Side Note: If you have 20 years of ornaments collected in a box already, you probably do not need this post. But if you are just a few years into carving out your Christmas traditions, and are looking for a few ways to make things look a little more abundant, keep going…
Note: The hot glue is important, not only because it forms the loop doughnut shape, but because it melts the tinsel in place and prevents it from falling off in little bits, which is critical for anyone who has children or animals in the house. Tinsel can cause considerable pain and damage if ingested – keep away from kiddos and fur babies at all times!
Note: If you hate glitter because it gets everywhere, stick to fine glitter and mix it into the glue before you brush it on. It won’t sparkle quite as much, but it will lock in place for good.No shedding.Note: Why not scent the pinecones before turning them into ornaments?
Note: To store, curl them up around your finger and secure with a bobby pin until next year.Note: If you can’t find a good deal on French ribbon, many other kinds of ribbon can be curled using a hot curling iron. Some people even cut fabric on the bias to make their own ribbon. You tell me if it works.
Note: I like to point the feathers upward because it makes the tree look happy. But if you use lots of white feathers and point them downward, it honestly looks like snow. Big poufy, magical, Liberace snow.
Note: I like all white, but I have seen these done in silver on a sparse tree and it looked pretty amazing. I’m also thinking these would be fun for kids to make in many colors. Cindy mentioned in the comments on Facebook yesterday about a skinny Christmas tree covered with stuff her kid’s made – 1) WHAT A GREAT IDEA and 2) wouldn’t it be fun to accent a kid’s art tree with a bunch of multi colored asterisk ornaments? Too fun. TOO FUN I SAY.Note: These will bend in storage if you aren’t careful. It takes less time to flatten them nicely than to individually straighten each leg.