Christmas gifts from my sweet daughters:
|Mixer from Chelsie & Brad|
|Ceramic vase from Cara (age 17)|
My gifts to both of them were ornaments with scenes inside. I was inspired by a friend who had shown me some she had made. she had put cute quarter inch scale Christmas scenes inside a full size ornament:
|Charlotte Serrold's Christmas Ornament|
So Charlotte inspired me to make some. Here are the ones I made my girls. They are not very traditional in colors but I made them to fit their tastes:
|Chelsie's Ornament front|
|Chelsie's Ornament back|
|Cara's ornament front|
|Cara's ornament side view|
HERE'S THE TUTORIAL PART:
These ornaments were fun to make so I will just briefly tell how I decorated and filled them. The papier mache ornaments were from Hobby Lobby. I cut an opening in them. The double round one was actually plastic underneath the paper mache so a little harder to cut.
I painted the inside with Gesso then two colors of glitter. I cut a piece of foam core to make a base for the furniture to sit on.The little figures were just pipe cleaner wrapped with silk ribbon and painted. I used a small bead for the pregnant belly.
The sofa and chair were from a kit from Karen Benson
The little figures and chairs. Quarter inch scale is not my specialty!
Here is a closer look at one of them.
These were fun to make. I really want to do some more next year. Hope you are inspired to try some too!