pinecone elf ornament.

elf

I love these little guys! Since we got a real christmas tree this year, these were the perfect addition. I used martha stewart’s directions to make this little pine cone elf ornament for my tree.

heres what you need:

  • Elf Template (you can find the pdf to download here)
  • Pinecones
  • Felt
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Hot-glue gun
  • 3/4-inch wooden craft bead
  • Thin-point sharpie
  • tiny bell, bead or ball
  • string1. Cut out your pattern pieces and trace onto the felt. Cut these pieces out of the felt. Make a scarf by cutting a long strip of felt as well. Set these piece aside.
    2. Glue your wooden bead to your pinecone. I made mine with the wider side towards the top. Glue your hat on your wooden bead, and add the tiny bell, bead or ball you have for to the top of your hat.  Draw a face on your bead with the sharpie.
    3. Cut your pipe cleaners to be about 4-5 inches in length. Hot glue them onto your pinecone.  Affix the mittens and shoes to the pipecleaners.
    4. Glue some string to the back of your ornament if you wish to hang it.

glitter ornaments.

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My friend mentioned making these glitter ball ornaments and I immediately thought that they would be annoying and messy.  After doing some noodling on the internet – I realize that maybe they are pretty simple after all. The secret ingredient here is floor wax! Who would have thought?! I figured for sure you had to figure out a way to get spray glue or something into that little hole…..But nope. Liquid floor wax.  I couldn’t wait to break into these and try it out!

You will need:
clear glass or plastic ornaments
Glitter
Floor wax  (we got ours for abou5 $6 at menards)

Take the top off of your ornament. Pour a little bit of the floor wax inside and put your finger over the top of the ornament and swirl around carefully and slowly. Don’t shake it up, just kind of swirl it and make sure your entire ornament is covered.  Pour out any excess liquid. Dump some glitter, put your in there and swirl around. Keep adding glitter until your ornament is coated.  Let dry for about 15 minutes or so and put your cap back on.  Its THAT easy.

356. feather ornament.

feather

A few weeks ago, milo and I went on an adventure to find some feathers and twigs for future crafting projects. While we were crafting on Sunday, I came across the feathers we found from that day of exploration. There were some leftover clear balls and I put a feather inside and liked how simple and lovely it looked. And its a reminder of the fun day Milo and I had when we went exploring!

355. beaded sequin ornaments.

sequin

I am OBSESSED with making those sequin ball ornaments we made on sunday. I love organizing all the little sequins and coming with patterns and color combos. This time I added beads and LOVE the dimension it brings to these. They look so vintage and sparkly! Can’t stop. Won’t stop! Currently working on a blue one….I could have a whole tree covered in these guys!

353. twig ornament.

twig

Just a simple star ornament using twigs from our yard, hot glue, and some twine. Adding a little nature to our fake tree!

349. fabric scrap ornament.

I saw something like this at crate and barrel a few weeks ago for $10. Using a styrofoam ball and some fabric scraps, I made my own. And iI like mine better!

Here is a tutorial on how to do it. You need a styrofoam ball and fabric scraps. Basically you take fabric scraps and cut them into about 1-2 inch squares. I used a broken chopstick to shove my scraps into the ball. I’m having some girls over for a crafter-noon on sunday, so I think this is the craft Im going to have them make! Can’t wait to see everyone’s variations.

342. abonimable snowman ornament.

Made this guy out of felt after seeing something like it on pinterest. I want to gift it, but I kind of really love him. Makes me want to make many more felt ornaments!

166. hanging heart.

Nothing too crazy tonight. I’ve been pretty tired and uninspired this week. Need to start cooking soon.

But I did manage to sew this little fabric heart using fabric scraps.