Thursday, December 15, 2011

Away in a Manger Ornament

 These are my favorite handmade ornaments I've ever received. (thanks Brenda).  I liked them so much, I've given them away twice myself (great advantages of moving often is that you can repeat awesome ideas).
 I was going to do a step-by-step tutorial, but I have decided that you people are pretty smart and can figure it out w/ out one.
You can find these mini-wreaths at craft stores.  I found them for 33 cents/ piece.
Step1: Paint little wooden balls and stars
Step2: When it dries, draw on closed eyes with a black ball point pen,
Step 3:  Make some "swaddling clothes" out of fabric scraps and glue head inside so it looks like baby Jesus.
Step 4: Glue hay on wreath.
Step 5: Glue baby on top (that sounds weird)
Step 6: Drill hole in stars
Step 7: Attach star with wire
Step 8: Attach ribbon to hang on tree

Quick and easy.  We made them for family night and knocked out about 2 dozen in an hour.  If you do the math that's being able to tell 24 people that you care about them for about $10 in under an hour.

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12 comments:

  1. These are so sweet and look so easy to make.

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  2. Oh... I LOVE this! I'd like to see this idea in a full sized wreath. And I love your math!

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  3. Those are so sweet! I've never seen anything like them. I've bookmarked it to do FOR SURE next year. Thanks!

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  4. This is absolutely perfect! I love it and am pinning it now! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing at my Feature Friday Linky Party!

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic
    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

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  5. Love it: my Girls say good morning to baby 'cheesy' every morning: they'd love these!!

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  6. Love the idea and the mix of materials!! Brilliant!
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  7. Aw, this is so sweet!!! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-4-3-weeks-long-for.html

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  8. I love these! Thanks for sharing such a cute idea

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  9. I love these! Thanks for sharing such a cute idea

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