Ranch lovers might want to put their Elf on the Shelf into retirement after seeing Hidden Valley’s new Ranch on a Branch ornament.
Over the years, Elf on a Shelf has become a popular holiday tradition in families across the states as the beloved trinket keeps an eye on who is being naughty or nice in the lead-up to Christmas.
This holiday season, ranch brand Hidden Valley launched its own festive tradition, which sees the brand’s iconic condiment transform into an endearing ornament named Ranchie aka Ranch on a Branch.
With December almost upon us, it is no surprise that the ornament offering has already sold out. But you can still add a ranch touch to your festivities by having a go at making your own.
Where to buy the Hidden Valley’s Ranch on a Branch
This week, Ranch brand Hidden Valley unveiled its own festive tradition as it released its Ranch on a Branch ornament.
As explained in a press release on the new offering, the purpose of the ornament is to remind people to continue to spread joy across the holidays.
The Ranch on the Branch character, Ranchie, is listed on the Hidden Valley website as part of a collectible set that sees the ornament displayed in a fridge-like box along with a storybook.
The ornament itself is a plushie of the Hidden Valley ranch bottle and has velcro hands and feet to help position it across your home.
The full collectible set is priced at $30, with the character also featured on other festive items, including a blanket.
Sorry ranch lovers, it’s already sold out
Sadly the Ranch on a Branch plushie has already sold out ahead of this year’s festive season.
As per the ornament’s press release, the Ranch on the Branch ornament was described as a limited edition item that was available “while supplies last.”
On its listing on the Hidden Valley website, it explains it is possible to register for a waitlist. However, to do this, you must first either create an account or log in.
How to make your own Ranch on a Branch
Those still wanting to include their favorite condiment as part of their Christmas celebrations you can always opt to make your own.
If you are a qualified knitter or can crochet, you make Ranchie that way, but it’s possible to recreate the sweet character via other methods.
For an added touch, you could even use small eye stickers or googly eyes and a dry-erase marker for the smile so you can draw on different expressions across the month.
The arms and legs could be recreated with chenille sticks which could be attached to the ornament by piercing a small hole into it and securing it with hot glue.
A blop of glue could also be added to the end of the chenille sticks to guard the sharp ending and to mimic the hands and feet.