The other day while scrolling through Pinterest I saw THIS little cutie and decided it would be the perfect thing to add to a gift I wrapped in brown paper. Its like adding a gift to a gift...just a little something extra! An ornament to keep even after the wrapping is set aside.
This little lovely cost me nothing to make because I already had everything on hand and I just shopped the front yard for the twigs I needed. Stay tuned for a larger version I made.
I used a pair of Fiskar tree trimmers to cut my twigs to length. Mine measures about 5 inches across, but I suppose you could make yours as big or little as you needed.
I used my hot glue gun to "stick" everything together, but I was left with the ugly glue showing.
So I went digging in my old Christmas decorations and found some little plastic greenery that was a perfect fit. It even had snow on it! I added those on with hot glue as well. To cover the glue out on the end pieces I added a little more glue and some Martha Stewart glitter. Scroll back up to the very first picture for what that looks like.
I added a little red ribbon bow to one side and then another ribbon for hanging it and I was done!
I thought it was the perfect touch for a package dressed in brown paper and red twine. Here it is under our front porch tree sitting in our old wagon. Please join us next week for a post on how we decorated this tree and to see the larger star version of the twig snowflake for the tree topper I made for it.
It doesn't have to be done all at once. It is a slow process in the works!C-ya next time!