Friday, December 2, 2016

Easy Holiday Gifts to Give: Sequin Ornaments

Christmas is right around the corner!   If you are planning on any handmade gifts, you best get cracking!  Handmade gifts take time and effort, always worth it, take some extra work.

I think it's nice to give my co-workers a little something at Christmas.  That being said, not everyone exchanges gifts, so it's important this it's something relatively inexpensive and possibly handmade.  I find that makes the receipient more comfortable in receiving the gift if they aren't reciprocating.  I was at the Dollar Tree this week and came up with a very inexpensive, quick and easy gift.

Here's what you need:
Clear, plastic ornaments.  I bought these as a two-pack at Dollar Tree.  $0.50 a piece.  (These can be found at any craft store, too.)

Sequins,  I bought these packs at Dollar Tree.  I used 3 of the small packets for each ornament, (Another $0.50.)  (Also can be found at any craft store, but are surprisingly more expensive than expected.  Try to find them at Dollar Tree to make this really inexpensive gift.)  I bought the little tub of glitter in Bulleye's Playground (formerly known as the dollar spot) for $1.  There were other colors too, as well as snow flakes and little christmas trees.
DYMO Organizer Xpress Handheld Embossing Label Maker.  Believe it or not, I had this on hand.  I love making labels! It's under $10 and you'll use it more than you'd think!  You will also need the Label Tape.  The tape is less than $8 and will last a long time.

Pretty ribbon (optional).  The Dollar Tree ornaments do come with a little silver string, but I thought adding a pretty ribbon really elevated the ornament.

I figure you'll know where I'm going with this, so I won't bore you (or me) with the step by step photo tutorial.
All you need to do is take the topper/hanger off the ornament.
Gingerly, pour in the sequins or glitter.
Put the topper back on.
Think of a few holiday sayings...
-Merry and Bright
-Bit of Sparkle
-Joy to the World
-Let It Snow
-Peace on Earth
-Be Merry

Create the label with label maker and stick on the ornament.
These are so easy and afforable you could use these as gift toppers, neighbor gifts, teacher gifts, a tie-on to a gift card, the possiblities are endless!
Happy Crafting and Giving!!