Friday, November 12, 2010

D.I.Y. Louisville's X-mas Ornament Swap

To celebrate the upcoming holidays, D.I.Y. Louisville is having a handmade holiday ornament swap.  The rules are pretty simple, make a nice ornament in any media that you choose, just make something that you would be proud to give. Wrap it and bring it with you to our December 16th Meetup at Sunergos Coffee on Woodlawn.  We will place them all in a basket and let people take turns drawing an ornament from the basket.  This is our first challenge for the group and we hope it will be a fun one.  As with everything that D.I.Y. Louisville does, we encourage you to think outside the box.  To help you with that I've put together a little inspiration post with some great local artists takes on ornaments.

Wouldn't this mini embroidery hoop from WeirdWoollyDesigns make an awesome ornament?

How about something like this great brooch from NeedlesandKims hanging from your tree.

Or this awesome vintage hang tag from ItwasMadewithLuv.

I would love to hang this acorn on our tree, from kbrownpottery

.How about a sparkly mustachio dangling from your holiday tree?  Tie a ribbon to this pin from onlyembry

Know some more local artists making amazing Christmas ornaments, or items you would use as Christmas ornaments?  Send us a message and we will add them to this list.  So start thinking of ideas for your contribution to the Xmas ornament swap  and make sure you stop by our next meetup 11/18 at 6 at Sunergos on Woodlawn for more information.

1 comment:

  1. This is great and definitely inspiring! Love the mini embroidery hoop and I love the idea of decorating the tree with "not so typical" ornaments. Thanks for including my brooch in today's post!

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