2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop with DIY Ornament Tutorial
Welcome to the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or under, create a tutorial, and ship the ornament off to a new home!
Meet the 2017 Ornament Exchange Hosts
Pam · P.S. I Love You Crafts
This year, my fabulous partner for the Ornament Exchange was Erlene from My Pinterventures! She's the awesome lady that organizes this exchange every year and I must say, she does an excellent job! If you haven't been to her blog yet, be sure to pay her a visit to get inspired to do all kinds of fun projects!
Erlene has a gorgeous traditional tree that features ornaments in red, gold, white and silver. I wanted to keep my ornament simple and easy to re-create, but also match her theme. After hitting up Hobby Lobby and Target, I found the perfect supplies to create my “Christmas in a jar” ornament.
This is quite possibly the easiest ornament to make. The supplies cost less than $10 and the ornament itself takes only a couple of minutes to make! If you want to make one for yourself, you'll need the following supplies:
- Small Glass Jar
- Tiny Bottle Brush Tree (make sure to pick one that has a small wood base)
- Tiny Faux Snow
- Small Screw Eye
- Jingle Bells
Once you have your supplies collected, follow these easy steps to create your own “Christmas in a jar” ornament:
- Place a dab of glue on the bottom of the tiny bottle brush tree.
- Secure bottle brush tree to bottom of the inside of the jar.
- Pour a small amount of tiny faux snow inside the jar – just enough to cover the bottom of the jar.
- Screw the screw eye into the lid of the jar. The one I used had a cork lid which made this fairly simple.
- Use a bit of glue around the opening of the jar to adhere the lid to the jar.
- Thread a few jingle bells onto a piece of string. This will be how your ornament hangs from your tree, so choose a length that will work for you. Mine was approximately 3.5 inches long.
- Place the string through the screw eye and tie a knot to ensure it won't come untied.
That's it! Only a few minutes and a handful of supplies to make this adorable DIY Christmas ornament. And because it's so easy and not too messy, this would be a great one for the kids to make as well! You could easily add some glitter for a little extra sparkle or a colorful ribbon around the rim of the jar to match it to your decor.
FIND ALL 47 HANDMADE ORNAMENT TUTORIALS BELOW AND SHARE YOURS TOO! Use Hashtag #2017OrnamentExchange so we can see your creations on social media.