Jac o' lyn Murphy: My Family is Nuts! Silly DIY Ornaments

Thursday, November 29, 2012

My Family is Nuts! Silly DIY Ornaments

When Jenn from Clean and Scentsible
asked me to help out with her
Trim the Tree Party,
I jumped at the chance!
I shared this tutorial on her blog yesterday...

I am a little nutty and so is my family.
I decided to honor them with their very own
Personalized Walnut Characterchure Ornaments...

you will need:
walnuts, paint, paint brushes,
 ribbon, glue gun or strong glue and a clear spray coating

Paint your walnuts to look like family members,
adding special traits that they possess
(here is my husband's thinning hair on top of his head!)

once they are painted and dried,
spray with a clear (and I used one with a slight gloss) protective coating, 
let dry
and attach a ribbon loop,

on the back with hot glue,
trim the long ends when dry...

and Presto,
here is
my nutty family 
(including my parent's beloved Old English Sheepdog, Prudence).

my son is not happy that he is the "biggest nut", 
I really didn't do it intentionally :)

 of course I had to put them on 

I packaged them in a glass container with a fitting sticker...

and gave them as an early Christmas gift!

There are so many great ideas at her party...
check them out here

also on Bloom Designs, Tidy Mom, Shabby Nest, Tatertots and Jello, Too Much Time, Marvelous Mondays, Skip to my Lou, Todays Creative, Alilly


  1. I shook my family tree and a bunch of nuts fell out! LoL! Nothing "nutty" about this idea! I'm nuts about it!!

  2. These are SO fun! Found your blog through the TT & J link-up, I love it! Excited to explore!

  3. Visiting from Today's Creative Blog. These are so funny! I bet they will be even funnier in a few years. Nice job.

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