A couple of years ago I needed a quick and simple gift for a ladies' gift exchange. I wanted to make my gifts, but couldn't spend more than $5.00 for each one.
I came up with the idea of making ornaments that looked almost like tassels. But how?
I went to Walmart and bought a simple, yet pretty ornament ball - $2.00 each. I needed 6 gifts so I bought 3 green and 3 red. You could purchase plain ornaments, or some with a little more glam to them... or use older ones you already have.
Then I bought 3 spools of gross grain ribbon - 1 green, 1 red and 1 animal print for fun. But you could use any colors or patterns that work for your decor.
I heated up my glue gun, first. Next, I cut my ribbon into 3.5 inch strips. I glued the ends of my ribbon together to form "loops," similar to this.
After the loops were all glued, I started gluing them around the "hanger part" of my ball ornament. I worked in about 3 rounds and then tied a few "strands of ribbon" and a gross grain bow to the top of the hanger.
I think they're really cute, and they were such a big hit! If you have older ornaments you want to jazz up a little bit, give it a try. It takes about 15 minutes per ornament, but you give an old ornament, or an inexpensive one, a new life!
Only By His Grace,