Hello friends. How many of you have gotten your tree? We were planning on going last night, but with the rain, we’ve put it off another night. Fingers crossed tomorrow’s the day. In the meantime, I have to confess that we have a fake little beauty that we took over from my Mom last year that we’ve put up in the kitchen. I do have to say, I’m pretty excited about our faux girl. She’s so full of potential and I get to decorate her however I want! YAY!
While I was thinking about ornaments, I keep thinking of simple but modern. While out at the Dollar Store (one of my favs) I came across this little star sunglasses and three star bracelets.I immediate thought… OH MY GOSH, I’m totally making these bracelets into ornaments. Using some extra yarn I had, I just got three ornaments and some groovy looking glasses for little missy for $1. One could even say, that I made each ornament for a little more then a quarter… CHEAP… I LOVE IT!!! Okay, here’s the simple how-to.Take the yarn. P.S. I have this beautiful light brown yarn that almost looks like burlap twine. Its less than 2 dollars at the craft store for a large roll. I’m not hip on the yarn lingo, but it was the big roll, not the small ones. SCORE. Anywho, when you start to wrap the yarn, the way to hold it in place is to place the end and approximately two centimeters on the star, then wrap back over it.Then by the time you’ve started to wrap about 10 times, you will have covered the end and you’re wrapping is stug as a rug.Once you’ve made it around the star (ensuring tat your yarn is plenty taught) clip the end and using a dot of white glue, glue the end into place. It can easily be concealed. If you’re looking for a rustic, burlap look to your tree, then along with some great burlap bows, leave the ornament as it is and add some fishing wire as the hook. I’m all about decorating in white and so, I thought adding some white yarn would give it a little more modern feel. Following the same wrapping instructions from above, I added some white yarn to the bottom of the star. Then with a fishing line, added a simple loop and viola… A simple modern ornament that cost only a few pennies more then a quarter. YES!My friends are also at it again sharing some Holidays Made Easy with some great ornaments that don’t take a lot of time.
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