We had a very nice Thanksgiving this year. How about you? The food was very traditional with a turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, and this year I made a cornbread stuffing for the first time and it was very good and it is now the new standard for stuffing around here from now on! Everyone loved it.
Today is was a cold November day around here and rather than brave the gray skies and drizzle we decided to stay home and forgo the Black Friday craziness. I can’t think of a single thing I would be willing to get up at the crack of dawn to buy on a day like today. I have a feeling there will be plenty of bargains available until Christmas day. I did do a little online shopping and got a start on my Christmas shopping and then my daughter and I whipped up a batch of Chex Mix and I helped her try a new recipe for Raspberry Chocolate Bon Bon’s. Oh my! I will posting that recipe in a few days.
My daughter did most of the work and I watched and threw in my 2 cents in between reading blogs and painting a new ornament for Christmas. This was a fun ornament to paint and I already had all the paint colors from a similar Monogram Ornament I made last year.
Christmas Bulb 2010 Christmas Bulb 2009
Here is how I made this years version:
1. I took a clear Christmas bulb and took off the top and squirted some bright green paint inside and moved the bulb around to help the paint coat the inside of the bulb. Then I turned it upside down to let the excess run out.
2. I used a hot pink paint and a thin brush and painted on two lines of pink squiggles around the middle of the bulb.
3. I used Tacky Glue to attach the white snowflakes. (These are the same snowflakes that I used on my Red Sweater Wine Bags and I found them at Michaels.)
4. I dipped a pencil eraser into a puddle of black paint and carefully pressed it on the bulb to get the black dots.
5. I cleaned the pencil easer and then dipped it in white paint and pressed it on the bulb to get the white dots.
6. I tied a piece of green ribbon with white polka dots around the top.
So there you have it. I love those little snowflakes and you know I am still looking for more ways to use them! ‘Tis the season!
I am linking this post up to the Handmade Ornament Exchange Party over at Under the Table & Dreaming. Come by for a visit there to see more handmade ornaments.