Sunday, December 5, 2010


OK you made it back for day 2 !  Yesterday's projects were great and if you missed some, go on and check yesterday's posts!  I had more fun hopping along and checking out everyone else's projects than I had making my own! 

If you are just finding our hop here is the list of hoppers to keep you going.
1. Josy
2. Cricut Confessions
3. Nuts about cuts
4. Looney bug designs
5. Mandy-Scrap YOU ARE HERE!!!!
6. Paper Frolic
7. ScrappidyAshy
8. Bobbi's Hobbies
9. Craftyscentiments
10. Bits-N-pieces
 11. Fantabulously Pink
 12. Marcjo♫♪

Ok, so as I mentioned yesterday, it has been a long crazy week, filled with sick kids and holiday hustle and bustle already!  Well, gift giving time is creeping up on me, and I had planned to have this project done a long time ago...but it is 1:00 a.m and I am just finally done! 

These will be the gifts for my children's teachers this year.  I have been seeing all the beautiful glitter ornaments and decided I would give it a shot.  Let me tell you, they are so super easy, but look beautiful.  I can't wait to see some on the tree with all the lights.

In case you don't know about this technique, I'll give the short story on it. 

You need:
Clear glass ornaments
Mop and glo (I used the dollar general brand and it worked fine)
Ultra fine glitter

First remove the topper of the ornament and pour some floor polish into the bulb, and swirl it around. Next drain off any excess.  I left mine upside down for about five minutes.  Then pour the glitter into the ornament.  (It takes a lot) Swirl or shake the ornament until it is covered in glitter, the dump out the excess.  Easy Peasy!!!!  Then you can decorate the outside, or leave them plain!  I chose to add ribbon around the ornament and then added a monogrammed  oval for the teachers.  I used A Child's year for the cuts.

Here are the 3I have finished.

Now, these need to be wrapped too, and what better way than a box fromtags, bags, boxes and more?  Cut at 11.35 inches in height they are perfect for your ornament.

I cut out my boxes, added a tag from Very Merry Tags, the sentiment from 3 Birds, ribbon handle and Viola!!!  Gifts are done!  Now to finish the other 12 or so I need to finish! LOL

If you were here yesterday you know that I do have candy for the hop...but I couldn't tell you what it was because...well... I didn't have it yet! (I really like to wait until the last minute!) about this, the winner will get to chose either Speaking of Fall or Sans Serif and which ever the winner doesn't chose will be up for blog candy next weekend in another hop I am in. 

How do you win? Well if you left a comment yesterday you are already entered once.  If you leave another you will be entered twice.  I will draw on Tuesday.

Ok, I've rambled enough, I need to go to bed and you all need to hop on! 
Your next stop is Paper Frolic

Merry Christmas everyone!


  1. Love the ornaments! I keep seeing these as well and have been meaning to give them a try. Maybe today? :)

    Thanks so much for sharing! Happy Holidays!

    ~Jess (aka Sparksgal)
    ncscrapper77 (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. Very pretty. I made the glitter ornaments also but I just have to decorate them. I love your box idea and am going to try it today! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Lovely! I need to make some of these. TFS

  4. Beautiful Ornaments and boxes! Thanks for sharing you ideas during this hop, and for the chances to win.


  5. Wonderful ornaments and boxes -thanks for sharing all of your hard work.

  6. Great idea! Love the matching boxes. :)

  7. Fabulous ornaments! I made a few of these for the kiddos in our family and I am also going to try the ones using acetate and Cricut cuts for the adults.

    Loved the hop....thanks for having it!

    jtg0398 (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

  8. I heard about using glitter and floor polish and your directions are so clear and easy to follow. Love how they turned our and as a former teacher, I'd love to receive one!

  9. LOVE the ornaments. I haven't yet tried the clear ornaments/glitter....but I so want to! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Coo-Coo Cricut

  10. Wonderful job with the glitter ornaments. I love them.

  11. Wow, what a nice giveaway Mandy! I love this idea for teacher presents! Great way to get the kids involved in it too.

  12. What great bulbs. I am looking at making some, thanks for more great ideas.

    shanasewing at yahoo dot com

  13. Love your ornaments and the boxes are beautiful. Thanks for sharing and for a great blog hop!

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

  14. Don't you just love homemade gifts? I know I do! You did a great job on the ornaments and the matching boxes are just adorable! Your kids have some pretty lucky teachers! Thanks for sharing to day and for the chance to win!
    Hugs, Wini

  15. Beautiful ornaments!!TFS!! The boxes you made to match are awesome!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

  16. Mandy, I get so excited everyime I come to your blog and you never fail to blow my mind. I've done the glass balls, but you took it one step farther and put them over the top! They are gorgeous! TFS!

    jvilla95ar at

  17. LOVE the ornaments! How did you apply the ribbon and monograms?
    Thanks for sharing these with us!

  18. This is such a great gift idea. I had no idea you could even do that!! Thanks for the tutorial. I especially love that the boxes to give them in are homemade and fit perfectly. Way to go!!!! Thanks for the inspiration and the blog hop. It has been amazing!!!

  19. Holly Molly 31 sure are busy..I will need to try this one next year..I love the color use chose for the glitter and the boxes are adorable..great job. i'm already a follower

  20. Great gift idea! TFS!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

  21. Your ornaments are fantastic! The teachers are going to love them!


  22. A new way to decorate clear glass balls, thanks, I'll have to try that. The wrapping is a neat idea and I will try it once I get Tags, bags and boxes Cart. TFS.

  23. What pretty ornaments. I just bought some to make for my DD's teachers. TFS

  24. Love the ornaments and the boxes are super cute! TFS!!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

  25. These ornaments and their packaging are perfect!

  26. i am loving the boxes for these.. they are great!! thanks for sharing.

  27. Great easy idea, I can't wait to do this with my kids. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  28. Wow...your ornaments are a terrific gift! Love the gift boxes too! Thanks for sharing the recipe too and thanks for the chance to win!

    Happy Holidays!

  29. What a great gift ideal, love the ornaments and the boxes. Did you use vinyl for the monogram? TFS! and for two great day of hopping!

  30. these are awesome! I hope your children are feeling great soon

  31. Cool ornaments and love the boxes, great job!

  32. Great great unique.
    I love how it all coordinates! I believe I might have to steal it!

  33. Very nice job! I was planning to make ornaments today but got side tracked knitting gloves for my mom! And ornaments are definitely needed since we don't have enough lights!

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

  34. super gift Idea!! Very pretty and they sound easy to make!! TFS!!!

  35. Beautiful the teachers will love them.

  36. Great gifts for my children's teachers
    rebecca Minor