Friday, November 23, 2012

Days of Christmas: DIY Pearl Bauble

Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving out there!  

(Oh, I guess they call that Black Friday now.)  Black Friday is overrated. 

 I'm going to spend the day with family.  My parents are meeting Tyler's parents today!

Well, since traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving is not only Black Friday, but also Decorate-EVERYTHING-For-Christmas Day, I'm going to start with a DIY ornament I made recently.

This ornament was inspired by an Anthropologie ornament I saw.  You can see it here.  Sometimes I love just browsing through some of Anthro's stuff, and then pinning it so I can make it much cheaper.  (hehe... oops, I mean *ho ho*)

All you need is...
  • an old ornament
  • a hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • a string of pearls

I started at the top near the metal hanger, and just glued in circles all around the bauble.  It only took me 2 glue sticks in my mini glue gun, so it doesn't take as much glue as you might expect.

And keep going, and going, and going...

I was afraid the end would be tricky, but I just tested how many would fit before snipping it, made a big glob of glue, and spiraled them right in.  It turned out quite seamless.

And there is your finished Pearly Christmas Bauble.  
I topped mine off with some white ribbon for hanging.

So before you get your Christmas on today, I'll share one of my favorite Christmas songs.  It is a romantic and sweet song by Dave Barnes called Meet Me at the Mistletoe. (I'm seeing him sing this song one week from today!)  Enjoy!


  1. Hello, I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for an award over at my blog! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Mrs T @

    1. Mrs. T, that is really an honor! I have actually already been nominated by another friend previously but have been unable to forward the award thus far. I'll definitely give you a mention if I get around to finishing the post. :)

  2. That is a FANTASTIC idea - and great tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing. Glad to be your newest follower.

    Thanks for joining the Bloggers for Christmas link-up! Don't forget to join us again next Friday!

    Merry Christmas,

    1. Thank you Claudia! So glad to be able to join up with Bloggers for Christmas! Such a great way to stand firm in beliefs and share some cheer as well!

  3. It looks like a great ornament ... but sadly, I'm klutzy with anything smaller than a tool-spanner. If I try to make it I'm pretty sure I'll be forever attached to a small string of pearls!

    1. Luckily hot glue comes off after you've severed the nerves in your fingertips! I'm sure you can do it, just don't use too much glue and you won't get stuck! ;)

  4. Replies
    1. Thank you very much, Athena! It is so easy to make too! :)

  5. Pretty! Pinnnnnning it! Please stop by my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop and share this (and other) post!
    Ducks ‘n a Row

    1. Thanks so much! I'll have to check out your blog hop, thanks for sharing about it! :)

  6. Very lovely ornament. My mom has a fancy Christmas tree and she'd love this. Best wishes, Linda


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