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Welcome to the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or under, create a tutorial, and ship the ornament off to a new home!
I was partnered with Marie over at The Inspiration Vault. She is so cool! Marie gave me complete freedom to be creative and I ran with it! Check out her blog for DIY and crafty inspiration.
Meet the 2017 Ornament Exchange Hosts
Pam · P.S. I Love You Crafts
As part of the Ornament Exchange I’m adding a tutorial to help you guys recreate this look at home.
Making ornament garlands or swags is just about the easiest and prettiest Christmas DIY I have ever done. That being said they can be time consuming. I have made full garlands in the past, it’s just best to lay out all your supplies, turn on Netflix and just have at it.
Ornaments – I got mine from The Wish App – Here’s a Link they are FREE you just pay shipping
Ribbon of any kind. I just used what I had around the house.
That is literally all you need. You may want to get some hooks to make hanging them easier. I’ll leave that part up to you. I usually drape them over tables or a mantle. This one will be a small swag as seen in the first pic. So 2 cartons of 24 ornaments was plenty. Protect your work area, these ornaments are not sealed so there will be glitter fall out EVERYWHERE if you don’t.
Step 1 – Remove hooks or strings. You’ll slide the ribbon through the hole in the ornament topper thingy…
Step 2 – Tie a knot at the end of the ribbon. Also try and use more than you’ll need. It’s easier to cut off the excess than to add more.
Step 3 – Start stringing the opposite end of the ribbon through your ornaments.
Step 4. Repeat step 3 over and over again. You might want to alternate colors. The ornaments I got from Wish had 3 different finishes in each carton so it was like having 6 colors to work with.
Now you can shift the ornaments around if your OCD is kicking in and you don’t want all those pinks right next to each other.
Step 5 – Once you’re done tie off the other end. Voila! You’re done!
I had a LOT of Fun with this! Side note – I just want to add in here that the pink and silver in this swag is giving me LIFE!!! So now I’m thinking of adding more pink in with my silver and white holiday decor. I am not a pink type of girl, but I am really loving this. (lol)
I hope this helps you guys realize your Christmas decor dreams. it doesn’t need to be expensive to be girly and glam.
FIND ALL 47 HANDMADE ORNAMENT TUTORIALS BELOW AND SHARE YOURS TOO! Use Hashtag #2017OrnamentExchange so we can see your creations on social media.