What a fun idea, right? The ladies of Live Laugh Rowe, I Should Be Mopping the Floor and A Little CLAIREification hosted just the smartest idea for long distance friends. These gals pulled together a long distance ornament exchange and it was such fun. Participants all over the globe were paired up to meet a new bloggy friend and send them an ornament. The rules were very simple and each person was to spend no more than $5 on the ornament.
My ornament pal was Tonya from The Assignment and I’ve loved getting to know her and her blog. For the ornament exchange, I put my new Silhouette machine to great use. With the two side adhesive paper, I fashioned a cute little ball ornament with her family name and some playful polka dots. Since she has littles, I used a shatter proof ball. These have been my go to this season! For the design, Tonya shared that her decor was like mine and that any color or style would do – so I gave gold glitter a shot! I just love the way it looks this season and it was a fab excuse to use the fun two sided paper I procured. Once my design was attached to the ball (name + dots), I simply dusted gold glitter and shook off the excess. I added a burlap ribbon and a clear coat of finish (to keep the glitter in place … great trick!) then popped this cute thing in the mail to Tonya and her family.
Building on this idea, I know for families or friends near and far this would be a really fun idea to organize with a distance challenged group. Definitely on the to do list for next year!