Friday, December 18, 2015

Last Minute Gifts

Welcome to the

We've got some awesome ideas today to create those last minute holiday gifts.
Each of the bloggers has one or more great idea for fabulous, easy gifts that can be created at the last minute for those holiday gift giving opportunities.
You may want to create a few of them to have on hand in your "Gift Closet."
Doesn't everyone have a gift closet full of gifts ready to give?
We just can't have a hop about gifts and not give a few away, so be sure to hop to
and comment on each of the blogs by Wednesday 12/30/15.
Theresa at ScrapsByGracie will choose 5 winners.
One lucky person will receive a class of their choice from today's hop sponsor

Here is a look at the other different prize packages you could win! 

Now on with the projects!
I am in LOVE with these glitter Christmas tree bulbs and they are so easy and fast to make. I made one for a class ornament exchange yesterday and had it ready to go in less than 30 minutes. This one I made for my daughter.
I used white glitter on the inside of the ornament. I found that people use many different things on the inside of the bulb to get the glitter to stick. I tried Pledge Floor Care Finish which I bought from Amazon. Sometimes there is more glitter clinging in one area on the inside of the bulb but it's never that noticeable or noticeable at all once the vinyl is put on.
Remember to cover the total inside and to let the excess drip out before pouring glitter in the bulb. About 5 minutes upside down works.

Another hint I have found out on my own. I bend the prongs of the hanging wire inward before placing the top back on the ornament. I use my hot glue gun to secure it so it doesn't come off. I tried snipping the wire but it's very hard and ruined a pair of my wire cutters so I decided to try bending it enough so it doesn't touch the sides and scrape off the glitter.

I had trouble centering my vinyl on the bulb even though it's a simi flat surface. I asked others how they did it and they measure across and found the center point. I'm too lazy for all that trouble and noticed that at the bottom there is a bump where the middle is. I use that as a guide along with the top of the bulb and my vinyl is pretty centered now. It's not perfect but what is?

Hop on over to Rhonda's blog to see her last minute gift idea.

Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered into the drawing for the 5 great prizes.

Rhonda ~ <-- Go Here Next! 


  1. These are beautiful. I can't imagine a more treasured gift than something personalized. Beautiful job and your instructions are clear and straight forward. I enjoyed hopping with you.

  2. Oh how I LOVE glittering ornaments. I use pledge floor wax as well. Thanks for hopping with me!


  3. Awesome gift idea! I must try it! The ornaments would be great to decorate the outside of a gift and also serve as a gift tag! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. what a great quick gift! I have tons of ornaments waiting on I still have time to give it a try?

    1. Yes! It took me around 30 minutes the other day to make one but that's because I had to figure out what I wanted on the ornament otherwise it would have taken me probably closer to 15.

  5. Gorgeous! I love these glittery ornaments. They are one of the few things I'll get glitter out for. I've made them for years and the Pledge really works, even ones that are 5+ years old still look great.
    THANKS for hopping with me this year! Can't wait to hop in 2016.

  6. I love making these!
    Merry Christmas

  7. I need to make some of these. It's such a personalized gift.

  8. love learning new ways to use ordinary items. Will have to give this a try.

  9. the ornament is so pretty.
    I'll have to get some and try to make gifts for next year.
    thanks for sharing
    Merry Christmas.

  10. what a beautiful bauble - will have to give this a go for my family next year.

  11. You even pointed out the flaws, and I STILL don't see them! Love it! Great hopping with you.

  12. So pretty! Perhaps for teachers gifts next year! Merry Christmas!

  13. Cute ornament! Could be fun to try.


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