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Dec 2, 2013

rustic christmas ornaments

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had some great food and spent time with family. Thanksgiving time is crazy because you fall into that quick transition into Christmas. It's like once that turkey is carved and scarfed down, BAM! Christmas music and shopping galore.

I did a little early morning Black Friday for the first time this year! It was a lot of fun. We didn't run into any crazy crowds but we were able to shop some of our favorite stores quietly with great discounts. I think next year, I need to make a list and try to get everyone done in one day! This year I was just along for the ride to see what it was all about.

Anyways, we put up our tree and some Christmas decorations up over the weekend! I am so stinking excited. I love my tree to pieces. It's an artificial cashmere pine and I enjoy putting rustic ornaments and tree wrap burlap on it with white lights. I'm pretty picky about what goes on my tree! Not a lot of things make the "cut." I don't like anything bright or sparkly on my tree! It flows very well with the rest of my house.

Sometimes I enjoy a little repetition on my tree including rusty bells, stars and one of my favorite ornaments that I am going to share how I make with you! It adds a nice simple, rustic touch to any tree and they're super easy to make. And super cheap!

All you need is some jute, raffia or any type of cord, yarn, etc, a box of clear ornaments and a pair of scissors. They're that easy! 

First you start by taking the cap off. Then I just take a piece of the cord, stick it inside the ornament and I keep pushing more in until the ornament looks full. You'll get all kinds of crazy shapes! Once the ornament is full, you just cut the cord off, push the end down inside and replace the cap.

The possibilities are endless with these you guys! You can even use colorful ribbon and all sorts of different ideas to create a different, customized look for your tree! I just love the texture of the clear glass and the cord inside.

What would you put inside your ornament?


  1. Love these-and your pictures are amazing!

  2. I love your tree! You're so darn creative!!

    1. Thanks Kellie! :) Wish you lived closer so we could drink hot chocolate and eat peppermint ice-cream together by my tree!!

  3. Oh I am in love with these! So so pretty! I may have to copy you! Such a pretty tree :)

  4. These are a great idea! I've been wanting to change up our tree and make some new ornaments but I'm trying to save up my pennies on that front right now and use what I've got :( Hopefully I'll be able to find a pretty new tree on sale after Christmas this year for next year though!

  5. Adorable Kelly!! And such a supper cute, fun, easy thing to do. I have Christmas decoractions strung all over the house waiting to be put in place. Your pictures gave me the push and inspiration I needed!! Decorating, here I come!!

  6. Such a cute idea to fill the ornaments with twine. I would probably have to go with sprinkles :-)

  7. I love your style! and Merry Christmas---I am stopping in from Christmas in the Country! I can't wiat to make these ornaments with my girls!


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