Thursday, January 24, 2013

2012 Christmas Ornaments

For the 2012 Christmas party I decided to use some of the acorn caps that fallen from my trees. It was a good year for my trees because there were thousands of acorns around each tree and the trees line my driveway and the front fence. I went out and picked the biggest acorn caps I could find right out of the tree, I didn't even have to stoop to pick them up they were hanging in the tree after the acorn fell out and boy did I find some big ones. I spent weeks picking these caps. I went to Hobby Lobby and bought some empty glass ornaments, took them home and tired it out. Nooooooo, they were to big and wouldn't fit, have you ever just wanted to cry? So out I go to pick the smallest acorns I could find and there were plenty. I invited Laura and Alivia over to help, we dipped the acorns into some glue and then into glitter and onto wax paper to dry, over 400 caps to glitter! Place the acorns into the ornaments, add a tag "I shook the family tree and a few nuts fell out" and a ribbon and were done. I thought this was going to be the easiest ornament I've ever made and it turned out I was wrong.  

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