Turn to the garden and Fiskars tools for fun and festive handmade ornaments that are inspired by nature.
Homemade Christmas Ornaments
By Marty Ross
- Ideal for cutting thick branches
- POWER TOOTH®blade with razor-sharp, triple-ground teeth powers through wood faster
- Blade locks in two different open positions, optimized for overhand cuts and undercuts
- Fully hardened, precision-ground steel blade stays sharp, even through heavy use
- Softgrip® touchpoints enhance comfort and control
- Blade folds and locks for safe storage and transportation
- Handle hang hole offers convenient storage
- Blade length: 10"
- Lifetime warranty
- POWER TOOTH® Softgrip® Large Folding Saw (10")
A great combination of cutting power and comfort, whether you’re cutting overhand or making undercuts.
Small branches up to about 3 inches in diameter, from which to cut cross-sections; glitter glue; twine (or ribbon) to hang ornaments
Branches remaining from fall pruning projects are valuable resources for creating handmade ornaments. Instead of tying them up in bundles on the curb for lawn-waste recycling, put these trimmings to use as gift decorations or tree trimmings.
A sharp POWER TOOTH® Softgrip® Folding Saw fits in your back pocket and comes in handy for removing wayward branches or exhausting old stems from established shrubs. Taking out old stems renews the vigor of shrubs and keeps them from growing leggy. The saw’s razor-sharp teeth cut small branches quickly, without tiring your hand or injuring your shrubs.
1. Cut several wood pieces (up to about 3” across) to make ornaments that you can decorate with glitter glue. The POWER TOOTH® saw’s sharp teeth will let you quickly cut a generous supply of wood slices.
2. Next, carefully insert a bit into the Craft Drill and tighten the chuck to secure. Use a relatively large bit so that it is easier to thread ribbon through the hole. We used the 5/32” bit, which is one of four bits that come with the drill.
2. Drill a hole near the top of each piece. When drilling, hold the tool at a 90-degree angle to the surface of the wood slice. A protective surface, such as a piece of scrap lumber, under the piece of wood will prevent you from drilling holes in your work surface.
3. Next, use glitter glue to decorate each piece. Here is where you can get creative with different seasonal shapes or simple patterns. Consider stars, snowflakes, or geometric patterns. You could even spell out the family name or other seasonal words. Hand-drawn decorations have a charm all their own — just as they do when you decorate sugar cookies.
4. Give the glue plenty of time to dry (overnight is best), then use raffia, twine or ribbon to make a hanger for each ornament.
These ornaments are so versatile! Not only can you use them for your Christmas tree decorations, consider using them as window decorations or as a gift topper. They’ll look just as festive on a package under the tree, as they do hanging in the branches.
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