I actually got this idea from an ornament I saw in Myer last Christmas (they are still selling them this Christmas) I thought it was such a sweet idea BUT, it cost $9.99 for ONE ornament! Which I think is a bit pricey. My version I made for less than $1 each!
Gather your supplies, you will need: Glass Bottles with Cork Stopper , Glitter, Craft Glue, Looped Screws, Ribbon and Paper.
Type up your Christmas sayings – I created mine in Microsoft Word using the font “Sacramento” at 12pt all in lower case – I made each of them different so I used lyrics from my favourite Christmas Carols and movie quotes:
…….the best way to spread christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear………
……deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la la la la!……….
…..oh come let us adore home, oh come let us adore him, christ the lord…….
Print and cut your saying out in thin strips. I also cut the ends with a “V” on each end to make them look like ribbon.
Dip the edges of the paper strips in the glue and then the glitter….leave them to dry.
Curl each of your paper sayings around a pencil…..this makes it easier for you to get them in the bottle and I think they look nice curled up inside as you can see all the writing better (I think the curled version looks better than the original folded version).
With your paper curled squeeze it into the bottle and sprinkle a little extra glitter in the bottom of the bottle. Put some glue around the edge of the cork and glue it into place in the bottle (this stops it from popping off …….or little fingers from pulling it off).
Screw your looped screws into the top of the cork and tie a ribbon on for hanging (you can just screw these in by hand with a little pressure). Done!
These are the cutest ornaments! You can easily personalise them with personal messages and even babies first Christmas…I think this is my favourite ornament I have made this year.
What message would you put inside your ornament?
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