I warned you all, I am Christmas crazy this year! I was asked to take part in a ornament exchange that is being organized by Erlene from My Pintereventures. You can go and see the whole big group of ornament’s being made and shared.
I will still be sharing lovely fall things this month too, I have not gone Christmas insane. This though will help anyone who is maybe thinking about making an ornament as a gift to someone. My Mother in law gives us a ornament every year and has done it since my husband was a baby. So lots of people like to do ornaments as gifts. Those little suckers can get pricey though. We all know I can be cheap budget conscious, so making a ornament is the way I went.
The fun thing about this ornament exchange is that it is a gift exchange as well! I am sending this ornament to Sydney who has a wonderful blog called Tastefully frugal. Her only request for this ornament was not glass. She has little ones and wanted to have this last to Christmas. I am right there with her.
I turned to my good ‘ole friend, wood! I have lots of it in my garage. I cut a few smaller pieces out.
Lined them up, and using a straight line source drew two angled lines.
A wooden Christmas tree!
I cut out the traced tree.
Cut another small piece, put some wood glue on it and attached it to the back to the wooden tree.
I brought it in once the glue had set and painted the tree a perfectly evergreen color.
I put a small hole in the back of the tree, where the long piece was added to the back. I wrote this fun phrase on the tree itself. My plan was to leave it as is. But I needed to make it shine a little more.
Silver and stars made the sparkle perfect!
It was difficult to figure out what would work for someone else. I know Sydney (you can see her blog here), we are blogging friends. But, I have never met her in real life. We blogging people are hermits or maybe we are just catfishing each other. Either way, I know her but do not “know” her. I do know she is super nice and I love her blog. I figured who does not love a small wooden Christmas tree?!
The exciting part about this is she will be giving me an ornament too! Yay for gifts in the mail! I have no clue what she is going to be making for me. I told her we decorate traditional, with elements of nature and woodland creatures. We may or may not be getting a live squirrel in the mail… I will share with you all what I get in the mail when it comes. Be sure to go here to see what everyone else came up with!
To see some other great ornaments –