12/6/11

DIY Easy, Colorful Ornament Ideas

When I think of holiday crafts, it brings me back to my elementary school, Girl Scout days where we hot-glued clothespins together to make reindeers and made Santa faces out of smashed up Coke cans. My mom was our Girl Scout leader and came up with the coolest crafts for us little girls.

Although I will always hold a special place in my heart for those crafts, my almost 30-year-old self prefers a little more grown-up look to my holiday tree. So, here are several adult-friendly easy holiday crafts...no Elmers glue required.

1. Swirly-paint glass ornaments
I first spotted these on Pinterest HERE and thought they were gorgeous. I actually purchased some craft paint and clear acrylic ornaments and am planning on attempting to make these this week.

2. Rhinestone Monogram Ornaments

I found this on The Creativity Exchange blog. You should check out her entire blog actually, Cyndy has gorgeous taste! All you need are plain ornament balls (Dollar Store ones would work just fine) and scrapbook crystal stickers, found at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. It does not get easier than this folks!

3. Photo Ornaments

Print out your favorite photo and stick in a clear glass ornament. Done! I think this would be an especially awesome tradition to do with a child, include a recent photo and write the year on the ornament and repeat every year. It would be a great way to look back on how much a child has grown from year to year. I'm filing this idea away for our future children! *Photo found on Pinterest, no source given.

Have enough ornaments but need other holiday decor ideas? What about...

4. DIY Burlap Stockings with Hanging Initials

Not only do I love the way these look, I also love how easily you could create more matching ones for future babies or son/daughter-in-laws. Instructions HERE. *Cindy from Cottage Instincts was the one who made these. I read her blog regularly and always leave feeling inspired and a bit jealous of her pretty home!

5. Dress up your dining chairs using kitchen towels, ribbon and ornaments.

If you're like me, you have a random assortment of kitchen towels on hand. You probably also have drawers of ribbon and some extra ornaments as well. Throw a hand towel over the back of a chair, wrap ribbon around it, hang in ornament and call it a day.   *Idea from BH&G's website

LOVE easy crafts, especially when they can be done in the comfort on my great room in front of a fire on a cold, chilly day like today! -S

1 comment:

  1. I love this roundup - all the ornaments are so gorgeous! Just wanted to let you know I featured your post in my roundup of glass ornament crafts here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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