7 DIY Christmas Ornaments
Create memories as you put together these DIY ornaments from HGTV Magazine.
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Wind two pieces of yarn in different colors around a wood curtain ring. We used Bonbons yarn in lime from the Brights set and green with emerald sparkle from the Jingle Bells set ($8 for each set of 8 mini skeins, lionbrand.com). Knot the yarn and trim excess. Hot-glue the knot to the back of the ring. Pull a thread from a new piece of yarn and tie two bells to the ring. Tie a ribbon into a small bow. Hot-glue it above the bells. Hot-glue a ribbon loop to the back of the ring to hang.
Use a crafts knife to cut a half-liter plastic bottle in half. String a ribbon through a wood bead and knot into a loop to hang. Hot-glue the bead to the spout. Trace the cut end of the bottle onto a piece of cardboard and a sheet of cotton batting. Cut out both circles, making the cardboard one 1/2-inch larger than what you traced. Hot-glue the batting to the cardboard. Glue tinsel around the cardboard’s edge and around the bottle’s spout. Cut tree shapes out of thin crafts foam. Cover in glitter, then hot-glue the trees to the batting. Hot-glue the bottle’s cut end to the cardboard circle.
Super-glue a brass washer on top of a larger zinc washer. Flip it over and glue eight smaller washers around it. Flip it back over and glue eight large washers to the small ones. Flip it over again and glue eight small washers to the large ones. Loop a ribbon through a washer to hang, then cover the ribbon with an adhesive rhinestone. Stick rhinestones on the front of some of the other washers.
These origami Christmas ornaments look impressive, but they're so simple to make. (They're also a creative way to use pretty...