Thanksgiving is almost here and it has taken EVERYTHING in me to refrain from putting up Christmas decorations, so, while I am counting down the days until I can (4 to be exact!), I wanted to share some Christmas tree ornaments that I made last year!
For the pinecone ornaments, I had to venture deep into the wilderness to collect my stash... no... not really. Luckily, my college campus is covered with huge pine trees, so I simply picked them up off the ground as I walked to class! After making sure there were no hiding spiders inside and all of the dirt was cleaned off, I took a paintbrush, with some white paint, and lightly brushed the outside of the pinecone. I decided to paint some and leave some natural. Next, I took some beautiful red velvet ribbon (purchased at Michaels - on sale!) and then hot glued the ribbon to the top! Ta Da! I love them!
Here is how I made these cute paper ornaments!
- Use old sheets of music, or find some images online and print them out! I chose to use Christmas Carols to be festive.
- Cut out any shape you’d like. I chose to use star-like shapes.
- (Optional) Next I hand stitched some designs onto the shapes.
- Take two of the same shape and stitch them together. (Printed side out)
- When both shapes are almost completely stitched together, shove some crumpled up paper (or a cotton ball) into the center. This gives the ornament some dimension.
- Attach a ribbon or hook to the top and hang!
I hope this holiday season is filled with happiness and love for all! Best of luck with the decorating! =)