Monday, December 3, 2012

Homemade Ornaments/Ornament Exchange

 This month I enjoyed taking part in  One Artsy Mama's Ornament Exchange
Amy partnered me up with Kirsten at One Tough Mother blog. It was so fun getting to know a fellow blogger.
This is part of what I learned about Kirsten to help create an ornament she would enjoy.
"I love color - so really, any color is wonderful :)  I'm a huge fan of owls. 
I'd love anything: colorful, shabby chic, unique!"
I had never given owls much thought when it comes to ornaments but I was up for the challenge! I found an adorable string of owl beads at the Beadin' Path in Freeport Maine, close to where I live. I was very excited to have the owl to create around.
 A bit of a rustic, woodland design is what I came up with.

 I had fun picking out coordinating beads for her snowflake to match the owl. 

These were my gifts to Kirsten.

I had made these shaker box ornaments in the past. They are little paper mache boxes filled with enough seed beads to cause the shaker sound. For this one, I wrapped it with burlap, strips of sheet music and beaded twine. The tricky part was the beaded branch which is attached to the pin holding the owl onto the box.

  This is Kirsten's beautiful gift to me!

I don't have my tree up yet but this beautiful vintage style jeweled ornament would look lovely anywhere!
   Combined with the book pages this is truly a very unique piece and just the style I adore.  
Thank you again Kirsten
 Check out her DIY ornament week beginning next Monday Dec 10th. It should be a great time!!

In addition to Ornament Exchange my ornaments are also linked to
Make it Monday
Terrific Tuesdays


Chrissy said...

Gorgeous tree ornament Lisa,love the little cute.

Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


Faye's Paper Passion said...

Hello Lisa. Your ornament is Fantastic. Saw this on MIM..Faye

Kirsten Thompson said...

YAY!!! Gorgeous! Thank you SO much for my owl ornament and snowflake. I'm in love, and it looks just precious on my tree :) I'm so happy you love your book page flower ornament as well. The photo you posted is just perfect!

Great "meeting" you Lisa! Stay in touch! Merry Christmas!

Bethany Lee said...

They're all beautiful!

Carol said...

These are adorable, Lisa! I'm sure she was delighted with them.

Vanessa said...

Hi, Lisa

These ornaments are so lovely! I love the owl, too cute.


Lisa M said...

Oh my ornament exchange..I love it!! Your owl bauble is wonderful. I have a good friend who would flip over this and the jeweled ornament to you is gorgeous!!
Thank you so much for sharing these and for playing along with us at Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are: #9, #12, #30, # 87, # 126, #127, #128, #157, #172, #173 and #176.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…