Christmas is my favorite holiday, and decorating our Christmas tree is my favorite holiday activity. We collect all kinds of ornaments and I love pulling the bins out each year and remembering special events and travel destinations based on the ornaments we bought or received that year. So I was super excited to find out that Erlene from My Pinterventures was gathering up 80 (!) bloggers to participate in an Ornament Exchange. I was paired with Michelle from Our Crafty Mom, and it was easy to see why—we both love owls and the color purple! When I spotted some miniature owl ornaments at Hobby Lobby, this idea for a Wintery Owls Christmas Ornament popped into my head.
I thought a couple of owls would look so cute sitting on a branch, as if they were just hanging out, enjoying a wintery day together!
Here’s what I used to make my ornament:
- small owl ornaments or figures
- small branch
- faux greenery
- faux red berries
- twine or string
- hot glue
- Optional: glitter and/or faux snow. I was originally going to add some of these at the end, but decided it didn’t need it because the faux greenery already has some crystally bits.
I started by adding the faux greenery and red berries to a branch with hot glue.
Then I glued down two of the owls and added a loop of thick twine for hanging.
It only took a few minutes and this adorable wintery owls Christmas ornament was finished!
I love how it turned out, and a little birdie told me that Michelle does too (wink). There’s a good chance I’ll be making one of these for myself before Christmas gets here!
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Just popping by as I too am participating in the ornament exchange. What a delightful ornament. You are truly clever and crafty.
Laura Ingalls Gunn recently posted…2015 There’s No Place Like Home Ornament
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How cute did these turn out?!?!?! So simple yet turned out so lovely. Beautiful job on your ornament!
Katie recently posted…Holiday Fun with Our Bloggy Friends – Fall and Thanksgiving
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Ohhh your handmade ornamet is so beautiful and adorable!
Helen Gullett recently posted…Gratitude Day 2: Salvation
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How cute! What a great way to show off the owls.
Beverly recently posted…2015 Ornament Exchange
These are adorable!! After a failed trip to Michaels I ended up buying mine.
Thanks Rae! I’ve had trips like that before, too 😉
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So cute, I love the owls. I will have to get to Hobby Lobby quick!
Joy recently posted…2015 Ornament Exchange
Thank you Joy! I found these in the section with all of the miniature tree supplies. I hope your store still has them!
Oh my gosh! Your little owl ornament is too cute. What a nice way to add an extra bit of dimension to your decoration.
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Thank you so much, Ellen!
I absolutely love owls! This is so adorable!
Amanda @The Kolb Corner recently posted…Framed Scrapbook Paper Ornament–2015 Ornament Exchange
Me too, Amanda! Thanks 🙂
I absolutely love this! My tree is pretty rustic I am trying to add different birds to it every year. I have a few owls and this year I am going to add cardinals. Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to see what my partner made me.
Michelle from Weekend Craft recently posted…Creative Spark Link Party #79
Thanks Michelle! I love that you’re adding different birds each year – that is such a fun idea!! I have several owl ornaments too 🙂
This is so sweet! I just love anything owls so might have to steal/borrow this one 🙂
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Aww! These are so cute! I love the little owls! I am also participating in the ornament exchange. It’s so fun to see all the different ideas everyone has!
Pamela Smith recently posted…Corner News-November 6, 2015
Thank you Pamela! I love seeing all of the different ideas, too! Everyone is so creative!
I love how you have the twine going through both owls to hang. That gives them a sense of togetherness. Great idea to use existing ornaments to make your own creation!
Kelly Hedgespeth of Simply Kelly Designs recently posted…Christmas Ornament For Nurses
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I love owls and I love that you use two mini owls to create this special one of a kind ornament. Super cute!
Erlene recently posted…2015 Ornament Exchange – Day 9
Thanks Erlene! I still have two of these owls left; I might need to make myself one of these ornaments! Thank you for organizing this Exchange; it’s been so much fun!
This ornament is so cute! I have a friend who is OBSESSED with all things owl, and this would be perfect for her!
Christine | Where The Smiles Have Been recently posted…DIY Thankful Chalkboard & Easy Chalk Hand Lettering Cheat!
Thanks Christine! I am an owl fanatic too! I was tempted to keep this one for myself 😉
Those little owls are so adorable love the ornament. -Mamas Journey
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