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December 11th, 2013 - Homemade Ornaments and Stockings

THV 11's lifestyle guru Chris Olsen with Botanica Garden has some great ideas for homemade Christmas ornament and stocking to either hang in your home or give as gifts.

Bling Bling Christmas Stockings

It's a special time of the year for giving, so why not create a "Bling Bling Christmas Stocking!" This stocking makes the perfect gift or can be the gift wrap to hold a bottle of wine or plant! Simply take a stocking of your choice and embellish it! We chose traditional red and white stockings and added a crystal snowflake ornament which also serves as an extra gift. Next, add crystal like snowflakes that are actually stickers all over the stocking. For more of a traditional look, simply take Poinsettia dimensional stickers from the scrapbook section and embellish away! Add red and green ribbon as a special touch! These simple yet fun stockings will make your gift giving extra special this holiday season!

Supplies:

- Christmas stockings of your choice
- Crystal Christmas ornament
- Crystal snowflake stickers
- Ribbon
- Christmas scrapbook embellishments
- Tacky glue

Sequined Christmas Ornaments

There's something special about "sparkly" Christmas ornaments adorning a tree! Creating sequined ornaments is a true treat and will make your Christmas tree dazzle! Take clear plastic ornaments found at your local craft store and hot glue strands of sequin trim. Beginning at the top of the ornament, hot glue the sequin trim and glue around the ornament until it's completed covered. Add a complimentary ribbon to the top of the ornament! It's that simple to add a bit of sparkle to your tree this year!

Supplies:

- Clear plastic ornaments
- Sequin trim
- Hot glue gun/ hot glue
- Ribbon



Burlap Balls

Creating burlap balls and suspending them from your chandelier will add a nice touch of Christmas to your dining space! You will need small styrofoam balls, burlap ribbon, sprigs of Christmas greenery or berries, and ribbon, and double pronged pins. Simply cut 3-4 inch strips of burlap ribbon and hot glue the ends together. Using the double pronged pins, pin the looped burlap ribbon into the styrofoam ball. Repeat this step until the ball is completely covered. Next, add the Christmas greenery and berries inside the burlap loops. Cut ribbon at varied lengths, fold ends together, and attach using the double pronged pin. Suspend the burlap balls from your chandelier and enjoy!

You can even accessorize with the burlap balls by mixing them with other ornaments in a bowl. Add a poinsettia or two to the display and holiday cheer will abound.

Supplies:

- Small styrofoam balls
- Burlap ribbon
- Christmas greenery and berries
- Ribbon
- Double pronged pins
- Hot glue gun/ hot glue

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