Monday, December 9, 2013

Shepherd's Crook Ornament - {12 days of CHRISTmas Ornaments}

Today's ornament is a shepherd's crook. With some wire, twine and hot glue, you can make some in no time.

Shepherd's Crook Ornament
 "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night." Luke 2:8

Cut a piece of wire 7 1/2" long. {I used a cloth stem wire}
Find something round and use it to wrap the top of the wire around.
Hot glue some twine to the curved end of the crook.
Start wrapping the twine around the wire, using a dab of hot glue as needed to keep the twine in place. {I mostly just used it at the beginning and end.}
Finish it off with more hot glue.
That's all there is to it, pretty easy!

Be sure to come back. Here are a few of the other Nativity ornaments I will be sharing:
Wood Slice Nativity Ornaments
Angel Wire Ornaments
Clothespin Nativity Ornament
Twine Wrapped Star
Sheep Ornament
Felt Nativity Ornament
Shepherd's Crook Ornament
Stable Ornament
Wiseman Ornament
Manger Ornament
Canning Ring Framed Embroidered Ornament
Paint Stick Ornament
Greeting Card Ornament


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    1. I don't know what gauge wire it was, but my guess is 14 or 16. You just need something thick enough to wrap the twine around it. I used a floral wire. It's very stiff and kind of hard to shape. But it keeps its shape over time so it's perfect.