Madigan made… a tree shaped ornament idea with shells.
Is it too early to start talking about Christmas projects yet? I know. I know. Halloween is not even here yet.
Don’t let this post fool you into thinking that I’m way ahead of the holiday curve. I have to confess that this is an ornament that I made right before Christmas last year!
If you look very closely at the top of our recent tree, you can see it hanging there.
This tree shaped ornament was made from three shells (in three different sizes) that I picked up on vacation in prior years. I often try and buy a new ornament whenever we go on vacation. And recently when we were in Florida, I could not find an ornament I loved. So, I decided to make my own!
I don’t have a tutorial, but if you take a look at the back of the ornament, I think you can get an idea of how I made it.
I used heavy, gold floral wire that I found at the dollar store and threaded it through the ‘holes’ I found naturally in the shells.
Hot glue helped to secure the shells down in the tree shape. And then for the top and bottom of the tree, I used more wire and some decorative twists to create a tree trunk and hook to hang the piece.
It is not a very complicated or fancy ornament, but I still love it. It is a simple way for us to remember our vacations at the beach!