It has been All Things Elsa up in this house lately!
If you follow me on Facebook you’re familiar with The Great Elsa Halloween Debacle of 2014, which has since led to a regular discussion on how many days in a row you can wear the same pair of pajamas.
More proof to my point? Kate turns 5 in January and she’s decided she wants a Frozen themed party for her birthday. She’s been planning the details of this for the last 4 months and insists we have a discussion about this every night at bedtime. (“I want JUST ELSA things at the party, Mom – no Anna.”)
She is refusing to have her hair cut until she has a long braid like Elsa.
She literally wakes up in the morning singing “Let it Go!” at the top of her lungs.
(This also occurs at Costco when she sees anything Elsa.)
Oh, I could go all day.
Shortly after I started making handmade ornaments for this 12 Days of Christmas series I got the idea of surprising Kate with a super special ornament just for her, and I knew she’d go nuts if I could somehow figure out how to make an Elsa ornament. I originally thought of doing something with Elsa stickers, but then I found a package of Frozen tattoos at Target’s Dollar Spot and decided to give them a try.
Did you know you can tattoo glass??
Neither did I – until I did it!
To make, I used a plain glass flattened circle ornament from Michael’s and placed the cut out Princess Elsa tattoo face down on the glass.
I then covered it with a wet rag to transfer the tattoo to the glass.
I used a q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol to clean up any excess clear tattoo material around the outside of Elsa’s body and then filled the ornament with faux snow (of course!) to really make Elsa pop.
To finish it off I added some sparkly snowflake stickers and gems, and a ribbon for hanging.
Kate loved her Princess Elsa Ornament so much she gasped in awe the first time she saw it.
Totally worth having to hear “Let It Go” for a little bit longer.
Like this project? Check out the rest of my DIY Frozen Ornaments!
Here are the rest of our handmade ornaments for Day 4 of our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments – click around and enjoy!
Rustic Twig Wreath Ornament by Mom 4 Real | Silver Starburst Ornament by May Richer Fuller Be | Chalkboard Paint Ornament by It All Started With Paint | Holographic Glittered Ornament by The Happier Homemaker | DIY Feather Ball by Bigger Than The Three of Us | Rustic Jingle Bell Ornament by Cherished Bliss | Wine Cork Reindeer Ornament by Remodelando la Casa | Clay Snowflake Ornament by Lovely Etc. | Vintage Style Bottle Brush Tree by Serendipity Refined | Jute Ball Ornament by Thrifty and Chic
Catch up on my DIY ornaments so far at the links below!
Four handmade ornaments down – 8 more to go!