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:
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.
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.
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!
Meet the 2017 Ornament Exchange Hosts
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FIND ALL 47 HANDMADE ORNAMENT TUTORIALS BELOW AND SHARE YOURS TOO! Use Hashtag #2017OrnamentExchange so we can see your creations on social media.