Remember the Springtime Swap I participated in? It was actually a spin-off of the more traditional Ornament Swap (if you click the link, you’ll be connected to a google search result page full of “ornament swap” events), which Dawn (see her website!) organised for the second time this year and.. SURPRISE! I participated!
I google-image-shopped for a while before deciding what to do. I saw cute pasta ornaments,
some artsy lightbulb crafts,
and some very complicated stuff that I probably would never have managed. Or bothered to do.
Then, I stumbled on Martha Stewart’s sea urchin ornament.
And I thought: AHA! This I can do. Ah Martha, as always, inspiring. So I went to get one of the sea urchins boyfriend had brought me back from a trip, once,
and then I also gathered some string, beads and shiny florist’s paper (for wrapping flowers in) which I had kept (you never know) and proceeded to cut up in strips. I painted the urchin and then added glitter (glitter! glitter! I am a glitter fan!) and this is the end result! What do you think?