Amanda and I were able to exchange ornaments in person this year. We moved again this year, and she visited the area twice this year for work.
Sunday, December 31, 2023
Sunday, December 17, 2023
This ornament required a video tutorial, which is not my favorite way to learn, but I was pleased with the results. The tutorial does not include dimensions, but I started out with 3" squares. It does have a foam circle on the back, but I started out by gluing all the pieces to the back of the rhinestone, which I think made it easier and looks better.
Sunday, December 10, 2023
My glitter foam tree did not come out looking quite like the template I followed. I am not sure I used the same size circles, but it ended up looking much more tightly glued together.
Sunday, December 3, 2023
This year I focused on sheets of glittery foam as my medium of choice for the ornament exchange. I bought some last year but the ornament I tried to make did not end up working out. This gnome pattern was intended for felt, but it was easily adaptable to foam. Using a rhinestone-like gem for the nose made it lay flatter and goes nicely with the glitter. I have no idea how I would have cut a wooden bead in half.