One of my favorite Christmas crafts to do year after year is to make a new ornament for the tree. I love trying new themes and color combos each year, while still weaving in those sentimental and handmade pieces. It just makes the holidays that much more special! If you’re looking to give your tree a refresh, or just looking for an easy and adorable gift to give, look no further than these 25 DIY Christmas Ornaments! Continue reading…
One of my favorite parts about the end of the year is looking back at all my photos and memories. Plus as you know, Christmas is in my top five of my favorite things about life, so this year, I decided to put the two activities together and make photo ornaments! Here’s how you can whip up a batch to add a personal and colorful touch to your tree in about a half hour:
Time: 30 minutes
Materials: photos, paint, decoupage, paint brush, balsa wood sheet, scissors, ribbon, hot glue gun
Even if you already have your tree up and decorated, there’s always room for one more ornament! At least in my opinion, you can never have too many decorations. And if your tree will simply topple over if you add one more thing to it, well handmade ornaments always make the perfect stocking stuffer! Below are fifteen diys that you will want to make asap. I’d love to know, which ones fit the vibe of your tree?
1. Glitter Scallop Ornaments by Sarah Hearts
2. Watercolor Fabric Ornaments by Fall for DIY
3. Fabric Covered Tree Ornaments by Alice & Lois
4. Glitter Ornaments by The Vault Files
One of my favorite things about the end of year is that it’s a time to reflect on everything that’s happened. And what better way to keep those memories alive than by turning them into ornaments you can hang up year after year? If you’re looking to add a personal touch to your tree, then you’ll want to make these color blocked instagram ornaments asap! Here’s how:
I used Americana Decor Maxx Gloss paint (you can find at Michael’s, Home Depot, Joann’s, and Meijers). Because it applies so smoothly, you really only need one coat.
Coat your frames with sealer and let dry. Tape off at an angle and paint. Peel the tape and let dry again. On the back, apply a thin layer of tacky glue all the way around the frame and place on your photo. Let glue dry overnight.
With an X-Acto knife, trim the excess photo. To attach a hook, cut about 5 inches of cord, loop, and then secure with a dap of hot glue. Once completely dry, your ornaments are ready to hang!
So what do you think?! You can also write the date and place on the back so that years down the road you wont forget where the photo was taken. They also make the perfect handmade gift if you’re still thinking about what to make your loved ones!