Thursday, January 8, 2015

Christmas Ornament Exchange

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One of my family's favorite Christmas traditions is watching Claymation Christmas. Until we discovered the long-awaited dvd of the Christmas special a few years ago, we would watch a VHS tape of it that was recorded off the tv. Now if that doesn't show you how much we loved it, I don't know what else to say to bring the point across! So when I was to be involved in a Christmas ornament exchange with my friends, I thought "wouldn't it be cool if I could make the bell from the Carol of the Bells clip, and wouldn't it be even cooler if I could make it hit itself with the mallet?"

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After some designing, band sawing, painting, fishline and technical help from my dad, it came together!

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(If I was more tech savy I would have created a little gif to show the bell hitting itself, but I bet if you scroll the above two photos back and forth fast enough it might look like it's hitting itself! Haha!)

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I was super excited about this ornament. I just love when you have an idea where you think "I hope this works!", and then it does! My friend who got the ornament hadn't seen Claymation Christmas, but I told her how to look up the specific clip. Hopefully she'll get a kick out of it, or maybe she'll just think I'm crazy...

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My sister, after seeing THIS pin on Pinterest, was inspired to make this ornament of the Abominable Snowman from the more recognizable Christmas movie Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

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Didn't he turn out so cute?! We had a lot of fun making the ornaments, and getting together with friends to exchange them was even more fun. Have you guys ever done an ornament exchange?

1 comment:

  1. Well, I can see you've been having fun doing an ornament exchange! What a lovely idea! I might just do something along those lines at Easter!

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