Hey U Create friends! I’m Ashley from the blog Make It and Love It. I just have to say that I’m pretty excited to be hanging out on U Create today…..because I pretty much adore those Kari and Becky gals who run the show around here. So when they told me about this Ornament Series, I was happy to join in on the fun. So thanks again you two! 🙂
Anyway, my homemade ornament is a pretty simple one. And EXTREMELY cheap. As in, step outside, grab a few twigs…..and start gluing! 🙂
But, ahhhhh, there’s something fun and truly lovely about putting a few sad twigs together, to create a fresh and earthy little ornament for your tree. (Adding a little gold spray glitter is optional……but kinda dresses up the twiggy little snowflake. So go on, add a little glitz.)
- Twigs…..3/8 inch thick on down to an 1/8 of an inch
- Hot Glue
- Jute String
- Glitter Spray (optional)
**I used an electric saw to cut my thicker twigs down to size, but you could use a hand saw, or even pruning shears to cut yours.
Cut 2 longer twigs that are 4 1/2 inches long. And 2 shorter twigs that are about 2 inches long. (They don’t have to be exact….but try to keep these main pieces about the same thickness, around 3/8 of an inch.)
Then glue your two shorter pieces to the middle sides of one of the longer pieces, creating a “plus” sign.
Then, place the “plus” sign on top of the other long twig, evenly spacing it behind and between the twigs of the “plus” sign that’s on top.
Now, start breaking off small twig pieces that are about 1 inch long and 1/8 of an inch thick.
Glue them in an outward “V” shape at the tip of each of the 6 points of the main snowflake shape.
Spray your entire snowflake (front, back, and along all sides) with a bit of glitter spray and let dry completely.
Then, attach a loop of jute string to the back of one of the tips of the snowflake.
And then the fun part—–hang and enjoy.
That’s it. Easy peasy…..but simply perfect for any tree decorating theme. 🙂
Thanks again Kari and Becky for having me over today! You guys have such a fantastic collection of ornaments in your series thus far. Such fun! 🙂
Again, you can find me over at Make It and Love It, for a little bit everything! 🙂