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Archive for January 7th, 2012

Now that Christmas is over for 2011, I will share some things I was busy with before Christmas. With all of my postings so far this year it seems that I may have signed up for the 365 366 post challenge, but I haven’t. I am trying to catch up on some things I wanted to post last year—it seems that I am always playing catch up.

I love to make and decorate Christmas ornaments ever since I was a little girl and would receive ornament kits-the kind that came with 100s of sequins and beads. Over the years, I have dabbled in different types of ornaments, but in the fall of 2010, I saw a project using paint pens on colored ornaments in a craft magazine. I loved the way the designs looked. Well, I bought some solid colored ornaments and two paint pens-at different stores and at different times in 2010. Of course I misplaced the pens and could not seem to get all of the items for this project together (there are only 2 items needed—pens and ornaments :)). When I was getting things out for Christmas 2011, I found the pens (I was so excited) and decorated a complete box of ornaments before I thought twice about it.

This is not the best one I did but I love the way the gold stands out. The tip of the pen is too wide for my taste. A smaller tip would work better but the smaller ones tend to clog quicker from my experience. I made two ornaments for the girls with their names on them and the rest are painted with flowers and leaves. It was so much fun.

These are some favorites made in more recent years… I love how the lights make the ornament glow.

Happy Gardening and may your life always be filled with beautiful surroundings!

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