Before Christmas I noticed a few ornaments on pinterest made with half of a plastic fillable ornament.
I knew immediately I wanted to use those for my heart to heart ornaments this year. I waffled for several days about what to put in the darn things. I was going to use some little wooden figurines I bought at an estate sale, but they were too small. I considered Valentine snowmen, but couldn't find any pom poms I really liked (the best pom poms are at Hobby Lobby it turns out).
I had been tossing around the idea of paper butterflies when I went into Michaels looking for something else and saw these gorgeous paper butterflies in their dollar section.
I am REALLY pleased with them. Every year I think I have made my favorite ornament ever and then the next year comes!
I will blog the rest of the ornaments starting on Monday. I really do think this was our best swap year ever. Hopefully the last of the boxes are arriving to swappers today!
I mentioned this on facebook (following me there yet?) - but a HUGE thank you to everyone for using Etsy to do the swap this year. In the past it has taken me many, many hours to do the sorting and packing part. There have been tears and cursing and who knows what else. But using the shop made it lickety split easy. I was done with the whole thing in under an hour and the boxes were on their way.