Make this rustic looking Christmas ornament for less than $5 and check out the 2015 Ornament Exchange.
Yes I know it’s only the second day in November but I am so excited for Christmas I couldn’t wait to start sharing some of the fun and frugal Christmas decorations I am creating this year. I’m also excited to tell you about the Ornament Exchange hosted by Erlene at My Pinterventures. Over 80 bloggers have gotten together to create and exchange ornaments this holiday season. I got teamed up with one of my new favorite bloggers, Emily from Our House Now A Home, and couldn’t wait to make something special for her and her family. Emily is getting a sneak peak of her ornament today because I dropped the ball (but not the ornament 😉 ) and am just shipping it today.
To keep with Emily’s overall theme of traditional Christmas colors and incorporating nature I knew I wanted to include pine cones somehow. I didn’t know what else I wanted to add but knew I wanted pine cones. So I headed to the one place my creativity blooms the most, Michael’s. I found a pack of pine cones and cinnamon sticks. Some of the pine cones were painted gold and there were also green and red balls in the pack. Not only was this EXACTLY what I was looking for but it was also 50% off too making it only $2.50! I picked up a Clear Plastic Ornament too and headed home to put together my ornament. The only other thing you’ll need is ribbon to hang your ornament.
To make: Fill the ornament with as many pine cones, cinnamon sticks and decorative balls as possible and close. Tie a ribbon to the top and you’re done. I added a B to the ornament (Emily’s last initial) using my Cameo too. All in all it took less than 5 minutes to put this ornament together and it turned out better than I could have imagined. Plus it made my house smell amazing too. If you have little ones around I would definitely recommend sealing the ornament with super glue (don’t worry Emily I already did that for you) to keep your contents from being spilled out twenty billion times a day. No exaggeration there by the way. I made one of these for our house too and it has been opened at least that many times in the last three days.
Do you have a color or theme for your holiday decorating? I’d love to hear about it! And don’t forget to check out the other ornaments these crafty ladies made: