This year for Christmas, I was trying to save money and also make things a lot more personal. My sister and her husband are a lot more rustic and out-doorsy, so I had a lot fun/headache coming up with something that fit in the budget for them. I scoured pinterest and craft stores trying to find ideas.
I found some stuff that works for them. I found the wreath on pinterest and after seeing a package of feathers and the shot gun shells I had the brilliant plan for the ornaments. Pinterest is awesome.
The ornaments were really easy and quick, which is my type of project. I bought the plastic, break-in-half ornaments at Hobby Lobby, along with the feathers. I already had the jute and the raffia on hand. I put a few feathers in each ornament with a shotgun shell. Then I glued the ornament together with the jute hiding the seam. I added the jute bow on the top to add to the cuteness.
The wreath was a whole different story. Yes it was inexpensive and yes it fit the bill, but it was a time consuming difficult project. I bought a wire wreath form at Hobby Lobby and also some wire. I got all of the shot gun shells at the outdoor rifle range, that we have locally. I used a leather hole punch to put holes in the shot gun shells and then wired them onto the form. After that, I put a hanger loop on it with a heavy gauge wire. And it also needed a big raffia bow, as well.