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Ashley’s Snowflake Ornament

Hi all!  First off, I want to say thank you to all of you who rated our project online today!  Wow!!!!  You guys are really helping us out!!!!  Thanks so much!!!!!  Now for my latest project!  I’ve mentioned that early Christmas decorating is a family tradition going way back!  We have always put the trees up right after Halloween and it feels right to me!  So here I am again, early November decorating my Christmas Tree!

I had to start from scratch this year because ALL of our ornaments were strewn across Hwy 114 on moving day (note to self ~ do not put a lightweight rubbermaid container in the bed of a truck).  Thankfully they were of no sentimental value!  I was going to revamp them anyway to match my new color scheme!
Here is the first of the replacements!
I’m sure you all have these!
Pair it with a bunch of cream colored buttons and a hot glue gun!
Cut 6 long and 6 shorter pieces using a pair of wire cutters
and hot glue each piece around a large button alternating sizes.
more hot glue….
and sandwich the wires with another large button.
Glue the buttons to each wire creating a pattern…
and flip!  Copy the same pattern on the reverse side.
Now for the hangin’
Use a strand of 1ply jute twine and glue it between the top two buttons to hide the edge
and coil up to the tip of the wire.
Tie a knot at the top creating a loop for hanging.
Now that was painless!!!!
Can’t wait to hang it from my tree!!!
I have added these to our Etsy shop ~ The Shanty Shoppe ~ Where they are available for purchase!  Stop by and check them out!!!!
Also:  If you would still like to help us out with our contest we entered just scroll down to the next post and click the SOS button!  It will take you to the site where you can rate our project!  5 snowmen is the highest rating!!!!  Thanks guys!!!!!I will be linking up at the Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday!

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  1. Lisa on November 20, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Beautiful ornament and great tutorial

  2. TRICIA @ The Zoo on November 20, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Hi.
    I just posted an award for you over at my blog. It is ready for you to pick up anytime if you would like. Love your blog. 😉

    XO*Tricia

  3. TRICIA @ The Zoo on November 20, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Hi.
    I just posted an award for you over at my blog. It is ready for you to pick up anytime if you would like. Love your blog. 😉

    XO*Tricia

  4. Turley Times on November 20, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    I could not love this more. I think I will be making myself one this weekend!!

    Hannah

  5. snowman hill on November 20, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    So cute! I would add glitter too!
    I love it!
    Krista

  6. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) on November 20, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    What a great idea. It is just gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial. Hugs, Marty

  7. Jane on November 20, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    This looks great. The variation in the colors of the buttons really adds to the overall beauty of this ornament. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Jane

  8. Amanda on November 20, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    How clever and so pretty!

  9. duchess on November 20, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    So simple & cute. Thanks for the instructions.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  10. Terry on November 20, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    How cute and so very clever! You two are so creative!

  11. Barbara Jean on November 20, 2009 at 8:58 am

    This is great!

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    blessings

    barbara jean

  12. Marianne@Songbird on November 20, 2009 at 6:25 am

    I've got tons of buttons…..
    I must squeeze this project in somewhere, I must. It is way too cute not too!

  13. Janna on November 20, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Very cute, but you guys always make cute stuff!

  14. tales from an oc cottage on November 20, 2009 at 5:56 am

    Snowflakes are my most favorite symbol of winter!!!! I LOVE THIS!

    m ^..^

  15. { L } on November 20, 2009 at 5:37 am

    Too crazy! Just last weekend I bought ornaments EXACTLY like these except multi colored! And now I learn I could have made them. 😉 Wow, super cool.

  16. Two Beautiful Girls Mommy on November 20, 2009 at 5:33 am

    Ohhh I love these. I have to say that the story of your tree and ornaments almost made me cry.I guess I am bit more attached to mine that I thought. I think these adorable little snowflakes would make an AWESOME garland.

  17. Country Wings in Phoenix on November 20, 2009 at 4:59 am

    Well how winter are these? I just love snowflakes and these are so precious. Even I could make one of these I believe anyway. I am goig to try it and see. I thank you for sharing such a wonderful craft.

    Have a beautiful Friday. Country hugs…Sherry

  18. mommieofthree on November 20, 2009 at 4:37 am

    What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Rafahi Family on November 20, 2009 at 4:33 am

    This is so cute!!! I love it.

  20. Melissa on November 20, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Love all the fun stuff you guys do! I was wondering though; where do you find all your finials? I have looked at Lowes, Michaels, Hobby Lobby. Everyone looks at me like I am crazy when I ask about them. At Lowes are they in a certain place? Can you help?

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