Christmas Ornaments Are For Swapping
Recently, I joined an ornament swap over at The Enchanting Rose. Stephanie has been hosting a Tea Cup Swap every year and I have been dying to participate but have yet to sign up. A few weeks ago I decided on a whim to sign for her ornament swap. We could either make or purchase an ornament as well as send something a little Christmas-y.
I altered this box a while ago and thought that it would be the perfect box to house a homemade ornament.
The base of the ornament was made using a Tutorial for Fiber Texture Paste consisting of glue, paint and torn up toilet paper. It is flexible and is the perfect texture for an ornament. I traced a circle and cut it out using my heavy duty Tim Holtz scissors. I punched a hole, covered the background with paper, gesso and stamping before starting to decorate.
My partner said she liked vintage, red and green so I tried to cover all the bases with my ornament.
Along with the ornament and altered box, I sent a few goodies. A yummy Ginger Snappish Tea, Raspberry Jam cookies and a Handmade Christmas Tag.
I received this lovely Christmas tea towel, a box of tea light candles that smell wonderful, and this pretty bird ornament from Gina over at With Twigs And Branches. Thank you, Gina! I love my gifts.
I am joining all the T-Ladies for Tea Day over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard’s. My drink for the day is the Ginger Snappish Tea that I sent to my swap partner.
Happy Tea Day!