On Saturday, I went down to the basement and shuffled a few boxes around to find the Christmas ornaments that my daughter had been requesting. As I moved one of the boxes, a box of Christmas cards fell out at my feet. The box boasted of “40 Religious Themed Christmas Cards.” Ah-ha! They looked exactly like something I would need to give out at church this year. And then I opened the box. All 40 cards were already carefully made out. There were names on the front, and the envelopes were sealed.
Immediate questions flooded my mind. Why would I make out a box of cards and not hand them out? How long had this box been in the basement? Judging by the names on the cards, it had been there for several years. A few of the names on the cards were of people who had passed away. That made me sad.
I ripped open a few cards and saw the lovely nativity scene displays on the front. I immediately knew that they would make excellent ornaments! I grabbed a few supplies and started.
Note: This ornament looks lovely in the sparkling Christmas tree lights. However, it photographs horribly due to the ornament glare! Trust me, though, when I say that it is very pretty!
- Clear plastic ornament that opens in two pieces
- Glue stick
- Gold glitter glue
- Gold glitter (optional)
- 2 matching Christmas cards
Using the ornament half as a template, draw around the object on the card that you want to place in the ornament. Repeat with the other card.
Glue the two card pieces together so that both sides are facing outwards.
Carefully push the card piece into one half of the ornament. Squeeze a thin rim of glitter glue around the card edges to help secure it in place.
If desired, pour a bit of glitter in the ornament half for extra sparkle.
On the interior ball ornament half (this is the half where the rim fits into the other half), squeeze glitter glue around the rim. Push the half to meet the other ball ornament half. Let the glue dry.
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