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Rustic Log Bundle DIY Ornament

Today is the last week of the Deck the Home DIY Challenge! I can’t believe it’s December already. Let the countdown to Christmas begin! For our final project, we’ll be making ornaments. In keeping with this year’s Rustic Plaid Woodland Christmas Tree, I decided to make a Rustic Log Bundle Ornament.

I made something similar to this last year for my antique booth, and it sold! I plan to make several more for the same purpose. I’ll also save one for my tree 🙂 Once you see how quick and easy these are to make, you’ll want to make more than one too!

Here’s what you’ll need to make a rustic log bundle ornament:

  • A stick from your yard (mine is a half inch thick)
  • A sprig of real or faux evergreen (cedar works well)
  • red floral berries (mine are vintage, but you can find these at craft stores)
  • jute twine
  • a thin ribbon
  • a small pinecone
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks

Step 1.

Break the twigs into three pieces roughly the same size. Mine are about 4 and a half inches long.

Step 2.

Hot glue two of the twigs together. Then glue the third twig to the top.

Step 3.

  • Attach the twine to the log bundle with hot glue about an inch and a half from the end.  Wrap the twine around the bundle and secure every so often with glue.  Cut the twine and secure to the logs with glue.

Step 4.

Hot glue the evergreen sprig in the middle the jute twine.

Step 5.

Twist the red floral berries together, trim the wire and tuck under.

Step 6.

Glue the pinecone to the jute twine, just under the evergreen. Tuck the wire on the berries under the pinecone and glue in place.

Step 7.

Tie the ribbon in a bow, hot glue it under the pinecone and berries, then trim the ends as desired.

Step 8.

Tie a piece of twine into a loop and glue to the back of the ornament.

Put your new ornament on the tree and enjoy! That’s all it takes to make a Rustic Log Bundle Ornament. These would make great gifts, too.

Now be sure to check out the rest of the ornaments created by my talented blogger friends from the At Home DIY. A big thank you to Eileen from Just Measuring Up and Megan from Two Feet First for hosting these challenges.

The holiday fun continues this week…I’d love for you to stop back on Thursday for the Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop, and on Friday for a DIY gift as part of the Celebrate Christmas Round Up.

Hope to see you soon!


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  1. I like to “collect” sticks. Your ornaments is just what I need to use some of them up. Thanks for the step by step instructions. Pinning for later.

  2. Rebecca, I love rustic ornaments, and I have plenty of twigs to make some!

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