Ready to get in the holiday spirit? Gather up the family, sit around the kitchen table, and make these adorable farmhouse Christmas ornaments.
Make an evening of it! Go out and pick up twigs together. Whip up a nice charcuterie board, these crazy easy cookies, and maybe some delicious hot chocolate and make some memories. It’s these moments over the holidays that will stick with kids forever.
Farmhouse Christmas Ornaments
There are lots of versions of these little cuties that are all over the internet right now. All colors, embellishments, and types of ribbon make them a little different. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired by this post to decorate them any way you like.
Supplies you’ll need.
You can head to Michaels and pick up these supplies, or you can order on Amazon. You may already have some of them at home.
Farmhouse Christmas Ornaments – Instructions
Fire up the Christmas music! It’s time to craft.
Cut the ribbon into 10 strips (you made need more or less depending on the length of your twig). The strips of ribbon should measure approximately:
3 – 9” strips
3 -8” strips
3 – 7” strips
1 – 6” strip
Be sure you have good scissors. Not sure if yours are good enough? Well, can they cut warm butter? If the answer is no, you might need new ones.
Tie the ribbon strips into loose knots. Be sure the pretty side of each knot is facing the same direction.
Start with one of the 8” strips of ribbon and slide it up to the middle of the twig. Add the shorter ribbons in order of length above the middle ribbon and the longer pieces below the middle ribbon.
After the ribbons are spaced evenly, pull the ends to tighten the knots.
Trim the ribbon to form a Christmas tree shape.
Cut a long length of Jute string. Mine is approximately 7 inches. Add a strip of hot glue to the top of the twig.
Next, make the Jute Hanger by wrapping the jute over the hot glue, and around the twig to the top.
Form a loop with the free-hanging portion of the string and glue the loose end back on to the wrapped portion of the twig.
Snip off a small clump of red berries from the floral pick. Add a dab of hot glue on top of the Jute wrapped end of the twig and press the berries into place.
Trim the ribbons to the desired length to form the shape of a Christmas tree.
Enjoy your new “heirlooms.”
Have a happy time making them and enjoying them for many Christmases to come.
Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.