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!
I was partnered with Joanne, who lives all way down to the USA and is a mom of 3 kids. Today I found out that they unschool too so here I am fascinated by how things happen… I didn’t know her or her blog before and I am so thankful to have met her, I will be visiting her blog to get more ideas for my daughters. She has lots of useful info, so please stop by and see for yourself: Our Unschooling Journey
Meet the 2017 Ornament Exchange Hosts
Erlene ⋅ My Pinterventures Kim · Made In A Day Amanda · Domestically Creative
Shirley · Intelligent Domesticatons Michelle · Our Crafty Mom
Beverly · Across the Blvd. Christene · Key to Inspiration Pili ⋅ My Sweet Things
Nicki · Sweet Parrish Place Megan · C’mon Get Crafty
Hilary · Raising Fairies and Knights Emily · Two Purple Couches
Tina · One Crafty Mess Marie · The Inspiration Vault Debra · Shoppe No. 5
Trisha · Rosewood and Grace Jeanie · Create and Babble Katrin ⋅ Kreativ K
Terri · Christmas Tree Lane Maureen · Red Cottage Chronicles
Toni ⋅ Small Home Soul Ula ⋅ Lulu & Celeste Sue ⋅ A Purdy Little House
Pamela · Home On The Corner Lorelai ⋅ Life with Lorelai Cindy ⋅ DIY Beautify
Debbie ⋅ Tweak and Style Stephanie ⋅ Swoodson Says Chelc ⋅ Inside the Fox Den
Susan ⋅ Super Mom – No Cape! Molly ⋅ Just a Little Creativity
Roseann ⋅ This Autoimmune Life Angela ⋅ Simply Beautiful by Angela
Vicki and Jenn ⋅ 2 Bees in a Pod Joanne ⋅ Our Unschooling Journey
Tylynn ⋅ Bitterroot DIY Sam ⋅ Raggedity Bits Mary ⋅ The Boondocks Blog
Cyn ⋅ Creative Cynchronicity Dione ⋅ Clever Chameleon Quilting
Erica ⋅ Erica Ever After Chelsea ⋅ Love Paper Crafts Evija ⋅ From Evija with Love
Samantha ⋅ Little Bits of Home Hope ⋅ Hopes Crafty Niche Anne ⋅ Orange Bettie
Pam · P.S. I Love You Crafts
You all know my love for repurposing, and Christmas is the perfect time for it. Instead of buying stuff that will end up in a box later, I prefer to look around the house to see what I can use as home decor for the season.
In my search I was able to find a bag full of curtain rings. Personally, I don’t like to hang my drapes using curtain rings but these were a free gift and free is always welcome!
As soon as I saw them I had an idea, I could wrap some twine around the rings and I would have some cute Christmas ornaments. But thinking about it twice the twine thing didn’t sound like the right material for them, for me Christmas is bright and shiny, so glitter it had to be.
I will share the how to below and I promise it is so easy that even a kid can do. Just keep an eye on him/her during the glitter part unless you want your house covered with it.
How to make your own “Curtain Ring Christmas Ornament”
I will share the products I used for your convenience. There are affiliate links for your convenience, you can read my full disclosure.
- Glitter (of the color you prefer)
- Nylon thread
- Curtain rings
- Spray varnish
The first thing is to prepare all the material at the same time. You don’t want to start looking for something with your fingers full of glitter, right?
Apply a coat of ModPodge to the ring, and make sure you don’t leave any spot without it.
Pour some glitter on them and they could be ready. I made an extra step to make sure the glitter stays in place better. After they were covered with glitter, I spray varnished them and still wet I added a second coat of glitter.
You will end with something like this.
Then it’s time to use the nylon thread to hold the charm.
They took less than one hour to put together.
Oh that shine…
These are great to do with kids, you know they like glitter a lot.
Even the eyelet is perfect for hanging them on the tree or wherever you prefer.
What about the charms? The message is great all year round but it fits so well in Christmas
I really like these curtain ring Christmas ornaments! If you already have all the supplies at home, they are free!
I hope you like them as much as I do 🙂
Have fun, and thanks for stopping by!
FIND ALL 47 HANDMADE ORNAMENT TUTORIALS BELOW AND SHARE YOURS TOO! Use Hashtag #2017OrnamentExchange so we can see your creations on social media.
Pili these are so sparkly and pretty. Just what is needed for a Christmas Ornament. I love that you were able to repurpose them too.
Pili you are so creative, I absolutely love these ornaments so nice and sparkly!! I have a box full of curtains rings and I have beent thinking what to do with them!! Thank you !! #2017OrnamentExchange
I love these and I have everything you need to make them. They are so sparkly and lovely.
Oh you and the girls must had so much fun making these Pili. They’re too cute and they do make lovely, easy Christmas decorations.
Pili, what a beautiful way to repurpose the curtain rings!! The ornaments are beautiful!!
I agree Pili, you have to have some glitter for the holidays! Your ornaments are beautiful and I like that you were able to repurpose items you already had on hand! There have been so many wonderfully creative ideas shared during this Exchange!
That is so cute! I love the charm on it.
I love all the ideas I get from the ornament exchange each year!