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There is a store downtown that I can’t help but walk into every time I’m near it. It’s called The Farmhouse Store and it has some of the most unique and incredible items for the home. I especially love it around Christmastime because the store is filled with really interesting ornaments with a cool, vintage appeal. Every year, I try to get to the store before Christmas to pick up a new ornament.
I ran downtown the other day to grab a few things from Trader Joe’s. It just reopened after a Winter storm caused a roof collapse this past year. While I was there, I decided to take a quick walk around. I stopped at Starbucks for a chestnut praline latte (my new holiday favorite!) and then made my way to The Farmhouse. Unfortunately, the store still hadn’t opened yet. I was pressed for time so I decided just to go home. Total bummer, but so many of their ornaments already hang from my tree. There’s always next year!
A few years ago, I had purchased a vintage looking diorama ornament from The Farmhouse. Inside of the glass ornament was a glittery reindeer. It was such a simple ornament, but so pretty. Unfortunately, it got chipped and broke. I couldn’t salvage it. I had bell cups left from the DIY Halloween Air Plant Pumpkin Bell Cups I made this past Fall. Once the holiday season rolled back around, I immediately became inspired to make my own Farmhouse inspired diorama ornament using a bell cup.
- Using the cup hook, screw a hole into the top of a bell cup. Remove the screw.
- Add a drop of glue to the bottom of a bottle brush tree. Carefully place the tree inside the bell cup. Keep the bell cup upright and allow the glue to dry completely.
- Next, add a little glue to the bottom of the bell cup and carefully place a little Spanish moss inside.
- Measure a strand of mini beads to fit around the opening of the bell cup. Glue the mini beads in place and allow the glue to dry.
- String baker’s twine through the hole at the top of the bell cup and hang your ornament!
I wanted to keep these ornaments as natural looking as possible, but you could certainly add glitter or other embellishments to them. I have a comfy and cozy Christmas theme for my tree this year, so these ornaments fit right in! And because they’re not glass, I shouldn’t have a problem with breakage this year!
Since Christmas is almost here, I probably won’t get a chance to visit the Farmhouse before the holiday arrives. Even so, I’m satisfied in knowing that their collection of amazing ornaments has inspired one of my handmade ones this year!
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