Ornament Exchange Photo Across the Blvd

‘Tis the Season! I’m excited to be a part of a blogger Ornament Exchange Project. Erlene from My Pinterventures partnered 80 bloggers for the exchange. It kicked off on November 2 and will continue through November 13.  You’re sure to be inspired by tons of ornament ideas. 

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Make sure you stop by Erlene’s 2015 Ornament Exchange Post to find links to the entire collection of ornaments. 

I wanted my ornament to be something that anyone could make with only a few supplies. I was partnered with Dee from Cupcakes and Crowbars and we discovered that our Christmas tree decorating styles are a match. We both have a hodgepodge of ornaments that either hold special meaning or are ornaments that we simply love. 

I love rustic, wood ornaments that have a splash of glam to them. I’m hopeful that Dee will enjoy this look, too. 

I saw a set of wooden coasters at Marshall’s for $5.99 and I thought they would be perfect for this project. I liked the variations in the wood.

wooden coasters

I began by tapping a tiny nail into the top of the coaster to make it easier to screw the hook into. 

nail in coaster

I had to use a pair of pliers to get the hook securely into the wood. 

hook

I added a metal snow flake charm around the hook and followed that with gold ribbon tied into a small bow. Using a gold paint pen, I added the year onto the back of the ornament. I already had the charms and the ribbon, so there was no added cost.

snow flake charm

I purchased craft wood ornaments from Michaels and spray painted them gold.  Once dry, I used hot glue to secure them to the coasters. I used tweezers to remove any visible strings of glue. The cost for three wooden ornaments with a coupon was about $3.00.

Rustic and Glam DIY Ornament Across the Blvd

 

 

Rustic and Glam DIY Ornament

This truly was a simple project and I like how the ornaments turned out. They are a little rustic and a little glam.

Rustic and Glam Ornaments Across the Blvd

Rustic and Glam Christmas Ornaments Across the Blvd

More ornament inspiration is being shared  today at the following blogs:

Day Five Ornament Exchange

Two Purple Couches

DIY Just Cuz

The Kolb Corner

insolence + wine

Kentucky to Cali

Sharing At~
Throwback Thursday
What To Do Weekends
Sundays Down Under
Anything Goes
What’d You Do This Weekend?
Something To Talk About
Two Uses Tuesday
Totally Terrific Tuesday
Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party
Cooking and Crafting With J and J
Freedom Fridays

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42 Comments on 2015 Ornament Exchange

    • Thank you, Amanda! I was planning on using wood slices, but when I didn’t find any the size I wanted and spotted those coasters, I thought they would be just right.

  1. Beverly, I LOVE these. You are so creative! I love any Holiday exchange, too! I’m so glad you made your way back over to the WTDW’s party and shared these! Pinned to a couple of my boards and the Party Board!
    Hugs and wishes for a wonderful weekend, dear Lady!
    Theresa

  2. Hi Beverly! I’m popping by from Shoestring Elegance & the What to do Weekends party to let you know I’m featuring your adorable ornament at our Party! Congratulations! Feel free to come by and pick up your Featured button!
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    Theresa

  3. They are perfect! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to see your fabulous new creations. The party goes until Friday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls
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