We’re sharing simple vintage-inspired ornaments today as we team up with fellow creatives for the Christmas Cheer Holiday Hop hosted by Chas of Chas’ Crazy Creations!
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Over the holiday weekend, we surprised my sweet aunt with new Christmas ornaments.
She’s been battling an aggressive form of breast cancer since May. While it hasn’t been an easy road, my aunt continues to show up for our family day after day.
To say we were shocked when she was diagnosed is an understatement. No one in our family has ever had breast cancer. My aunt never even had a lump or knew anything was wrong.
In fact, the cancer was so tiny it would have been missed on her mammogram had it not been for a seasoned radiologist.
In the months since my aunt’s diagnosis, our family has showered her with love, cards, food, gifts, phone calls, text messages, video messages, and prayers as she recovered from surgery and chemotherapy treatments.
My aunt is getting ready to start radiation treatments now and she LOVES Christmas.
So, my Mom asked each family member to pick an ornament for a special blessings tree.
I knew I wanted to do something unique for my aunt who is like a mother to me and searched high and low for the perfect ornament.
But I never found quite what I was looking for.
I finally decided to make a simple vintage-inspired ornament using items you can find at most craft supply stores, including ready-made ornaments.
Here’s a look at how the simple vintage-inspired ornaments came together…
Simple Vintage Inspired Ornaments Supplies:
- Christmas ornaments
- Decorative trim
- Embellishment, optional
- Glue Gun
- Measuring Tape, optional
- Ribbon to hang the ornament, optional
Simple Vintage Inspired Ornaments Steps:
Gather your supplies and lay a tarp down to protect your work surface. Make sure your ornament is free from dirt and debris.
Decide in advance how you want to embellish your simple vintage-inspired ornament. We picked up these ornaments, as well as the trim from Joann’s.
Use a measuring tape or the trim to estimate the length of trim you’ll need to wrap around the widest part of the ornament.
Then using caution and care as scissors will be sharp, cut the trim to size.
Once you’re trim has been cut, again using caution and care as glue gun and glue will be hot, glue the decorative trim to the ornament.
Depending on your style, you could easily say the simple vintage-inspired ornament was finished at this point.
Especially, if you like subtle touches as we do.
But after all my aunt has been through, I wanted to do something extra special.
So, I dug through in my late Granny’s jewelry box and found a clip-on earring I knew would be the perfect embellishment for our vintage-inspired ornament.
After removing the clip part of the earring, I added a bit of Rub n Buff to an old button and glued the earring to the button.
Next, I hot glued the earring/button to the trim on the ornament.
The process of creating this vintage-inspired ornament didn’t take long at all, and my aunt was overjoyed to have her Mom represented on the blessings tree.
Another Christmas Ornament Idea…
At the time we found the ornaments, we weren’t sure if we were supposed to pick something breast cancer-related or not, so we also bought this pretty gold deer.
Again, it was a beautiful ornament already.
We wanted at least a tiny pop of pink to help symbolize her breast cancer journey though and this sequin trim seemed like a perfect fit.
I know these past few years haven’t been easy but I’m hoping we can all find special ways to lift each other up this holiday season.
It might be a night out, an unexpected gift, or a simple vintage-inspired ornament. It doesn’t have to be anything big or elaborate just something a little extra to say, “I see you…I love you…I care about you.”
Up next on the Christmas Cheer Holiday Hop is Regina from Saved by Salvage. Once you’re finished there be sure to stop by and see what the rest of these fabulous creatives are sharing for the holidays!
- Easy Christmas Crafts to Make and Sell – Chas’ Crazy Creations
- Make This Stunning Light Up Christmas Display From Dollar Store Bowls – Celebrate and Decorate
- 2021 Christmas Tour First Stop The Dining Room – The Dedicated House
- Christmas In The Dining Room – Thrifting Wonderland
- Salt Dough Cookie Garland – Design Morsels
- Simple Vintage Inspired Ornaments – The Crowned Goat
- Twine Tree Tutorial – Saved From Salvage
- Whipped Topping Candy – My Recipe Treasures
- Christmas Cheer with Father Christmas – Common Ground
- A Gift Guide Yesteryear Wisdom for Our Arduous Trek When Losing After 50 – The Inspired Eater
- Snowmen Bring Christmas Cheer to the Fireplace – Penny’s Vintage Home
Other Christmas Ornament Posts to Enjoy:
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- Glass Glitter Snowflake Ornament
- Embellished Blue and White Rag Ball Ornaments
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- Vintage Inspired Air Dry Clay Ornaments