Hi everyone! Today I’m excited to take part in Ariel’s Eclectic Ornament Blog Hop. I had a cool vintage/thrift shop one to share with you which promptly broke as soon as I tried to photograph it. And that’s how the cookie crumbles sometimes.
So, being that as it may, I decided to showcase a DIY ornament I love that is a bit unconventional yet totally inspired by Kate Spade’s fancy schmancy ornaments that cost $28 each…my electrical tape ornament.
I created this ornament last year (you can get the full tutorial here) and I made 6 of them and they’re so inexpensive to make. I think I made the 6 ornaments for less than $5. The ornaments are from Michael’s and they can sometimes be found in stores for about 60-cents each (plus coupons!), and the gold ornament cap and red ribbon come standard. Electric tape costs under a $1 and comes with plenty of linear feet. All in all, this means if you want to create yourself a designer inspired Christmas tree, you could likely make a bunch of these for about $30.
My other fave ornaments are from the year (2012, I think…) that Neiman Marcus and Target got together to create a beautiful holiday line. At the time of their release, the trio of Jason Wu ornaments was $30, but I snagged them on clearance after the holiday for half off effectively doubling my designer ornament count for the same price. There’s something totally luxe about big, heavy, oh so breakable, glass ornaments. The embellishments at the top plus the textured lace overlay give it a glam, baroque flair.
I think eclectic or unique ornaments give a holiday tree character, so don’t be afraid to add some thrifted, vintage, DIY or otherwise non-traditional ornaments or décor to your tree. I can’t wait to show you all this year’s tree next week!
Check out more eclectic holiday décor inspiration via the festive bloggers below! I have a nearly a full week of posts lined up next week featuring holiday décor and gift giving ideas, so I’ll be busy all weekend photographing and writing. Hope your holiday season is off to a fabulous start! xo.
1. This Is Our Bliss // 2. The Striped House // 3. Up To Date Interiors // 4. Southern State Of Mind // 5. Maggie Overby Studios // 6. Casa Watkins // 7. Domicile 37 // 8. Two Thirty Five Designs // 9. PMQ for two // 10. The Gathered Home // 11. Bright Green Door // 12. Cassie Bustamante // 13. Blue i Style // 14. Monica Wants It // 15. Jennifer Dimples and Tangles