Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Nail Ornament

Hello Friends! Happy Monday!

Today I would like to share with you an ornament that I have made the past few years for friends and family. It is a printed poem and nail. The poem I print in multiple copies on white card stock. It prints with its own border so I just have to cut out. The nails used are masonry nails which you can get at Home Depot. There are several sizes and I chose to go with the large ones this year. I cut two slits in the stock and slipped the nail in. I then punched two holes in the top corners and added eyelets. This size nail is fairly heavy so I wanted to be sure the paper would not tear. I used craft wire to form the hanger and added two tiny red bows. You can also just use ribbon for a hanger if you chose. I can't provide a link to the poem page I print but if you would like a copy, email me and I will try to send the poem to you and you can use your print works of choice to make multiple copies in the size you want. Be sure to enlarge the pic so you can read the whole poem. It is a beautiful reminder of what the Christmas season is really about.

Hope everyone has a fantastic week! A busy one for me as the holiday festivities are beginning and there is lots of cooking to do! Combine that with the cards still to make and you have a bit of a frenzy! And I love every minute of it! Hope you will come by often and leave a comment or suggestion. It always makes my day to hear from friends!

Blessings to you,
Vicki

15 comments:

  1. Great tree ornament Vicki. I've never seen this poem before, perfect with the giant nail. Love your new blog header, too. That cactus is amazing in bloom. Thanks for sharing that amazing photo with us!

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  2. Great poem. Love the nail. I also love the cactus. My grandmother use to have one. It reminds me of her.

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  3. Beautiful and thoughtful gift! Love the idea!

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  4. Lovely ornament and lovely meaning. You did a great job with the presentation.

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  5. Oh this is just beautiful- what a wonderful reminder of His constant love for us and the sacrfice ~ this is a wonderful project!!

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  6. What a beautiful poem and gift.

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  7. This is wonderful! I have never seen this before, what a wonderful gift.

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  8. Great ornament Vicki.. I've not seen this before and I love the poem.

    I'm not going to be politically correct anymore and am sending everyone on my list a "MERRY CHRISTMAS" card.. no more of this Happy Holiday stuff for me! We need to keep Christ in Christmas!

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  9. How terrific! I'm sure the recipients are just thrilled with this!!! Thank for sharing the directions toO!
    Maria

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  10. What a very clever ornament!!

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  11. I love this ornament. It is so nice and I will be casing it if you don't mind...

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  12. What a thoughtful gift - I'm sure every recipient will treasure it!

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  13. Love this! What a great visual reminder to hang on the tree. Could you try to email it to me? I'll PM you on Splitcoast. :)

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