Hello friends! This year marks the 15th year that I have hosted an Ornament making party for friends and family. However, this year is unique as we all know and gathering with my near and dear is not going to be possible in the traditional sense. I thought about taking a year off as I did the year I lived in Kansas City, but this year has been filled with so many disappointments and unfulfilled traditions that I didn't want to miss out on this too.
Check out some of the ornaments we've made in previous years.
So, here we are. It's almost December and I'm forging ahead with the ornament party. The 15th Annual! But because it's the 15th and this year is ... weird ... I thought it would be fun to invite lots more people than usual and make a lot more things than usual. I mean, we're doing this virtually. So as many people as we want can join us, right? RIGHT?
How this thing usually works is I invite 20-25 people to my house (somewhere between 10 and 15 can actually make it. We eat, we drink, we chat and we CRAFT. I usually have 2 ornaments planned for us to make but since I pretty much upend my craft closet, people tend to make whatever variation they can imagine of those ornaments.
Some years were, without a doubt, better than others. In fact, when I polled the group and asked them what ornament from years past would they like to make again, they almost unanimously chose the Gnomes.