I so love handmade Christmas ornaments and if they’re quick and easy, that’s even better!
I’m in the planning stages of decorating which usually includes making a few ornaments that go along with whatever theme I decide on for the year. These mini muslin pouch ornaments are going on our tree in the dining room and I thought you might want to make some of your own! They would be cute to give as gifts at your next get together…
I made a bunch …
You can see that these include two of my favorite things…snow and tiny woodland creatures… If you have a minute, I’ll show you how quick and easy these are to make!
Here’s What You Need
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*Stencils (In whatever theme you choose! I used these adorable animal stencils from Todd Oldham- HandMade Modern at Target-but you can use any stencil!)
*Mini Muslin Bags
*Small Stencil brush or stencil sponge
*Floral Picks (I used snowy pine boughs)
Cut some cardboard to fit into the bag before you stencil and glue to keep the paint and hot glue from going through the front layer of muslin…
With cardboard in place, stencil your little critter- (Or whatever stencil you’re using!)
With your cardboard still in place, add dabs of hot glue where you want your tiny pompoms & quickly add the pompoms! Add a half of a paper towel (waded up) or some poly-fil to the pouch and then add pieces of the floral picks to the opening and pull the strings to tighten the opening!
So easy and pretty cute… These are going on our dining room tree this year…
Aren’t these little animals cute-cute-cute…
I know some people don’t like to mention Christmas until Black Friday…So I’ll apologize to you guys in advance…
Because I’m not one of those people. Growing up, Mama spent the weeks before Thanksgiving slowly and happily decorating our house for Christmas, then on Thanksgiving, we finished the day watching the lighting of the “Great Tree” on top of Rich’s Department Store and decorating our Christmas Tree! When December 1st rolled around, all we had to do was wrap presents, bake goodies and sit back and enjoy time with family and friends!
That’s why I start planning and decorating in November my friends…because that’s what Mama did.
(And as a side note, I’ve been celebrating fall since September 1st, so I’m not cutting the season short :))
~Have a lovely day~ xo
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This post is part of my Year of Reckless Crafting where I try doing projects with things I’ve never used before…today I used tiny muslin bags for the first time!