Welcome back to our Trim the Tree Party!!
I love handmade Christmas ornaments and think that they add such a special touch to the tree and other holiday decor. This week, I have invited some of my favorite blogging friends to join me in sharing one of their favorite handmade ornaments. At the end of the week we will have a special giveaway for you that you don’t want to miss, so don’t forget to check back! There will be three new ornaments each day, so you should have a beautifully decorated tree by the end of the week! 😉
Hello everybody! I am so thrilled to be participating in this week’s Trim the Tree Party. My name is Alice W. and I blog at Thoughts from Alice. I have a super easy ornament tutorial for you today, that looks beautiful on the tree. My style is very eclectic, vintage and bohemian, so my tree this year is what I like to call “boho glam.” It is filled with feathers, beads, jeweled pieces and shimmering ornaments. Recently, I decided a few more couldn’t hurt, which is when I came up with these feather snowflakes!
- several small feathers in the color of your choosing (available at craft stores) – I used 8 – 12 each per ornament
- twine or string
- cardboard pieces cut into small squares
- jeweled embellishments – I chose to use rhinestone buttons and vintage jewelry pieces. You can often find these at thrift stores, antique shops, or purchase them online on sites like Etsy.
- glue gun
I started making the ornaments with just white feathers. I had to cut the feathers down because the ones that I had on hand were bigger than I wanted to fit on the tree.
I glued down four larger feathers in a cross and then four smaller ones in an X to make the snowflake shape.
And then finally, I hot glued the embellishment in the center and the first “snowflake” was done! It is definitely a pretty addition to the tree.
I made a few more to go with it, and mixed up the feathers, including one all brown and one one with white and brown. For that one, I added an additional four feathers to give it a full look.
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