My handmade holiday ornaments for last year were these little almond shell birds, and they were a big hit. I followed the instructions pretty much line by line, but instead of shellac to seal my almond shells, I used a matte Delta Ceramcoat sealant that I had left over from a wood painting project. I made at least 10 of these little guys and am happy to have a few left over to hang on my tree this year.
We even held a little photoshoot for a few of them:
During the outside portion of the photo shoot, we were photo bombed by my favorite photo bomber. Do you see her?
Simple hand-embroidered ornaments