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.
~ Kathleen from Fearlessly Creative Mammas
~ Pat from Gypsy Heart & Soul
~Shirley from Intelligent Domestications
~Jen & Rachel from The Evolution of Mom
~Emily from Simply Home Love
~Jackie from Run with Jackabee
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.
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.