Have you started decorating for the Holidays? I’ll admit… I have not really started decorating for Christmas. I hate the idea of decorating before Thanksgiving…On the other hand, I love the idea of having the decorating completed before Thanksgiving so I am not scrambling the following week. This time of year always feels so rushed that I would just like to have some time to sit back and enjoy my decor and most importantly…my family. With that said, I love having lots of creative ideas to inspire me in my decorating…
Over 35 of your favorite bloggers have come together to share their fun and festive ideas. From Ornaments to Tree Skirts, you are sure to be inspired by all of these amazing homemade ideas to Trim the Tree! They’re all listed at the bottom of the post, so you won’t want to miss out on any of them!
I’m going with a pretty colorful theme this year…I’m sneaking in some more elegant and glittery pieces (for me), but for the most part it will be fun and colorful (for my boys). Today, I’m sharing how I made Yarn Wrapped Monogram Ornaments… Cute, huh! And they coordinate perfectly with the stockings from Pottery Barn Kids.
Let’s get started…You’ll need:
- Yarn- red and white
- wooden letter
- glue gun
To start, I painted my letters with gray chalk paint. I’m not sure that you have to do this step, but I thought it would look prettier if any shown through the yarn. After the paint dried, I got started gluing…Working from the top and then all the way around the letter. I glued just the section I was working on, then started wrapping yarn. The yarn tangles easily, so I cut a length of yarn to work with. Once I had wrapped that piece of yarn, I moved on to the next piece. Alternate colors- red, white, red, white… I did not pull the yarn tightly, but did make sure it was snug and pressed up against the previous strand. Once you have made it all the way around the letter, create a hook out of yarn and seal with glue.
Decorate with as you like…I think I will be hanging them with the boys stockings. You never know, though, my boys have their own decorating opinion these days. The Monograms may go in the boys bedrooms for their own decor.
Hope you liked the sneak peek of my Christmas decor…Can’t wait to show you all of my other fun ideas!
9. Joy Ornament
Do you make homemade ornaments or Christmas decor?