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Christmas Ornament Ombre Rainbow
My kids laugh at me often. In fact, many people laugh at me, often 😀 . You see…I sometimes get words mixed up, and I also stutter, and to be honest I really don’t care. I just keep on talking, or trying to talk. Then when I realize the mistakes I’ve made, or the funny sounds that I’ve uttered, I actually enjoy laughing at myself. Why tell you this now? The word OMBRE. I have been pronouncing it wrong for years and my teens just recently taught me the correct pronunciation. “OMBRA” with a short a sound is my way. Well, apparently it’s supposed to be “OMBRAE” with a long a sound at the end. Will I change the way I say it? Probably not.
No matter how you say it…we can all agree on one thing. Ombre is EVERYWHERE this Christmas. I’ve seen it on trees, wreaths, and even cookies. I just couldn’t take it anymore. I needed me a piece of ombre cake and I needed it fast. Okay, maybe not cake, but something. Something OMBRE. Something EASY. So, I looked around the house for a location that didn’t have any Christmas decor.
Boom. “Christmas Ornament Ombre Rainbow” was born.
Here’s how I got this look:
I took everything off of our shelf above our cooktop, and I dusted it. That felt good, it really needed it. Then I went in the basement and opened the ornament box back up and started searching for the colors, big or small, it didn’t matter (just follow my color pattern if you get mixed up). I wasn’t sure if I had enough to make an ombre rainbow, but surprisingly I had all of the colors except orange and purple.
The next day I picked up a few purple and used “gold” for the orange. Smart, right?
There’s just something about it…I mean, I love rainbows to begin with, but you add in Christmas bulbs, and all of the beautiful colors that fade into one another, it becomes something very special. Knowing that most of us can create a “Christmas Rainbow” without spending any money makes me happy.
Remember now, you can do this anywhere. In the bathroom on a shelf, on a shelf at work, on the kitchen window sill (that I must try), in a tablescape, in a vase, and even in your back window of your car. Okay, that last one I’m just joking.
Before I go fetch the kids at school, I have to tell you about this other amazing Christmas ornament craft my friend, Heather from The Heathered Nest shared a couple weeks ago. When I saw it, I knew I had to try it. Get this…she melted little pieces of crayon inside a clear glass ornament and made beautiful ornaments out of it all.
I decided to make some for some special friends of mine, and the fun part is that I was able to custom color each one to each friend. Lets say you have a friend that likes the Buffalo Bills. Well, just use the Buffalo Bill colors in your ornament. These make wonderful, thoughtful gifts…
and they are COOL.
See Heather’s full tutorial HERE.
One more, and then I really gotta go!!
Here’s a cute recycling idea I did a few years back…just fill a clear ornament with burned out Christmas lights and add the “You light up my life” label to give to someone special. How easy is that!?
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