This started as a joke. I asked Justin what theme we should go with for Christmas and he balked at the idea that we needed a theme. I wanted something sort of natural and a little simple - like a nordic theme, and that sent Justin off on a tangent about having a viking Christmas. He created a "mood board" and everything. All to be a sassy pants. So I said fine. You want a viking Christmas, you get a viking Christmas! Of course, without all that back story it just sounds sort of weird that we had a "viking Christmas" - so I decided to call it norse, because it's accurate, yet a bit more refined. Right??
There were a number of things we made by hand for our norse-inspired Christmas, but we're just going to focus on the ornaments for the tree in this post. (You can read about the Little Animal Advent here!)
I'm sort of proud of all our handmade ornaments. This is the first year we made most of what went on the tree! We made garlands from c...
We generally decide on a theme for Christmas decorations (mr says I'm a little OCD like that). This year, although he didn't entirely understand why, I really wanted "A Dino-Mite Christmas!" Which included a lot of dinosaur type things. And to his credit, he didn't really give me a hard time about it, but decided to just go with it. So. We went with it!
Here're my first DIY items for the tree this year:
Here's what you need:
Glass containers with cork toppers
gold glitter (coarse or fine)
tiny dinosaurs and tiny trees
styrofoam ball - tiny!
gold thread or string
1. Clean off your container with goo gone if necessary.
2. Pour a little mod podge into the glass container.
3. Use the foam brush to spread it around up the sides a little.
4. Pour in your glitter.
5. Tip the container around to get the glitter all over the mod podge.
6. When you're done you should have glitter on the bottom and just a bit on the sides.