Friday, December 12, 2014

Lacy Wood Ornaments And Vicky's Ornament Exchange

Howdy, my friends!
Last Sunday my parents, grandparents, sister, brother-in-law and nephews
came over to my home to celebrate Christmas 
since it was the only day that worked for everyone.
It was a time of sweet joy and blessing - my heart was overflowing with thankfulness.
My husband and I made some wood slice ornaments for our guests to take home with them
and I thought I would share them with you.


I have seen wood slices with beautiful etching on them,
but unfortunately I cannot draw - seriously!
So I decided to make the wood slices "my own"
and added lace, burlap, and buttons - my favorite kind of embellishments.


My darling husband cut the slices for me and drilled a hole at the top
for ribbon to go through so that the slices can hang from the Christmas tree.
He is such a handy. . .and handsome man to have around :)


I wrote different words on the slices such as
Love
Joy
Peace
Faith
Believe


I figured the kiddos did not want lace on theirs
so I used burlap and foam stickers.


These are also perfect for tying on top of a gift package.
I simply used hot glue to apply the embellishments.


Have fun creating, sweet friends!

* * * * *

I had the delightful opportunity of being apart of Vicky's Ornament Exchange.
This was her second year of hosting and once again I was blessed by her efforts
and with the ladies I was paired up with.
Vicky blogs over at
and I know she would enjoy a visit from you.
She is a precious and darling lady.

Anne from
sent me the most beautiful ornaments.
Anne and I have known each other for about two years
and I was so thrilled to see her name on the card - what a pleasant surprise :)
She has become a very special blogging friend to me
and I am truly thankful for her.
Let me show you what she sent. . .


I am thoroughly enjoying the Mannheim Steamroller CD
and these pretty white buttons will be used for a very special project.


Her card was so beautifully made - aren't the pearls just gorgeous!


And the three ornaments are simply perfect
and look lovely on my Christmas tree.



Every time I look at them I think of sweet Anne :)
Thank you my friend!
And a big thanks to Vicky for all of her hard work 
in putting this ornament exchange together.


I sent an ornament to Ann
{she does not have a blog}
and I had the most wonderful time putting her parcel together.
I did a snowman theme and here are the items I sent. . .




To see what others recieved through the ornament exchange 
you can check it out here.

Have a joyful and blessed weekend!
Hugs to you!

40 comments:

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: Nice photos. I see that you enjoyed much of your family. fabulous creations. Keep in touch

kitty said...

Your wood slice ornaments are so rustic and woodsy and I know appreciated by your family. What sweet gifts you were given for the exchange and I love your package that you sent. Your pretty hands are so busy, sweet friend and bless so many with your touch.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Gorgeous parcels, beautiful work.
Those wood ornaments are adorable. A wonderful kid project. Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful weekend. We are getting pounded with rain here.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Julie Marie said...

Hello Stephanie... your ornaments you sent and also those you received are all so pretty... and even more so as they are straight from the heart... so happy you had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas a bit early with your loved ones... and your wood ornaments for each are just perfect!... love the ones for the little children!... xoxo... Julie Marie

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel said...

I love the wood slice ornaments you made Stephanie, and you received and sent such lovely goodies. That Mannheim CD is a great one.

Julie Corbisiero said...

I love the wood ornaments you made for your guests Stephanie! You received such pretty ornament pretty from Anne and look so nice on your tree. Have a nice afternoon and weekend.
Julie

mamasmercantile said...

The wood ornaments are beautiful, such a great idea for a gift or topper. Some lovely gifts and ornaments exchanged. Hope you had a fantastic time with all your family, creating some very special memories.

Crista Moriah said...

Lovely post, ornaments & Christmas decorations!

Vee said...

Oh I love the wood slices! This reminds me that I have some somewhere and I have that Mannheim Steamroller cd, too, somewhere! Keep having fun...

Christine said...

How very creative! They are lovely gift ideas!
All your ornaments are lovely!

Mari said...

Everything looks so pretty! I love your wood slice ornaments. What a great idea to use them for package tie ons and then they have an ornament too.
I have the same Joy ornament hanging on my tree!

Simply Linda said...

Beautiful, all the way around. Thanks for sharing and the smiles. Blessings

Kelly_Deal said...

Everything is so pretty Stephanie! Have a wonderful weekend!

Debbie Harris said...

Beautiful~ Beautiful ~ Beautiful!
I love my special woodslice on our tree. Mine says Joy with black and white lace, perfect for me! ;-)
Anne blessed your heart with a gorgeous gift package, and your snowman theme turned out wonderful.
Have a wonderful day dear!
I'm scrapping today, my new love! :-)
Haha
Love you, Mom

Cattails said...

You and your husband did a great job on the wood slice ornaments. I love what you rec'd from Anne and the gifts you made for Ann.

Vicky Hunt said...

Your wood slice ornaments are so pretty Stephanie. I'm sure your family members were thrilled with them. Anne sent you some gorgeous ornaments. They look beautiful on your tree. I love Mannheim Steamroller and would love to see them perform. Maybe someday. Thanks so much for participating in the exchange. You are a sweet blessing!

Hugs, Vicky

Susan said...

Hello Dear Stephanie...Oh, you got some lovely ornaments. Isn't Christmas season fun? Susan

Anne Payne said...

I had a wonderful time picking them out for you, Stephanie. I'm glad you like them.

I love your wood slice ornaments. Your craftiness never ceases to amaze me!

I know Ann will treasure all the beautiful things you made for her.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love your wood slice ornaments! What a sweet take home gift! Also your ornament exchange items are so cute and what fun to be paired with a blog friend!
hugs,
Linda

Donna Wilkes said...

Love the wood slice ornaments. What lovely ornaments you received and the card was so beautiful. Wasn't the exchange fun!

Maria said...

Darling wood ornaments, Stephanie! What a creative idea...so pretty! Blessings and hugs to you!:-)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Stephanie, I love the wood chip ornaments you made. How thoughtful you are. You really got some nice gifts and isn't Mannheim Steamroller the best Christmas music. I have 3 of their CD's and thats the first order of business at Christmas time. Turn them on and get busy! I also snuck back and saw your home Christmas tour in your last post. Somehow I missed it before. Your home looks so inviting and you can tell love lives there. I really love your wreath made of wrapping paper and everything looks so pretty and festive..Happy Weekend..Judy

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

When friends' hands join in to create beauty, there is nothing like it in all seasons!!!!! Oh the fun I LOVE during the holidays! My husband and I are off to the antique shops near the lake today. We are going to run around like kids all over the city today because we just love to explore. Good weather will permit us to do this for we are going to have 50 degrees today! Odd for Minneapolis!

Happy day, Stephanie! Anita

Feral Turtle said...

Wasn't this just the best. Love your wooden ornaments you created. They are gorgeous! Beautiful gifts from Ann too. Hope you have a great weekend!

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Stephanie - your wood ornaments are wonderful - these would make the best presents. You are full of such wonderful ideas. Loved seeing your gifts from your blogging friend and also your snowmen. You are so talented. It inspires me to get busy creating too. Have a delightful weekend.

Miss Val's Creations said...

The wood slice ornaments are wonderful. I love that you did something cute for the kids which I'm sure they loved! Beautiful pieces you sent out in the exchange too. :)

Denise Adorian said...

I like woodsie mixed with more feminine touches.Your wood pieces fit My taste.Beautiful gifts You gave and received.Have a holy Christmas Denise

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

WOW!!! Such pretty ornaments. Hope you are having a fabulous Christmas season. Hugs, Beverly

My thrift store addiction said...

Hi there! Visiting from the ornament exchange--wasn't it fun?! I received the same golden dove :) Blessings, Cecilia

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Lovely ornaments Stephanie! I have one of your ornaments from last year on the top of one of Christmas trees and I am also wearing the brooch which goes perfectly with my new coat :-) Take care my lovely xx

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

So pretty. Smiling softly here.
xo, m & jb

Sandi said...

Love those ornaments...and Mannheim Steamroller!

Merry Christmas!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

WOW! Great swap goodies both sent and received. This was definitely a fun swap to join in, thanks to Vicky.

Michelle said...

Hi Stephanie :)
I just love those wood ornaments, I have a stack of them raw from a branch that my husband cut for me 2 years ago. I just didn't know exactly what to do with them, I have some ideas now, Thankyou!
It's so nice to see the beautiful decorating going on in all the homes at the moment.

Blessings x

Nina said...

Hi Stephanie,
These ornaments you have crafted are beautiful and so creative! I love the burlap, and the lace - and also the ones for the little ones :)
Blessings to your sunday, sweet friend!
nina xx

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh dear Stephanie!! What a delightful, delightful idea to do an ornament exchange - I think I would like to participate in something this lovely next year! I just love your pretty parcel of goodies - I am certain Ann will love everything! You put so much thought into it... What fun to receive such lovelieness in the mail! Have a special and beautiful day! Love, Kelly-Anne xx

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

You did a wonderful job on the ornaments Stephanie! I need to remember all of these great ideas for next year. The ornament exchange was so much fun. You received some beautiful ones.
Happy Sunday! Have a Blessed day!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Cute wood slices! I bet your family loved them!
Beautiful ornaments too, from the exchange. They look lovely on your tree. Looking forward to next year's exchange - have a blessed Christmas!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Such clever and cute ornaments you made! I have really enjoyed looking at all the exchanges. Anne sent you a wonderful goodie box.
Merry Christmas, Stepanie!

Conniecrafter said...

very cute ornament idea for your family and it is great you did a child style one too for the kids. you received and sent very nice packages for the exchange!

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