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Token for Your Thoughts Test Tube Holiday Ornaments

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Each morning I wake up to a chill in the air and everything outside is covered in a heavy layer of dew. Could Christmas be coming once again? The holidays always seem to appear out of nowhere, surprising me with how quickly they’re approaching.

Every year I promise myself that I will get a jumpstart on my holiday crafting only to find myself mid-December with not a single thing made. Not this year, however. This year I hit the ground running once the calendar turned to November.

We’ve decided to get a bigger tree than usual, and I know I’m going to be scrambling to find additional ornaments to hang upon it when the time comes. I never tire of creating ornaments out of various test tubes, so that’s exactly what I did. To start, I cut a small piece of an artist paper from Somerset Studio 1/2 inch shorter than the test tube. Next, I rolled it up so I could insert into the tube. I pushed the cork into place and then wrapped twine around it, securing it with a small knot. I threaded thin wire through a metal word tag, tucking one end of it behind the twine, and then twisted the wire together to create a hoop for hanging. It really is as simple as that!


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Christen Hammons is the Director of Publishing for Stampington & Company and editor-in-chief of Somerset Studio, Bella Grace, Field Guide to Everyday Magic, and GreenCraft. She lives in Orange County with her husband, sassy cat, and scruffy dog.

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Each morning I wake up to a chill in the air and everything outside is covered in a heavy layer of dew. Could Christmas be coming once again? The holidays always seem to appear out of nowhere, surprising me with how quickly they’re approaching.

Every year I promise myself that I will get a jumpstart on my holiday crafting only to find myself mid-December with not a single thing made. Not this year, however. This year I hit the ground running once the calendar turned to November.

We’ve decided to get a bigger tree than usual, and I know I’m going to be scrambling to find additional ornaments to hang upon it when the time comes. I never tire of creating ornaments out of various test tubes, so that’s exactly what I did. To start, I cut a small piece of an artist paper from Somerset Studio 1/2 inch shorter than the test tube. Next, I rolled it up so I could insert into the tube. I pushed the cork into place and then wrapped twine around it, securing it with a small knot. I threaded thin wire through a metal word tag, tucking one end of it behind the twine, and then twisted the wire together to create a hoop for hanging. It really is as simple as that!


Project

Christen Hammons is the Director of Publishing for Stampington & Company and editor-in-chief of Somerset Studio, Bella Grace, Field Guide to Everyday Magic, and GreenCraft. She lives in Orange County with her husband, sassy cat, and scruffy dog.

 
Token for Your Thoughts Test Tube Holiday Ornaments
Token for Your Thoughts Test Tube Holiday Ornaments
Token for Your Thoughts Test Tube Holiday Ornaments

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