On this 5th Day of Christmas crafting, I have to face a hard truth. A harsh reality …
my flip flop wearing days are over.
The 2014 flip flop season has officially come to a close. Much like the Chicago Cubs, there will be no playoff season. Their last hurrah has come
… and gone.
But I’m guilty of pushing the flip flop season (and my pedicure) to the limits.
If you heard the unmistakable flip flip flip sound in the Ashland Post Office station last week
… that was me.
If you heard the unmistakable flip flip flip sound in the Jewel on Southport last week
… that was me.
And if you heard the unmistakable flip flip flip sound in the scrapbook paper aisle in Michaels on Monday morning
… yup. Me again.
I was there picking out some red and white paper samples to use in my latest handmade Christmas ornament craft …
This is a super easy DIY that’s perfect for the kids …
Start by tracing around the ornament on the back side of your paper samples.
Cut out the shapes.
Apply glue to the edges of your cookie cutters (I chose the thicker edge) …
and line up your cut out paper.
Finish it off by hot gluing a jingle bell to the top …
through which you can string a length of baker’s twine.
Tie off the ends of the twine to create a loop …
and hang on the tree.
That’s it! So easy, right?
And now I have 11 more easy ornament ideas for you, on this 5th day of Christmas …
“Days Until Christmas” Chalkboard Ornament | All Things G&D
Feather Wreath Ornament | Bigger Than The Three Of Us
Nativity Silhouette Ornament | Lovely Etc.
Snowman Glass Ornament | Mom 4 Real
Cork Ball Ornament | Whats Ur Home Story
Easy Bell Filled Ornament | The Happier Homemaker
Cookie Cutter Ornaments | It All Started With Paint
Chalkboard Holiday Sign | Thrifty and Chic
Stained Wooden Ornaments | Cherished Bliss
Wedding Invitation Glass Ball | May Richer Fuller Be
Spiral Christmas Tree Ornament | Remodelando la Casa
Vintage Style Glittered Wood Star Ornament | Serendipity Refined
And now please excuse me as I retreat to mourn the end of flip flop season …
P.S. For even more holiday inspiration, you can find more handmade ornaments by clicking here …
P.P.S. All 12 days – and all 144 ornaments – can be found by clicking here …
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* Some of the products used in this post were purchased with a gift card provided by Michaels *
those are darling hanging on your tree.
I basically done the same thing only I used family photos in place of the patterned paper. Some I used the air dry clay; rolled out and then used my cookie cutters and cut out the shapes. Once dry, the grandkids painted them to their liking.
Cookie cutters are also great for filling with sweet treats or filling with your favorite homemade fudge recipe
These are so stinkin’ cute!
Love these. The jingle bell on top – genius!
Interesting idea, I may have a few I can part with after Thanksgiving baking.
Vidya @ Whats Ur Home Story says
These are too cute. The craft paper backing idea is very clear.