About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Car Ornaments

    I have been on a homeade ornament kick this year thanks to Pinterest.

    With my limited craftiness I knew I needed to pick something that was not too difficult so I would actually finish it.

    Enter Walmart.

    I bought two of their $.97 wooden trucks in the craft section for the boys to paint.

    I already had everything else I needed.

    Which was:

    1. Paint (I used Acrylic)

    2. Paint Brushes

    3. Eyelets

    4. Twine (my new best friend)

    My boys love anything messy or destructive.

    These little guys fit perfectly on my mismatched thrown together tree.

    Just the way I like my trees by the way.

    I thought I would share these little guys also.

    I have never had a tree topper on my tree.

    My oldest was really concerned this year by the empty space on the top of the tree.

    The reason I did not have one was that I had not found one I liked.

    So I made one.

    I tried looking for one online so I could see how someone else made one but I did not find what I wanted.This tutorial did help inspire me though.

    I drew a basic star pattern in the size I wanted (I just happened to have a metal star ornament in a size that would work).

    I roughly measured some wooden rods I had on hand (you can buy them at most craft stores) and cut them with a hand saw.

    I laid them on my pattern and after I was happy with how it looked, marked with a pen where all the rods intersected.

    Then I started the tedious (I actually liked it) job of wrapping the twine onto the rods.

    I would have taken pictures and showed you how I kept it all together but it was not pretty…

    This is probably the worst tutorial ever.

    It did work though!

    I just used more twine to tie it to the top.

    The little ornament next to it is a sparkly one I had that I covered in mod podge and wrapped in twine.

    Anyone else out there obsessed with twine?

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