Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Adorable, Personalized, and Cheap!

Last year our daughter gave us an adorable personalized ornament for Christmas.   And ,I, the self-professed non-crafter thought, “I can do that”…”maybe”.  Today is DELIVERY Day!


I have a small group of friends I call the “ lunch bunch”.  We’re meeting today and I wanted to give them all a “happy”.  We’re all trying to conserve and besides, I wanted these to be personal.


I’ve been working for a few mornings and evenings after dinner.  Once I did the first couple and perfected “my craft” :), the process went quickly!


I used some large and some small non-breakable ornaments, paint pens, and acrylic paint.


Each family member’s name and the date were put on with a thin tip paint pen and a ribbon was attached to the top.


Each one was wrapped in a clear snack or gift bag with “grass” to protect it and tied up with left over ribbon.  Cute and best yet…almost no expense at all!  It might be a little late for this year, but remember this one!

Merry Christmas….Don’t forget to take time to enjoy the miracle!~~Susan


  1. Adorable! A perfect small gift to show that you love someone. The wrapping is cute too - just right for the adorable ornaments. Merry Christmas!

  2. Those are really cute and full of love and friendship. Merry Christmas.

  3. Very cute! Love that they are personalized and the bags with the paper grass is a great idea. I love to make things like this. Such a great gift that your friends will be tickled to receive.
    Merry Christmas!

  4. These are SO cute, Susan and look like they are fun to make. You did a fantastic job. Your friends will love them!

    Happy Holidays!


  5. They are adorable - Great job!
    Enjoy the holidays!

  6. Those are so cute and I know the person who recieves them will be thrilled. I have been doing this for years and have never been disappointed with their reaction. Cost doesn't matter when it is as special as these are.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours

  7. What an adorable idea! Love this! Merry Christmas!

  8. Great personal gifts, I'm sure folks will love them! Merry Christmas:@)

  9. They are adorable! And yes, maybe I can buy after Cmas and start working on them for next year!
    Merry Christmas, Susan. Many blessings in the year ahead!

  10. Ah!!! What a cool idea!!!! Hmmmm, probably stealing it for next year :)

  11. I can't imagine you not being crafty - they turned out adorable! I think the personalized touch is important - something they will always remember you with.
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!

  12. How adorable! I love the idea. I just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

    P.S. We are down to weeks until our move to Mississippi. Can't wait to start off 2011 in the Magnolia state.


  13. Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  14. Thse are so pretty, Susan, and I am sure the recipients appreciated the personal touch. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that the coming years continue to bring you blessings....Christine

  15. This is a wonderful idea that I bookmarked for next Christmas. My gkids will love making these ornaments for family and friends.

    Happy holidays, Susan.

  16. May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
    Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

  17. Your ornaments are very cute and don't look too difficult to make. Maybe your post will inspire me to pick up a few ornaments on sale this week and begin painting them during the dreary January season. I might have them all done for giving next year. I alway have good intentions to make an ornament to give each family in our big extended family but I usually run out of time. Thanks for the idea!

  18. Happy New Year, Susan!

    These are absolutely darling. You did a super job, and I know that everyone was thrilled with their personalized ornaments. So cute.

    Hope you have a wonderful 2011!


    Sheila :-)

  19. Oh how cute Susan! You did a fabulous job with these. (Wish I was a member of the Lunch Bunch!) laurie