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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Pinterventures 2015 Ornament Exchange!

Welcome to the first day of the 2015 Ornament Exchange! Erlene at My Pinterventures partnered 80+ bloggers to exchange ornaments and we want to share our creations or special finds with you! Over the next 14 days, a group of ladies will be sharing our ornament tutorials or shopping trips to give you lots of holiday inspiration

Today, I'm excited to be kicking off the first day of Ornament Exchange, along with four other great ladies:
I was paired with a lovely gal from New York.  She doesn't celebrate Christmas so the ornament I sent can be used year round.  I especially love it because it represents the Midwest, where I am from! The ornament was not made by me, but I asked for a tutorial for this post!

This ornament was made by slicing 1/2" rounds from a pine tree.  The wood was treated with stain and then left to dry.

The next step was to dry Queen Ann's lace by flattening it in a book between layers of waxed paper for about five days.  When it was good and dry, the flower was spray painted lightly with green.  The flower was then  coated with several layers of poly and left to dry.  A tiny hole was drilled to run the ribbon through.

As you can see, some of the outer bark was left on the wood to give it more visual appeal.  The wood and the flower were "found" items in the woods.

Please go and check out the other ladies and their ornaments!  I hope you like them as much as I do!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Great idea for an everyday ornament!

  2. I love your ornament, Terri. I would have never thought about using a flower to make it. And as you say, this ornament is just not for Christmas.


  3. Very pretty! I think this is a great idea to give to someone who doesn't celebrate Christmas. It will look beautiful hung in a window or on a gallery wall all year long.

  4. What a gorgeous ornament for Christmas or everyday. Naturally beautiful!

  5. Thank you for this beautiful ornament , Terri :) Wow, After reading your letter I thought the flower was drawn with paint or something and filled with glitter . I didn't even think it as original flower itself. That is so amazing. :)

  6. What a beautiful way to preserve nature. Wonderful ornament and I know your partner will love it.

  7. Just popping by as I too am participating in the ornament exchange. What a delightful ornament. You are truly clever and crafty.

  8. Fun, what a pretty ornament. I like how it is all from nature.

    I am so excited to be a part of this exchange too and see all the ornaments everyone is exchanging!

  9. I am part of the ornament exchange and i just stopped by to look at your ornament. I think that it is just beautiful.-Mama's Journey


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