Wednesday, January 4, 2012

CTR Christmas Ornament

Until mid-December, I worked with the kids ages 3-11 at church in Sunday school (we call it Primary) and have done so for most of the last 14 years. The women in charge of the Primary like to give each child a present at Christmastime, usually an ornament that will help them remember the true meaning of Christmas. 

This year, we gave them all an ornament decorated with a CTR shield; CTR stands for "Choose the Right," a motto to help them remember to make the right choices at all times, even when it's hard and even if no one is looking. 

I can't remember where I saw the inspiration for this ornament (I will happily give credit where credit is due if someone can point me towards the source) but I LOVE how they turned out! 


Most of them were green with a gold CTR shield, but some were red with gold, and others were silver with red. I'm so sad I forgot to take pictures of all of them.
Aren't those cute?  I used my Silhouette to cut out the decal from Expressions Vinyl in Metallic Gold.  The tricky part was getting it to lie flat on a curved surface, but it was a pretty easy gift overall.  
The kids loved them and the adults were super impressed.  So fun!

8 comments:

  1. This is so cute! And exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for posting it.

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  3. Laura, the CTR image I used is licensed so I can't sell the ornaments, but I would be happy to mail you 6 of them cut out if you just want to send me a self-addressed stamped envelope. You'd have to stick them on ornaments yourself, but that's not hard. Please email me if that's what you want to do. Charityosborne gmail com

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  4. LOVE this idea. I a little slow in getting our gifts together. Wondering how large your ornament was and how large the shield was?

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    1. I just used the standard size ball ornaments and the shield was about an inch.

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  5. Love these ornaments - would you be willing to cut some out for me as well if I sent you a self addressed envelope?? Love your blog!

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    1. Thanks, wendy! I would be happy to send you some. Please email me and I will give you my address.

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  6. How long did it take? I would need to make 60 of these cuties. I have a silhouette and can use that. Also did you have a trick to laying it out on the curved ornament that you could share?

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