Inspired by this post (from Bower Power found via The Creative Place) I decided that these sweet little ornaments would be perfect as gifts this Christmas, so I purchased the supplies needed and tried my hand at making them.
And I LOVE how they turned out. I think they are beautiful… the question becomes to give away or to keep for yourself…
Step 1 || Using either tip of glue bottle or tiny paint brush dipped in glue write a word or initial of your choice. I chose the word ‘JOY’ for a few of the ornaments and did a few with a monogram as well, with the receiver’s last initial.
Step 3 || Lace ribbon through for a finishing touch. I used a wide chiffon red ribbon.
Step 2 || Place the start of the string on the hot glue and begin wrapping around the ornament. Periodically add glue to the ornament, laying string over the glue.
Step 3 || Cut the string after approximate 15 times around or to your desired width of stripe, add a drop of glue and adhere the end of the string to the glue.
Step 4 || Then using an alternate type of string or jute begin another stripe picking up where you left off with the last stripe.
Step 5 || Continue this process until your desired pattern is achieved. I did an entire set as a gift and did each ornament a little differently. One ornament was one type of string, all the way to the bottom, others I did stripes and left a portion of the glass still visible, etc.
Step 6 || Once you complete the exterior of the ornament, add coordinating beads to the inside of the ornament (for those that leave a portion of the glass exposed.) It adds a little something extra.
Step 7 || Loop a piece of string or twine through the ornament and hang on your rustic Christmas tree.
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