Sunday, December 25, 2016

DIY graduation tassel ornaments

My graduation tassels have just been laying around and I found a great idea on Pinterest (shocker!)
  • Large clear plastic ornaments ($0.98 at Walmart)
  • Tassel(s)
  • Puffy paint (optional)
I bought 3 ornaments since I had 3 tassels from Lyman High, Seminole State College, and University of Central Florida. 

 All you have to do is insert the tassel into the ornament but I had trouble with my UCF tassel since the charm was too large to fit into the top. For the UCF ball I cut into the side of the ball and pushed it in and then covered the cut with puffy paint.
 Poke a large hole inside the top of the foil ornament hanger so the tassel thread will fit through.
 The top of the tassel will be used to hang the ornament on the tree.
 After the tassels are all in place add decoration as you see fit.
 I drew on my graduation year and the school name/emblem.
And hang!

Just a little extra:
I finally hung up all of my degrees and I wanted to incorporate my graduation cords and medals.
 I gotta say I'm just showing off my work, : )

Christmas cards

So I moved 
and its Christmas time!
Why not make a card and let everyone know?
  • Paint chip samples (Green & red for the holidays) - from Lowes
  • Holiday picture with the new place in the background (size 4x4) - from Walmart $0.29 each
  • Glue stick
  • Mini bells and ribbon
  • Markers/pens
Originally I found the paint chip idea here and I put my own little spin on it. 
The paint chip already had square cut outs and when I glued them together to make a pouch my picture (size 4x4) fit perfectly as a preview. 
I took a picture in front of my new place with my roomie, Timmy the mannequin. A lot of my friends know of Timmy but on the back of the picture I explained that I adopted Timmy almost 3 years ago and that he is a retired GAP model. I think it makes the Christmas card just a tad bit funnier. 
 I printed out my pictures from Walmart and their instant picture machine gave me the option to add a boarder and text for free. 
 On the front I wrote "I've Moved! Also Merry Christmas".
And on the back "Have a wonderful New Year!"
Just add holiday drawings and a mini bell tied in one of the cutouts with ribbon. 
Easy to make and only $0.76 each to make (including the stamp on the envelope).