Monday, December 17, 2012

Handmade Ornament Swap Recap

D.I.Y. Louisville Glitter Ornaments

The D.I.Y. Louisville handmade ornament swap is my favorite group event of the year.  Ornaments are just so fun to make and so fun to receive. 

The D.I.Y. Louisville glitter ornaments were made by Angie, and it seems fitting that my daughter selected them from the group of wrapped offerings.  They are the perfect addition to our tree.  Indeed, I’m seeing a tradition here as Kim made me a D.I.Y. Louisville ornament last year.

Ornament Exchange

I love to see the creativity of our group and how each ornament is unique.  I have plans to make a wine cork wreath for myself.  To the right is a glass ornament with melted crayon shavings inside.  The effect looks like painted glass.  So pretty!

Ornament Exchange

This little tree was made from a recycled cardboard base and kraft paper.  Simply adorable! 

We had a wonderful night making new friends, noshing on delicious baked goods, and drawing for door prizes.  Thanks to everyone for coming out, and for all of our group members who really pulled together to help me get everything organized.

A big thanks to our generous sponsors for donating some fantastic prizes and goodies:

Golden Heart Massage

The Hanger

Good Garbage Center for Creative Reuse

All’s Fair in cookies and crafts

Em Dash Designs

Mia Bella Photography

Craft E Magee

I’ll be sharing more of our pictures on our Facebook page if you’d like to check them out.  Have you ever participated in an ornament swap?  What was your experience?

Happy Holidays, DIY’ers!

~julee~

6 comments:

  1. that cork ornament is so cute!

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  2. Adorable! Love those ornaments.

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  3. Hey, new follower from the GFC blog hop. These are so cute! Can't wait to check out your blog some more. :)

    xo,
    Kristin
    aboutagirl.ca

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  4. The ornaments are wonderful! Sounds like a lot of fun too!

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  5. what a great idea! i love the ornaments, too!

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  6. Oh wow, these ornaments are too cute!!!

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