It’s been a rough year with Christmas ornaments. I’ve had A LOT of fails, a few near misses, and more time wasted than I care to talk about. I have chased children around Michael’s on numerous occasions while searching for inspiration, I have ransacked our craft supplies and littered our dining room table for weeks now with the beginnings of ideas that were never brought to fruition, and I have considered (briefly) the idea of just not making any this year.
But I am stubborn, and the thought that I would let the ornaments get the best of me didn’t sit well. In fact, I am so stubborn that I’m still convinced I will be able to tweak one or more of the “fails” for future years…and I’m not willing to ruin the surprise by showing you pictures!
I told you – super stubborn.
Which is why, on my last trip to Michael’s, I just started throwing things into my cart. Anything that caught my eye. Anything that had any potential. Anything I could find that I could possibly turn into a Christmas ornament! The ornaments must not win!! 🙂
And when I got home, I opened up my bags, looked at what I had found, and picked up this giant bag of wooden beads. Ooooooh – so colorful! Ladies and Gentlemen, I think we have a winner!
In order to make them (slightly) less cutesy and kids’ craft projectsy, I decided to stack them on long (3 inch) nails and use a thicker wire as the hanger.