Last month, my dear friend Beth (a.k.a. Life in The Bat Cave) took it upon herself to reach out and spread a little holiday cheer by organizing a Blogger Ornament Exchange -- sort of like a cookie exchange, only different.
So, I signed right up and guess what?!? I got paired up with Beth :)
Now that we're smack-dab in the middle of the holidaze -- you know, that constant "Uhhhhhhh, what year is it, again?!?" feeling you get in between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day -- and because my contribution to the ornament exchange got to Beth's house safe and sound, I thought this would be a real good time to share with you a super-easy craft that would make a terrific holiday host or hostess gift, as well.
For this craft, you will need:
Bonus family-friendly activity: make it a race to see who can collect the most pine cones, it'll tire 'em out pretty quickly, you're welcome!
Assembling the wreath:
- I pulled apart each evergreen pick into individual pieces
- Then wrapped each piece of evergreen with floral wire
- Before attaching the evergreen piece to the front of the wreath
- And pulling the floral wire through the back of the wreath
- So I could twist it and attach the evergreen piece tightly to the wreath
I then followed the same steps and attached the pine cones to the wreath and then hot-glued tiny cardinal and birdhouse ornaments onto the center, just because I thought it looked cute.
You could now finish the wreath with a bow or just leave it up to the giftee, I'm easy :)
I sent this pretty little pine cone wreath to my friend, Beth. I realize that this craft may not legitimately fall under the "ornament" category, but since Beth organized the whole shindig, SO WHAT?!?
She's pretty easy like that, too :)