I love creating my own ornaments. Thank you so much to my Mother-in-law who got me into making them every year for her annual DIY Christmas ornament exchange. This year, I decided I wanted a minimalist ornament and something that reminded me of Utah. Since we wont have any snow here in Texas, nor pines in a close proximity, I decided to make a winter pine ornament.
24 plastic (or glass) clear ornaments
5-7 picks of frosted pine– similar to THIS product
1 bag of fake snow
3 spools of ribbon
- Cut off all the sprigs of frosted pine branch picks.
- Stuff the sprig into the top of the ornament.
- Funnel in some fake snow and then place the lid back on.
- Tie on some ribbon to make a cute bow.
See. It’s super easy! It seriously took me maybe thirty minutes to complete all two dozen!
Here are my previous ornament DIYs.
2015 “A Savior is Born” ornament
2014 Santa’s Lost Sleigh Bell ornament
2013 Christmas Song Lyrics ornament
For some reason, this scripture has popped out at me many times the past few months whenever I thought about Christmas:
Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given…and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
I love the different names of Christ. And, the fact that Child and Son is emphasized in the scriptures. Because of that, I decided I wanted to involve Rhys in the ornaments. I know this is his second Christmas, but since he is a toddler, it will hopefully mean something to him. So, for this year’s Morrell DIY ornament exchange, I created these “A Savior is Born” ornaments.
24 felt trees
1 can of puffy paint
1 paint sponge
24 sparkly star stickers
1 ball of thin twine
1 permanent marker
at least one toddler =)
(I forgot to take a picture of the supplies!!)
1) Paint your toddler’s hand with the white puffy paint on the sponge brush.
2) Press your toddler’s hand onto the tree.
3) Let them dry.
(I forgot to take pictures of the rest of the steps…I’m awesome this year, huh?)
4) Punch a hole in the top corner.
5) Write the scripture from Isaiah 9:6 (or any Christmas scripture) in permanent marker, in your best handwriting.
6) Put the star sticker on the top of the tree.
7) Cut some twine and tie it in the hole.
What is your favorite Advent scripture?