12 Days of Christmas Crafts and Recipes: filled ornaments

Almost as exciting as receiving greeting cards in the the mail are the arrival of holiday catalogs from my beloved home stores.  I love to flip through them slowly, dog-earing my favorite pages, and take in all of their holiday goodness.  In particular, Pottery Barn catalogs are filled with lovely ideas and I especially love their use of reindeer moss for decorating. For today’s craft, I’ve created a truly simple and elegant, nature-inspired ornament.

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Start with a glass or plastic ornament, insert some reindeer moss as a soft base, add a clipping from your tree trimming, and gently scatter mini pine cones.  Do you hear the pine needles crunching under your feet as you walk through the forest?

Here’s what you need:

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  • glass or plastic clear ornament
  • mini pine cones
  • reindeer moss
  • tree trimmings
  • long tweezers (or something else to help insert your filler -  I used dental cotton pliers)

No instructions needed!  Finish off with a long piece of twine and tie into a bow to hang.

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Tips: Everything Christmas is on sale at Michael’s.  The ornament and mini pine cones were $2 total after discounts and I had leftover reindeer moss from this project.

Almost as exciting as receiving greeting cards in the the mail are the arrival of holiday catalogs from my beloved home stores.  I love to flip through them slowly, dog-earing my favorite pages, and take in all of their holiday goodness.   In particular, Pottery Barn catalogs are filled with lovely ideas and inspiration.

  • Michele posted: 17 Nov at 2:50 am

    Very Cute! i love ornaments filled with meaningful things! Mini seashells, sand and glitter would be fun too!

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  • Sarah posted: 04 Dec at 3:32 pm

    I was looking for a toddler-friendly-as-little-mess-as-possible Christmas ornament craft for my 2.5 year old to do. This is perfect! She LOVES putting stuff in things so this is right up her alley!

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