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
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!
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