If you're like me and running "down to the wire" with holiday shopping, baking, etc., consider giving a handmade gift ~ there's still time! A little craft therapy never hurt anyone either. Just sayin'....
These wooden bead ornaments certainly won't stress you out:
Simply paint the beads whatever color you desire then apply rub on's or stickers for decoration and string them on jute. I tied the adorable star bells onto the bottoms which I found at Hobby Lobby.
If you'd like to try something just as easy but a bit more impressive, how about this 3-D ornament?
I turned a 3" (round) paper mache box lid into half a snow globe by painting it white, adhering patterned paper around the edges and to the back of the lid then filled the inside with fun embellishments. To keep the "snow" in, just glue a 3" round piece of transparency over the top of the lid. Voila! Fun stuff, right?
If that's too elaborate, maybe a simple string of beads with a paper tag is more your style?
These could even be used as gift tags????? Food for thought...
Are we having fun yet?? Up for a few more???
These are for the "cardinal lovers" in all of us:
Patterned paper decoupaged to paper mache stars then everything strung together with wire. Piece of cake, right?
Same idea, different twist, because who doesn't love a snowman?
Well, what do you think? Inspired to give it a try?? Let me know if you do!
btw, all these ornaments were published in various holiday magazine issues this year, lucky me. :-)