How to make a vintage-style Christmas Ornament plus 30 other Handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas!
Hello everyone! If you're here from Yesterday on Tuesday (wasn't Malia's glittery popsicle stick ornament adorable?) welcome to the 3rd stop on the 31 Handmade Christmas Ornaments Blog Hop. I am so happy to have you here.
This year, I'm sharing an easy to make Vintage-Style Handmade Ornament.
I have an affinity for retro, 50-style, Christmas decor. I love it and if I could, I would decorate with it and it alone for the holidays but since the real stuff is expensive, and so are the knock-offs, I decided to make my own vintage-y ornaments this year...well, one so far but the plan is to make more. We'll see how that works out.
I raided my stash of supplies to make this particular ornament and I also snagged the lid off of a jar candle. I couldn't find a big enough jar lid so I figured this would work (and I'm happy to report, it did!).
I measured my lid (base) and created a wreath that I printed out on paper and then used a circle cutter to cut it perfectly.
I glued my paper wreath to the lid.
I then glued some gold ricrac to the inner side of the lid.
Next, I glued red pom poms to the outer portion of the lid. I later went back and glued the pom poms down on to the top of the rim - it just didn't look right with them sticking out all over the place.
The glitter Santa was part of a 3-D gift tag. I gently pried Santa off from the back of the gift tag and then glued him to one side of the rim and glued a small bottle brush tree to the other side.
I then glued some fake snow to the center and placed a little plastic deer to the middle of the ornament.
I wanted a little more glittery bling so I used red Stickles to highlight the ribbon and the holly berries.
I also glued some small stars to the bottle brush tree....one can never have too many stars, sprinkles, or glitter, now can they?
I really like how this turned out...but I think I still need to add a bit more sparkle. What do you think?
Don't forget to come back every day to see what new ornaments are being shared!
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Here are all 31 Bloggers in order of their appearance:
Day 1 - Pet Scribbles | Day 2 - Yesterday on Tuesday
Day 3 - Cupcakes and Crinoline | Day 4 - An Extraordinary Day
Day 5 - Celebrating Everyday Life | Day 6 - Hunt and Host
Day 7 - Love of Home | Day 8 - Celebrate Creativity
Day 9 - Petticoat Junktion | Day 10 - What Meegan Makes
Day 11 - Atta Girl Says | Day 12 - Sweet Pea
Day 13 - Exquisitely Unremarkable | Day 14 - Imparting Grace
Day 15 - In My Own Style | Day 16 - 504 Main by Holly Lefevre
Day 17 - Inspiration for Moms | Day 18 - The Chelsea Project
Day 19 - I Should Be Mopping the Floor
Day 20 - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | Day 21 - Hearth and Vine
Day 22 - Shabby Art Boutique | Day 23 - Remodelando la Casa
Day 24 - Domestically Speaking | Day 25 - Swoodson Says
Day 26 - Stone Gable | Day 27 - My Creative Days
Day 28 - The Crafting Nook | Day 29 - Knick of Time
Day 30 - Lovely Etc. | Day 31 - Live Laugh Rowe