December 19, 2013

DIY Nativity Scene Glass Ornament

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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. 

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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.

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 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.   

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  • 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)


  • 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.
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Like I said, isn't it so pretty all lit up on the tree? 

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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?

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Christmas Card Display Frame (above)

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Snow Ball Ornaments (above)

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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

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1 comment:

  1. We share anniversary dates! December weddings are the best! And love the ornaments!


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