Friday, December 6, 2013

Handmade Christmas Ornaments: Bulbs with Ribbon

Every year during the Thanksgiving holidays, my husband's family has a fun tradition of making handmade Christmas ornaments. It's always been fun to have all the generations together, working on projects together. It's fun to see what everyone comes up with--we all do the same basic craft, but everyone has a different style. 

This year we made these elegant ribbon-covered bulbs.

 My mother-in-law has quite a large stash of ribbon, so these bulbs were easy to make--we simply used regular glass bulbs (we were hoping for shatter-proof, but you get what you get and you don't throw a fit), and raided the storage containers of ribbon. 
It was fun to let the little ones be free to choose whatever they wanted on them--they came up with all sorts of interesting combinations: teal with mauve, green sequins with orange, etc. 

Anyway, making them is a cinch:
1) You simply measure out how much ribbon is needed to go around the bulb and cut it to length.
2) Use a hot glue gun (preferably low-temp since your fingers are going to be pressing the ribbons on) to secure the ribbon at the top, along the sides and back around to the opposite side. 

And that is it! Add ribbon to your heart's content. I personally thought, "the more the merrier!"

1 comment:

  1. Cute stuff Jaime! It is fun to see you in the reflection.


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