“I adore imperfections. I believe that is what adds charm to most anything.” -Gwyn
My dear friend Ashley and I are hosting the December “Bayonette Christmas” Coffee; and personalized party ornaments are one of my favorite things to give as a “take-away treasure” during the holidays. Receiving them is a great joy too. It is fun to pull out Christmas decorations year after year and find memories to hang on the tree. I sometimes find myself sitting on the floor giggling at something funny that happened at an event where I received the ornament. Or, thinking of the person who picked a special one just for me. Excuse me while I have a sentimental moment. My eyes may or may not be sparkling this minute.
Okay, back to chatting with you…
I am going to go out on a “Christmas Tree Limb” and speak on behalf of my Army sisters.
*-!ARMY WIVES LOVE PARTIES!-*
We especially love a keepsake to remember the party or event. It can be as elaborate as an etched bottle of wine with an Army crest or as simple as a name tag. It doesn’t matter. We cherish whatever it is to the depths of our serving hearts.
Instructions for this personalized party ornament necessary here. It is obvious that it is as simple as deciding on a design for your event, painting on the ornament, letting them air dry, then tying on some matching ribbon or embellishments. I will give a few tips as well as a link to purchase the paint pens and the 4″ glass balls online.
Oil Based Paint Pens
4″ Glass Balls
- Think about your design carefully and practice it a few times on a piece of paper.
- Think about how you want to lay the design out on the ball.
- Make sure your paint pen has plenty of ink in the tip. Press down until you have a nice flow on a practice surface.
- Work with one color at a time letting each layer dry between colors. I remove the hangers and turn them upside down while they dry.
- Think about the people who will receive your goodie. It always makes me smile while I am working.
- Have fun!
PS I like to give a sneak peek of what the party favor is somewhere in my decor.