This past weekend we put our DIY skills to work and created some very natural and eye catching ornaments for the season. And just for the record, this ornament was my 'idea' but CC Hubby was truly the one that made it happen. His knowledge of tools always impresses me. We also love the fact that we made our ornaments this year under $5 and the only thing we purchased is something we'll be using time and time...and time again! So it was well worth the purchase!
Also, there will be no snickering at above palm tree Christmas tree...that lil' lady has been with us since our first non-married Christmas. Seriously, she's traveled more miles than most Americans. Salute her, she's awesome! We promise to have more on that, umm I mean her, later this week!
Read on, readers for a step-by-step tutorial on everything we did. Want to tackle this DIY project too? Here's all the items you'll need first:
Step by Step Photo Tutorial:
Getting his circular saw on, hubby slices an old log into disc shaped pieces about 1/4" thick.
Pretty lil' discs!
First attempt to see just how well the Sharpies worked on the wood. Verdict? We're pleased! Now get to work! Ha!
Channeling his creative side, CC Hubby's writing skills are superb compared to mine!
I turned around, 20 minutes later, and Hubby seriously busted out all of these with the quickness. It was like an ornament conveyor belt on our breakfast nook table. He puts the elves on ELF to shame! Oh yeah, you can also see how we made that wooden top table HERE!
As you can see in the picture above this one, we were contemplating green ribbons but as soon as we places a loop of cream behind Lindsee's ornament (sorry if we spoil the surprise for you, Linds) we just knew cream was the aesthetically pleasing fit!
Tie a section of 12"-14" ribbon to make a loop.
Use your staple gun and place a staple above the knot and below the knot on the ribbon with the loop hanging above the middle top of the ornament. Comprende? Any questions on this process, feel free to email us via CasaCullen@Gmail.com
Use a hammer to flatted out both nails so they're not sticking out and allowing the loop to possibly slip out. Do this gently because you don't want to split your wooden disc ornament!
Here's a close up image of the nails on either side of the knot...and you can see our added little signature on the back too!
The finished product...ready to hang on the tree!
Here's some we finished this past weekend. Aren't they great? You can click the image to enlarge. We're actually still making others but I just had to share this today since Christmas is getting so close!
This will give you an idea of size...isn't CC Hubby such a trooper? That man always has a camera in his face and I can never even remember a time he's complained about it. Truly, I thank God for that because I always have a camera in my hand, ha!
Last picture of the sweet ornament hanging pretty on our Christmas palm. Don't you just love how woodsy, naturally and homemade these look? Also, we're suckers for anything monogrammed! I have to tip my hat to hubster and all his hard work on this DIY project. I had the grand idea and he really, really did all the leg work!
Cost Breakdown for this DIY Ornamanet DIY Projects:
Log - Previously Owned
Circular Saw - Previously Owned
Hammer - Previously Owned
Staple Gun/Staples - Previously Owned
Ribbon - Previously Owned
Scissors - Previously Owned
Sharpies - Previously Owned
Stencil - $4.99 at Michael's
Total Cost for DIY Wooden Disc Monogrammed Ornaments = $4.99!!!