December 01, 2012

Christmas 2012 Ornament

I should have blogged earlier this week, but I got caught up in a craft project and I just couldn’t put it down.  I have been making Christmas ornaments out of grosgrain ribbon and beads.  The beads are in muted tones of pinks, creams, sage greens, bronze, and silver.  I have used brown, cream, pink, sage green and silver ribbons. 

Why are these ornaments on a cookie sheet?  I put them on these so that they will lay flat and I can easily put them up high enough so the dogs won't get to them.  Yes, I am constantly trying to keep things away from our puppy, Molly.  I should have straightened them out a little more for the picture, but I am not a photographer and didn't think about it.  

The cost of this project isn't too bad.  The beads cost $10 and the ribbon was around $1.50 a spool.  So I figure that when all is said and done I should be able to make around 30 to 40 ornaments for a total cost of $20.00. 

Of course these can be made out of Christmas plaid ribbon and children’s craft beads, but I wanted to go for something a little more elegant.  I found the picture of these on Pinterest.  I found the best directions on how to make these at  Sunshine Yellow Creative Stitching.

Now, if you decide to make this craft, don’t give up after one ornament.  I was on my third ornament before I really got the hang of it.  If you can sew a button, you can make this ornament.


Laughs too Loud ! said...

Those are a great idea!

Martha said...

I ended up making 150 of these Christmas ornaments to give as gift to each family that attended the Christmas Eve services at our church. I really enjoyed making these.