Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Ornament Exchange

Welcome to the 11th day of the 2015 Ornament Exchange! Erlene at My Pinterventures is hosting the exchange and has partnered up 80+ bloggers to exchange ornaments. Visit her blog to see the previous ornament posts that have been shared. We could either create a ornament or buy one for our partner. 

Here are some of the other ladies that are particapating in the 2015 Ornament Exchange;
~ Pat from Gypsy Heart & Soul
~Jen & Rachel from The Evolution of Mom
~Emily from Simply Home Love
~Jackie from Run with Jackabee

My Story

So I joined a Ornament Exchange. 
1. I LOVE LOVE Swaps/Exchanges! (I love to meet other bloggers!)
2. This one was rather inexpensive and allowed the creative juices to start flowing....
3. It also got the blogging juices flowing

So I was paired with Joy who blogs over at Books and Life! Joy is a part-time librarian, who loves angels, snowmen and recently started collecting precious moments (the older ones). 
So with that in mind I turned to Pinterest.
\I came across wood slice ornaments. I have been planning on doing homemade ornament s for my family as well and this was perfect! You see our new house came with a wood stove. So I have an over abundance of logs.  We also have a chop saw, so I convinced my husband to turn one of these logs into wood cookies.

One of the MANY wood cookies!
I then drew a design onto the cookie and burned it into the wood.
Burned Design

I then decided to add a POP of color to my design. So I used my colored pencils and colored in the design. 
I then drilled a hole in the top of the cookie so  that I could thread a ribbon through it. I also clear coated the ornament to protect it.  I hope that you love it Joy.


  1. You have a talent with drawing and your ornament is too cute! Love it. I'm really enjoying all of the ideas being shared at the #2015ornamentexchange

  2. What an adorable little snowman! I must try wood burning some time.

  3. Awe thanks so much! I can't wait until I can add it to my tree. We are decorating early this year! I hope you get your box soon.

  4. Love this! I'm inspired by the wood burning. It's so pretty.

  5. Love the snowman he is so cute.- Mamas Journey

  6. Hello I am a fellow ornament exchange participant popping by. Your ornament is so clever and cute!
    Have a wonderful day.

  7. Hi there, I'm another ornament exchanger and LOVE this idea, I would have never thought to burn a design in wood, such an excellent idea!

  8. I love that you colored the wood slice. I've always wanted to make wood slice ornaments and I like the pop of color.