monogram oranament tutorial {from tidy mom}

by @according2kelly on September 21, 2011

for the entire month of september will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season…

welcome to our holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along.” we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season all month long. yep! yep! 30 days of projects. so dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects. a southern fairytale is spotlighting lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss. & to check out ALL of our crafty & creative projects go HERE.

today, our featured blogger is the woman with ten zillion talents, cheryl, of cheryl writes…

Hi everyone!!! My name is Cheryl and when I am not in the kitchen baking or running around with my camera you can find me over in my little corner of the universe at where I share my favorite recipes, household tips tips, crafts and even a little photography……..a place for everything.

I was just thrilled when Kelly, Cindy and Rachel asked me to participate in the Holiday Bake, Craft and Sew Along again this year! I knew JUST what I wanted to share.

Snow Filled Monogram Ornaments

We made these Snow Filled ornaments two years and enjoyed them so much, they were first on our list again last year! This is a GREAT last min gift idea, because you can seriously make one in under 5 mins. Super easy and fun for kids to make for teacher, friends or one for their own tree!


  • 1 clear glass ball ornament
  • Epsom salt (you can buy this at any drug store, super store or even the dollar store)
  • Ribbon
  • Vinyl initial


  1. Removed hanger from ornament
  2. Fill ornament 1/2 full with snow “Epsom salt”
  3. replace hanger
  4. add vinyl letter (you can buy vinyl letter at the craft supply store, or cut them with your craft cutter)
  5. add ribbon bow around hanger.

They even look nice with out the vinyl……….

What a great gift for anyone, but especially for those who don’t have snow!

For another great hand made gift idea, make these easy sugar scrubs, they can have all the glamour of a luxurious spa gift. They’ll never guess how easy they were to make!


for more great ideas be sure to visit Cheryl at her blog TidyMom, & follow her every move on twitter & facebook.

baking, crafting & sewing along at home? don’t forget to play show & tell… upload your photos to our flickr group HERE. follow along with all of our featured bakers, crafters & sewers on twitter HERE, & tweet about the holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along” using the hashtag #handmadeholiday.


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Where did u get the thing you got the ornanment sitting on? I think its really cute.

Wickless Candles
Wickless Candles

These are absolutely genius! I think Christmas gifts just because a tad bit easier for 2012. :) I found you on Pinterest, thank you for sharing!

Jamie @ hands on : as we grow
Jamie @ hands on : as we grow

I love the monogram - so personal! But most of all, I love the filled aspect of it! We made some filled ones this year, but never thought of filling it with snow! Its beautiful and so simple! I included it in a round up of homemade ornaments that even kids can make :) Thanks for the inspiration!


Where did you get vinyl letters?


Great idea instead of place cards..small teacher gift... hostess gift... girlfriend exchange... etc....etc....!! :) Luv!


@ Vikki any craft store, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, I think even WalMart has them.


Where can I find the clear ornis?


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