Thursday, November 18, 2010

Before and After Christmas Ornament

Why reserve makeovers for people and houses? How about for Christmas ornaments too? I purchased these very plain tree ornaments last year with plans of dressing these girls up. Finally, (12 months later) I did a few. I first asked my urban farmhouse Facebook friends for suggestions. Lots of great ideas were shared! Thanks everyone! I would really like to try a suggestion of putting monograms on them. If I can figure out how to stitch that on I am going to do it. I picture them looking like they were made out of European monogrammed linen bed sheets.I have a tote box full of these balls so I better get busy.
Here is the before:

With hot glue gun in hand and working with just what I had on hand (no runs for supplies as I was working the shop). I came up with these cuties. SOOOOOO much better!

Any other ideas out there? Leave your ideas in the comment sections. What else can we do with these?

5 comments:

Spirited said...

The 'after' ornaments are gorgeous!I just hope I can get in to get one before they are all snatched up. Christmas Open House was a BLAST;^)

Heaven's Walk - said...

So pretty! Love the monogram idea, too! How about painting them to look like grain sack material....? :)

xoxo laurie

Country Arts said...

a doll belt and several strands of tiny pearls or fine chain around the "neck" and you have a gift for the fashionista on your list.

Attach old pearl buttons with white cotton string tied in a bow to secure.

Chrissy said...

Love them....they are so pretty!!!I would buy them all!!

avalonrosedesign said...

Soooo pretty! Just thought I'd let you know that I featured one of your other products on the Avalon Rose Market Square as well.

Catherine