Lovely homemade Christmas tree ornaments
I really do have the craftiest friends. Check out these amazing DIY hand painted acorn ornaments by my artist friend Jen. Aren’t they gorgeous?
I love her unexpected, non-Christmas-y color combos.
And the sparkly paint is a nice touch.
These are the my favorite kind of gifts — one of a kind, don’t cost much (the acorns were free, in fact) and personable. I’ll treasure them forever. I’m not 100 percent sure how Jen went about executing this project but I found how-to directions for crafters out there who’d like to give a similar project a go.
Here’s another clever homemade ornament idea, made by my other crafty friend Beth.
It’s made out of wagon wheel pasta. How cool is that? This is a good one to make with kids. (See here for easy online directions.)
I might be able to handle making something like this one day with June. But Jen’s acorn ornaments? Forget it. Way out of my craft league.
The older I get, the more I enjoy collecting unique, one of a kind Christmas tree ornaments. So thanks again, Jen and Beth, for a few more stand out pieces to add to my collection.