source: Mandi Ehman
We’re rounding out the 101 Days of Christmas series with a few easy, last-minute projects, and I’m pretty excited about today’s handmade ornament.
A few months ago, my grandmother sent the girls a whole bunch of embroidery supplies — hoops, cross stitch kits, embroidery thread and more. Among the treasures were a bunch of 3″ wooden embroidery hoops, and I quickly set them aside because they’re the perfect size to make ornaments.
Earlier this week, I went through my fabric stash, pulling out coordinating red and white fabrics plus a piece of burlap, and I love the way this set of ornaments turned out. So easy to make (literally just minutes each), but I think they’re so pretty!
source: Mandi Ehman
I first saw this cute project at Boston Baby Mama (via Pinterest), and I added it to our 12 Days of Christmas activities without really planning to post about it.
They turned out so cute, though, that I had to share.
The flu hit our house at the beginning of the week, and the thrill of opening each day’s activity was replaced by the frustration of the growing pile of activities we’ve had to save for later. Thankfully, my mom came yesterday to bring us a few groceries and spend some time with the girls so both Sean and I could rest, and while she was here, she also do these reindeer ornaments with the girls.
We didn’t have any pompoms like the original post, just sequins, but the girls went to town adding personality and flair to their reindeer, and I love how they turned out. Yet more proof that life doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful!
See the full instructions at Boston Baby Mama.
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||Mandi Ehman is the blogger behind Life Your Way. She and her husband have four beautiful girls plus one baby boy on the way, and together, they live, work and homeschool on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia. She loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.