Make your own oversized Christmas ornaments

DIY outdoor ornaments by chapter37

I’ve been staring at these things for months, wondering what on earth I could do with them. Every time I venture out to the salvage shop, there they are….begging me to make them into something beautiful….an entire bin full of broken stair balusters. Pure wood carved goodness just sitting there for a whopping 75 cents a piece. When I happened across this post, my brain nearly exploded. Of course! Christmas ornaments, perfect!

Christmas ornaments from stair balusters chapter37

I took home a hefty handful and set to work. Some of them I cut into smaller pieces for tree ornaments, but these I left large. I spray painted them metallic silver, then drilled a small hole in one end. I screwed small eye hooks into the holes.

make Christmas ornaments from stair balusters

I used jute to string them up at different lengths and thumb tacked them to my porch ceiling.

make outdoor ornaments from stair balusters chapter37

I won’t have to worry about these things getting soggy in a rain storm! Oh, and by the way, I totally tried my spray painting trick again to “flock” my cheap garland and wreath. It works, so good. That said, make sure to take your wreath off your door before spray painting…you might end up having to touch up the black paint on your door if you don’t. Just saying. Not that I would ever do something that unintelligent. Oh no, not me.

Outdoor Christmas Decor by chapter37

So anyway, back to the ornaments…

DIY outdoor Christmas ornaments by chapter37

Christmas may now proceed…this house is officially ready to enjoy it!

Luke 2:20   And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

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I'm a mom, blogger, and shop owner. I love all things creative, especially sewing! Follow along at www.chapterthirtyseven.com
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6 Responses to Make your own oversized Christmas ornaments

  1. Debbie Willaford says:

    I love em – great idea. Hmmm, now where might I find some of those – sounds like a mission.

  2. Ooh, what a great idea- your ornaments look wonderful.

  3. These are so cool!! Great work. I’m hosting a giveaway for a beautiful chandelier that you should enter! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/12/master-bedroom-reveal-and-chandelier.html

  4. What a creative idea! I love it!

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