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How To Make A Farmhouse Style Ornament

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See how easy it is to make a rustic farmhouse style ornament for just a few dollars.


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!

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I was partnered with Cindy from DIY Beautify. If you have not checked out her blog yet, you really need to head on over there.

It is filled with farmhouse goodness and decorating ideas. It was fun to email with Cindy and get to know each other a little better.

Plus, I was able to check out her trees from last year to see what she likes for ornaments. Her trees were just beautiful and she has more than one!

She said her family number is 5, she loves buffalo check and rustic farmhouse, not sparkly.

Here is what I created for Cindy:


How To Make A Farmhouse Style Ornament & Blog Hop - Our Crafty Mom


I hope she likes it. It seems to go with her style and the buffalo check ribbon adds a nice pop of color! Here is a quick and easy tutorial:

How To Make A Farmhouse Style Ornament




Start by painting the paper mache with two coats of black paint.



Next give it a light coat of silver paint still letting some of the black paint show.



Add a second light coat of silver paint and sand the edges if you want.


How To Make A Farmhouse Style Ornament & Blog Hop - Our Crafty Mom


Then just add a few silver brads and pretty ribbon for hanging.

I also gave Cindy a 2nd ornament because I thought it was totally her style and hoped she would love it as much as I did.



You can read about this wood slice deer ornament here.


How To Make A Farmhouse Style Ornament & Blog Hop Our Crafty Mom


I am so in love with the ornament I received from Cindy. It is something I would buy in a store. It was my colors and is just stunning.  

I can’t wait for the tutorial because I would love to make some as gifts this year. Hopefully they come out even half as nice as hers.

Thank you so much Cindy. A huge thank you to Erlene of My Pinterventures for organizing this ornament exchange.

Be sure to check out all the other ornaments linked below! 


2017 Ornament Exchange and Blog Hop

Meet the 2017 Ornament Exchange Hosts

Erlene ⋅ My Pinterventures Kim · Made In A Day Amanda · The Kolb Corner

Shirley · Intelligent Domesticatons Michelle · Our Crafty Mom

Beverly · Across the Blvd. Christene · Key to Inspiration Pili ⋅ My Sweet Things

Nicki · Sweet Parrish Place Megan · C’mon Get Crafty

Hilary · Raising Fairies and Knights Emily · Two Purple Couches

Tina · One Crafty Mess Marie · The Inspiration Vault Debra · Shoppe No. 5

Trisha · Rosewood and Grace Jeanie · Create and Babble Katrin ⋅ Kreativ K

Terri · Christmas Tree Lane Maureen · Red Cottage Chronicles

Toni ⋅ Small Home Soul Ula ⋅ Lulu & Celeste Sue ⋅ A Purdy Little House

Pamela · Home On The Corner Lorelai Life with Lorelai Cindy ⋅ DIY Beautify

Debbie ⋅ Tweak and Style Stephanie ⋅ Swoodson Says Chelc ⋅ Inside the Fox Den

Susan ⋅ Super Mom – No Cape! Molly ⋅ Just a Little Creativity

Roseann ⋅ This Autoimmune Life Angela ⋅ Simply Beautiful by Angela

Vicki and Jenn ⋅ 2 Bees in a Pod Joanne ⋅ Our Unschooling Journey

Tylynn ⋅ Bitterroot DIY Sam ⋅ Raggedy Bits Mary ⋅ The Boondocks Blog

Cyn ⋅ Creative Cynchronicity Dione ⋅ Clever Chameleon Quilting

Erica ⋅ Erica Ever After Chelsea ⋅ Love Paper Crafts Evija ⋅ From Evija with Love

Samantha ⋅ Little Bits of Home Hope ⋅ Hopes Crafty Niche Anne ⋅ Orange Bettie

Pam · P.S. I Love You Crafts

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Friday 8th of December 2017

Both of your ornaments turned out great! I really like the treatment you did on the 5 to get it to look like metal - and the brads are the perfect details!


Wednesday 6th of December 2017

How fun! And great to personalize for each family's tree!

I love all the ideas I get from participating in the Ornament Exchange!!


Friday 24th of November 2017

I LOVE this ornament. How fun would it be to do an entire tree with these?! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity on the ornament exchange.

Super Mom - No Cape!

Monday 20th of November 2017

That was brilliant to incorporate a number that would have special meaning to her.


Monday 20th of November 2017

What a fun idea to use a special number for an ornament. I love the rustic quality of the ornaments. Both of them are so wonderful.

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