11.29.2010

20 in 20...



To ring in the holidays, I decided to challenge myself with a little project that I'm oh-so-cleverly calling '20 in 20' (please note my sarcasm...my title is ridiculous). Anyways, what that means is that I'm planning to make one ornament per weekday for the next 20 days and will post them here (I'll also be posting regularly). I know that not everyone celebrates Christmas, which is why I'm planning to make ornaments that could do double-time as birthday gift tags, wedding favors, or something along those lines. Without further ado, here's ornament 1. The blank porcelain ball and paint marker (DecoColor Opaque Paint Marker- fine line in black) came from AC Moore craft store. I drew the pattern in stages, letting the design dry before attempting another line, and then added the green ribbon. A little wonky, but I'm OK with that. Happy 20 in 20.

22 comments:

Colleen said...

One year, for those who celebrated christmas, I got clear bulbs (they were plastic, but that was good, and it wasn't obvious), and filled them with potpourri! They were really pretty, and super easy!

I saw them at a craft fair, and it was so very worth it to make my own ;-)

Lynn said...

Oh, it's gorgeous! I'm looking forward already; what a brilliant begin...

Emma at The Marion House Book said...

Love this idea! What a great collection you will have by the end of the year. Something to always remind you of 2010.

ladaisi said...

Such a great idea! My husband I got married five years ago and our ornament collection is at a whopping level of, oh, about ten! I should take your challenge.

- Lauren
http://ladaisi.blogspot.com

sara said...

cool! i decorated a bunch of brown papier-mache ornaments this year...fun with paint and glitter, plus unbreakable ;)

Shannon said...

I love it! I can't wait to see the next 19 beauties

lauren said...

awesome challenge! I love monthly challenges...this month I challenged myself to draw 50 maps, and I exceeded that goal -- it felt great!
making ornaments sounds like fun...i'd much rather get a hand-made one than a store bought one!

Paulette said...

Wow, you're off to a great start. I could see a whole bowl of these perched on a table or nestled in the branches of a gorgeous pine Christmas tree....

Tulsa Courthouse said...

I think real is really really good. Thanks for really sharing your reality :)

spoon said...

I love the hand-drawn element of this--Thanks for haring it!

chiara said...

what a great idea. can't wait to see each day!

pinkshirtsandcarwrecks said...

LOVE!

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

Thanks, everybody! This is the one I went with for the Freshly Blended ornament swap. :) Abbey

The Willows said...

love this! the wonky-ness is what makes it perfect!

Jayne said...

Hi Abbey! I'm one of the lucky gals with you on list 1 of the freshlyblended ornament swap. I had read this post on your blog last week and was all smiles when I opened the package today and saw it. Now, the beautiful ornament is on my tree. I love it! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Angela

Bonnie said...

happy dance! I just got my ornament too and I absolutely love it. It's hanging right now and making my room happy. Thanks SO much! :)

xoxo,
Bonnie

beck said...

I absolutely love this ornament! I've been trying to find those same bulbs. Very creative. I just found your blog a week ago and its now on my list of go to's. I love seeing all the ornaments you're coming up, but this is my fav so far!! LOVE IT!

deardesiree said...

Love it! The ornament would stand out on any tree (: If only my flatmates and I got a christmas tree this year..

thecommonthread said...

We love it!!

Rachael & the A.C. Moore Team

KarenQuilt said...

I love the wonkiness. You know it has been made by a human hand. That's why I like collecting older quilts --- they have a wonkiness to them that is so very human. karenquilt.blogspot.com

Shannon said...

I know that it is now past Christmas, and why I am still looking for ideas I DO NOT KNOW, but this will go on my project list for next year! I did a small all black & white tree in my kitchen and ended up making/painting most everything b/c there was so little out there in black. This will be awesome! Thanks for the idea!

WIDLOVESP said...

Adorable! I hope you don't mind, I'm 100% blogging about this :)

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