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. It is a christmas ornament.
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 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.
Remove the screw with a pair of needle-nose pliers and replace it with a screw-eye style hook.
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.
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.
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.
For more holiday decor ideas and inspiration visit my Holiday Gallery.