Hello Lovely People!
I am making ornaments for our wonderful teachers at our school and thought I would share this idea with you all. They are super simple and yet they can be personalized easily to whomever you want…versatile and easy…I’m in!!
Our school verse for this year is Matthew 5:16- let your light shine before others so that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. I love this verse. After the events that occurred less than half a mile from our school yesterday at West Orange High School and seeing our teachers respond so quickly and kindly, I know that these people don’t just teach this verse–they LIVE IT! They shine their light to everyone around them. I am so thankful for our little school and the love they show our kids. I wish every child could experience it.
Every year the PTO gives the teachers an ornament that relates to the current school verse. This is what I came up with and I am hoping that A) they will like them and B) I can get them finished in time for their party. YIKES!
1. Paper maché star ornament from Michael’s (49 cents)
2. Paint with chalkboard paint
3. Season the chalkboard paint with regular chalk
4. Wipe off excess chalk
5. Use chalk pen to place dots at each ‘corner’ of the star
6. Connect the dots
7. Print ‘shine’ on computer paper and *transfer the letters onto the star
8. Use chalk pen to trace the word and add the year
I added the verse reference on the back by using the same * transfer method
Notice anything? Ornament on the right? Yep. I did that. I never said I was perfect. Thankfully this is written on with chalk and can be erased and written so that it will be right side up when hanging from the tree… some people like their ornaments to be right side up…ahem.
What do you think? What would you put on an ornament for your home/school? Share your ideas!!
*transfer method– print the item that you want to transfer to an object (the picture above shows the word ‘shine’ printed on white paper). On the BACK of that printed item, completely cover it with pencil lead like so:
Once that is covered with lead, flip it over and place it on the object that you want to transfer on to. Then, you simply take a pencil and trace the letters on the front of the sheet. This will leave a trail of lead on the object in the shape of the word you are transferring. Here is a picture ( you just have to trust me that the back of that sheet is covered with pencil lead…or is it?!?!? mwahahaha)
There you have it. Easy-peasy way to make your handwriting look amazing. I have done a few projects this year using this method. I’ll be sharing those very soon!
Well, I guess I had better get back to making ornaments. They won’t make themselves…I’ve tried that approach.