January 7, 2013

DIY Winter Ornaments

I have a bit of a hard time taking down Christmas decorations without knowing I can put something else up right away.  Winter months can get long, but they really are pretty!  I love white, and January is the perfect month to decorate with it.  

I was shopping for my sisters' Christmas presents this year, and found cute little white Christmas trees.  Well, I had to get them (my sisters love holidays as much as I do), and I had to get one for myself! :)  I've been wanting a white tree for quite awhile now, and I'm so glad I got it.  I'm enjoying it just as much as I thought I would.  I worked over the Christmas break making some fun winter ornaments to put on my tree. 

I made a little garland with my Cricut.  I cut sliver glitter circles from my Classic Font cartridge and white snowflakes from my Winter Lace cartridge.  Then I sewed them together.  I LOVE how it turned out.  I'm going to have to make more.  I can't wait to get started on a Valentine garland!

Next I made a few pom poms.  I've been wanting to make pom poms for awhile now, and decided this would be a fun time to try them out.  I watched Martha Stewart's How To Make Mini Yarn Pom Poms video.  She makes her pom poms with yarn and cardboard.  There are pom pom makers, but I found the cardboard to work just fine.  Instead of plain yarn, I used Bernat Boa yarn in Dove.  I got mine at Walmart for under $4.  These are my favorite ornaments I made.  They look just like little snowballs.

I also use my Winter Lace cartridge to make some white snowflakes.  I cut out the snowflakes, sprayed them with spray adhesive, and then sprinkled them with glitter.

I got the Ribbons & Rosettes cartridge for Christmas and found this cute little bird on it, so I cut a few of them out and glittered them up just like the snowflakes.

I didn't make the sliver glitter tree behind the bird above (although I probably could have with my Cricut).  I found them on clearance at Walmart.  I was looking for snowflake ornaments, but went with the trees instead.

Here's a few pictures of what the ornaments look like on my tree.  Oh, the silver bead garland was a dollar store necklace I cut and used.

I was a bit worried about all the white on white, but the tree has a very slight blueish-gray tint to it, and the white ornaments I made look slightly off white.  It worked out perfectly!  I love how the tree looks in the day...

...and at night.  Did I mention the tree was pre-lit in white lights?  The glow at night with all the white and silver is beautiful!

I already have plans to make Valentine decorations for my tree once February comes.  I have three boys, so decorating with pink is a rarity.  I love Valentine's Day just for the excuse to finally decorate with pink!
How do you decorate for the winter months?

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  1. You are very talented! Love all the crafty winter items you've created especially the "snowball! How terrific that you leave up a white tree for winter - I know I love having some white mini-lights around after Christmas too.


  2. So pretty! I love the white and silver!

  3. Love that white look. Pinned it.
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  4. I love the ornaments but wish we could get a look at the entire tree! Dianntha

  5. I really like those white pom-poms! What a fun yarn you used.

  6. Snow ornaments are one of my favorites. They always look so lovely!

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  7. I love the white on white! Your ornaments are wonderful!

  8. Brooke, these are so creative! I am pinning from the Pinteresting Party!

  9. Love the white and silver, very pretty.


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