Handmade for the Holidays

Hello!  You may have noticed that we’ve been a bit quiet lately here on the blog, and you’ll hear more about the reason why at a later time.  But today I am excited to share with you a fun project I’ve been working on with many other talented bloggers and crafters.  A whole bunch of us have gotten together and will be sharing our ornament exchange projects with you!

Handmade for the Holidays

For my ornament exchange partner I decided to recreate a project I did last year for our family tree.  On our tree we have a wide variety of ornaments.  Some are more traditional than others, but nearly all are handmade by myself, our kids or someone we know.

Here are the supplies you will need:

Plain wooden words

Plain wooden words found at your favorite craft store.


Glitter, Glue, White Acrylic Paint, Paintbrush

Glitter, Glue, White Acrylic Paint, and a Paintbrush.

Paint each of your wooden words with the white paint.  I painted the front, back and the edges of each word so they would have a nice base color of white.  When the paint is completely dry put glue on the front of each word and then cover in glitter.  Once the glue and glitter have dried well onto the word shake off the excess glitter.  I let them set for about another hour before using them just to make sure they are completely dry.

Handmade for the Holidays

For the ornament exchange I chose to use the traditional Christmas colors green, red and silver.  What I love about these wood ornaments is that you can place them between the branches of your Christmas tree and use them to fill in the gaps where other ornaments might not be able to hang or be placed.  And the best part is that they sparkle in the lights of your Christmas tree so beautifully!

If you’re like me, you love looking at handmade Christmas decorations and getting inspired to make more of your own ornaments!  So be sure to check out our 2015 Ornament Exchange to find creative DIY ideas for your home this year!!  Today I am featured at the Ornament Exchange along with:

My Life From Home

Nets Blog About Jnets Line

C’mon Get Crafty

Books and Life


Be sure to check back throughout the month for wonderful ideas and inspirations!  Happy Crafting!!

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  1. Pretty, those are great words to live by too! Love doing these linky parties because you find the
    greatest blogs. Have a great week!
    Joy @ Books and Life

  2. Just popping by as I too am participating in the ornament exchange. What a delightful ornament. You are truly clever and crafty.

  3. Who can resist glitter during the holidays? Very cute ornaments.

  4. I actually have some of these words and they’re hanging in my daughter’s room. We just painted them white, but I love the idea of adding glitter.

  5. Just stopping by to see your ornament. Very Pretty.-Mama’s Journey

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