Try This! Thursday - Homemade Time Capsule Ornament

I remember for a brief period of time while growing up, my Mom had a few ideas for some home made ornaments. This of course only happened after we got internet. Before the internet, we didn't know a thing! Which leaves me to wonder how the world functioned before the internet was invented. Anyway, that's beside the point. My point is that there were a few years there that me, my Mom, and my two brothers made Christmas ornaments. One year this included making an ornament out of a plastic spoon, and one year we made snowmen out of those powder puffs that come in the powder compacts. It was fun, and the ornaments still decorate my Parent's tree to this day. So, while I was "googling" unique crafts to feature on Try This! Thursday, I ran across this adorable ornament! So, have a look and Try This!

Time Capsule Ornaments

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Commemorate your baby's first Christmas -- and each one thereafter -- with a tree ornament that's filled with handwritten recollections of the year. The plastic balls are easy to open, so your child can reread the notes every Christmas.

What You Will Need
- Fillable clear plastic ornament (ours is 80 mm)
- Double-sided tape (we used Terrifically Tacky Tape for its extra-strong hold)
- Rickrack or ribbon
- Scrapbooking paper cut into strips (ours are 5/8 inch wide)
- Small photos or other memorabilia that fits inside the ball (optional)

Instructions
1. Separate the two halves of the ball. Apply a strip of tape around the outside of the wider half. Carefully press the ribbon to the tape so that it's close to but not touching the outer edge.

2. Write notes on the strips of scrapbooking paper, then roll them up and tuck them inside the ball. Add pictures, a photocopy of your child's newborn footprint, and other mementos, if you like. Put the ball back together, then tie some ribbon and a tag with the year written on it onto the plastic loop.

Picture and Craft found here


...Samantha

3 comments:

Working Mommy said...

These are SUCH a cute idea!! Can't wait to make one for the babe!!

~Working Mommy
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Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Love those!

Brandy said...

thanks so much for sharing. I'm so on this!