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Okay girls i need some help..money is very tight this christmas but i would like to do something inexpensive for a gift..something that i can incorporate my sons picture in.Do you all know any websites that might give ideas and directions on how to make them or do you have any ideas?

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I found the perfect thing. It's a glass christmas ornament. (Peggy - Don't tell anyone on my board, though, because I'm doing one for our next swap).

Create your own Heirloom ornament:
http://genealogy.about.com/cs/holidays/p/ornament.htm

I'm dying to try this one out.

HTH!

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thanks!thats a brillant idea!

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Katie you are my crafting hero! Lol

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I got all my supplies last night for this project, and rinsed out the balls with Mildew cleaner and water (still haven't bought bleach since we moved). Those glass balls take FOREVER to dry. It was an hour later and it was still a little wet on the inside.

Hopefully when I get home tonight and get a chance to work on them they'll be dry.

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I'm just checking through some of the old messages on this board, and saw this post. How did the ornaments turn out? I have a whole box of the craft clear ornaments, and this would be cute to do- take one from each year and turn it into an ornament.

I'd have to look again to see, because now I'm thinking that mine are the clear plastic craft-type ornaments, but if these turned out cute, they would be great to have for our tree, and also some from Grandma & Grandpa.

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LOL. I had a hard time with the directions as written because they don't sell the particular glue mentioned in the directions at my Michael's anymore. I ended up using a glue called Mod glue (I think). I broke one ornament in my hand and one rolled off the table and broke. I ended up making one by decoupaging (sp?) a picture on the outside of the glass ball. It turned out great but the whole thing was such a hassle. HTH