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Blogmas Day 6πŸŽ„β›ͺπŸŽ„

One of my family’s traditions is, every year, we make some Christmas ornaments πŸ™‚ We love creating, laughing, singing, and enjoying every aspect of the experience.

This is why I’ve chosen ornaments as our next Blogmas topic!

Let’s get started, shall we?

1. Paint Swirl Bulbs: These are SO cute and so easy! All you need is:

  • Two bottles of paint (Deco Art or any other acrylic paint)
  • Clear plastic/glass ornaments

Instructions are found here πŸ™‚

2. Scrap Fabric Tree Ornaments: Another easy and fairly cheap idea. All you need is:

  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Material (ribbon, old clothes, sewing fabric scraps)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Twine/yarn works too
  • Scissors

Instructions found here πŸ™‚

3. Rustic Clay Scripts Ornaments: These will cost a little more to make but not by much. All you need is:

  • Air dry clay
  • Alphabet stamps
  • Rolling pin
  • Wax paper
  • Clay/Play Dough cutters (any shape)

Instructions found here πŸ™‚

4. Applesauce Cinnamon Ornaments: I’ve never heard of these but they sound so enticing. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. ground cloves
  • Also needed: your favorite cookie cutters, a drinking straw, ribbon or twine, a baking sheet

Instructions found here πŸ™‚

5. Rustic Star Ornaments: I’m definitely giving these a try soon! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • clothespin
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • paint or water based stain
  • assorted decorative accents like ribbon, bells, beads

Instructions found here πŸ™‚

6. Jingle Bell Wreath Ornaments: Though I didn’t make a wreath, these remind me of my Girl Scout days! I believe we made candy canes. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Small Jingle bells
  • Ribbon

Instructions found here πŸ™‚

7. Reindeer Pasta Ornaments: OMGeeeee πŸ₯°πŸ₯° These are ridiculously cute! I think these are going to be our choice this year! Haha!! I can’t handle their cuteness!!

Look 😍😍😍!!

Here’s what you’re going to need:

Instructions found here πŸ™‚

8. Painted Wood Ornament: These were painted brown; however, I highly encourage you to try other colors. Most (if not all) material can be bought at the Dollar Tree. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Wooden blocks – I used the Dollar Tree Tumbling Tower Game with light and dark blocks – or scrap wood cut to approx 4.75″x1.25″
  • Wood beads (I used the largest size from 125pc pack)
  • 8 eye hooks (from Dollar Tree picture hanging kit)
  • Antique white acrylic paint for the lettering (I used Apple Barrel brand)
  • Other acrylic paint colors, if desired, for the blocks
  • Small detail brush
  • Twine or thin ribbon
  • Scissors

Instructions found here πŸ™‚

9. Origami Present Ornaments: These were originally made with vintage book pages (Readers please don’t crusify me!!πŸ€ͺ) I’d highly suggest any paper! It will depend on what look you want when you’re finished. Here’s what you will need:

  • Vintage or antique book
  • Paper cutter or scissors
  • Ruler
  • Ribbon
  • Fishing line

Instructions found here πŸ™‚

10. Hot Glue Glitter Snowflake Ornaments: These would need a little extra supervision, considering the amount of hot glue needed. They’re not impossible to do, though. Here’s your materials needed:

  • Supplies:
  • Glue Sticks
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Wax Paper
  • Dish Detergent
  • Ornament Template
  • Glitter (My FAVORITE supply!)
  • Mod Podge
  • Small Paint Brush
  • String or Wire

Instructions found here πŸ™‚

Sites of which I found these ideas:

Whew!! So much fun requires so much work! Hahaha! Please let me know which is your favorite!

Most importantly, have fun!

Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness

Nova Namastè

Adventures of this Momma

Making Christmas OrnamentsπŸŽ„

3/4 cup of water

1 cup of baking soda

1/2 cup of cornstarch

Warm over medium heat until it starts to thicken and looks like mashed potatoes.

Remove from heat and let cool.

Use rolling pin to roll out. The instructions said about 1/4 in thick but I didn’t bother to measure.

You can add design then paint later or design as you go.

Bake for an hour on 175 degrees. Turn over at roughly 30 mins.

Here’s another Case in the “Whoops” files

Ok, here’s my confession: I don’t read the entire set of instructions UNTIL after I’m upset with my failed attemptπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I understand how counterproductive that is; however, it makes for a great future laugh.

AnyHoo: here’s my version of the snowglobe craftπŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ! I do think my excitement got the better of me.

Suggestions IF you decide to do this craft (which are really cute and honestly not difficult):

    Read the instructions
    Sprinkle glitter on the white paint
    Wait for the paint to dry before doing anything else with it.
    Use pictures taken at a distance, that way you can use his/her whole body.
    Don’t limit yourself to the size of the template posted, just remember to cut the base of snow globe to proportion size.
    Remember the goal is to have fun and create.. not to seek professionalism;)

~ NovaπŸŽ„