I love this time of year and all the fun Christmas crafts it brings. I wanted to make the special people in my life an ornament that told a story and created a memory. Story Ornaments are ornaments that do just that. My dear friend and cousin Bethany and I ran a half marathon together this past spring. I wanted to make an ornament that she would always look at and remember that day.
Materials for ornament:Clear bulb ornamentsmall buttons or trinkets that can fit insidefuzzy craft ballsRibbon or stringtag-cardstock and paperscissors
Once you decide the memory that you are going to tell in your story, you are ready to find your trinkets/buttons.Here are all the buttons that I found to put inside my ornament.A shoe charmMusic notescheckerboard flagsTacoTo add some more color and to make it pop when hung on the tree add some fuzzy, sparkly, craft balls.
The next thing you need to do is add your tag. The tag tells your story. I wanted my friend to look at this ornament on the tree and remember that day from years to come. The pieces in the ornament will allow her to remember but the tag lets others know as well.
Once you have your tag string it through with another charm of your choice. I put the tag and shoe charm on the string. The charm is added to the outside of the ornament to give it that extra flair.This would be great to create a special memory of that vacation you had last year, or the new baby that arrived, your sisters wedding, or the love in your life.
The possibilities are endless.