I am loving my decorated swag in place of a wreath this year, and I think the ornament in the middle really puts the finishing touch on it:
The good news is: it was super easy (and thrifty) to make your own! Here’s how I did it:
I bought a whole stack of paper doilies from the Dollar Store. Then, I folded 8 doilies 3 times each. Then, I laid them out on top of another doily (if you’re doing the math, you’ll need 9 doilies and you’ll need to do 24 folds total) Hot glue the tips onto that 9th doily:
Then, you can get creative with what you want to put in the middle. A monogram would look super cute, and I think I may actually make some of those to put on top of presents this year. I chose to stamp a design onto a circle, and mount that on another circle. Then I just hot-glued it to the center of the ornament. Then I just picked a simple ribbon to hot-glue onto the back:
And you’ve got your very own doily ornament!
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Laura Ingalls Gunn says
Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found you via Centsational Girl.
Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.
Be Merry and Bright!
Melysa @ Momentswiththemontanos says
So pretty and delicate. Love it.
Gayle Page-Robak says
Your ornament is wonderful; so beautifully created. I have joined your followers list and would love to have you join me as well. Hugs, Gayle
Gorgeous, yet simple.
I’d love it if you could link this project up at my Simply Christmas Inspiration party ~ http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/12/inspiration-friday_16.html
Millie Morgan Media says
Wow, these are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I am your newest follower and I look forward to reading more of your posts! I would appreciate it if you took a moment to stop over at my blog and followed me back. Thank you! http://milliemorganmedia.blogspot.com
Cool looking ornament, I would love it if you shared your ornament here:
Mejia Mamma says
Hi there! Saw this post via Pinterest…just wanted to let you know I made these doily ornaments (with pictures on each side) for some family/friends for the holidays and they LOVED them…I linked up to your pin as well:
Thanks, such a great idea!
Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home says