I rarely, if ever, share two blog posts in one day. But when I was invited to participate in a fall seasonal harvest tour, and 31 days of handmade ornaments, on the same day, I couldn’t say no. 🙂
I’m the blogger for day #5 of handmade ornaments (the links to the bloggers for the whole month are below).
I started out having a hard time deciding what kind of ornament to make. But then I found these binder clips and went a little nuts with them, coming up with three different ornaments that can all be made with them. And you can make them all in one afternoon!
I’ll start with the easiest ornament first – a poinsettia wreath ornament.
This one takes about 5 minutes … seriously!
Supplies needed (includes affiliate links for your convenience):
2″ binder rings (available in office supply stores)
poinsettia embellishments ( I got a 12-pack at Hobby Lobby 40% off).
1/4″ twill tape or ribbon (I use this twill tape all the time, so I have a 100-yard roll of it)
glue gun & glue sticks
Step 1 – Glue the twill tape over the binder ring “hinge” to form the ornament hanger.
Step 2 – Glue a burlap bow over the twill tape.
Step 3 – Glue a poinsettia embellishment under each side of the bow.
Step 4 – Glue more poinsettia embellishments to cover the rest of the binder ring.
See … I told you it was quick!
The next ornament is a jingle bell lace and burlap wreath.
It takes about 10 minutes to make.
binder ring (link above)
5/8″ lace trim (40% off at Hobby Lobby)
mini burlap bow (link above)
glue gun & glue sticks
red mini jingle bells, if desired
Step 1 – Weave lace onto one side of binder ring.
Step 2 – Repeat on the other side of ring and add a dab of hot glue on the clip side of the ring to keep the lace from coming off.
Step 3 – Space out the lace evenly around the ring.
Step 4 – Hot glue burlap ribbon and add a twine hanger.
Hot glue a few mini jingle bells to add some color.
The last ornament I made is a mini version of my book page wreaths that sold like hot cakes when I was making them a few years ago.
It takes a little more time than the other two – about 45 minutes.
binder clips (link above)
old book (I prefer books with well-aged pages)
Step 1 – Punch square shapes out of book pages. I didn’t count, but you’ll need a bunch of them.
Step 2 – Fold each square into quarters, then punch hole at bottom fold.
Step 3 – Place each square onto the binder ring until each side is tightly filled.
Step 4 – (no photo) Add a dab of hot glue between each square so that the glue touches the ring and paper. This keeps the square in position.
Step 5 – Add a cotton twine hanger and hot glue bow in center.
The aged paper and lace burlap bow is such a pretty combination on this one.
It would make a pretty package tie-on on a gift wrapped in brown paper, too.
There you go! Three handmade ornaments you can easily make in an afternoon!
Be sure to pay a visit to all the other bloggers every day this month and see their handmade ornaments!
Here are all 31 Bloggers in order of their appearance:
Day 1 – The Silly Pearl :: Day 2 –Yesterday on Tuesday
Day 3 – Cupcakes and Crinoline :: Day 4 – An Extraordinary Day
Day 5 – Knick of Time :: Day 6 – Pet Scribbles :: Day 7 – Simply Kelly Designs
Day 8 – Town and Country Living :: Day 9 – Petticoat JUNKtion
Day 10 – The Everyday Home :: Day 11 – Up on Tippy Toes
Day 12 – Remodelando la Casa :: Day 13 – DIY 180 :: Day 14 – 504 Main
Day 15 – Sum of their Stories :: Day 16 – At Home with Jemma
Day 17 – The Kim Six Fix :: Day 18 – Shabby Art Boutique
Day 19 – Morena’s Corner :: Day 20 – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Day 21 – Our Southern Home :: Day 22 – Domestically Speaking
Day 23 – The Crafting Nook :: Day 24 – Sweet Pea
Day 25 – Dukes and Duchesses :: Day 26 – Heathered Nest
Day 27 – Lovely Etc. Day 28 – Stone Gable Blog :: Day 29 – Mod Podge Rocks
Day 30 – Running with a Glue Gun :: Day 31 – All Things Heart and Home