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Snowbird Christmas Ornament

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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!

2017 Ornament Exchange and Blog Hop

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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DIY Snowbird Christmas Ornament

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:

Step 1.

Gather your supplies and take a cute picture since it’s oh-so-Christmas-y 😉

Snowbird Christmas Ornament

Step 2.

Attach the first piece of faux snowy branch to the bottom of the mini grapevine wreath with hot glue.

Snowbird Christmas Ornament

Step 3.

Add some red winterberry and a pine cone. Adjust the pieces until you like them, and then hot glue in place.

Snowbird Christmas Ornament

Step 4.

Top it all off with a lovely snowbird.

Snowbird Christmas Ornament

I found this snowbird at Walmart, but here are some similar ones from Amazon!

Step 5.

Tie it off with a piece of twine and you’re good to go.

Snowbird Christmas Ornament

Isn’t she cute!?!


DIY Snowbird Christmas Ornament

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!



DIY Snowbird Christmas Ornament
DIY Snowbird Christmas Ornament
DIY Snowbird Christmas Ornament

FIND ALL 47 HANDMADE ORNAMENT TUTORIALS BELOW AND SHARE YOURS TOO! Use Hashtag #2017OrnamentExchange so we can see your creations on social media.

Ella Woodward

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

Of course!


Saturday 25th of November 2017

This is really adorable. I love that little bird inside the wreath.

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