Saturday, December 24, 2011

Last Minute Gift: DIY Curly Ornaments

Merry Christmas Eve, friends! I hope that your day is filed with family, love and remembering the true meaning of this holiday. My hubby and I had a double date with some good friends last night and then made Christmas cookies. Today I have to run to the grocery store (ew!) and do a little cooking, a little cleaning and then Dallas game at 4ish! :) And then of course we will have fun little Christmas traditions and read the Word about how Jesus came to save us from our sins. What a miracle!

Anyway, I just wanted to post a fun little craft that only takes about 15 minutes, for any of you that may still need a little last minute gift! First, you will need a glass ball ornament:
 I got this one at Michaels for like...50 cents I think. You will also need some pretty scrapbook paper. The one I chose for my gift was a vintage love letter.
You will need to cut your paper into strips, not too wide! The size does not matter too much, but they need to fit into the opening at the top.
Next, you will curl your strips around a pencil (you could use just about anything, but I found that the pencil worked best) very tightly. Hold them there for a minute.
 Once released, you should get a cute little curly like this:
 Next, take the mental top off of your ornament (carefully, I cut my finger at this part).
 And twist your curly in!
 Repeat at least 5 times. I did varying levels of curl to give it some interest.
 And once you fill it, put the little metal top back on. Here is what you should have:
 I also tied a piece of twine through the loop to hang it with, but I forgot to take a picture before I gifted it! Since I want to start a tradition of making these, I wrote the year on the bottom, very small, with a sharpie. That way they will remember when I made it for them!
I have more Christmas awesomeness to blog, but I do not want to spend my entire Christmas eve on the computer. If I have the free time to get on here, I will! If not, I will share on the 26th :) Just in case, Merry Christmas!


  1. Thanks for sharing....Have a wonderful Christmas Holiday!

  2. Wow,It really wonderful idea.This is one type of new and beautiful idea to share with us.


  3. These are just darling! I am putting this on my 2012 Christmas list :) Thank you for sharing

  4. very pretty with the curl. I'm pinning it. Little Bit from