A Pinterest Christmas: Ornaments and Junk!

Before we get to this weeks’ Pinterest Christmas projects, did you all check out Misha’s adorable reindeer wreath!? I need to figure out a way to make that Florida-friendly…I know that if I make it and put it away for next year, silverfish will eat half of it and that would be sad and gross. I was actually thinking about this while driving the other day and was wishing I was at camp so I could make it out of wood in PA! :) Any other ideas?

This week for A Pinterest Christmas, we’ve been busy making ornaments (or “or-da-ments” if you’re Charlie)!

Here’s our (p)inspiration from Creature Comforts:


and from Fa La La La Felt

I LOVE the glitter clothespins!. Mainly because I got to use some of my “junk.” In college, I went to New York City every Veteran’s Day weekend for three years in a row. This may seem like an odd weekend for me to be making an annual trip, but it was because I was on the executive board of the Chocolate Club. Yes. You read that correctly.

1)There is a Chocolate Club at UCF

2)I was on the executive board.

The club traveled to New York on this weekend every year to volunteer at the International Chocolate Show. One year we corralled models wearing dresses completely made of chocolate. Another year, we found ourselves doing prep work for random celebrity chefs doing chocolate demonstrations. Needless to say, there was never a dull moment while volunteering.

You may be asking yourself what this has to do with me making Christmas ornaments. Well, our only obligation on this 4 day trip was about 4 hours of volunteering at the chocolate show. The rest of the time was up to us to do whatever we wanted. Every year, I would high tail it to my number one most favorite junk shop, (ok it’s not a junk shop, let’s call them treasures!) Tinsel Trading Company. If you’re ever in New York and are needing some junk/treasures, THIS is your place! Bring your wallet, preferably with lots of money, because this junk is definitely not free or even really cheap.

On my last trip,  two toothpicks (among other things) were calling my name: one with a Santa head on it and one with a snowman head on it. Most reasonable people would look at those and think what the heck am I going to do with two random toothpicks with heads on them? It’s a good thing I’m not reasonable. I just knew I needed them. Well guess what, four years later, I really did need them!

Here’s our finish products!

Charlie helped me out with the next ornaments. We gathered the acorn “hats” together while on a bike ride and he drew on the faces!

They came out so sweet! He had lots of fun using the permanent marker, because he is obviously usually not allowed to use it. I love that we captured the little faces he always draws. Maybe one day when he’s all grown up and has his own house/family/tree, I’ll let him have them. MAYBE.

Last up is the sweet little felt gingerbread house. I found it on Pinterest and knew I wanted to make it, but didn’t really look for the pattern or where it came from. One day last week, I got out one of my favorite holiday craft books, Fa La La La Felt and told Charlie to pick out a project for us to make. Imagine my shock when he picked out the exact gingerbread house! Isn’t it fun that Charlie and I have the same taste in crafts? Here it is!

Take a look at all the other fun Pinterest Christmas projects happening!

Amanda @ Without a Doubt –

Kendra @ The Gilbertson Family -

Michelle @ this grey house -

Misha @ emerald city diaries -

Maggi @ Greg, Maggi & Rodney -


4 thoughts on “A Pinterest Christmas: Ornaments and Junk!

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  2. You are so sweet about my reindeer wreath! It was a bit of a labor of love with all of that cutting but it is one of my favorite decorations. I am hoping the holly leaves will last! Love your ornaments this week!

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