It’s the last full week before Christmas, Eeek! I’m trying to soak up the whole season while it lasts and sneak in a few fun family days. It just goes by way too quickly if you ask me.
Anyway, last week I had the honor of being part of a fun Handmade Ornament Series over at By Stephanie Lynn and today I am sharing the ornament I shared over there. Be sure to check out the whole series, there are TONS of beautiful ideas.
Every year I like to switch up my tree theme and this year I went with a neutral theme that includes lots of silvers, creams, whites and rustic elements like drop cloth, burlap and some twigs. Can you picture it? Well, today I’m going to give you a little glimpse of my tree and show you how I made one of my new favorite ornaments, these little Personalized Mini Bucket Pail Ornaments filled with cinnamon!
These little ornaments really pull my whole theme together and I love how they can be used for so many different things once I take down my Christmas decor. And extra bonus, our room smells like fresh cinnamon!
– Drop Cloth
– Vinyl Number Stencils
– White Acrylic Paint/Paint Brush
– Cinnamon Sticks (optional)
Start by cutting out your drop cloth into 1 3/4″ X 7 3/4″ strips that have a slight arch to them.
Then using your number stencils, apply a thin layer of white paint. The key to using vinyl stencils is to not apply too much paint at once, do several thin layers to prevent bleeding. I used my Silhouette to cut out my stencils but you could easily buy a pack of them at the craft store.
Once the paint is dry, flip over the drop cloth and apply a layer of decoupage and wrap it around the bucket.
Tie three sticks of cinnamon together using jute and make a nice little bow.
Now here is my little secret, I placed a tissue on the bottom of the bucket so the cinnamon sits a little higher and looks a little more polished on the tree :)
Now hang one, two, three or maybe 10 for some extra spice (no pun intended).
Do you make handmade ornaments each year? What are some of your favorites?