Welcome to the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or under, create a tutorial, and ship the ornament off to a new home!
My partner was Angela from Simply Beautiful By Angela. She has such a lovely fresh decorating style and she loves farmhouse. Her tree is usually farmhouse/rustic and done in neutral colors (brown, white, gray, silver, gold ). I too am a fan of farmhouse/rustic so I was looking forward to working on this project.
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Rustic Star Christmas Ornaments
What I Used:
I found these cute press on ornaments at Target. They are actually meant to be used as gift tag embellishments but I had other ideas in mind.
This birch wrapping paper has been a workhorse for me. I actually used it to cover the back of my bookcases a while back. This time around I wanted to use it to cover the stars.
I traced the stars on the paper and then cut them smaller. I wanted them to fit and have a bit of the wood showing through. Then using the mod podge I glued them on and then sealed the paper in. I did this on both sides of the star shapes.
For this project Angela had told me she wanted neutrals. Using some of my left over craft paint, I painted over the red snowflake. And then painted the button in a brown color as well. Now you tell me if that button is not the spitting image of rustic!
Once the paint had dried I just stuck it onto the wooden star. I had also opened a hole in the star using the edge of a sharp object (be careful) and then passed twine through it to hang it up.
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Since they were so easy to make I made two! And you can make your own I have supplied you with similar items you can buy.
And you know I liked them so much I will be making some for my tree as well. It was a super easy ornament to make and has just the right amount of rustic.
I received my ornament from Angela and I was over the moon happy with it, she is really talented. You have to go over to her blog to see it!
And of course I want you to scroll down and check out all of the bloggers Christmas ornaments. There are so many creative ideas here, you will spend the next month making handmade ornaments!
It has been so much fun participating in this Ornament Exchange and sharing with you how to make rustic Christmas ornaments. How are you decorating your tree this year?
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