PROJECT: Plant an Ornament 2011

54 Brightly decorated ornaments are now hidden in the streets of our village. Each ornament contains a log #. Crawl the streets in search of your favorite ornament. Help expose the entire puzzle by logging your ornament’s number in the below comments… find a bonus ornament, identify the village sound and win a Snyder Art painting…

If you kept more than one, PLEASE LOG THEM ALL!!!

Click HERE to learn more about the project!

Click HERE for the puzzle!

Clues and updates HERE on TWITTER!


Click HERE to meet all the 2011 ornament crafters!

Click HERE for the ‘Golden Carl’ best ornament winner!

UPDATE: Click HERE for the ‘Village Sound’ winners!

27 Responses to “PROJECT: Plant an Ornament 2011”

  1. 1 Eileen Dec 25th, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Good Morning, Merry Xmas!
    Walking along Carlsbad Village Drive my daughter and I out for a gorgeous walk spotted an ornament dangling on a huge aloe plant and were ready to kipe it but decided to leave it, it looked too pretty. We didn’t read the tag. A little further in the walk she spotted another one, very whimsical octopus, somethings up, we then read the tag.
    We informed another walker of the project and she was appreciative, and I think humored by the info as we are, she said she probably wouldn’t have noticed. Wings for me(:
    Great Project, nice addition to our day.

  2. 2 Andrew Dec 25th, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Good morning and merry Christmas! We found #28. Awesome Leon Redbone nature dude. ALSO #1! Carl Crawl himself. Cam found her own ornament #89 very close to home. And after diligently looking for a special egg, I found #97 in the phone Booth by the the daily news.
    P.S. We found the tag for #80 in a planter on state St with no ornament.
    Thanks Bryan! Another great Christmas morning!

  3. 3 Laura Williams Dec 25th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Woohoo, we found a Bonus Ornament, #100, hung in a little pine tree on the side of a business.. It will be coming home with us to Covington, Louisiana.. We also found #23 – it will be staying with my mom in Oceanside. Beautiful day for ornament hunting! Thank you!

  4. 4 phyllis Dec 25th, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks, Bryan and fellow crafters. Fun looking for the ornaments. They were all very clever.
    I kept #62- a red ball covered with crystals that sparkled in the sun.

  5. 5 seth Dec 25th, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    i found two stuck together.number 84 a green and silver one with googly eyes. my brother found a fancy one with presents and the whole shibang. number 32. what a fun thing to do christmas morning. too cold for a treasure hunt in ohio glad i got to have a carlsbad christmas

  6. 6 Megaen Dec 25th, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Merry Christmas! I found #24 a pretty red ornament with snow flakes 🙂 my daughter found number #14, supposed to be an “Angry Bird” I think? She loves it! Thank you.

  7. 7 Crystal Dec 25th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    My family and I found quite a few but left some for others. We found two without numbers and two from previous years. Had a blast. Ready for the next hunt.

  8. 8 Stacy Dec 25th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Took the family out this morning and while walking through the village we found several ornaments but only kept two, #11-2 light blue balls with snowflakes and another with no tag-a gold one with bells and a poinsettias.

  9. 9 Rose Behnke Dec 25th, 2011 at 4:18 pm


  10. 10 Rose Behnke Dec 25th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Found this am while walking my dog!

  11. 11 Rose Behnke Dec 25th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    # 43

  12. 12 mimi Dec 25th, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    I found #81….while walking the villiage early Christmas morning….he is blue with yellow feather hair with the letters..HT on the back 🙂 Not sure what HT means…might be Hello Trouble 🙂

  13. 13 mimi Dec 25th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    After reading my tag I realized that it says one per household……..I see that some of the people logging on are very respectful of this project and the wishes of the people organizing such an amazing event. Merry Christmas to all involved and God bless 🙂

  14. 14 Happyfeet Dec 26th, 2011 at 7:17 am

    I know where these numbers lie: #12, #5, #85, #2, #29, #77, #20, #60, #37, #59, #69, #64, #94, #26, #33

  15. 15 stephanie kazma Dec 26th, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Kaia found #3, #22, #13, #49, #86 while riding her new bike xmas morn!

  16. 16 MadMorg Dec 26th, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I found #7.

  17. 17 Abby Dec 26th, 2011 at 11:36 am

    My two sons found the the ornaments that they made themselves #25 and #95 – this was very exiting for them. Thanks for doing this project it was a great addition to our Christmas day.

  18. 18 trautt Dec 26th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    72 / 100

  19. 19 Shawn Dec 26th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    PJ’s on & in for night then Abby read hint #1 & we instantly knew. We have noventa y ocho. Gracias Senor : )

  20. 20 Solie Dec 27th, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Went hunting first thing in the morning 8am and found a ton! My fiend found my rainbow first thing (don’t know the #) but he took it then I finally found one to take Nicoles favorite little reindeer that was “crawling” #83. I ran into lots of people and told them to continue the hunt and they were STOKED! Thanks so much everyone for making this village super cool 😉

  21. 21 Penguin Dec 27th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Please Log these in : #12, #5, #85, #2, #29, #77, #20, #60, #37, #59, #69, #64, #94, #26, #33

  22. 22 Socorro Dec 28th, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    my bad…i have 2 that i did not log…took the 1 that Nina burned her finger on, to give to her…and the other for my mother, one of them was #70 not sure of the other # will get back to you on that…didnt make it out of the house til about 1pm, lots were gone by then…also gave the one with no # out front of The Guy Store to Kristen, the bartender @ Boars to give to her son:) Thank you for another good time decorating!! looking forward to easter

  23. 23 Laura Kurner Dec 28th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Hey, I don’t know how we missed the one behind New Village Arts! I was walking back into the theatre when, surprise – there it was! Such a cute little windblown reindeer, #82! My very first ornament find 🙂

  24. 24 Eileen Dec 28th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    oops realized didn’t log my #53, Eileen

  25. 25 Winnie Dec 29th, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Hi, my daughter and two nephews (ages 6, 5, 2) had a great time looking for the ornaments on Christmas Day. They kept #18, 88, and one with no tag–metallic yellow ball with a purple feather and orange pipecleaner on top and pink, red, yellow, brown, and orange pipe cleaners twisted into a swirl coming out of the bottom. Such a great idea! Thank you very much.

  26. 26 Shawn Dec 29th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Bonus Ornaments 96/100 & 98/100

  27. 27 val on state Dec 30th, 2011 at 8:40 pm


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