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hazards : messy, messy buffalo snow
would i do it again? : yes!
after making the baby's ultrasound snowglobe ornaments, i got to thinking: i have three more empty ornaments to do with as i please. why not also celebrate our first house?
...and how nostalgic would it be to have an ornament for each of the houses you've lived in? it would also make a thoughtful housewarming gift if you know anyone celebrating their first christmas in a new home.
here's what you need:
first, i resized a straight-on shot of our house to about three inches wide. i used photoshop, but you should be able to resize in any basic word processing program. i printed two copies of the picture on plain typing paper. cardstock is too thick for our purposes.
i folded the house pictures back-to-back so they approximately overlapped:
i used a glass cup for a template and traced a half-circle around our house.
i cut out the half-circle scene and glued the two images back-to-back. i used clear packing tape as a Poor Man's Laminating Method: sticky sides towards each other, then trim the excess.
i filled my ornament about a quarter-full with buffalo snow.
...then i rolled the laminated picture and stuffed it in the ornament's opening:
i let it unfurl and...
all that's left to do is add the ribbon and hang on our tree!