Ornament with natural materials – Easy how to make it DIY

An ornament made with natural materials adds a stunning accent to a Christmas tree or as a package decoration. This ornament is quick and easy to make—perfect when you want a handmade ornament, but don’t want a huge time investment during the busy holidays.

Ornament with natural materials

Finished Ornament Made with Natural Materials

Here are the supplies you’ll need:Supplies for Natural Ornament

  • Mini Bowdabra
  • 20″ length Bowdabra bow wire
  • 20″ length 6″ tulle
  • Sprig of dried pampas grass
  • Stem of holly
  • 3 jingle bells
  • E6000 adhesive
  • Bell cap

Making the Natural Swag

  1. Dry fit the stem ends into the bell cap. If necessary, taper thick stems with a craft knife.Taper Thick Stems
  2. Add a drop of adhesive to the end of a stem.Add Adhesive to Stem
  3. Insert the stems into the bell cap. Set aside to dry.Add Stems to Bell Cap

Making the Tulle Rosette

  1. Fold bow wire in half and put it in the Mini Bowdabra. Tuck the ends of the wire under the Bowdabra to keep them out of the way.Wire in Mini Bowdabra Gold
  2. Scrunch the length of tulle into the Mini Bowdabra.Scrunch Tulle in Mini Bowdabra
  3. Compress the ribbon with the Mini Bowdabra wand.Compress Tulle with Wand
  4. With the rosette still in the Mini Bowdabra, pass the wire ends through the loop and tighten. Tie a knot on the reverse side. Leave the wire ends long.Pass Wire Ends through Loop

Assembling the Ornament

  1. Position the swag on top of the rosette. Use the wire end to tie the swag to the rosette.Add Swag on Top of Rosette
  2. Thread a cluster of jingle bells onto the bow wire. Tie securely in place. Trim the wire ends.Add Jingle Bells on Bow Wire

Enjoy!!Ornament made with Natural Materials (Instagram)

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2 thoughts on “Ornament with natural materials – Easy how to make it DIY

  • Frances Stewart

    Love my mini Bowdabra but find it hard to source proper wired ribbon that isn’t too dense. I have a lot of unwired ribbon & would like to know if it would be suitable?
    Many thanks.
    Mrs FG Stewart

    1. Bowdabra

      Hi Mrs. Stewart,
      Yes, you can use any ribbon in the mini bowdabra. You will just have to make sure that you really twist it well. It works exactly as with the wired ribbon, but the thinner the ribbon, the smaller you will want to make your loops. Enjoy your mini bowdabra!


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