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diy: glitter & sequin ornaments + gingerbread donuts!

We finally got our tree & then decorated it with a little glitter and sequins!  Last year I made gold glitter polka dot ornaments, but this year I wanted more color so I used glass ornaments to make a range of pink glittered, pink polka dot and sequin ornaments. 

Plain glittered ornaments: brush glue all over and cover in glitter, shake off excess
Sequins on the outside: brush glue and roll in sequins
Sequins on the inside: brush glue inside, pour sequins in, shake around until you like what you see
Glittered polka-dots: use a q-tip or glue pen to draw circles, cover in glitter, shake off excess (for multiple colors wait until you've covered every dot to shake)

also made mini gingerbread donuts with glaze...
recipe found here.

Made a good amount of peanut butter blossoms...

and then dropped all the treats off at SF Firehouse 28.  

LOVE this time of the year. 
hope you all had a nice weekend!


  1. The best part was that you dropped your lovely goodies at the FD! God bless our first responders. Drop by and see our faux tortoise shell chest giveaway at art by Karena. Spread the word!

  2. Love your ornaments!! I'd love for you to link this up to my new Holiday party!

  3. Those ornaments are so fabulous! I am definitely adding them to my DIY project list. Thanks for sharing, you're so creative!

  4. This is adorable! I also made some glitter ornaments over the Thanksgiving holiday, but I just love the colors that you used! Love that you shared your treats with the firehouse -- it truly is the season for giving.. you've inspired me to do the same!

  5. Love the ornaments! and the treats look deeeelish

  6. Love the ornaments! Must look great on the tree!

  7. Those are the prettiest ornaments! They look straight outta Kate Spade. Love the colors!

  8. Absolutely adorable ornaments Carlee! We can't wait to give the pumpkin doughnuts a whirl - Yum :)

  9. Hello! Just want to say I love your blog and can't wait for your wedding pictures!:)

    Do you use a certain program for your pictures? I just bought a new camera. Thanks! :) julie

  10. You truly an artist. From ornaments to food you got the talent. You are rare. I'm a fan!

  11. those look amazing!!!!

  12. I made amazing glitter ornaments this week and will be posting about it shortly. So easy to glitter them on the inside.

  13. Love those ornaments! I need to diy those!

  14. I absolutely love the ornaments! I wanted to try and coat the insides of my clear ornaments with glue and glitter, but it looks like it works perfectly on the outside too! I can't wait to decorate the tree with my new ornaments :)


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