12/04/2012

Budget & Pet Friendly DIY Ornaments + Free Printable

12/04/2012


It's officially December! Time to start adding some holiday sparkle to your home (if you haven't already). I've been in the full holiday spirit since Thanksgiving day, and went out and bought a little artificial tree the next morning. Usually my husband, myself, and Coco are traveling the majority of December, so we never bothered putting up a Christmas tree before. But this year we are spending Christmas in our home and the family is coming to us, hooray! 

I've always had the luxury of not having to purchase all the ornaments and tchotchkes to display throughout the apartment, so it never dawned on me until last week how quickly those pretty items can add up. Like everyone else I'm on a budget, but hey, I still want the glitz! Well, not so much glitz that it tempts my dog to go yanking down the tree. I don't think she would, but it's probably not something I want to risk. So when I came across by this beautiful ornament by Anthropologie, it hit me. Sparkly DIY ornaments that are pet and budget friendly, and can be made in seconds. Problem solved.

And I made a custom Winter Reindeer-Dog Print that you can Download for free - Happy Holidays!!

You'll need:
- 1 Pack of Clear Bulb Ornaments ....... $4.00 or less 
- Silver or Gold Tinsel .............................. $1.00 at the dollar store
- Scissors 
- Pencil

How To:
1. Cut 1-2 inch pieces of tinsel or longer, based on the size of your ornament and how 'filled' you want them to look. It's your preference, try mixing it up!
2. Remove the ornament cap and begin pushing the tinsel inside the ornament. Use a pencil to help get all of the little fly-aways inside. 
3. Place cap back on and use ribbon or wire to hang on the tree, and you're done!

It turns out that Coco loves to sniff the presents under the tree, but thankfully could care less about the ornaments. Mission accomplished! Also, how pretty is this rope-tinsel above that I found at the Dollar Tree? I went back and bought two more packs for party decor throughout the year. I couldn't resist! 

My inexpensive + pet friendly winter wonderland came together quite nicely and I always love adding custom prints to my wall. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and can find a spot on your wall or shelf for this whimsical Winter Reindeer-Dog Print! Download it for free.

(Rocking-Horse Snow Globe / Mini Tinsel Tree - Homegoods

2 comments:

  1. The ornaments lovely! We have to put our xmas tree on a table because our dogs would love the baubles to play with :)

    Emma xx

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