I have finally finished my first christmas craft of the season! I have known for awhile that I wanted to try this, but for some reason putting it up in July didn't seem appropriate :o)
As usual, it started with pinterest...
What do you need?
*a bin of castoff ornaments (your own or from a thrift store.) Ok, they can be all new and shiny if you are into that sort of thing ;o)
*3 pieces of ribbon, equal in size. Make sure they are long enough to create the swag you want and still be able to tie knots on either end!
*Nails to tie them onto
I started with a $5 bin of castoff ornaments from the thrift store. I just grabbed all that they had and put them into a box and asked them to make me a deal on them. At $5, I figured it was worth the risk of this being a major fail.
I took a piece of my ribbon and started stringing the ornaments on one by one through the loop at the top of each ornament. They did the bunching up all by themselves, I was surprised at how easy it was to make it look like this. I love the traditional colors, but you could use whatever color you like (or have). I think it would look gorgeous in all silver!
The strands get pretty delicate after awhile due to the weight of the ornaments pushing on each other. To keep them from popping off their tops, I made 3 separate swags and tied them individually to nails. They aren't too heavy, so they were very easy to hang!
Tap in nails where you want the top of each swag (if you measure and do this first you won't end up with 3 uneven swags like me :)
Tie up each end of the ribbon to a nail! That's it! Super easy, right?
I love the way the balls catch the lights from all over the room. It is PERFECT for this little banister. If I could nail into brick this would have hung across my fireplace!!
With all of the plastic ornaments available these days, if I had the money, I would have loved to buy a few of them and gorilla glue on their tops before hand. There are so many options for this!!
Overall, first christmas craft is a success. What do you think?
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