For me, I think about Christmas pretty much all year long, but definitely from September on. I've learned over the years that doing projects early, even the small ones, can be so helpful.
These ornaments are one of those projects.
Fillable clear glass ornaments...use them as a gift in itself or as the "holder" of the gift.
You can buy clear glass ornaments in most craft stores and online too. I bought these at Michael's Craft Store. They're on sale this week too, 40% off!!
I made a new friend with one of the wonderful ladies who works at the Michael's in my town. Hi, Lois!! It was nice to meet you...you made my day by the way. Lol
There are so many things you can put in these ornaments...come on in and see!
The ornaments come in many different sizes. These are the smallest at about 2 inches, but I've seen them as big softballs. (that ring on the bottom is just mine to balance the ornament for the picture.)
These fillable ornaments are glass and can only be filled from the top once you pop out the spring cap. There are others that are plastic that hinge open in the middle of the ornament.
Decide what you want to put in the ornament before you purchase the ornaments. The hole on top differs with the ornaments too.
To fill them, remove the tops and keep them in the box they came in to keep them from rolling around.
Use tiny funnels to help with smaller items.
Now for all the different things you can put in your ornaments.
These are tiny seed beads. Great for the look of snow, but also great if your crafting friend makes jewelry or embroiders. When she receives the gift from you, she can hang it on her tree or "use" the beads in the ornament to craft with!
So cute on the tree...don't forget to add a bow and a little hang tag describing what to do with the beads!
For your sewing friend...
How about an ornament filled of buttons!
These are the plastic pony beads my kids crafted with all the time when they were little.
How about an ornament filled with them and then the cording, to make a bracelet, tied to the top of the ornament. Great for kids to make so many things!
This one is sentimental to me. This is an old costume pearl necklace of my mom's.
Just feed the necklace into the top of a larger ornament.
Love the memories of her, especially at Christmas.
This is perfect for a teacher's gift.
You can fill it with chalk too!!
and don't forget the man or dad in your life.
or even little hardware items.
This graduation tassel idea was one I shared after Courtney graduated in May! You can click HERE to see that post.
I even dug through our old memory boxes and made some from my husband's and my high school and college tassels.
There are so many things that you can put in these ornaments...
- Christmas tinsel
- mini marshmallows for a white themed Christmas tree
- Epsom salt for the look of snow
- red and green m&m's
- colorful cereal for a candy themed tree
- candy sprinkles too
- Red hots...little cinnamon candies
- sprigs of evergreen
- sand and tiny seashell from a special vacation
The possibilities are endless. Have fun filling your glass ornaments!
If you start now, there will be less stress later...
Have a great day,