Yesterday was my and Zack's anniversary! We celebrated by taking finals for like eight hours- how romantic... Actually, after working on tests we went to our favorite restaurant, Cheesecake Factory and then my darling hubby let me shop at Home Goods AND Ikea.
To top it off, he wrote me this:
To my darling wife, you are the source of my joy, the center of my happiness, and the core of my existence! Each passing day fuses me to you and I honestly can't believe we've been together years, not days. With you, time seems to disappear. I can't wait to see what adventure comes next and I can't wait to see the smile on your face when we get there!
I find myself in great fortune, to be with a man who writes such lovely sentiments. It's as though we were on our first date and like no time had passed at all.
Back to ornament week, how much do you love this little gem? It makes me happy whenever I walk by it on the tree. I am actually asking for a nativity for Christmas this yea, but until then we only have this one and another small hand-carved, bell-shaped nativity scene from Israel.
- Clear Ornaments
- Faux Snow
- Clear Glass or Plastic Ornaments
- Nativity file for Cricket or Silhouette (or a Exacto Knife, Vinyl & a Nativity Scene Print out)
- You should follow this detailed tutorial for Glass Nativity Ornaments by the Sewer, The Caker, the Copycat Makes. That's exactly what I did. With one exception, I still do not have a Cricket or Silhouette. If YOU do, then you can follow along these easy to follow directions.
- If not, then you can do what I did and print an image like the one below. For the portion I just taped the print out to a sheet of vinyl. Then I used an Exacto knife to cut out the printout.
- Then follow the directions from the Sewer, The Caker, the Copycat Makes.
- This ornament is fairly easy and takes maybe 20 minutes from start to finish to do by hand, I am sure it's even faster with a cutting machine.
Like I said, isn't it so pretty all lit up on the tree?
We actually made something very similar as a handout for our church's Christmas program for the women't association. Every woman who came left with her own ornament to remember the night. I think this would be a lovely take on a neighbor gift, don't you?
Christmas Card Display Frame (above)
Snow Ball Ornaments (above)
DIY Stained Glass Ornaments (below)
Thanks for sharing in my and Zack's anniversary celebration, as well as checking out my latest ornament. If I can keep my act together, I'll be back a couple times a week with more. But you never know, it is nearly Christmas after all! lol