It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Except, well, because of global warming or something my Texas Christmas is more resembling an Australian Christmas. It was 80 degrees yesterday! What's up with that?
A few weeks ago the lovely (and expecting!) Kelli from True Bias asked me as well as a bunch of other bloggers, many who you also know and love, to participate in an ornament exchange! So of course I was like, "yes please!"
We all made our own ornaments that we're mailing to each other. None of us know what each of us are making so it's a big surprise for everyone.
Let me just say that while coming up with my idea I nixed a few others because, as usual, whenever I come up with a good idea someone else has already thought of it and put it on Pinterest. I had to stop Pinterest-ing for a while because I was getting discouraged. No doubt my idea has already been made by others as well, and if by some chance another one of the participating ladies had the same idea for an ornament as I, well, then we're both geniuses. ;)
Moving on, I don't really like mint flavor, and I never really eat these things but for some reason my childhood memories are filled with these little Starlight mints. They remind me of spending Christmases with my grandmother and the iconic colors and shapes shout "Christmas" to me. So, naturally, I covered a ball in mints.
- Starlight mints
- Styrofoam balls (These are 2 1/2" size. I don't recommend any bigger, the mints add a lot of bulk)
- A glue gun
- Some kind of wire (I used floral wire)
- Wire cutters
- Ribbon for hanging
- Clear spray sealant
- Ziplock bags
- And maybe a hammer...
They ya go. Not so hard, right?
As you unwrap your mints you'll no doubt have a few broken mints. That's good. You can use those bits to patch spaces between mints.
If you're making more than one ornament you can save this part for last.
Make a cute bow and now hang it on your tree!!! They're a little heavy but I have much heavier ornaments than these so it should be fine.
Thanks again to Kelli for organizing this! Now go see all the other cool ornament ideas:
Jen at Grainline Studio
Kelli at True Bias
Maddie at Madalynne
Megan at Megan Nielsen
Miranda at One Little Minute
Mika at Savory Stitches
Sonja of Ginger Makes
Suzanne of My Beau Baby