The “recipe” for these Rustic, Muslin & Ribbon Ornaments calls for just five ingredients, which you’ll mix together in four simple steps. If you need a last-minute handmade Christmas gift or Christmas decoration, I recommend these little gems. Changing up these DIY ornaments is easy. Use burlap instead of muslin, or glam it up with a sparkly, special occasion fabric. If you’re going for the glam, replace the cotton ribbon with sequin trim. Or just use what you have on hand! Today is also the last Stocking Stuffer Giveaway.
To make Rustic, Muslin & Ribbon Ornaments, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 3” balls
- Muslin fabric
- Cotton ribbon, with printed images (Rebekah used tape measure and alphabet ribbon)
- Ball head pins in white
- Thick, white craft glue
- Tools needed: Scissors
To make Rustic, Muslin & Ribbon Ornaments:
- Tear muslin into ¾” strips.
- Pin one end of a muslin strip to a ball. Wrap the strip around the ball till the ball is completely covered. Add a few pins or a dab of glue, if needed, to help hold the fabric strip in place.
- Pin and glue the ribbon to the ball and wrap the ribbon around the ball. You want the muslin to show through, so leave some of the muslin uncovered.
- Knot together the ends of a ribbon length to form a hanging loop. Pin and glue the loop to the top of the ball.
Optional: Add a bow and tie on a tag.
Today is the last Stocking Stuffer Giveaway, and the lucky winner is Kathryn Restoff. Please contact me, Kathryn, to arrange for your prize package.
This is the last post of the year, and I’m taking a break over the next few weeks for a little family time. We have a tree to decorate, presents to wrap, cookies to bake, and a few Christmas movies to watch.
But before I sign off, I want to share one of my favorite photos from 2015. A few months ago, two sweet & skinny kitties showed up at my door. Due to allergies in the family, I couldn’t adopt them, but oh, we wanted to! I am happy to say that we found a forever home for these little fur balls, and they were adopted together by a local riding stable. The stable was in desperate need of a few good mousers, and happily took in both. Here they are now, living the good life in the tack room at the barn. Don’t you love a happy ending?
I hope you have a warm & cozy holiday, curled up with family and friends. I wish you a happy ending to your year, and I’ll see you in 2016.