Monday, December 19, 2011

Handmade Christmas: Ribbon Tree Ornaments

A few months ago, I discovered Pinterest.  It was love at first pin, but I knew I needed to be very careful and limit my pinning time to just an hour or two a week, otherwise, I'd lose entire days clicking and pinning all sorts of tasty recipes, clever tips and crafty creations. 

My 2-hour-a-week limit worked well for about 2 months.  After that, it became to difficult to resist!  So, I figured if Pinterest was going to cut into my Facebook time keep me from my housework, I should start creating some of the things I've pinned to my boards. 

I've been away from crafting for a few years, so I'm starting with smaller projects.  Also, since we're pretty short on cash, I'm trying to find projects for supplies I already have on hand. 

I have loads of ribbon down staris in my craft bins.  I went crazy buying yards and yards of ribbon a few years ago on ebay.  I've used some of it over the years, but there's still a bunch of great ribbons in my stash! 

While browsing on Pinterest, I came across a sweet Christmas tree ornament made of ribbons and pearls.  I knew right away I had to give them a try!  I checked my stash and found green ribbon and some clear plastic beads leftover over from another ornament craft from several years ago (long before my blogging days).  I'm so glad I didn't throw those beads away!  Sometimes it pays off to be a pack-rat! 

I followed all of the directions included in the tutorial provided by Annette over at Sunshine Yellow, except I skipped using the Fray Check, since I don't have it and didn't want to run out to the craft store.  So far, I haven't had any problems with fraying. 

I think I might have enough beads in my craft box to make a few more of these cute little trees! 

Here are a few of my other Pinterest inspired posts: 

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Etcetorize said...

Love it! I'm thinking of using this idea for the front of a kids Christmas top. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize~

Unknown said...

Cute and easy! Thanx

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