Yourself! CREATE IT
Falling in love with Julia Wood’s light and bright holiday look? Craft a snowy pom-pom garland or book-page ornaments to bring her style into your own space.
KEEP IT SIMPLE
Make ornaments in any shape you like, but minimal lines with simple curves and angles work best.
If you’ve never made pom-poms as a child or even as an adult, search online for easy video tutorials that show techniques and tips.
Repurpose old books into Christmas ornaments that feature a timeworn elegance. Remove the cover from a book, keeping the spine intact. Beginning at the left side of the book at the spine, draw half the shape (vertically) of a star or curved ornament shape onto the top page. Apply painter’s tape across the outside edges of the pages to keep them intact while cutting. Using a band saw with the appropriate blade, cut around the pattern. Fold a thin ribbon in half and tie with a knot. Feed the ribbon ends through a large gold bead and secure with a knot. With the bead at the top of the ornament, hot glue the ribbon along the spine of the ornament, ending with a knot at the bottom. Thread a small gold bead onto the ribbon and secure with a knot. Trim excess. Glue the spine together vertically with hot glue. Use a glue stick to adhere the opposite outside pages of the ornament together.
Pom-pom & Snowflake Garland
A wintry mix of yarn snowballs and wooden snowflakes becomes a creative garland for your mantel or tree. Determine the length of your garland and then calculate how many snowballs and snowflakes you’ll need. Use your favorite method to create pom-poms from white yarn. Drill a small hole at the top of each wooden snowflake, if necessary. Paint the snowflakes white and then dry brush with metallic silver paint. Add a decorative ornament hook to each. Thread a large needle with yarn. Carefully push the needle through the center of each snowball, leaving space between to hang the wooden snowflakes. Once completed, create a loop on each end and knot.