Having had my GF for 3 years meow, means that I’ve made some ornaments in the past. I suppose the difference this year is the accumulation of my previous year’s knowledge and people I know wanting something specific, but with my touch added.
So first I made some gnomes for a friend, which were a ton of fun to design.
They’re two layers of painted MDF, and if I decide to do these again next year, I’ll paint the entire sheets instead of the pieces individually. I’ve actually already got white and black sheets painted, so green and grey will need to be added to the mix. Also will probably invest in the 3M tape everybody on facebook is obsessed with, but I digress.
Alright, as I mentioned at the beginning, I’ve made ornaments each year I’ve had my machine. This year, coming hot off the gnomes, I decided to do a double layer ornament.
I love making tropical themed items to remind people I live in one of the best places in the world So I decided a nice little sunrise/sunset with some palm trees was perfect.
Finally my best friend and his wife are serious Potterheads. Their first tattoos were of a quote, so they’re pretty serious. He called me a couple of weeks ago proudly telling me how they finally made an entirely HP themed Christmas tree, so sure, I doubt that he wouldn’t hang the tropical ornament that I made, but I wanted to be sure that he would hang one that I made.
Had this idea right after and followed through with it. I have a photo printer (though I guess a regular printer on some cardstock would work just as well), found a HP themed background, printed it off, sealed, glued and masked it to some of my painted draftboard, and got that layer taken care of. Used medium Basswood for the glasses, and sat there with a dumb smile in my face over how neat everything I had made in one day was. Right, I designed and made all of this yesterday, needless to say, I was a bit burned out by the time I was going to bed, only for my wife to mention we need 10 more of the tropical ornaments before we jump on our flight later today
Anyway, hope y’all enjoyed these and are maybe inspired to do some yourself. Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to the lot of you!