$1 state ornament holiday diy

hi, friends! i am so excited to share with you a little project i am part of during the holiday season!

i was asked by lacy of living on love to participate in 12 days of handmade christmas! each day, for 12 days leading up to christmas, one blogger is sharing a fun & simple project that you can make at home.

today i am sharing a cute "you are home" ornament you can make & gift for just $1 that's oh so easy & quick! 

immediately when i saw these united states cutouts at hobby lobby in the wooden ornament section, i was inspired. there are so many possibilities for what crafty goodness you could make out of these ornaments. 

i knew they were just perfect for our dear friends who just recently moved to our town from missouri. 

a little back story - our dear friends & their little family just moved from our college town in missouri to our current hometown in arkansas just a handful of months ago. i remember that transition & how difficult it was adjusting to a new town & new people. we are so happy to have them here, but i wanted to honor their big move in 2014. 

with just a buck (& my 40% off hobby lobby coupon!), some supplies i already had on hand & a bit of time, i was able to make a cute ornament they can hang on their tree in their new home.

first, find some acrylic paint & two pieces of fabric that all coordinate & match one another. paint your wooden states cutout & let it dry for about ten minutes. 

while you're waiting for your ornament to dry, cut out your states. they do not need to be to scale. i simply free-handed my state shapes, but you could find a map online, print out the images & trace the shape onto your fabric.  

once you've cut out your states, glue the fabrics in the appropriate place on the cutout using mod podge.

after your mod podge is dry, you can paint little red hearts on the cities or towns of your choice.

once the paint is dry, tie ribbon of your choice to the ornament & gift away!

i plan to attach my ornament to a little holiday gift basket of goodies for our friends.

happy crafting & don't forget to check out the fun projects happening for the next 12 days!

December 1 - Rustic Wooden Chalkboards with Living on Love
December 2 - Fabric Candy Cane Ornaments with Crafty Mally
December 3 - Cookie Jar Snow Globes with Tag & Tibby
December 4 - DIY Bath Caddy with Down Home Inspiration
December 5 - "You Are Home" US Ornament with Natalie Creates
December 6 - Fat Quarter Cloth Napkins with That Moxie Girl
December 7 - Painted Decor Blocks with Classic Play
December 8 - Footprint Reindeer Aprons with The Caterpillar Years
December 9 - DIY Hostess Gift with Buzzmills
December 10 - Emoji Onesies with Frock Files
December 11 - Dried Fruit Ornaments & Garland with Maker Mama
December 12 - Salt Dough Frame Ornaments with Small + Friendly



Carla Wiking said...

These are so cute! They just went to the top of my to make list!

Anonymous said...

Hi Natalie,
I am very low tech and can't figure out how to leave a comment on your instagram, but I am wondering where you got that wonderful sign in the background that says, ".....Sing Anyway?" Thanks!
Lydia :)

Lori McFarlane said...

This is so cute! I'm going to have to go to Hobby Lobby this week and find some. This would be so cute for so many people I'm thinking of. :)

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