I've seen lots of different types of DIY ornaments so far this year and I wanted to give them a shot.
Here is an example of one of the good ideas I've seen:
Vintage paper covered ornaments from Flea Market Style. I also saw a cute string covered ornament while I was in a little shop over the weekend. So, naturally, I thought "I can make that!"
I started with the following supplies:
1. Ugly, cheap ornaments I've had since we got married.
2. Old book
4. Hot glue gun & glue
5. Mod Podge
After that, it was pretty simple. I covered a few ornaments using the Mod Podge and ripped strips of the book, and I covered the rest by wrapping the yarn around the ornament and securing it with hot glue. It took kind of a long time to wrap the ornaments with yarn, so if you're going to do a bunch make sure you have a good movie on.
Anyway, here they are!
This is a great way to make sure you have coordinating ornaments if you have a small tree or do themed trees. You could use scrapbook paper instead of vintage book pages and then tie ribbons to the tops for an extra touch. I wanted these to be a little more rustic looking, so I didn't include ribbons on these.
So, there you go -- my first Christmas craft of the season! I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the Christmas season!