This year I decided to simplify Christmas decorating by almost 90% (figure not exact ;) because with our little monkey now realizing how fun it is to get into everything, I wanted to make things as safe as possible, yet still make his first Christmas special.
I wanted to give the plain ornaments a bit of shine, so I thought I'd try making letters with bling ;)
I cut out 5x5 squares of the studs,
and cut out the letters that I wanted.
Using some tacky glue,
I carefully placed them onto the ornaments, shifting them into place.
Some globs seeped out a bit, but it wasn't too bad.
I did the same to the other ornaments, and when they were all dried, I tied some string onto the tops (leaving the ornaments safely in the package in case they dropped & shattered), and began tying it to my pendant at the desired length.
My 'N'. ;)
Here they are staggered & hung on the pendant with care ;)
With the scraps of studs, I thought I'd give an ornament special treatment, and use them up.
So, I glued some on... sort of like rock n' roll snowflakes... or punk polka dots?
Well, she joined the pack and added a bit more sass.
As much as I liked the island of mis-matched bubbles, I decided to add some plain ones just to make my 'bubble chandelier' that much more... bubbly!
(I used bigger glass ornaments as well)
Now, I have a fun festive bubble chandelier that is safely out of the little man's reach!
And it can easily come down after New Years, and be customized in every which way... that is, if you have a light fixture that can accommodate hanging things from!
I have to say it looks pretty shnazzy hanging above my trees & random artichoke!
And with the pendant light on (which, by the way is from Home Depot):
And with our 'baby-friendly' tree in view ;)
I hope your Monday is a great one! :)