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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Girl Chat - DIY/Crafts

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It's time for another round of Girl Chat and this month we are talking about Inspiration and sharing some DIY/Crafts. I am not the most crafty person, but I feel like I have pulled off a few amazing crafts in my day. I am sharing with you two DIY's and then linking to a few other DIYs/Crafts I have shared in the passed.

The first DIY/craft is a Christmas Ornament. This is the easiest craft to make.
DIY Wedding Invite Christmas Ornament

What You Need

 - Clear Large Ornament Ball (I bought mine from Hobby Lobby, but you can get a bunch from Amazon here)
- Items to put inside the ball (I have made one for my wedding using the wedding invitation and one for the girls which contains their birth hat and bracelets)
- Hot Glue Gun (optional)

Directions

Wedding Invitation Christmas Ornament

1. I cut my wedding invitation into half inch strips. It doesn't have to be perfect.

2. Using a pencil or pen, put your strip on the pencil and roll the strip around the pencil. I tightly roll it and then remove the curled piece. Continue to do this with all of the strips.

3. Once you have finished making your rolls, you can unroll them a bit to make them different sized rolls.

4. Put each roll into the ball. I used the pencil (eraser side) to move around and open the rolls up even more inside the ball.

5. Place the hanger back inside the ball and then you are finished. You can also hot glue the top on.

6. You can put a ribbon on the top if you would like, or just hang it up.


Ornament Ball Garland

I saw this on a blog I used to follow (now I just follow her on IG) and I knew I had to recreate it. I will forewarn you that it is hard to store it, so make sure you plan accordingly.

What You Need

- Ribbon (lots of it and the fabric kind)
- 2 to 3 Sets of Plastic Ornament Balls (I bought the 50 count packs at Target)
- Tape

Directions

1. Lay out all of your ornaments and cut your ribbon.
Christmas Ornaments

Tip: Buy the shatterproof ones if you can. 

2. Take your ribbon and fold it into a point, like the picture below.

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3. Now string each ornament along the ribbon (at least 6 plus feet of ribbon, you may have to adjust later). You can put the ornaments as close as you would like (I think the closer the better). Make sure you leave a lot of ribbon on each side, so you can hang it from the wall. If you plan to put it on your fireplace mantel, then you own't need as much ribbon. 

Note: I had a few of my ornaments pop off the tops, so you can use a little hot glue to keep them on if need be.

4. Tie a knot at the end of each side and hang in your desired location.
Ornament Garland
As you can see, I made this when we still had our old kitchen.

Ornament Garland
We don't have a mantle over our fireplace, so I hung it up on a blank wall that we normally put all of our Christmas cards on.  I love this decoration and it was really simple to do.

Here are some other DIY/Crafts that I have posted in the past:
DIY Cake Topper
DIY Whitewashing a Brick Wall
DIY Lace Mason Jars
DIY Shadow Box

To link up - just grab our graphic, link up, and let's getting to chatting!  Make sure to stop by a few others linked up for an extra bit of girl chat!  
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25 comments :

  1. Oh I love both of these so much! My mom always does those ornaments as a little wedding gift and I think they are such a sweet rememberance of the day. And I always wondered how people got those full ornament garlands...never knew it was so simple!

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    1. It is sooo simple do the garlands. Just a pain in the butt to store them.

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  2. That ornament garland is so cool! And the wedding invitation one is a fun way to save and share your invitation!

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    1. I loved both of them. I have one with the girls hospital hats and bracelets too. The garland is fun and easy!

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  3. Love both of these! YOu are crafty lady.

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    1. Haha. thank you. I don't feel like I am that crafty, but I try!

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  4. I love both of these! I need to make a garland this year.

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    1. It is sooo simple. Buy your balls from Target or Amazon. I found those to be the best for this project.

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  5. The ornament ball garland is so fun!!!! I am thinking of all the fun color schemes you could create.

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    1. Oh you can create so many cute ones. Even ones that are themed to your favorite football team :)

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  6. Oh my goodness I LOVE that ornament with the wedding programs/invitations. My best friend is getting married in two weeks and you have solved my Christmas gift dilemma!! How freaking adorable!

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  7. I need to make that garland for my fireplace, super cute!

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  8. What an awesome idea to put your wedding invite in an ornament!!! I need to do that! It would be such a treasure; thanks for sharing, Danielle.

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    1. You are very welcome. You can put your kids hospital stuff in there too. I did that with two other ornaments.

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  9. I am LOVING that garland!!! I might have to try and make that this year. Thank you for sharing. :)

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    1. It is sooo easy to make. I just did it while watching tv. So easy!

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  10. Those are SO cool! I wish I was craftier!

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    1. I am not that crafty. You could totally make either of these!

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  11. Ooooh I love both of these! The ornament with the invitation in it is my favorite!

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  12. I love these holiday inspired DIYs! Such a great idea for the ornament and I love the garland. I can't believe Christmas will be right around the corner. Sierra Beautifully Candid

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  13. So lovely! And with you having twins and a full time job I have to say WOW - I always make excuses about not having enough time - I have never really done anything like this but you have inspired me to give it a go! J xx P.S. your new hair colour is lovely!

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  14. I love the idea of doing an ornament garland! I have never seen anything like that before but it looks so good!

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  15. I certainly enjoyed the way you explore your experience and knowledge of the subject! Keep up on it. Thanks!
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