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.

Linking up here.


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

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

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

  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

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

  6. Love the idea and the mix of materials!! Brilliant!

  7. Aw, this is so sweet!!! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?

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

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

  10. Thank you. Plan to make these for Sunday School class