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Monday, December 10, 2012

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments


I made a few fun ornaments with some DIY ornament balls from Michaels, a hot glue gun, some translucent color chips and transparent counters, glitter, popscicle sticks, metallic garland, string, metallic pipe cleaners, and sparkly pom poms.

Check out the descriptions under each picture!

translucent color chips and transparent counters are used for these ornaments except the one of the top right, it is just pom poms. See it larger, below.



This one just has sparkly pom poms in it but looks so pretty on the tree

This one is filled with a very long piece of metallic wire garland that has foil stars on it. I simply just lead the wire garland through the opening a little at a time until it was all in there!! The little mirror next to this ornament is one of many all over the tree. I made them with string, a hot glue gun, and mini craft mirrors from Michaels.

This one is using translucent color chips and transparent counters

For this one I used a hot glue gun, glitter, green pom poms, and three popscicle sticks. I glued the popscicle sticks in an even triangular formation, applies hot glue to the top of the sticks and sprinkled on glitter. Then I applied hot glue to the back and placed the green pom poms on them. I used a metallic pipe cleaner that I hot glued on for the hanger.

side view of the one above. 


Here are two attempts at makign glitter hot glue ornaments. It is not as easy as they make it look on Pinterest. ONe is supposed to be a tree and the other a snowflake. They came out quite imperfectly but I still hung them on the tree, they catch the lights and sparkly really nicely! lol!




8 comments:

  1. Great ideas, Kristen ... I think they'd make wonderful family projects! In addition to featuring your post the Living Montessori Now Facebook page, I just pinned it to my Kids' Christmas Activities Board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-christmas-activities/

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  3. Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments and Decorations are great for families on a budget who want to make an otherwise difficult job seem simple. These ornaments are the perfect way to change the look of your tree when it is still dark outside. There is no need to invest in expensive materials to dress up your tree like you would if you were decorating with expensive materials. Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments can be purchased from most retail stores, or you can find them online at the many different websites that sell holiday decorations. When choosing your decoration consider how much you have to spend, what kind of lights you prefer, where you are planning to place your tree, and how much space you have available. Easy DIY Christmas ornaments are the perfect answer to spruce up your tree without an added expense to your wallet. Easy DIY Christmas ornaments usually require only a little time and patience, and they will give your tree that special holiday look that you have always wanted. You can use the same ornaments year after year and spread the love of the holidays all around.

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