Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Handmade Christmas Ornaments

*Note: This was published on Prayer of Hannah this morning, and I thought I would share it here as well*

I love Christmas (doesn't everyone), and confess that I actually listened to Christmas music earlier this week. I have promised my husband I won't continually listen to Christmas music from now until January... :-)

One of my dearest friends got married at the beginning of October, and for her wedding shower I made a set of Christmas ornaments. Each ornament is specific to Kim and Eric, but the ideas can be adapted for any tree any where :-) Few of my ideas are original--you can see my inspiration and other beautiful ornament ideas (and tutorials) on my Pinterest page:  Pinterest--For My Tree. I hope you enjoy these ideas, and we'd love to hear about your favorite ornament, or see a DIY Christmas ornament!

This little box has a slip of paper that said "This keepsake box is for a small memento from your mystery honeymoon". Eric did not tell Kim where they were going on their honeymoon, so this ornament was a way to remember it

I cut her lingerie shower invitation into strips and put  them in this clear ornament along with  ribbon. Some glitter and ribbon on the cap added the perfect touch!

C is their initial, and purple was one of the colors of their wedding, so this simple felt ornament was perfect (and EASY!)

I  turned their wedding invitation into a pinwheel :-)

The groom is the worship pastor at my church, so I used Mod Podge to add sheet music to this wooden cross

He's a UGA fan, so one side of this ornament is for him...

And the other side is for her, a FL Gators fan (it's a house divided, for sure :-)

Materials needed: paper, glue, glitter, ribbon for this easy ornament! 


kd said...

Thanks so much friend. I can't decide which I like better! And can't wait for my hubs to let me listen to our new Christmas music!

Karen Lytle said...

I love these! You mentioned making them - but they turned out great!