Earlier this week my mom and I took a trip to the Bachman's Idea House (our favorite destination for decorating ideas) and saw an adorable tomten ornament.
I figured they would be easy enough to make, and it wouldn't cost me $8.99 each.
First I grabbed a branch from my back yard and cut it into about 3 inch lengths, then I assembled the rest of my tools and materials.
First, I pushed a nail through the center of a half-yard length of ribbon and then nailed into the top of the branch segments. Next, I threaded on a large wooden bead.
This was a step ably performed by my faithful assistant.
Next I tied a length of freshly combed wool roving with the ribbon for the beard.
The best part of this is that I had all the materials on hand, so they were all free! (okay, I know I bought those materials but not for this project, so I stand by my earlier statement.)
Hope you're all doing well out there in internetland.