Welcome to the second week of the 2015 Ornament Exchange! I am partnering with 80+ bloggers to exchange ornaments and we want to share our creations or special finds with you!
From November 1- 14th our group of ladies will be sharing our ornament tutorials or shopping trips to provide you with lots of holiday inspiration.
If you missed the first week of projects you can see them on the 2015 Ornament Exchange Main Link Page on My Pinterventures!
I am excited to be hosting Today’s Ornament Exchange Group with these six other ladies~
- Love my Messy Messy Mess | Favorite Things Decoupage Ornament
- Lexi Michelle Blog | DIY Paper Pine Cone Ornament
- An Oregon Cottage | DIY Scrabble Tile Grapevine Wreath Ornament
- Home on the Corner | Paper Pine Cone Christmas Ornament
- B is 4 | DIY Christmas Woodland Ornament
- Where the Smiles Have Been | Clay Vacation Ornament
Here’s my project!
I saw these Scandinavian inspired holiday tree ornaments on Pinterest and fell in love with the simplicity of them. I am all about modern European decor this year. I love the clean, simple look of their holiday decorations. Cute simple trees, garlands and ornaments. The ones I found on Pinterest were a craft made by a designer for Remodelista you can check them out by following the link.
I wanted to make something geometric and these looked like a pretty simple DIY to recreate, so I thought I would give it a try. For added flair, I made mine with gold metallic floss and wow did they came out gorgeous! I am giving these as a gift to my partner in the 2015 Ornament Exchange!
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the triangles, but do not be discouraged if you do not own a die cutting machine, you can use plain old scissors to cut them out, because I provided a printable guide so you can cut the triangles out perfectly. I also used Silhouette Chipboard for the base. They can definitely be made with any type of thin cardboard, much like a cereal or snack box. Here’s how I made mine~
Modern Wrapped Tree Ornaments
- Silhouette CAMEO
- Silhouette Chipboard
- Embroidery floss: white, light green, dark green, gold metallic
- Acrylic Paint, white
- Hot glue & gun
- Silhouette Chipboard
- Scott Photo Splits, double sided adhesive squares
- Triangle Ornament PDF Cutting Guide ~Click to download
- Click to print out your Triangle Guide, link is in supply list above. Cut out triangles and use as a guide to cut them out of cardboard.
Paint your triangles with a light coat of white acrylic paint. Let them dry.
Add a line of the Elmer’s adhesive to the bottom of the triangle. Press the end of the string on the adhesive and slowly and evenly start wrapping the floss around the triangle.
Add the Scott Photo splits up the sides of the triangle as you wrap, this helps the floss to stay secure and not move.
You are going to wrap two layers of floss. After the first layer, on the back of the ornament only, roll the Elmer’s Adhesive on top of the string. This is so second layer will not move while you are wrapping it. Hot glue the ends of the floss down at the end. Start the second color and repeat steps.
Before wrapping the top of the triangle hot glue a piece of floss tot he tip for the hanger. Continue wrapping. Hot glue the end of the floss. And that’s it!
It does take a little practice keeping the floss smooth and even. Just wrap slowly and evenly. I love these! I’m thinking, a bunch of these would make a super cute garland for the fireplace and/or tree too!
Check out more of my Holiday Projects~