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DIY Christmas Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Hey Everyone!! In preparation for my Christmas decorating extravaganza, I made some ornaments this year. Eric was wondering why I was prepping for Christmas before Thanksgiving, but I wanted to make sure that I had everything ready for when we bought our tree! So, as promised, here is a tutorial of how to make some of my DIY Christmas Ornaments!
The first order of business was to get our Christmas ornaments out of the attic and see what we had. Over the years, we accumulated a large, mismatched set of ceramic bulbs and ornaments. I decided that a great way to make them more cohesive was to pick a few colors that I wanted to feature and then spray paint the rest to match.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

For this Christmas, I decided that the color scheme of the tree would be silver, green and hot pink.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

I took every bulb that was a different color and set them out on a drop cloth. I sprayed some primer on them and let them sit for about an hour to dry.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Once the primer was dry, I sprayed all of the ornaments with silver spray paint. I sprayed ornaments that had glitter and even ribbon on them.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Tip: Spray the tops of the ornaments as well to cover even the hook for a more cohesive and fresh look

That’s all there is to it!! These look great on the Christmas Tree!

DIY Christmas Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Check out this post for more on how to make this great White Felt Poinsettia Christmas Tree Skirt!

In addition to re-purposing some of the ornaments that I already had, I had a few other ideas for making some unique ornaments. I bought some clear glass ornaments and had the idea to stuff white feathers into them for a dreamy and heavenly look. I got this pack of ornaments from Target for $5 and this package of white feathers from JoAnns for $1.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

I took the tops off of the ornaments and stuffed two feathers into each clear glass bulb using a pencil.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

That’s all there is to it!

DIY Christmas Ornaments

These came out great and look really cool on the Christmas Tree!

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Finally, I had this great idea to use some of the sand that we “borrowed” from our tropical trips to make some ornaments. We originally took this sand home so that we could make some sort of souvenir from all of our trips as a married couple (…thus far, no memento has been made). So far, we have been to Antigua (for our Honeymoon) and Grenada (for our 1st Anniversary).

DIY Christmas Ornaments

I saw these great plastic bulbs at JoAnns (for less than $1 each) and I knew what to do!

DIY Christmas Ornaments

I borrowed this funnel from Eric’s reloading room (…you don’t want to know…) and began pouring the sand into the ornament.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Thanks Eric!

Once I got the sand from each vacation into the ornaments, I added some shells. Now, I have to be honest, the shells that we brought back from our vacations were too big to fit into these ornaments, so I bought a small bag of shells from JoAnns (for $2) and placed the smallest ones on the sand.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Some might say this is cheating, but I think the shells really complete the look of the ornaments!

That’s all it took for these ornaments as well! I would say that making the feather and sand ornaments took no more than 15 minutes in total.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you enjoyed this post. Stay tuned for more DIY projects, coming soon!

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    anna fugazzi
    December 17, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Love everything you do!! Merry Christmas!

    • Reply
      Kristen
      June 10, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Laura
    December 1, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Oh I just love this!!! This was also on my list of things to do on our vacations and I somehow manage to forget every time we visit somewhere new! 😳

    • Reply
      Kristen
      December 2, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      Laura – I love the DIYs that you did with your ornaments! This one is quick and easy too and so cute to put up every year!! We always have to remember to steal some sand anytime we go away!!

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