Tuesday, November 24, 2015

12 Days of Christmas, Day 6, Warm & Cozy Ornaments

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If you saw Day 5 post, you saw that I decided to change up my Christmas decor theme (again) this year which means I need some new ornaments, right?

Now, if I didn't do this on a budget I would not change my decor so much.  But, when it is all said and done, I will spend around $50 and that is a gift I a willing to buy myself.

I wanted some large, warm and fuzzy, Christmas ornaments for the tree and after a little thinking, figured out how to make some.
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I started with these clear plastic balls from Michaels.  They were on sale and with an extra coupon they were less than a dollar each for the larger ones.  

I took the ornament hanger off and then coated the ball in decoupage glue.  
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I bought a skein on yarn that was thick and variegated and the color I was wanting--the tweedy tan.  I started wrapping it around the ball in different directions.
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When the ball is fairly covered, I dabbed on some more glue and then finished wrapping the ball to completely cover it.  I cut the yarn and glued the end down.  I gently used my hands to press the yarn around the ornament and let it dry,
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Then I put the top back on the ornament and added some jute to hang it from. 
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Each ornament takes about 10 minutes to make.  I made a dozen and they add a lot to the tree (I am waiting to show you the whole tree).
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4 comments:

  1. Love these! Thank You for sharing!
    Can't wait to see your tree.

    Sandi

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  2. These are perfect!! I chose the same yarn for Pom poms and have got to make thse! :)

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