Sunday, November 17, 2013

LBH 12 Days of Ornaments: Day #1

Good Morning Dear Friends!
It's time once again for one of our favorite features here at the Little Blue House!

Today is Day #1 of our 12 Days of Ornaments Extravaganza!

Beginning today, Nov. 17th, each day we will feature a tutorial for a hand-made ornament. The 12th ornament will be featured on Thanksgiving Day...Just in time for the Tree to go up!
You will also enjoy a chance to WIN one of the ornaments featured by simply posting a comment each day...We will draw a winner each day! So bookmark us, become a follower, and craft with us over the next 12 days! Many of the supplies used are available at the LBH and the ornaments will be displayed on our tree.

I have the great pleasure of featuring Ornament #1:

Every year I create an ornament for my tree that preserves my memories of the LBH. This year I designed a snow globe. This could easily be adapted and changed to other colors...I think I'm going to make one for our family cabin (which is green)....or it could simply be an adorable holiday house...

 LBH Snowglobe Ornament
Designed by: Tracy Pounds
Supplies Needed:
(all supplies available for purchase at the LBH)
Custom Wood House - LBH
Inka Gold - Cobalt Blue
Mini Bottle Brush Tree
White craft paint & Icicle or Diamond Stickles
Corrugated Black Paper
Scrap piece of Black Cardstock
Candy Jellies - 1 for doorknob
Clear Fillable Ornament
Faux Snow
Hot Glue and Hot Glue Gun
Dryer Sheet

These ornaments are very simple and fun to make. Follow along and I will show you my easy "How To":
Begin by applying the blue inka gold to your wood house. Inka Gold comes in a variety of colors so you have several options of colors for your house. Apply it with your finger. It dries instantly and has a wax-like feel with a satiny-smooth finish.....gorgeous!

Cut two rectangles from Black Corrugated Paper (Fancy Pants) for the roof top.You will want 8 mountains which measures very closely to 1 1/2 x 1 inches.

Hot glue into place, wrapping around both sides.

You will overlap them and it will look like this when you have both pieces in place....

Remove the wood base from your mini bottle brush tree.
Twists off easily. 

Paint this base white...this way it will blend right into the snow.

Cut a small door from a scrap piece of black cardstock and glue into place. Attach a Candy Jellie Dot (Queen & Co.) for the doorknob.

Glue the Mini Bottle Brush Tree to the House. Slightly off set as shown here... 
 Glue the white base that was on your tree to the bottom of your house. This will give it some lift and make it easier to attach inside the ornament. 

Dab on some Stickles (Ranger) to the rooftop and the tree using your finger. Allow to dry.

Here's a great tip! To eliminate static electricity, take a recycled dryer sheet and rub inside of the ornament...\
This helps get rid of the static :)))))))

Apply some hot glue to the bottom of the white wood base and attach inside one half of the ornament. Hold for a second till it is good and dry. 

Lay the ornament down and using a spoon, pour in a few of the faux snow pellets behind the house. Be careful not to overfill. 
Attach the over half of the ornament and hold up so that the snow fills around the house and tree. 

Tie off some fun ribbon to the top and waa laa....You have an adorable LBH SnowGlobe Ornament! All ready to hang on the tree!

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and please post a comment...One lucky commenter will be chosen and announced tomorrow morning! Tell me one of your favorite memories of the first Christmas you celebrated in your home. 

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see Ornament #2 
designed by Rhonda Merry. 

Merry Crafting,
Miss Tracy :)


  1. this is adorable.. I knew I should have waited inline for my two little trees cannot wait to see more..

  2. Oh, Tracy, this is an especially adorable and memorable ornament of the LBH!! I have collections of houses and villages tucked away all corners of my house. I just put out the small houses that my Mom made on my hutch and some on the window sill for the Grandkids to play with. Would love to win this one and can't wait to see more ornament ideas from the LBH gals!

  3. Oh, my how cute is that. I loved the way you repurposed the tree base!

  4. I still have to do my blue house from the previous year of 12 day so f ornaments and now I will need to add this one to my collection!

  5. L.O.V.E. the snowball idea! My oldest, Megan (24 now, has been collecting snowballs since she was a toddler. I will be trying to get her involved on this one! Thanks for the new Christmas memory opportunity!

    1st Christmas Together:
    Our tree was decorated with plaid ribbons and red heart ornaments. We also added "Our First Christmas Together" Ornaments and the topper was a HUGE bow with tree length streamers. Being newly weds (June 29) we had not given a thought as to when (or how) we would spend OUR Christmas together.... it came upon a midnight ..... Midnight of Christmas Day! Needless to say, over the years we learned to plan ahead & blend our family celebrations. Ho! Ho! Ho!

  6. Soo cute Tracy. I love our LBH even in ornament form.

  7. So cute. Cary and I always spend Christmas Day at his parents, but the first year we bought our house I wanted to have some 'us' traditions. So, we saved our gifts to open with his parents but made stocking for each other to open together. They were just filled with fun and inexpensive things, but it was great just to have a Christmas tradition that was just between us.

  8. One of my favorite memories would be 12 years ago when my husband and I were married. The ornaments on my previous trees were mostly ornaments collected by me for my son and ones he made. Now our first Christmas as a blended family was covered with special ornaments made by our boys.

  9. I love this! What a great way to create memories of the LBH for many years to come. I look forward to the all of the rest of the ornaments and hope to keep up with them.

  10. So so cute! I would like to make this so that I have a reminder of LBH. Good job Tracy!

  11. Very cute snow globe. Love to peek into miniatures. My favorite memory of our house in Texas was that we put tons of lights outside the first year. The lights were glowing outside but our heart's were glowing inside.

  12. FABULOUS ornament, Tracy! I'd be honored to hang this on my tree!

  13. What a great gift idea. Can't wait to try it.

  14. Late to the party but this is adorable.


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