Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Creating Ornaments

Christmas of 1992, I decided I should make ornaments for my friends.  I think this was the first time I made them as gifts for people.  At the time I was working at Wendy's and a bunch of my friends worked there with me.  Instead of just making them for just my friends, I made them for everyone who worked there.  I thought that I might hurt some people's feelings if they didn't get an ornament....I wanted to be fair and nice.  I sat in my mom's sewing room and created many many little salt dough bears for everyone.
After they were baked, I sealed them with varnish.  My father made this for us to hang our ornaments on so they could dry after varnishing them.  I am taking the drips off the bears feet with a wooden chopstick, so there are no bumps.
I am still amazed that I made that many of them for everyone.  I still have a tiny box with a few left overs in my basement.
You can read more about my salt dough ornament adventures, see a finished bear and get the recipe to make your own here.

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6 Sweet Comments:

Angie - Big Bears Wife said...

oo my those little teddy bears are soo cute!!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

very cute

The Social Frog said...

What a great post! I made ornaments one year with my sister, maybe 15 years ago but we did not varnish them and after time they were not so pretty anymore,lol.

Wendy Irene said...

I love the old picture! I still have one of my hard rock t-shirts :) I also love that you made a bear for everyone! That is incredibly sweet.

My Diabetic Sweet Life said...

wow that's cool! What a great post :)

Annette Piper said...

Wow, so creative and with so much attention to detail at so young an age - meant to be!?

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