Bee Ornament Exchange 2013: Part 1

Hello hive! Happy holidays! It’s time for the SIXTH annual Bee Ornament Exchange! Every year the blogger bees participate in a secret Santa ornament exchange, where each bee comes up with a handmade or store-bought ornament for $15 or less for the bee whose name they’ve drawn.

Here we have part one of the results, and we’ll be running several more posts in the lead-up to Christmas! Lots of holiday delightfulness coming your way!

to   This paper ornament took days…to arrive after this non-crafting bee ordered it from an Etsy seller. :)

to   I couldn’t imagine attempting to craft something myself after I found the perfect ornament to personalize.

to   This cute wood carved coyote came from Etsy.


to I didn’t DIY this one, but it was too perfect to pass up!


to Hand-knit, jointed panda bear with needle-felted and embroidered details, a beaded bamboo stalk, and glass bead eyes.

to   So excited for your family of three! Yay Bunnies!




to   I did not make this adorable ornament. The wonderful Erinn Simon of Etsy shop calliecalliejumpjump did. I hope you like it, Cinnamon Bun! <3


to I am not crafty but thankfully people on Etsy are! Hope you like this one. :)

to Hand-cutting the leaves was a bigger pain than I thought it would be, but in the end I love how it turned out! I also nearly kept the bee thimble for myself…

to Thank goodness for Etsy seller ebenotti!

Do you have a favorite so far? Stay tuned to the blog for more ornaments!


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  1. husky Member
    husky 1750 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:18 am

    Ooooh, I love them all! But the Blue Whale and Panda are my faves!

  2. mspalmtree Member
    Mrs. Palm Tree 1122 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:20 am

    Love all of these! :) Mrs. Coach’s and Mrs. Castle’s trees might be my favorite, with all of the fairytale-themed items on them!

  3. bracelet Member
    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 7:25 am

    @Panda: I love the dainty gold carriage you selected. I could totally see myself having one of those on our tree!

  4. elephant Member
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 7:51 am

    Love seeing all of the bee ornaments!!!

  5. Member
    mareundarum 150 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:53 am

    Which Etsy seller made the whale ornament?? It is adorable!

  6. wellies Member
    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:55 am

    They all look amazing! I love the carriage. :)

  7. Member
    seabeeny 68 posts, Worker bee @ 8:33 am

    It’s weird that I love when you guys do these, right? Mrs. Campfire’s wreath and thimble is my favorite!

  8. rucksack Member
    rucksack 518 posts, Busy bee @ 8:51 am

    Great job, bees! Seeing all these makes me smile!

  9. gazelle Member
    gazelle 1019 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:57 am

    So many lovely ornaments!!!! I always love the ornament reveal to see what wonderful things people make or can find.

  10. jetsetter Member
    jetsetter 535 posts, Busy bee @ 9:08 am

    Yay, bees! These are all so cute and thoughtful. 😀 I LOVE seeing my little suitcase on my tree!

  11. coyote Member
    coyote 1963 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:10 am

    Yay!! Thanks again Mrs. Elephant — I love my coyote ornament!! :)

  12. campfire Member
    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:19 am

    I love seeing all of these! I think the painted Orchard one is my favorite!

  13. msmongoose Member
    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 9:37 am

    I’m so excited to be part of this bee exchange for the first time!

  14. Member
    bridesmomma 476 posts, Helper bee @ 9:43 am

    I love this exchange every year!

  15. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:40 am

    Love all of these! Blown away by the work done by Mrs. Road Trip for Mrs. Panda, so cool!

  16. bluewhale Member
    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 11:57 am

    My Blue Whale!!!! I love it so much!! It might be my favorite ornament of all time :)

  17. bluewhale Member
    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 11:58 am

    @mareundarum: It think it’s

  18. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 1:28 pm

    Love all of these!!

  19. Member
    daniellekira 573 posts, Busy bee @ 2:05 pm

    I love all of these. Too cute!

  20. Member
    ecjohnson 157 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:21 pm

    these are so cute! i really enjoy these posts

  21. panda Member
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:09 pm

    Oh they’re all so cute! but I looooove the little bunnies.

    @Mrs. Bracelet: I love the little carriage too! I’m really tempted to get myself one if I can find another one (ebay ftw!)

    @Mrs. Pony: I am so lucky to have my adorable little panda! He’s even cuter in real life!!

  22. castle Member
    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:13 pm

    Yay! I love my Castle ornament from Glasses!!! Love all of these. Can’t wait to see more!

  23. yorkie Member
    yorkie 1291 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:27 am

    They’re all so adorable! I especially love the Bunny family + Mrs. Roadtrip’s Panda… so incredibly detailed!

  24. mink Member
    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:57 pm

    They are all so darn cute!

  25. msgiraffe Member
    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 9:50 am

    SO many great ones this year! That whale is fab!

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