Friday, December 16, 2011

diy {christmas ornament}

Christmas is just around the corner so I thought I would share a fun little diy on how to make a Christmas ornament... out of a shower curtain ring! I love crafting with unexpected items. Sometimes I'll wander around the dollar store or Target and keep my eye out for things that I think could be used later for a project. I may not have a plan (or any clue at all for that matter) on how I'll use it but I know that sooner or later I'll think of something. And that is how I come up with weird ideas like shower curtain ring ornaments or Jenga block keychains :)

To make these ornaments you'll need just a few simple supplies. You may even already have everything you need on hand, bonus!
- plastic shower curtain rings (I got a pack at Target for just a little over a dollar)
- lace, yarn, trim, ribbon, rope... whatever you want to cover the shower ring and something to hang the ornament
- embellishments, you could use buttons, bows, pearls... anything you like!
- glue gun
First, I added a dot of hot glue to one end of the lace to secure it to the shower ring. Then I tightly wrapped the lace around the ring.
 Once the ring was covered I secured the end with another dab of hot glue.
 Then I added a loop of twine for hanging
And finally I added an embellishment. In this case I used a pretty felt bow. I found the tutorial for the bow via I {heart} naptime.
And that's it! You're done! Easy Peasy right?
 Here's another lace ornament with baker's twine and flower embellishments.
This one is my favorite, it's a little vintage-y looking. I used gold lace, pearl beads, and this pretty book page flower. The flower is a smaller version of the one I used for my diy gift box.
So there you have it, a fun and easy little project for you to do this weekend :)

3 comments:

  1. I love this...so easy and I have all the products on hand :)

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  2. I love this - it's so elegant and pretty - also it looks quite easy which is nice for someone uncrafty like myself ;)

    happy holidays dollface!

    sending you happy spells

    amyflyingakite.com

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  3. thank you thank you thank you Sarah! i needed something cheap, easy, and creative for a family ornament exchange! i hope you don't mind, i linked this post to mine (http://theboatrightlife.blogspot.com/2012/11/oh-how-pinteresting.html) to give you credit :) thanks again!

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