Thursday, November 18, 2010

25 Days of {homemade} Christmas Gifts-Day 4 ornaments

Every year I make an ornament for our family tree. I love these glass ornaments, you can come up with so many ways to decorate these. They are very easy to personalize for anyone you want to make one for!

Here are some of the supplies I used for this gifts:

glass ornaments- I like the ones that are a little flattened, they are easier to decorate
stuff to put inside-curling ribbons, glitter, fake snow, paper, lots of stuff!
ribbon, scissors
paint pens

If you want to glitter the inside of the ornament, you will need FINE glitter and either a liquid glue or Pledge Futura Floor Wax. (Yes you read that right!)

For the glitter ornaments, put a few drops of glue or wax inside the ornament and swirl it all around to cover the inside. Add some glitter to the inside and shake it until it covers all sides of the ornament. If you missed some places, add a second coat.

For the outside, use rub-ons or stickers to decorate the outside. I used stickers and some sticky jewels to give it a little sparkle. I added some Christmas ribbon to the top.

My twins made this one at daycare last year. They painted their fingers in white paint and put it on the glass ornament. They used paint pens to make them into little snowmen! Inside they added some fake snow. These are some of my favorite ornaments!

I also made the beaded hanger for the larger one. If anyone would like directions on how to do that, just let me know. Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a Michael's gift card. Happy holiday crafting!


Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love them all but the snowmen one would be my favorite too! I love that!

Beth said...

Very nice. I love the idea with painting the kids fingers to make snowmen.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

These ornaments are adorable! I love the snowmen it is my favoites and I may have to scraplift it! TFS

Nadia said...

Great ideas! I love the one that says "Believe" with ribbons inside. Great projects!

Lucy said...

I'm so gonna try this, mostly because I want to try the Pledge Futura Floor Wax idea. Where did you come up with that????

Lana said...

I love the ornaments! I will have to let my kids make a snowman ornament in addition to the glitter ornaments. I love sentamental things like the snowman ornament.