I have had Christmas on my mind for a while. Specifically, I knew I wanted to switch up my tree ornaments to something other than what I had last year. Luckily, I own a lot of neutral gold, white and silver ornaments. Ribbon is what made my tree MOSTLY blue last year, with the addition of some painted blue frame ornaments.
I knew I wanted to make a lot myself. Saves on money, and my son really enjoys being able to make things with me. I like giving him projects to keep him busy, so making some new ornaments with him was the perfect solution.
Here are some of the handmade holiday ornaments we made this year:
- The wood slice banner. Taken from our “Give Thanks” thanksgiving banner, we painted the circles with some decor-arts chalkboard paint, and wrote “Oh Holy Night” on two banners across the two now garlands.
- Wooden beads. I use these bead strand vase fillers from pottery barn for styling vignettes in show homes all the time. Because I wanted so many for the tree, I tried my hand and making my own. I ordered 1000 beads on ebay for $8.99 with free shipping. Best purchase ever.
- Woodland Terrarium in a paint can. I love this little guy.
- Salt Dough Ornaments – made with the little nuggets with rubber stamps, play dough molds, and craft paint. I might use some to wrap presents with too.
Side note: the beads can double as styling tools after Christmas is over. I love it.
I also made this monogram antler wreath for my front door.
BONUS: I Can Make One For You! I am selling the antler & Monogram set for $25 unfinished and $50 finished. Email me (BrooklynBerry at gmail.com) if you want one!
Happy Holiday Crafting everyone!
Comments & Reviews
Great ideas Brooke! I love the beads…such a great tree garland!
Dannyelle @ Life is a Party says
Great ideas, I think the chalkboard garland is my favourite. So cute.
Very creative! I love the chalkboard garland!
Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says
Love the chalkboard garland! So pretty… they all are!
Awesome ideas, Brooke! You’ve done a great job with your decor this year!
[email protected] Vin'yet Etc. says
Wonderful ideas Brooke, the wood slice chalk is adorable!
Lovely collection of ideas. The antlers look great.
Crystal @ Sew Creative says
Beautiful Brooke! I need to hit up my local Michael’s and start decorating for Christmas!
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Love all of these Brooke! Especially your antler wreath – so much fun!