Another day, another quick ornament. It’s one of my favorite things about the Christmas season. I used to make this sort of thing by the dozen, and so I still have a box of odds and ends with which to put something together in short order. I thought I would share the process, briefly, since it’s not so much a step by step thing, but really more like, “Here are the things I have, what can I make them into that will be pretty/cute/nice.”
I started out with a mini blue twig wreath. I didn’t want a blue and red ornament though, and I happened to have a nice green wreath I had just bought to decorate for the front door, so I clipped 2 pieces of greenery from the back (I often recycle artificial greenery that way). A dab of hot glue to anchor each piece to the wreath, and wound it around the wreath until it pleased me and then a couple more dabs of hot glue (be careful, the hot glue gun can melt the greenery).
Next, I took some pretty mini red ribbon with silver edging and wrapped the top (the part that wasn’t covered by the greenery) and also hot glued that in place. The red berries came from a little sprig that was in my old wreath box. I cut several off and kept adding until they looked good to me (odd numbers always look better). The middle looked bare, so I tied a little bow and hot glued it down.
I already knew I was going to use the little red bird. He’s been sitting in my craft things for many years, and I have never found the perfect thing to use him on. This ornament is going to my niece, and so I think he will have a wonderful home. I had first intended to position him facing out and his tail going through the wreath, but when it came to placement I liked him flying across better.
Lastly, I added a ribbon hanger.
I suppose it’s too late to be brief. However, these are very simple. If you want to make a quick gift/ornament, you can do something similar with things you may have around the house or a quick trip to the craft store. None of the items are expensive. Great for teachers, Moms, Grandmas, friends, to have on hand, even to decorate gifts.