Bee Ornament Exchange 2012: Part 1

I’m excited to share with the hive the FIFTH annual Bee Ornament Exchange! For those new to the hive, each year the blogger bees get together and participate in a secret Santa ornament exchange. Each bee has the challenge of coming up with a handmade or store-bought ornament for $15 or less, and the ornaments resemble or represent the bee’s moniker that they’ve drawn. Check out some of the adorable ornaments the bees came up with this year. This is only part one of four, so get excited for more holiday goodness!

to – What could be more fun than a sledding octopus?… (handmade from scratch)


to — Handcrafted…by a nice lady at Etsy!

Bacon to Sushi 2012



to — An ornament was made to show off Miss Gloves’s adorable puppy Howie, who is trying to make off with her moniker in his mouth!


to – After I snapped this picture, I added a big red ribbon bow instead of the red and black thread—much more festive. But I forgot to take an updated picture afterward!


to — The swirling of yellows and oranges reminded me of a beautiful sunrise!


to — A sweet felt treat via Etsy seller doughandbatter for Petit Four since I’m craft challenged!




to — I bought a ceramic spaniel figurine and adorned it with festive holiday accessories!


to — I hand-painted this little birdie. OK, so it turned out looking like an owl…but I tried! :)










to — A doily-imprinted kitty!


to — Second attempt at a marmalade snowflake. Paint and cardboard are not as friendly as paper. Merry Christmas, bees!




to — A pretty treasure chest for the tree!




to — An amazing (practically life-size) crafted version of the perfect snow cone!


Aren’t these great? Which is your favorite? Stay tuned for more!


Mrs. Mouse

July 2
Wedding Date:
September 2009
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  1. Member
    village_skeptic 1861 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:57 pm

    I can’t STAND how cute these are! That coach ornament is jaw-droppingly beautiful.

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:41 am

    These are awesome! So many amazing creative finds! Or makes hehe!

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:48 am

    These all look so cute!

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    gloves 190 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:28 am

    Mrs Doily’s ornament is awesome! I’m so thrilled she managed to include Howie and my bee moniker- its so perfect!!

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    bunting 687 posts, Busy bee @ 5:59 am

    YES! I puffy-heart the ornament exchange so hard. These are all so adorable, and so many very creative and clever ideas! I can’t wait to see the rest!

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    mspencils 1015 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:31 am

    aw, these look great! so sad to miss out again this year! stupid cambodian mail.

    Also, freaking A cheetah! that crosstitched cannon is fantastic!

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    mspencils 1015 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:33 am

    Dang it, I meant Jaguar! I’m silly.

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:34 am

    These are all so cute!

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    mswallaby 2059 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:07 am

    Awww so cute! My fave is the Petit-Four

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    eagle 1552 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:22 am

    @Angelwinged: This is just for the blogging bees. We do it every year. The board members do a similar holiday card exchange every year!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:31 am

    SO adorable. Love these!

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    teaspoon 768 posts, Busy bee @ 6:20 pm

    Love these!! Wish I was crafty!

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    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 7:32 am

    @Nachos – Loooove that button ornament!

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    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:59 am

    @MidnightSun: I love it too! Thanks, Mrs. Nachos! :)

    @Mrs. Giraffe: It was so fun to open when it arrived! Bright and happy!

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