Monogrammed Snowflake Ornaments and #Giveaway!

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I’m super excited to take part in the Silhouette Challenge again this month with these beautiful snowflake monogrammed ornaments. We've got quite the lineup this month, and as an added bonus, we have an awesome giveaway! Stay tuned for the end of the post to enter the giveaway...for $155 at Amazon!

Anybody else looking for an easy gift for a teacher, coach, or coworker?

I've always found that simple yet beautiful Christmas ornaments are well received. I've seen some monogrammed ornaments around but they're so simple to make, and the personalized touch makes them extra special. I’m going to be giving this as a gift for my oldest child’s teacher. This project literally takes minutes (minus drying time), uses scraps of vinyl, and is very inexpensive.

Here’s what you need for this project:

Clear fillable ornaments. I used 1 cube ornament and one sphere ornament.
Craft paint in white and gold
Vinyl scraps and something to cut them (I used my Silhouette Portrait, of course!)
Mod Podge Ultra Glitter

First, remove the tops of your ornaments and fill them with craft paint in the colors of your choice. Swirl it around until you have good coverage and then  turn the ornaments upside down . Allow to dry and replace the tops of the ornaments

Then, find a font for the monogram that you like and a pattern. I found the snowflakes on the Silhouette online store in a set of labels. I ungrouped the design so I could just use the snowflakes.

And then I replicated the design to the amount of snowflakes I needed.

Once I sent the file to my Silhouette, all I needed to do was weed out the images 

And then, just apply the vinyl in a way pleasing to me. The round ornament just received a random scattering of gold snowflakes to contrast with the white paint. The cube ornament received a monogram in white vinyl and a subtle gold snowflake for a gold-on-gold effect.

To add a subtle glitter, apply Ultra Glitter Mod Podge on the ornament tops and then sprinkle on more glitter....because what else does gold ornaments need? More glitter, of course!

And really, that's it! A simple and yet elegant set of ornaments, ready for the tree or for a gift!

Like I mentioned before, I did this as part of the Silhouette Challenge, a really inspiring group of folks who come up with great projects month after month.

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

  1. 2013 Snowman Christmas Card by Please Excuse My Craftermath...
  2. Christmas Hoop Art by Lil' Mrs. Tori
  3. Silhouette Nativity Advent Candle Box by One Tough Mother
  4. Christmas Party Photo Booth Props by unOriginal Mom
  5. Another Stenciled Tea Towel by Cutesy Crafts
  6. Silhouette Gift Tags by Rain on a Tin Roof
  7. Snowflake Pin / Ornament by Coley's Corner
  8. State Sign Couple Gift by It Happens in a Blink
  9. Mason Jar Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News Junkie
  10. Merry Christmas Wall Decor by One Artsy Mama
  11. Deer Head Holiday Banner...featuring Santa's Reindeer by The Thinking Closet
  12. Restore your UGGS (with PAINT) by From Wine to Whine
  13. Monogrammed Snowflake Ornaments by Architecture of a Mom
  14. Christmas Countdown Sign by The Girl Creative
  15. Elf Chalk Sign: "The Best Way to Spread Christmas" by Weekend Craft
  16. Glittery Christmas Subway Art by The Turquoise Home
  17. Sketch Pen Labels by Sowdering About in Seattle
  18. Snowflake NOEL Sign by My Favorite Finds
  19. DIY Holiday Hostess Gift by Everyday Paper
  20. Folding Nativity Backdrop by Chicken Scratch NY
  21. Recycled Glass Jar Advent Calendar by Nearly Handmade
  22. Reindeer Card: Double-Sided Print & Cut by GetSilvered
  23. Personalized Block Ornament by Suburble
  24. Paper Medallion Christmas Tree by Create & Babble
  25. Mini Mid-Century Homes by Tried & True
  26. Glitter and Vinyl Minecraft Christmas Ornament by A Tossed Salad Life
  27. DIY Countdown to Christmas Refrigerator Style by My Paper Craze
  28. Reversible Recipe Holder/Block Frame by The Sensory Emporium
  29. DIY: Lettered Christmas Pillows by The House on Hillbrook
  30. Simply Charming Christmas Ornaments by Life After Laundry
  31. No Glitter was Worn by GiveMeAPaintbrush
  32. Make Easy Ornaments from Paper Circles by Bringing Creativity to Life
  33. Cutting Machine Embroidery Applique by Terri Johnson Creates
  34. "Believe" Christmas Banner by Daily Dwelling
  35. DIY Christmas Nativity Card by Pitter and Glink

Do you have a Silhouette machine?

Looking for Silhouette inspiration, support, trouble-shooting? Interested in joining us for our group posting event next month? Then, we'd love to have you join our Silhouette Challenge Facebook group. To join, simply fill out the new member request form, and Lauren from The Thinking Closet will get you squared away.

And if that wasn't enough, our little group is hosting an awesome giveaway!

The Giveaway

I am so excited about this folks! You can win an Amazon gift card for $155 so you can buy your very own Silhouette Portrait or other Silhouette goodies! 

There are 31 different bloggers including myself have joined up to create this giveaway, which means there are 31 potential entries per person--YOU get to choose what you do to get entered in this awesome contest.

Here's the legal stuff:
  • Giveaway is open to anyone 18 years old or older.
  • This is an international-friendly giveaway!
  • The prize: an Amazon Gift Card for $155!
  • This giveaway runs from Monday December 9, 2014 to Monday December 16th at 11:59 pm EST.
  • The winner will be contacted by  Lauren from The Thinking Closet via email and will have 48 hours to respond--so watch your email and spam folders!
  • See the Rafflecopter widget below for the rest of the giveaway terms and conditions.

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