Well, it was cold and rainy this weekend in my neck of the woods. So Saturday was a football watching crafting kinda day. (Melissa if your reading, this is for you girl!) I spent Wednesday and Thursday stocking up on projects to do this weekend, because I was just going to stay inside and keep warm! So needless to say, I’ve got lots of Christmas ideas coming at ya in the next few weeks. Some would make great quick small gifts you may need to give if someone drops by that hadn’t put on your gift list. Come on, I know I’m not the only one in this boat.
So here are two ornaments that you can whip up in no time, for yourself or for a small gift for someone. Maybe something you could make without breaking the bank to give to your neighbors, kids teachers, or a party hostess.
So here is what I started with. A glittered tree and a glittered bell. This picture shows you that the bell does come in gold and silver. This is also a picture of the 2 flower picks I used. I forgot to take a picture of the gold patterned tissue paper I also bought there. So that makes a total of $6 I spent. I only needed to spend $5, but I spent the extra buck to show ya the silver bell. I’m sweet like that, so I can let you to know your options.
They are a little tacky like this, but you can turn them into so much more! The first thing to do is to spray each one with hairspray to tame the glitter that tends to fall off.
For the bell, I just put together a little junk bow by using tulle, ribbon, lace, and piece of the Merry Christmas tissue paper from the package I bought. I added a string of pearls, and then just hot glued that baby on the top. Bam! (in the words of Emeril Lagasse) Now you have an ornament in under 10 minutes. What a cute quick gift you could whip up for those times you think “Oh No! I forgot to get a little something for …..”
This bell will be finding its place on my mantle. Possibly with another one when I take the silver bell back and exchange it for another gold one. I decided I might need 2 gold ones. Good thing Dollar Tree does exchanges!
The next ornament is from that cone tree. First I took it and turned it upside down, then took a strip of gold dotted tissue paper and glued it in the opening. The tissue paper is from the package I bought for $1. You cut a strip, add hot glue and kinda gather it as you go around. Then I glued a piece of gold ribbon in for a handle.
Next, I took apart my picks and built my own flowers by layering the petals and adding a rhinestone blingy center. I glued these new flowers and the glittered pinecones into the opening. I used 2 reconstructed flowers, and 2 of the gold glittered pinecones.
Now you have this cute little flower cone to hang on your tree, door knob, or you could get enough and hang from the back of your chairs as you set your Christmas table.
Both of these ornaments took me under 30 minutes to make, and that included gathering my stuff up of what I was going to use. So I hope this inspires you, because you don’t have to spend lots of money to make cute ornaments. These would be great to give as little gifts to others to let them know you were thinking about you this Christmas.
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