Well, I told you yesterday that I was saying Farewell to Fall and hello to Christmas, didn’t I?
I’m nothing if not a woman of my word, so I’m back again today with my first Christmas craft of the season!
I just love me some Ballard Designs. Don’t you?
But, their prices don’t love me back.
So, I have to resort to knocking them off. That always sounds so wrong doesn’t it?
Kinda has a Bonnie and Clyde ring to it. I’m just going to think of it as imitation being the sincerest form of flattery!
This is my version of the Ballard Designs Hanging Ornament Table Runner.
Mine ~ $15.00
Here’s what you will need to make this:
1. Drop cloth cut to size of runner you want (don’t wash the drop cloth first!)
2. Fabric squares or remnants
4. Ribbon in coordinating color
5. Glitter Paint writer in color of your choice
Step 1 ~ Using whatever you can find that works, cut out your desired ornament shapes. I was trying to do my best to imitate the Ballard version so I went with round…and used a glass ’cause I really stink at doing shapes freehand.
Be sure to use a really dull pencil over and over again before finally going in search of one that is sharpened! It adds to the whole “tortured crafter” thing.
Step 2 ~ Once you have your shapes cut out (ok, so I actually don’t totally stink at doing shapes freehand since I did that one on the far right! Not bad huh?) place them on the drop cloth runner and then use No-Sew/craft glue to attach.
Step 3 ~ Cut twine to desired length (they should all line up at the top) and put a knot at the bottom where it attaches to the fabric ornament. Glue twine in place.
Step 4 ~ Use the ribbon to cover up the top of the twine pieces and attach with the No-Sew glue or craft glue.
Step 5 ~ Finish off the edges of the ornaments with glitter paint
Step 6 ~ Stand back and admire your handiwork and then take it off the table before your children can cover it with crumbs. Oh wait…
I couldn’t resist snipping some Rosemary and bringing it inside. It makes the whole house smell so wonderful!
I gave this little white box some detail courtesy of the Graphics Fairy and it looks so festive filled with Christmas goodness, doesn’t it?
It’s official, my house is making the shift from Fall to Christmas.
Don’t believe my husband if he tells you that I’ve been listening to Christmas music since before Halloween.
It was only instrumental music so that doesn’t count right? But you better believe that Bing, Nat and Perry (Como not the Platypus) are bellowing out their best Holiday tunes now!
How about you? Is your home starting to make the shift too?
Thanks so much for joining me as I
knocked-off kindly imitated Ballard’s today at the Fence,
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