10th Dec2014


Winter Woodlands DIY Ornaments

by Dinah Wulf
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Winter Woodland Ornaments

This post, Winter Woodlands DIY Ornaments, is sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for the #Makeitgiveit campaign. Read more to enter to win!

I don’t know about you, but I have had the same Christmas decorations for ten years probably. Each year, I try to change them up a little by decorating in different ways.  This year, I wanted a more rustic feel. I added burlap ribbon to my garland on my staircase and mantel as well as to my tree. I also decorated with some other natural elements like pine cones. I also made some new ornaments and wanted to share these adorable Winter Woodlands DIY Ornaments I made in a jiffy.

Materials:

  • Glass Ornaments with Front Opening
  • Craft Essentials Wood Slices
  • Decorative accents Bird’s Nest
  • Touch of Nature Bird’s Eggs and Butterflies
  • Moss
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (Affiliate Link)
  • Scissors
  • Twine

I purchased all the materials at Jo-Ann. Most of the materials can be found near the floral department.

Winter Woodland Ornament Materials

These are the glass ornaments I found. They have a fairly large opening that the wood slices and bird’s nest fit in perfectly.

Winter Woodland

Winter Woodland How To

Carefully using a hot glue gun, I glued the moss down first and then glued the wood slices in two of them and the bird’s nest in the third inside as well. I glued down the eggs in the nest, the single butterfly for the center ornament, and for the wired butterflies I put just a dab of hot glue at the end of the wire and it stuck to the wood slice perfectly.

Winter Woodlands DIY Ornaments

I removed the existing red ribbon and replaced it with twine. Here are a few photos.

Winter Woodland Butterflies Ornament

Winter Woodland Green Butterfly Ornament

Winter Woodland Bird's Nest Ornament

 

Jo-Ann #Makeitgiveit Instagram Sweepstakes

#Makeitgiveit is more than just an online sweepstakes; it is a partnership between Jo-Ann and the National Military Family Association this holiday season. To celebrate, we want to give you a $100 Jo-Ann gift card as part of our Holiday Make it – Give it Sweepstakes! Entering is easy, just share a picture on Instagram of a holiday project you are working on and tag it with #MakeItGiveIt and you’re entered! You have until December 25th, so start snapping pics! We’ll pick 5 winners and announce them on December 30th. We’ll also be donating 5 – $100 gift cards to the National Military Family Association to distribute to families. See official rules here. All entries will be featured on our Make Gifts Merrier Holiday Hub, so be sure to check it out!

Good luck!

DIY Winter Woodland Ornaments

Thank you to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for sponsoring this post!

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, Earth 911, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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