Bird Family Grapevine Wreath Christmas Ornament
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Bird Family Christmas Ornament

The amazing Erlene over at My Pinterventures paired up 80 bloggers for a fun Ornament Exchange.

We each needed to make or buy an ornament for under $10 and send it to our partner. Today I am going to show you how I made this cute Bird Family Grapevine Wreath Ornament, plus give you a mini preview of a few of the other ornaments the participants have made.

Bird Family Grapevine Wreath Christmas Ornament
Bird Family Grapevine Wreath Christmas Ornament

 

My partner was Alexis at Lexi Michelle Blog. Like me her Christmas tree ornaments are “eclectic”. Neither one of us have a theme or color preference and most of our ornaments are gifts from family and friends (I call mine my Memory Tree).

This gave us both free reign, but also gave us nothing to go on, ha ha! A quick search of her blog gave me a few hints, family is important to her including her husband, son and another little one that will be arriving in the spring. Which gave me the idea for this cute little bird family complete with egg.

Supplies:

small grapevine wreath
decorations (in this case, birds)
moss
ribbon
glue gun
wooden biscuit or small piece of other wood (optional)
drill (optional)
paint (optional)
embroidery floss (optional)

Directions:

I did not actually buy a wreath for this, because I have plenty of grapevines that needed trimming this time of year.

Bird Family Christmas Ornament

I took a long vine, trimmed the leaves and made it into a small wreath like I described in this post. I always leave the tendrils because I think they add character.Bird Family Christmas Ornament

I went with cardinals for the red and green color theme, but I struggled to find a small red bird for their little boy, so I improvised with a pale yellow bird and a red marker.

Bird Family Grapevine Wreath Christmas Ornament

Then I made a tiny egg out of Argo Play Clay and added some brown spots.

Bird Family Grapevine Wreath Christmas Ornament

The rest of it went quite quickly. Glued on the moss.

Bird Family Grapevine Wreath Christmas Ornament

Glued on the birds and egg.

Bird Family Grapevine Wreath Christmas Ornament

Glue a loop of ribbon for the hook. I debated a bow or gluing the ribbon around the wreath, but finally opted to let it drape down the back.

Bird Family Grapevine Wreath Christmas Ornament

Finally, I made a little year tag with a wooden biscuit. If you watch HGTV or DIY Network you know what these are. They are used for making biscuit joints in furniture. They are also fun to craft with. Ask at your home improvement store and they will show you where they are. Or use any little piece of wood.

Drill a hole in one end and paint it.

Bird Family Grapevine Wreath Christmas Ornament

Then paint on the year (or use a marker) and tie it on with the embroidery floss.

Bird Family Grapevine Wreath Christmas Ornament

I sure hope Alexis and her family like it!

bird family grapevine wreath Christmas ornament

 

Here are the ornaments being shared today, please go check out each one.

Simply Kelly Designs – Christmas Ornament for Nurses
Have a special nurse in your life? Create this easy DIY Christmas ornament for nurses. Mid Michigan Mom – DIY Family Block Ornament
16-DSC_0301Decor To Adore – There’s No Place Like Home Ornament
2015 Ornaments 036
Tulips & Orchids – Pie Ornament

Rhinestones & Sweatpants – DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Ornament
PB Inspired Christmas Ornament
Happily Ever After, Etc. – A Cashmere Christmas
Ornament Exchange: A Cashmere Christmas with Happily Ever After, Etc.

 

You can see the full list of ornaments on the 2015 Ornament Exchange page, more will be added every day until Nov. 14. I hope these inspire you for your own holiday decorations. I know I am ready to make some more.

 

 

 

 

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57 thoughts on “Bird Family Christmas Ornament”

  1. What a pretty ornament. Very sweet for the bird lover.

    I am so excited to be a part of this exchange too and see all the ornaments everyone is exchanging!

  2. Hi, Audrey ~ Super cute ornament! I especially love the birds. :0) Thanks for participating in the Ornament Exchange this year, and thanks for sharing your ornament with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again on Sunday night!

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