Thank you to Martha Stewart for having the most fabulous ideas for beautiful and unique home made ornaments this Christmas!
Just trace cutter on top and then cut out. Dab white craft glue along cutter's edge, press the paper in place and then let dry. Then all you need to do is thread narrow ribbon through needle, poke it between the paper and the cutter and then wrap the ribbon around top of the cutter.
As a finishing touch, slip a bead over ribbon's ends and secure with a knot.
How gorgeous are these?
I also love her idea of transforming last year's Christmas cards into this year's ornaments!
How easy is that!
You can hang your new ornaments with card garlands or you can make use them as environmentally friendly gift tags, just like these ones from Christmas Projects.com.
Shape some wire into a circle (Martha suggests that you use 16-gauge wire but you could also recycle wire coat hangers!) and then make a closed loop at one end with some needle-nose pliers. Then thread some bells onto the open end and when the wire is full of jingly bells twist the unlooped end into a hook and fasten it onto the closed loop.
Here are a few different versions
From Country Living
Just cut the cone-shape pieces that separate the eggs out of a cardboard carton and then paint each divider. Let them dry and then apply glue along the edge of the divider, all over the outside, or wherever you like, and sprinkle with glitter!
Then just thread an embroidery needle with yarn through a bell's crown, and pull yarn through partway, slip a jingle bell onto the end of the yarn and then tie a knot above the jingle bell. You can tie several bells around a doorknob, staggering the lengths of the yarn.
Thank you to Martha for these great ideas!
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