All week long I’ve been sharing simple last minute ideas and tips to help make your holiday season a little bit easier. That’s why I’m so excited about today’s post. I’m teaming up with a great group of ladies for Day Two of the DIY Ornament Blog Hop. I know a lot of you are getting into the Christmas spirit searching Pinterest for just the right recipe and maybe even bringing decorations down from the attic. I’ve been doing the same things too. Bring on the tiny marshmallows!
Thanksgiving is always a fun time given I take an extra long weekend to be with my big farm family. We sit around crafting ornaments, wrapping presents, playing Christmas music, eating snickerdoodles and laughing. It’s a weekend filled with just being together and that’s what this season is all about.
The ornament I’m sharing with you today is so easy it almost doesn’t even need instructions. I live on the coast of Florida and it’s nice to be able to walk the beaches whenever it strikes my fancy. I’m always bringing home shells or bits of sea glass so this year, I decided to put those treasures in a coastal inspired ornament. You’ll need these items to get you started…
Shells or sea glass
Cardstock in coastal colors
Tag punch or store bought tags
Single hole punch
The first step is to carefully remove the stem from the ornament. The edges from the stem will be sharp so use caution and common sense when doing this step.
Next take bits of sea glass and start filling the ornament. I usually fill less than half way. You don’t want the ornament to be too heavy and fall off the tree.
Once you have the sea glass in the ornament place the stem back inside the ornament. Again, the stem will be sharp so do this with caution and common sense.
Now that the stem and ornament are secure, use a piece of raffia to create a hanger for the ornament. You can leave it plain
or you can add a tag from a family vacation, your favorite beach, word of the year or whatever you like.
So simple, right?
If you have more shells than sea glass, consider this option…
Even if you don’t live at the beach you can still make these ornaments awesome by filling them with confetti, ribbons, acorns, bits of pine or cedar, craft store jewels, faux candy like gum drops – the possibilities are endless.
For more DIY Ornament Blog Hop inspiration check out these awesome ladies:
Friday, November 20th