Sunday, January 11, 2015

Vintage Christmas Ornament - Owl Family

I made this ornament for my daughter and her family.  She and the grandkids are in love with owls!!

We had a fantastic pecan harvest at the ranch this year.  Seems it's an every other year thing so I have been crafting with pecans as well as shelling and canning them!

Every year - it's tradition for Grammie to send them a new Christmas ornament.  This year - for the first time - I made them one!  Even added my grandson's gecko since he's part of the family!!!

Hubby fashioned me a small board from one of our fallen cedar trees.  It was 3.5" x 6".

I modge podged it to seal the cedar and to add the die cut silhouette of Santa and his reindeer!!

After that was dry, I added some embossed white snowflakes but they don't seem to show up too well in my pictures.

Can't you just hear the four baby owls getting excited as Santa flew over their tree!!!  I added this poem on the back... for the grandkids to read.

Hope you are smiling!!!!

The branch was - of course - from a walk around the ranch to find the right items from the project. I liked this branch because it had a little white in the bark - more wintery looking!!  

I painted the white on the owl eyes and painted the little beaks.  Then added some tiny filigree beads to make the center of the eyes.  The wings are made from leaf charms that I cut in half.  

Mom is holding a gemstone heart and three of the owls are girls so they have a little gemstone bow on their head.  And of course, on the branch is the gecko pet!!  

The chain is an old necklace that sparkles much more in person so it will catch the lights on the tree and add some more bling. I also added some opalescent glitter over the top of it all!

It was a fun project and I think the family enjoyed it too!  It was honestly much cuter in person!!!  Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year to all!! Joi@RR


Challenge Project For: 

The Pink Challenge - Eclectic Ellapu

I Play at Eclectic Ellapu


Recycle RePurpose ReInvent Challenge



Peanut said...

Eeeeek! How adorable! So happy you joined our Vintage Christmas challenge. We have 2 new challenges starting on February 1st. Hope you’ll join us again!
hugs Asha

Unknown said...

I love this ornament and the poem sure did make me smile. Just fabulous. Thanks for joining us eclectic girlies :)

Chris Stern / CS Designs said...

I just love your ornament it is just so fabulous. Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us this month at Eclectic Ellapu Eclectic and I hope to see you participate again.

:) Chris / CS Design

Chris Stern / CS Designs said...

Just stopping by again, this time on my own. I really love the fact that you did such a fantastic job of recycling. I actually host a fortnight recycle challenge and wold love to have you share this wonderful with us or any other projects that you create that use recycled items. You will find the recycle challenge listed below. Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent
:) Chris / CS Designs

Unknown said...

Ahhh, wow, you made my whole month Chris!!! Thank you so much for your kind words. I have not been to your site before. It seems so unique and fun. I added my little owl family with a big smile. You have a lot of talented folks - loved looking at the other projects. Such great imaginations! I will enjoy creating with you in the future. joi

Michele said...

wow, beautiful and so creative. xo