Friday, December 10, 2010

Ornament Projects for Family Fridays

Today is a "Family Friday" over at Crazy About Cricut
 The assignment is to make an ornament project with your kids.  

I have two projects for you today.  First up is my disk ornaments my kids will be making for our family members.  These are super simple but so cute because they include pictures of my boys.  I used "Keepsakes" 3 1/4" flat disk ornaments.  After I used Photoshop to add their names and the year, I print out the pictures and  my boys cut them to fit in the 3" circle and I glue the sides together. 
What a simple but soon-to-be cherished ornament.

Here are the wonderful ornaments my kiddos made:

The second is a wonderful ornament that could double as a stocking stuffer!!  "Grinch Pills" could be perfect for that person on your Christmas list that just doesn't have the Holiday Spirit. My kids LOVE this project so we are making one for each of their cousins and attaching them to the top of their Christmas gifts! 

I have included jpg files for you to make your own double or single sided "Grinch Pills" and the Gypsy file for you to cut the tic tac wrapper with your Cricut. - Just follow the links (or click on the photos) to go to 4Shared to download the files.  If you have a problem, I can email them to you too.

Double sided and single sided "Grinch Pills."

Both sides of the double sided version of the project.
Here you can see how I added the ornament hanger.
I used the Big Pack of tic tacs for this project.

I saw a similar project on another blog, but for the life if me, I can't remember who's it was.  It used Make the Cut, so I couldn't use the files, but I set out to make my own.  The Gypsy files use "Just Because Cards" for the rounded rectangle and "spine" of the tic tac wrapper.

In case you missed it, here is the project I shared during the Snowy Winter Blog Hop this last weekend.  I didn't share the Gypsy cut files during the hop and had a few people interested in them.  In case I didn't already email them to you, or if you are interested now, I have included the links here. Enjoy!

Snowy Winter Blog Hop Project:

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LesleyfromWI said...

Cute projects. I love the Grinch pills. I would have loved to give these to my 17 year old this morning. He overslept and was quite crabby :0)

aud1inok said...

LOVE the grinch pills! TFS the file! I can't wait to make some!!!

Celeste B. said...

I love the ornaments!! What an adorable idea!!! I saw something similar to the Grinch pills at (, not sure if that's where you saw them or not, (just FYI). :) Thanks for sharing the wrapper print-outs! That's so sweet of you!!! TFS :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great ornaments and love those grinch ones!! So cute!

Georgiana said...

Great family ornaments. I love those Grinch pills too. My daughter loves Tic Tacs, so guess what we will be making later today?!?!

Happy Holidays,

4kids4 said...

Great personal touches!! Your Grinch pills are hysterical...I know a few people who could use these!! :-0

~Sharon C.

Maria Matter said...

omgosh Cheryl, fabulous projects!!! love the grinch pills!

Shanna said...

Too cute. My son just loves this ornament, Lol. I have shared this on my blog with a link back to you and of course credit for the project. I would love for you to come visit and follow my blog @ I am now following you as well. I love your blog! Have a great week!