Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Natural Christmas Part 2- "Let it snow" ornament

I love the snow.
Especially during the holidays.
It makes everything look so much more festive.
However, I'm a total wimp when it comes to cold weather
so I'm glad I don't live where I get to enjoy the snow up close and personal.
I'm more of a sit inside by the fire while I drink hot chocolate and look at the snow through the window type of gal.

If you are a snow lover like me
you will love these adorable winter ornaments.
They bring the snow and the outdoors inside
without the cold weather :)

All the crafty credit for these cuties goes to my friend Cyndi who came up with or found the idea online (not sure which it was).
But I did help her make them and take all the pictures
(that counts for something, right?)

And I documented the how-to for all of you :)

You will need:
-clear glass or plastic ornaments
-fake snow
-little bits of tree branches, glittery sticks, leaves, berries, etc. (anything really that you would like to put in it). You can find lots of this kind of stuff at Michaels or right in your front yard.
-hot glue
-ribbon, fabric, or string to tie on top

Step 1:
Fill your ornament with fake snow.

Step 2:
Take a few pieces of your branches, berries, twigs, etc. and gather them together into a bunch.
Put a dab of hot glue at the bottom to keep them all together.
Carefully put your bunch into the ornament.
Throw in some extra leaves for loose bits at the bottom if you would like.

Step 3:
Tie a bow on the top with some string or ribbon.

And ta da!
A wintery ornament for your tree!

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