It has been a tradition in my family for many years to make a home-made ornament to give to each family. I usually make more than one to try out which one will be my ornament of the year.
Here is this year's ornament.
I used wooden spools and buttons from my mom's collection. I wrapped the spools with colored paper, then overlaid it with musical note washi tape. The little snowy green bottle brush trees were decorated with red beads, a festival word and a star made from 2 sequins that I glued together.
The button is on the bottom of the spool.
I also made this paper ornament from a pentagon shape. When you fold over the sides a star forms.
I then stamped a sweet little Christmas tree in gold. These are nice gift toppers that can be used as a ornament as well.
I was so inspired by my creative blogger friend, Annie from Freeze Frame, by her beautiful money gift wrapping that I just needed to add some pizazz to my daughter's money gift.
I used what I had in my craft room and hand cut the star and swirl. The letters are alphabet stickers and the Christmas saying was left from a photo collage kit. At times like this I wish I had a die cutter.
It is by far the prettiest money gift wrapping I have done!
Thanks for the inspiration Annie!