• A Glass Ornament Decorated 10 Ways: Time Capsule

    This is a holiday DIY series showcasing 10 different ways to decorate a glass ornament. I’ll be featuring one tutorial every day this week and then the real treat is I have five of my favorite crafty bloggers lined up to share their ideas each day next week.

    Today I’m showing you how to make this sweet little time capsule, a perfect way to remember and celebrate the milestones from this past year in your child’s life.

    This would be a really fun tradition to continue doing every year. Every Christmas you could open the last year time capsule and read together with your child the things you wrote down about them a year ago, “Remember last Christmas when you could only count to 20 and you cried every time we washed your hair in the bath?”

    Instructions: I decorated the outside with Henry’s current age. I used hot glue, drawing a thick four and then sprinkled it with glitter and let dry.

    Type up a list of characteristics, milestones, or simple things you want to remember about your child this year. The more specific the better. Print out and roll up.

    Secure with a piece or ribbon or yarn. Place inside your ornament.

    Alternative to glitter: cutting the age out of contact paper, sticking to the ornament and applying acrylic paint to the inside.

    In case you missed it: 
    Day One: A Christmas Scene
    Day Two: Gold Dipped
    Day Three: Glued and Painted 


    1. Lorri said… December 25, 2011 4:22 pm

      I'm going to use this with my third grade students..memories of 2011 and wishes for 2012. I think this will be a nice writing project to ease us back into school.

    2. panamamama said… December 15, 2011 5:57 pm

      So great!

    3. Deb said… December 14, 2011 4:51 pm

      what a cool idea…may try doing that for my little britches…

    4. Christina said… December 14, 2011 12:22 pm

      Great and easy idea!

    5. Liz Stanley said… December 8, 2011 9:37 pm

      AmberLee! I think I'll cry too 🙂

    6. Jenn Kirk said… December 8, 2011 9:35 pm

      This is really sweet. And hair washing is an issue with my boys too.

    7. AmberLee said… December 8, 2011 8:07 pm

      we are totally going to try this. i am going to bawl every year, but we are going to try this!

    8. small + friendly said… December 8, 2011 7:42 pm

      Best. Ornament idea. Ever. I love this so much, thank you!

    9. Amy @ FWD said… December 8, 2011 6:34 pm


    10. marissa needle said… December 8, 2011 6:34 pm

      this is my favorite one yet!

    11. elizabeth moore said… December 8, 2011 1:56 pm

      i love mini time capsules, i want to start this tradition too

    12. irene said… December 8, 2011 1:49 pm

      this is such a wonderful idea!

    13. Kevin and Kristina said… December 8, 2011 10:56 am

      Love it!

    14. Sharon said… December 8, 2011 10:30 am


    15. mskaz said… December 8, 2011 10:09 am

      This is possibly the cutest idea I have ever seen for glass ornaments. I am going to start this with my girls. Thank you!

    16. Meredith said… December 8, 2011 10:01 am

      love this idea. so cute!

    17. Lisette said… December 8, 2011 9:53 am

      What a clever day. I love a mini time capsule for each child.

    18. Jackie Maimon said… December 8, 2011 9:53 am

      oh my goodness what a great idea! so sweet

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