Where every piece of junk has endless possibilities!
Tomorrow we are putting up our Christmas Tree! Now you might be saying to yourself…”Its not even Thanksgiving yet”…Yes you are right. But the first couple week in December are going to be really busy for The Hubs and I, so I decided to get our tree up tomorrow since I won’t have time again until the third week in December.
To go along with that I have been working on making a few Christmas Tree Ornaments out of special items around my house.
My high school and college graduation tassels have been hanging around my house for years with nothing to do. I know a lot of people do a shadow box with their graduation announcement and their tassel and diploma, but my wall space at home is pretty much all taken up. So I needed to find another use for them.
And thanks to Christmas I have found a great way to display them…and keep them from getting dusty and dirty.
It turns out that tassels fit rather nicely into large glass Christmas Tree ornament.
Simply drop your tassels into the ornament, put the top back on ornament, hang from your Christmas Tree and enjoy.
I used an Ultra Fine Point sharpie to write my initials, the school and the graduation year on the back. The 4 inch glass balls from Hobby Lobby worked the best, anything smaller and you will have a hard time getting the hanging numbers on the tassel through the opening in the ornament.
Here are a few other ideas for what you could add to you ornaments:
Sand, small shells, or sea glass from a beach vacation.
Small pine cones, moss and greenery from a mountain vacation.
Flower petals from a special bouquet.
Cut up curled antique sheet music.
Antique handkerchiefs or scarves from a family member.
Your children’s Christmas list.
Beads or gems from a piece off costume jewelry.
There really is no limit to what you can fill your ornament with and every year when you hang them on your tree you will have those special memories again.
What special items would you add to a DIY Ornament?
Have a great weekend friends,
We really love this idea! We have so many random things that we want to display but dont know how to. At least with these we can display them for part of the year!
XX, Britta & Carli from http://www.twinspiration.co
Thanks girls. As I thought about these great little ornaments I realized they would make great gifts as well. I have some cousins who don’t have many things from our Grandma, it would be amazing to give them something of hers.
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These are really unique, I love the idea of creating a memory ornament. I think I will make one for every member of my family that has passed away…pets would be a good thing too. Smiles, great idea, Sandi
Thanks Sandi, great idea! I am going to make some as gifts for some cousins.