This year, I decided to give the Sun Kissed Boys’ teachers homemade gifts. I baked miniature bundt cakes and included the recipe.
I also made personalized Christmas ornaments.
I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture but the initial is inside the ornament and looks like it’s floating. Here’s the tutorial how I put it together.
Brush half of a clear glass ornament ball with ModgePodge. Use the box they came in as a “stand”.
While the glue is still wet, sprinkle with glitter. Let dry overnight.
Print initials on transparency film made for ink jet printers.
I had planned on using a simpler font and then layering on embellishments around the initial so I used Photoshop. As it turned out, I used a fancy font therefore no more embellishments were needed. So I could have used any word processing software.
Cut film in shape of ornament. It doesn’t have to be precise.
Roll up film and put inside ornament. Use tweezers to adjust image.
Put wire and top back on ornament and thread ribbon.
Your ornament is now ready to hang or be gift-wrapped.
I liked how they turned out so much that I decided to make some for our tree. I used photos instead of initials.
If you use white glitter, I don’t recommend close-up photos or photos with light backgrounds.
These were small tokens for the teachers in comparison to how much I appreciate them. But I hope they realize that they were made with a bunch of love.