Friday, December 2, 2011

"Our First Home" Christmas Tree Ornament

Last night I made a craft that was Pinterest-inspired.  Who would have guessed?  :) 

As newlyweds, we don't have much money but we do have a pretty pitiful Christmas tree.  I am all about sentimental decor and family heirlooms.  Well...I made our own little family heirloom that I hope will be passed down for generations to come!

I started out by gathering all of my materials.  Stickers, a piece of card stock, the key, ribbon, a hole-puncher, and scissors (not pictured).  I purchased the stickers at Wal-Mart.  They are Avery Print-To-The-Edge Oval Labels (Item #22814).  there are 18 labels per sheet.  If you visit you can download free templates for your computer to make printing a breeze!  I printed my labels at work because I don't have a computer at home.  The best part?  Each label can say something different or they can all have the same font.  It's up to you!  So much freedom! 

I laid the key on top of the card stock before I put down the sticker.  I wanted to make sure that the key would not overlap the sticker & hide the words.  THEN, I put down the sticker.  

I used my hole-puncher to punch a hole in center of the card stock.  

Then, I cut off a piece of ribbon and ran it first through the key, then through the card stock.

I tied a double-knot in the end of the ribbon.  

 I hung it on the pretty tree! :)

So, that concludes my tutorial on making a "Our First Home" Christmas Tree Ornament.  It's simple, classic, sentimental, and I adore it.  If you happen to take on this project, I'd love to see the pictures & add your link to my post!  :)  E-mail me at if you're interested.

What kind of sentimental ornaments do you have on your tree?  What is your favorite ornament & why?  :)  I love all things Christmas and hope to hear from you!  XO's


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