It’s been a whirlwind of life and business around here the past couple weeks. I spend my days working every single minute to create pillows to fill orders, stopping only to do what has to be done – like pick up my daughter from school and throw a bit of food on the table occasionally to keep everyone from starving. It’s crazy crazy busy, but such a blessing too.
In the midst of all this my blog went down. It was a stressful few hours till it was back. I’m so thankful for a great tech team to turn to – some changes will be coming soon too as I don’t really care to repeat that process.
I’m also deeply saddened by the recent attacks on Paris. I saw a blurb on IG just after the news started surfacing and I could not pull myself from the FOX news channel as they brought us breaking news and updates. I have blog friends in Europe – one of them in France. I was so relieved to see her fb post the next morning saying she was fine. My heart bleeds for all those directly impacted, the family’s who are mourning their loved ones, those who witnessed it first hand and are now dealing with the trauma of living though such horror. I pray Jesus holds them all close and that people continue to come together and stand stronger and light up the City of Light even brighter. God wins – every time.
Now on to today’s post – a bit of beauty in a war-torn world. I needed to come up with a project that involved wood and Christmas. For a bit there I thought I wasn’t going to be doing this post at all – those couple days when my blog was down and we were working on figuring that out. But when it came back (and let me insert here that seeing my blog load after it being ‘gone’ was the most beautiful sight) I decided maybe I could throw something together quick.
So I bring you the Wooden Ski Ornament all Dressed Up for Christmas
I first saw these cute wooden ski ornaments on my friend Liz Marie’s IG account – she tucked several in a Christmas tree and it’s totally adorable. She said she got them at the dollar spot at Target. So when I went to Target I had my eyes peeled for them. I bought a couple because they are so cute AND they are made of wood, and I thought if I did pull a project together I could use these. I considered buying all they had but I refrained because I’ve wholesaled some more ornaments for the shop and I’m getting some of these that are very similar if not the exact same thing.
This hardly qualifies as a project but this time of year everyone needs all the easy and quick stuff they can get to create a festive holiday and enjoy it too! So I’m sharing this as a project 🙂 I wanted to detail these wooden skis, make them more fun, and add a bit of special meaning to them.
As I was cleaning my house on Saturday, I decided to reorganize a few things in my bathroom. I sorted out my necklaces and weeded out things that didn’t get worn anymore or if they did, very rarely. I had this necklace from Lisa Leonard that I love but never wear. Somehow the length and shape just never go with any of my outfits. So I grabbed it to use in my dressing-up-of-the-wooden-ski-ornament. The ornament is one of my handmade Grain Sack ornaments.
I used some baker’s twine and a pair of scissors to put this all together. The twin doesn’t show so you could use whatever you have on hand. This was the easiest thing I had to grab.
Step 2. Add the ornament. I used the baker’s twine hanger on the ornament and twisted it around and around the twine that holds the boxwood.
Step 3. Add the necklace. I looped the ends around the baker’s twine enough to give it the length I wanted in the front.
I like how I used the necklace. I had the number 15 engraved on the necklace because it’s a number that has a lot of meaning to our little family – all 3 of our girls were born on the 15th. 3 different months, 3 different years but all the same day.
So now that you have a quick, easy idea for how to make these wooden skis really fun and special, run to the nearest Target and grab a set – or several sets 🙂 In the dollar spot right inside the doors – $3 each.
And now check out what my friends came up with using wood!