December Babies: Ornament Tutorial
When I was a little girl I loved unpacking the ornaments each year and finding just the right spot on the tree for my favorites. There was Santa swinging on a star that needed a nice gappy spot, and the miniature musical instruments that just had to be played with before hanging. By far, my favorite ornament each year was a little baby in its walnut cradle (original in the pic above). I would unwrap this little smiling babe and find the perfect spot, front and center.
When I had a babe of my own my mom passed on this little treasure to me, and each year it is still my favorite ornament to hang. It is sweet, simple, and holds my childhood wonder in the holiday season, but also in how simple materials can be transformed into something that can capture your imagination. This year, inspired by amazing mae’s simple but whimsical santa tutorial (and after recieving one of those santa’s from Traci–Thank You! Thank You! it looks perfect on my tree!), I decided to craft some of these little walnut babies to share. I am giving one to some of the December “babies” we know: those with birthday’s in December, or little ones celebrating their first Xmas. And so I decided I could also share this simple little ornament with you–there is still time to make these as they take almost no time at all!
December Babies: Tutorial