Welcome Lindsay, who is the last post in this wonderful handmade ornament series. I have really especially loved ALL of the ornaments so far, and I might have to schedule a few hours to make a bunch of new ornaments for my tree. The thought of decorating these little trees like Lindsay did sounds especially fun.
Hello, and happy Friday, Lines Across readers! I'm Lindsay, and I write Shrimp Salad Circus, a creative blog packed chock full of DIY, ideas, and all sorts of pretty to inspire your every day.
I was so excited when Rachel invited me over to do an ornament post. I just love the idea of anything miniature, and I think there's something kind of adorable about hanging a mini Christmas tree from... your Christmas tree! This is a super easy project, so it would be a fun one to make for all your friends and family this year.
Put a dab of hot glue at the top of the trunk, right where the actual tree starts. Stick an end of the baker's twine to the glue. Wind it around the tree as you go up, push it into the 'pine needles' a little bit as you wrap. The tree has a rough texture, so it'll hold onto the twine. Put another tiny dot of hot glue at the top, and stick the other end of the twine. Snip the excess.
Using small dots of hot glue, affix little red (or any color you like, such as silver) beads at random intervals all over the tree.
Add a bigger pearl bead to the top of the tree with hot glue. This'll be the 'star' on top of the tree. Peel off all the little hot glue stringy bits.
Make another loop from some extra baker's twine, and hot glue it just under the pearl 'tree topper.' You're done!
Thanks so much to Rachel for inviting me over for a holiday post, and thank you guys for crafting with me today! I hope you'll stay in touch! You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!
Be sure to check out the other HANDMADE ORNAMENTS in this series: