Thursday, November 29, 2007

Frugal Friday--An Adorable Ornament Gift

Looking for a cute gift for grandparents or a fun project to do with your kids? Every year at our annual Cousin Cookie Party and ornament exchange my aunt does a craft ornament with the kids. Last year's was so cute! You take a canning jar lid and glue a photo to the lid. Add pom-poms or foam cut-outs for a Christmas-y frame. Punch a hole through the lid ring and pull a string through, using a little jingle bell underneath to keep the hanging ribbon from coming through the hole. Be sure to put the child's name and date on the back in permanent marker! It's so fun to look back on my childhood collection of various photo-ornaments that bring back good memories. These ornaments are by far the favorites to hang on the tree!

Variations on the jar-lid ornament: use pinecones and satin ribbons, glue a fabric circle to the back of the lid, glue gift-wrapping bows around the entire ring on the outside, use felt or fabric shapes, spray paint the lid different colors or use glitter or cottonballs, etc.

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Munkamama said...

what a cute idea! All I need is some lids - maybe a thrift store trip is in order for tomorrow.

Mom2fur said...

That's a really cute idea...and easy, too! I love the way you put the name and date on the back.

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