These are the ornaments I made for the ornament exchange this year. It wasn’t my first choice in ornaments but what was, was taking WAY too long so I settled for these. They turned out better than I had hoped!
The idea came from a free project sheet I picked up at my local Hobby Lobby. It can be seen online here: http://www.hobbylobby.com/assets/pdf/project_inspiration/projects/hl-276642.pdf
You can use the tassel toppers they sell for 4.99 or make your own for less than a buck. I chose the latter.
What you’ll need:
1/4″ ribbon (8 cut to 16″ and 6 cut to 4″)
1/4″ ribbon (1 piece cut to 18″)
3/8″ ribbon (6 cut to 7″)
5/8″ ribbon (12 cut to 12″)
5/8″ grosgrain ribbon (8 cut to 3″)
cording or fringe (1 piece cut to approx. 6″)
wooden candlestick (Wood Shoppe item #198853, 1 7/8″x1 3/4″, 7/8″ hole)
finial dowel cap (Wood Shoppe item # 621672, 1 1/16″, 1/2″ hole)
wooden wheel – 1 1/4″
20mm round faceted bead (I used a 21x15mm faceted acrylic bead)
6mm fluted metal beads (8)
heavy duty thread or nylon cord
16 gauge wire (to secure tassel)
floral wire (20-22 gauge for a makeshift ‘needle’)
a drill and a 5/32″ or 3/16″ drill bit
hot glue (lots of it)
To see how it’s done, watch the video!