Monday, December 15, 2008

simple walnut ornaments

Here's a simple ornament that I saw done at the Burnaby Heritage Village Museum. (Appologies if this is common, I've never seen it done before!)

All you do is take about 16" (41 cm) of ribbon, and fold it in half, and then in half again. Stick a pushpin through the middle, and then into the top of a walnut. Voila! So easy and sweet.

At the museum they had painted their walnuts gold which was pretty, but for simplicity I left ours natural. I also tried it with pinecones and it works great as well. It might, however, be a good idea to put a little bit of white glue on the tack before pushing it into the nuts, as they can sometimes be quite loose.

Adelaide adores this activity, and so we've been making them together to hang on our tree. She selects and passes me the walnuts, and I add the ribbon. We choose a spot and hang them on our tree together.

christmas pinecones by you.

11 comments:

Leslie said...

I made some gold ones many years ago, but I think I like the natural look better! The red ribbon adds a nice pop of color.

Jersey Girl in DC said...

I just discovered your blog via Country Living magazine (pg 34 of the January issue). Just wanted to tell you how very much I love your writing, crafts, photos, and your beautiful baby girl. Your blog is truly inspiring. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas and sharing all the great photos of your daughter - what a cutie pie! :)

Lorenza said...

what a lovely idea :) Just wanted to wish you a very merry christmas! I have been reading your blog since a few months now, and I have been enjoying so much your writing, your creativity and the little window into your life, which are all really inspiring :) thank you for sharing your stories with us!

Xmas wishes ;)

sharilyn said...

Thanks Leslie and Lorenza, Merry Christmas and much love to you both!

Jersey Girl in DC: hey, thanks for the heads up on Country LILving - I doubt I would have caught that myself! And, merry christmas and thankyou for visiting me too :)

molly said...

I have two sweet, sweet walnut ornaments decades old that I adore. They are half shells done up as a cradle, mostly covered in red gingham, with a baby's tiny knob head. Lovely. Your post reminds me I could likely replicate and improvise.

Irene Wibowo said...

nice ornaments! :)

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