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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Quote Ornament

Pride & Prejudice Ornament

to my dearest darling December,

i don't like that 6:45am rolls in dark and it's when i must rise.
i dislike the blustery wind and damp air (is it rain? is it snow? what is this shit?).
i loathe that it takes socks, a bathrobe layer AND two throws in my lap to warm up.
but of the 31 days you give me, a good majority of them are in celebration of something or other.
like birthdays.
holidays, whichever you may follow.
i spend minutes hours in the day daydreaming about the cookies to bake,
the cakes to decorate,
the savories to make,
the crafts to create.
then i actually do it.
this mollifies me. 

good save, December, you were on thin ice for a second there.

this year i made six ornaments for bigk's birthday. because that's how many came in a pack. i used lyrics from madonna & dave matthews, quotes from Harry Potter, Twilight (don't judge us!), Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, and Pride & Prejudice. this craft project was inspired by this ornament i found on pinterest, tho it is no longer an item on etsy.

previous bigk projects:


  1. I have mixed feelings about December, too. But I do love the quote ornaments. :)

  2. I did this! But instead of quotes, I typed out a little "story" for my grandkids. I cut it into one long strip and stuffed it in the ornament. I am hoping they will read them on Christmas. They are very young so the stories were silly, but as they get older I can see a meaningful tradition starting!

  3. I love this. Of course, I'd be disassembling the ornament to read them all. Or maybe that's the point. :)

  4. SKM - thank you! they were so fun to make.

    Tiffany - oh how december just makes us topsy turvey! at least we have the holidays...

    lzlpio90 - thank you.

    anonymous - thank you so much for sharing your story. i think it's a great idea that you write little stories for your grandkids to read, very sweet.

    maria - it's whatever you want to do... it's fun to try to read all the passages but disassembling them would be fun too.

  5. ooh, i like this quote ornament craft! and twilight! :) yay!

    i like how you used lyrics from songs as well. i want to do this for next year's tree and give some out as gifts too

    thanks for sharing!

  6. Hello guys! It is so lovely to include all the best wishes in a ball! That's why I included your craft in a Christmas tree balls posts I just published. Hope you like it! You can check here Bolas de Navidad (it is writen in spanish!)