Christmas Tree Ornament Made From a Curtain Rod Finial

I hope you are enjoying this final week before Christmas.  Are you making cookies, shopping, wrapping? Listening to your favorite Christmas music?  I am still in creative mode and over the weekend made one last thing for my tree that I wanted to share with you.

If you are a DIY decorator you may have a pair of wood curtain rod finials laying around your basement from an old window treatment.   They make decorative Christmas tree ornaments to hang on your tree.  Wrapped in a pretty way they would make a great hostess gift, too.   If you don’t have any – check out Lowes, Target, and Walmart.  Just make sure they are not too heavy.   I found my pair at a yard sale this summer.

They are 123…easy to make.

Christmas Tree Ornament Ideas

 

Remove the screw with a pair of needle-nose pliers and replace it with a screw-eye style hook.

Handmade Chistmas Ornaments made using Curtain rod finials

You can leave the finials in their original state or paint them. I sprayed one with white gloss and antiqued the other one with gold paint and a tiny bit of glaze.

Hwo to make a Curtain rod finial into a Christmas Oranment

I let it dry for about 10 minutes and then wiped it off.  The paint stays in the crevices and ages the body of the finial.  You can spray the eye hook to match the finial.  I tied a small piece of ribbon around the top and hung it on the tree with a decorative ornament hanger that I found at The Dollar Tree.

Simple, pretty, and the perfect ornament for a DIY decorator’s Christmas tree.

How to make an ornament out of a curatin rod finial

Now I have to get into shopping mode – I am a bit behind with that holiday ritual.  Off to the mall I go.  :)

 

I have a new post up over on My Colortopia. You can check it out – Creating a Painting Plan for The New Year.

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    Great idea, Diane! I’ve taken some larger size metal finials and just used them for interest in vignettes on occasion. I’m sure I must have a few of these floating around though. Nice hanger from the dollar store, too. Who’d a thunk it? : )

  2. says

    You’re killin’ me, Diane! I found some finials at the thrift store awhile back and bought them because they’re so pretty… I’ve got one more fabric gift I want to make and baking!

    • says

      Hi Kim – They are like small pieces of art. I have some more cookies to make. I made a few batches already, but they are all gone. Those elves keep eating them.

  3. says

    Very clever and very beautiful…sometimes i buy something just because I love it but dont’ have a reason for it and keep it and voila find the perfect way to use it!! This is fabulous!

  4. says

    LOVE your blog ! Love your projects Im your newest follower! Please stop by sometime and chat wont you,Deidre~http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

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