There are some really great ways to personalize and make your own ornaments this Christmas. You can use any size bulb and practically any kind of “stuffing” or arts and crafts on the outside.
First you will need to get some glass ornament bulbs. You can get any size from any store. I bought the clear glass bulbs in the standard size. I have seen these types of bulbs at JoAnns, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Menards, and many other stores.
Next you will want to find all of the arts an crafts you’ll use. I bought glitter, Stickles (glitter glue), feathers, paint, and used many supplies I already had on hand.
Now it’s time to get creative. Personalize your ornaments by painting someone’s name or the year on the outside. You can also add some glitter to the outside. Or just stuff the inside of the clear glass ornaments. Be creative, get your kids involved to make handmade ornaments for family and friends.
Here are the ornaments I’ve made:
Photo printed on printer paper and hanging from top (the example I saw was printed on vellum/opaque paper and looked really cool, but I couldn’t fine mine) –
Curling scrap pieces of wrapping paper (mine said Merry Christmas) –
Adding glitter glue to feathers and stuffing feathers inside (this one glitters a lot more in real life, it was hard to capture the glitter in a photo) –
Inspired by the feathers a Twilight feather ornament with scrapbooking font stickers –
Painted phrase & glitter snow on the inside –
Pretty much you can add anything you’d like to the inside of the ornament bulb. I’ve also seen beads, scrapbook paper, buttons, fake snow. You can also decorate the outside how ever you like. Paint the whole thing or print something out and attach it to the outside using mod podge. Be as creative as you’d like and get everybody involved!!
Let me know what kind of easy DIY Handmade Ornaments you created. Leave a comment below! Thanks!
Here is the original photo on Pinterest that inspired this post -