Looking for ideas for handmade Christmas ornaments?
You’re in the right place!
Welcome to the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or under, create a tutorial, and ship the ornament off to a new home!
I was paired up with Emily from Two Purple Couches. She has a traditional tree full of woodland neutrals and deep reds, so I made a simple wreath adorned with a little snowbird for her to add to her collection. Read on for the full tutorial to make one of your own!
Meet the 2017 Ornament Exchange Hosts
Erlene ⋅ My Pinterventures Kim · Made In A Day Amanda · Domestically Creative
Shirley · Intelligent Domesticatons Michelle · Our Crafty Mom
Beverly · Across the Blvd. Christene · Key to Inspiration Pili ⋅ My Sweet Things
Nicki · Sweet Parrish Place Megan · C’mon Get Crafty
Hilary · Raising Fairies and Knights Emily · Two Purple Couches
Tina · One Crafty Mess Marie · The Inspiration Vault Debra · Shoppe No. 5
Trisha · Rosewood and Grace Jeanie · Create and Babble Katrin ⋅ Kreativ K
Terri · Christmas Tree Lane Maureen · Red Cottage Chronicles
Toni ⋅ Small Home Soul Ula ⋅ Lulu & Celeste Sue ⋅ A Purdy Little House
Pamela · Home On The Corner Lorelai ⋅ Life with Lorelai Cindy ⋅ DIY Beautify
Debbie ⋅ Tweak and Style Stephanie ⋅ Swoodson Says Chelc ⋅ Inside the Fox Den
Susan ⋅ Super Mom – No Cape! Molly ⋅ Just a Little Creativity
Roseann ⋅ This Autoimmune Life Angela ⋅ Simply Beautiful by Angela
Vicki and Jenn ⋅ 2 Bees in a Pod Joanne ⋅ Our Unschooling Journey
Tylynn ⋅ Bitterroot DIY Sam ⋅ Raggedy Bits Mary ⋅ The Boondocks Blog
Cyn ⋅ Creative Cynchronicity Dione ⋅ Clever Chameleon Quilting
Erica ⋅ Erica Ever After Chelsea ⋅ Love Paper Crafts Evija ⋅ From Evija with Love
Samantha ⋅ Little Bits of Home Hope ⋅ Hopes Crafty Niche Anne ⋅ Orange Bettie
Pam · P.S. I Love You Crafts
Christmas Snowbird Ornament
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This little ornament is so fun and easy to make, you’ll be whipping out snowbird wreaths like crazy after the first one … I know I have 😉
They’re great as gifts.
They’re great for decoration.
Make it small.
Make it big.
Snowbirds, red birds … the options are endless!
Have some fun with it, and don’t forget to share your creations in the link-up below!
Tools & Supplies:
- Hot Glue Gun
- Wire cutters
- Mini 4″ Grapevine Wreath
- Mini Snowbird
- Faux Christmas Winterberry, Pine Branch, and Pine Cone
- Jute Rope
Gather your supplies and take a cute picture since it’s oh-so-Christmas-y 😉
Attach the first piece of faux snowy branch to the bottom of the mini grapevine wreath with hot glue.
Add some red winterberry and a pine cone. Adjust the pieces until you like them, and then hot glue in place.
Top it all off with a lovely snowbird.
I found this snowbird at Walmart, but here are some similar ones from Amazon!
Tie it off with a piece of twine and you’re good to go.
Isn’t she cute!?!
Now go adorn that lovely Christmas tree with little snowbird wreaths to your heart’s desire!
Let me know if you have any questions or comments. I would love to hear from you!
FIND ALL 47 HANDMADE ORNAMENT TUTORIALS BELOW AND SHARE YOURS TOO! Use Hashtag #2017OrnamentExchange so we can see your creations on social media.
Monday 5th of April 2021
Great fun ornament for rustic woodsy décor! It’s amazing. Pinning.
Saturday 2nd of December 2017
The little bird is absolutely adorable!! Such a cute project...I'm pinning! Nice to meet you through the ornament exchange!
Wednesday 29th of November 2017
Awe! What a cute addition to your tree!!
I pinned to my group board. Love participating in the Ornament Exchange I get such amazing ideas!!
Monday 27th of November 2017
Thank you so much for my ornament, Tylynn! I absolutely love it, and I can't wait until we get our tree so I can display it all season long :)
Tuesday 28th of November 2017
Saturday 25th of November 2017
This is really adorable. I love that little bird inside the wreath.