It’s been snowing in Chicago all weekend, and the only things that could draw me out of hibernation were yoga on Saturday and a holiday ornament-making class on Sunday that I found via Dabble.Co. I’ve written about my Dabble classes before (Read: SUP Yoga and Photography) but I have since become a Super Dabbler, which is an ambassador for the platform that gives you access to any sort of activity you might be interested in trying. I will be taking complimentary classes found on Dabble and sharing my honest reviews and experiences with you. I was so eager to get started that I picked a class a week after beginning as an ambassador and brought along my friend Rachael from Tea for Two, a lifestyle blog here in Chicago.
|Some of the supplies I picked for my mico-environment holiday ornaments.|
You can either make one large ornament or two smaller ones. Katie suggests practicing before you actually start gluing things in, and it helps to get the hang of handling such tiny objects. I actually ended up creating two large ornaments. My first creation broke through no fault of my own (it had a tiny crack) so I was able to recreate my vision in another ornament. Luckily it happened with enough time left to spare. Katie let me take both home, as the broken one was still intact (just the top part where the removable top clasp attaches). Once you insert all your decorations, you insert the clasp and pick a ribbon. You can also attach a bell and a hook as I did. Katie even sends you home with a box and bubble wrap to safely transport your creations.
It can be tricky to get your objects to stay put, and I had glue all over all of my tools when class was done. I made a bit of a mess, but I liked my creations.
|The first ornament I made (in process).|
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