That sweet Kari and Becky over at U Create asked if I’d join in on their Homemade Ornament series this year. Yes please!!! For some reason, I’m so into Christmas REALLY EARLY this year. It all started with that tree I decorated……so I guess I can blame Michael’s. ;) But I am going crazy that we still have another 2 weeks before Thanksgiving is here and we can officially pull out the rest of the decor.
Anyway, I’m kind of in love with how this little ornament turned out.
It’s kind of raw and earthy…….and goes well with the burlap, pine cones, and twiggy garland that I already used on my tree.
However, I couldn’t resist adding a little gold glitter spray. Ahhhhhh….
And if it looks familiar…….well, it’s very similar to the large Twig and Branch Snowflake that I made last year. Which, I’m excited to pull out and hang from my door again!
But this one is just itty bitty and fits perfectly on a tree.
See? There’s definitely a use for those dried out twigs laying around outside.
Here’s how to make your own…
**I used an electric saw to cut my thicker twigs down to size, but you could use a hand saw, or even pruning shears to cut yours.
Cut 2 longer twigs that are 4 1/2 inches long. And 2 shorter twigs that are about 2 inches long. (They don’t have to be exact….but try to keep these main pieces about the same thickness, around 3/8 of an inch.)
Then glue your two shorter pieces to the middle sides of one of the longer pieces, creating a “plus” sign.
Then, place the “plus” sign on top of the other long twig, evenly spacing it behind and between the twigs of the “plus” sign that’s on top.
Now, start breaking off small twig pieces that are about 1 inch long and 1/8 of an inch thick.
Glue them in an outward “V” shape at the tip of each of the 6 points of the main snowflake shape.
Spray your entire snowflake (front, back, and along all sides) with a bit of glitter spray and let dry completely.
Then, attach a loop of jute string to the back of one of the tips of the snowflake.
And then the fun part—–hang and enjoy.
That’s it. Easy peasy…..but simply perfect for any tree decorating theme. :)
Thanks again Kari and Becky for having me over today! You guys have such a fantastic collection of ornaments in your series thus far. Such fun! :)
Again, you can find me over at Make It and Love It, for a little bit everything! :)