Are you feeling the same way…Christmas snuck up on you and then you really never got a chance to enjoy it properly? Are you having Christmas music withdrawal? Well then you’ve come to the right blog…(Don’t worry you can keep your Christmas decor up till Super Bowl, we don’t judge) We’re going to showcase a few of the homemade presents we gave this year over the next few Sundays because now it’s finally safe to spoil the surprise! (Nearly all the presents have arrived to their final destination, minus two. Thanks UPS, grrrr!) The featured gift today was for my mother in law and sister in law to remember our family holiday vacation this year.
All in all these were really easy and simple to make…
A couple small abalone shells(please buy in store, don’t go pick off these little ones in nature it’s illegal in California) ours were from an antique store in Monterey
A little sprig of wired pine garland from the dollar store (preferably with little berries or mini pine cones for an added touch)
Small piece of cork board or crafters wood
Hot glue gun and a glue stick for it
First cut and loop some twine through one of abalone holes.
Next write your message on the cork or wood that is cut to the appropriate dimensions for your shell. Then bend the piece of wire pine garland, do a quick dry run to see if the garland and cork/wood will fit the shell. Finally glue to the bottom edge of the shell the garland, then the cork/wood above it.