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DIY Rustic Christmas Ornament

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Create a DIY rustic Christmas ornament with sticks from your own yard.

A few weeks ago I got the itch to make my own ornament. Getting the itch is always easy, coming up with the actual project is not. Anyway, I’m walking around Hobby Lobby trying to come up with something cheap, easy and cute and inspiration hit while I was in the craft paint aisle.

So my project has nothing to do with craft paint, I just happen to be in that aisle when my idea came. 😉 I quickly figured out what I might need and went home to begin.

So what was my great idea? It was an ornament made from different size stick pieces. It sounded easy enough and was really cheap, I only had to buy a pack of styrofoam balls, so I got busy making my ornament.

How to make an easy DIY rustic ornament with sticks from your backyard.

I was going to paint the ball but decided to wrap it with jute twine instead. So far so good.

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Next came the sticks. I simply cut some sticks from my yard into different lengths, about 1/4 in. to 1/2 in. When I had a good pile I started hot gluing them to my twine covered ball. About 15 minutes in I realized that this was not going to be a quick project, but I kept going. My husband told me to give it up, many times, but I’m no quitter and no stinkin’ stick ornament was gonna break me. 😉

Sticks and rope covered ballI sanded the ends of some of the sticks in the beginning but once I realized how long it was going to take me to do this, I stopped. I’ll call it my “rustick” ornament. 😉

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It took me longer than I thought it would but I finally finished. Needless to say, I only ended up making one.

A simple, fun and totally free Christmas craft. A DIY rustic ornament using sticks, jute twine and glue.

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Have you ever had an idea for a project that ended up taking more time than you thought it would? Please tell me I’m not the only one.


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