Good morning! Do you enjoy making your own Christmas decorations? How about getting the kids involved? Well, today I have a couple of DIY ornaments for you to try! I love to decorate with pinecones at Christmas and a couple of years ago I made some fun pinecone ornaments to sell at a show I participated in. I kept the leftovers and I put them out in different areas each year. Last weekend the kids and I made some ball ornaments and they had a blast with it so I’m sharing that DIY, as well! Both tutorials are kid-friendly and sure to make lasting memories!
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DIY Pinecone Ornaments
You will need:
Bag of pinecones
Small paint brush (I used one from a Crayola watercolor kit)
1 package of screw eyelets
Red ribbon, cut into 8 inch pieces
Start by brushing the ends of the pinecones with glue. Carefully sprinkle pinecones with glitter while holding over paper plate so you can reuse the excess.
Allow pinecones to dry completely before screwing in the eyelet.
Cut several eight inch pieces of ribbon, loop through eyelet and tie in bow.
You’re done! Super easy, fun and inexpensive Christmas DIY that you can do with the kids! I’ve received many compliments on these ornaments!
DIY Clear Ball Ornaments
We found most of the supplies for this project in Target’s Dollar Spot section. They have really amped up their game in that area and I love stopping by to see what’s been added each time I go in for groceries! We purchased the clear balls and various glitters from there. Then we bought a package of fake snow from Dollar Tree.
I will say that we decided we did not love the fake snow. It swallowed the rest of the glitter and you couldn’t even tell we added anything else. I could see using it if we had something stationary in the ornament like a car or green trees like you see people do with Ball jars. For what we were going for, the iridescent glitter flakes looked best. We probably also should’ve gone with silver instead of gold glitter. It just didn’t look right. So for us, our favorite combination ended up being the glitter flakes and green tree glitter.
You will need:
Clear plastic ball ornaments
Various glitter options (see picture)
Remove the top from the ball ornament and place the funnel in the hole. Add in glitter combination of your choosing. Shake.
Replace top and hang on tree! If you want them to be keepsakes, you may want to write names on the ball or on a tag and attach it to the ribbon. That’s it!
I hope you enjoyed these simple Christmas ornament DIY’s! I have some fun posts this week including my festive Christmas tablescape and a collaborative post with other fellow bloggers where we’re going to give you some fun wrapping ideas! Mine includes a free printable so I hope you’ll come back and check it out! Have a blessed Monday!
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