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.
For this Christmas, I decided that the color scheme of the tree would be silver, green and hot pink.
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.
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.
That’s all there is to it!! These look great on the Christmas Tree!
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.
I took the tops off of the ornaments and stuffed two feathers into each clear glass bulb using a pencil.
That’s all there is to it!
These came out great and look really cool on the Christmas Tree!
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).
I saw these great plastic bulbs at JoAnns (for less than $1 each) and I knew what to do!
I borrowed this funnel from Eric’s reloading room (…you don’t want to know…) and began pouring the sand into the ornament.
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.
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.
Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you enjoyed this post. Stay tuned for more DIY projects, coming soon!