The holidays are an especially busy time of the year. Fortunately, creativity doesn’t take an eternity. If your time budget is under 5 minutes, this project is for you! Create one-of-a-kind ornaments that showcase your hobbies and collections in the blink of an eye.
Glass or plastic craft ornaments come in a variety of sizes and finishes. Simply open the ornament and fill it with tiny treasures of your choice. Close the ornament securely and use it to trim your tree!
The first ornament that I made holds twigs and beach glass that I collected on the shores of Lake Michigan. The second one contains vintage Czech crystal beads.
I still have a few empty ornaments to fill before Christmas arrives. I might fill them with:
I hope you try out this project and make it your own. The possibilities are endless! If you’re interested in decorating an entire tree with a maker theme, please see my post from last winter for inspiration. May the upcoming days be magical and creative for you and your loved ones! Happy holidays!
Neither transparent nor opaque, milk glass has won its way into my Midcentury-loving heart. I love its marvelous translucency and how well it plays with all types of décor due to its neutral color. Although it was manufactured long before then, milk glass surged in popularity in the 1950s. Many of the pieces that I’ve collected are from that decade.
I use milk glass to decorate more often than I use it to serve food. Milk glass pieces filled with seasonal items add interest to every room. Here’s how I use milk glass to add glitter and glitz to my home for the holidays:
Merry Christmas to you! I hope you have a bright, beautiful, sustainable holiday season and consider thrifting for your gifts and decorations. You might even find some vintage milk glass!
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