12.07.2012

Easy Peasy DIY Ornaments!

At sort of the last minute, I decided to take a few handmade ornaments to the boutique sale...turns out, it was not that great of an idea!  I did not sell one...that's okay, I can take the rejection!  But since I still thought they were cute and they were super easy to make, I thought I would share them anyway!

These are a no-brainer and since you know that I am armed with an arsenal of Scrabble Tiles, I made a few of these:


 A couple of weeks ago when Taylor spent the night, her and I made some spelling out their name with the tiles...perhaps that was the better way to go!

Then I made some of these:



Also rejected, but so simple to make, were these little "Joy" ornaments.  I purchased the packages of letters at HL, as well as a long piece of wood.  I already had the bells, so it was just a matter of painting the letters and hot gluing them to the piece of wood.  Coat with glitter, glue the bell on and VOILA!  Just a hint...if you want your bell to "jingle", you sort of have to hold the ornament upside down when you glue, otherwise the little bell inside will stick to the hot glue and will no longer make noise.  Learned that one the hard way!

Now THESE I made since after the boutique so we will never know how they would have done!  This tutorial has floated all over the internet.  These were probably the easiest of all and even more simple.  Who knew that a clear glass ball, a floor care product and glitter, could make such a bright and cheery ornament.


I love the fact that you can make any color you might want to match your tree!  I used the Martha Stewart ultrafine glitters from Michaels...I also purchased my clear ornaments from there because I think they had the best selection.  The best part is probably that you get all the "bling" from the glitter, but because the glitter is on the inside, you don't get it everywhere when handling them!

They are fun plain, but I decided to kick it up a notch and add some words using vinyl and my Silhouette.


I also made these little guys after the boutique...yep, my faves by far!


So there you have it...some simple little ornaments that you still have time to make for the tree.  Or how fun would it be to give a set as a Hostess gift, Ornament Exchange or even a Secret Santa gift!  Whatcha' think?!

I am now busy getting things ready for our Third Annual Cookie Decorating party next week...lots of cookies to be made!  Tis the season....


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15 comments:

sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

aw I think they are all cute, my mom would love the scrabble ones.

Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love them all! I hope I remember them for the future for gifts for the hubs and family - especially the scrabble tiles one.

gail@My Repurposed Life said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oh so cute! you know i love the scrabble ones...I'm a nut!
my faves might be the JOY ones even though the santa fluffs are adorable!
oh I wish I had "littles" around. :(
gail

FlyAwayHome said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I too am a lover of scrabble tiles. So cute!

MG said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love them all, but the Santas are my fav!!

Karen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would've bought any of those! The santa balls are just fantastic!

Diane said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I thought all your ornament were lovely - the best ornaments are the homemade ones! I liked the last ones, I might give them a try myself. Diane

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those santa belt baubles are my absolute favorite! Thank you so much for linking up! I'm sharing this on google +.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

they are all so cute but i am with karah! the santa belts take the cake!

Dewdrop Gardens said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These are so adorable! I don't understand why the first two didn't sell, and I'll be the last two would have been gone in minutes!
Saw you sharing at The Space Between's A Crafty Christmas.
Debbie :)

karen@somewhatquirky said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These are so cute. I especially like the Joy ones with the jingle bell!

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh, I love the scrabble tiles! How fun! All of your ornaments are just so cute!

Dixie n Dottie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

O my goodness! You are so talented and creative! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_12_11_archive.html

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

All of these are so cute! I must be living under a rock, though, because I have no idea what you mean by using a floor care product for the glitter ornaments! Now following by email, by the way! :)

Kathy Shea Mormino said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly
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http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-13.html
I hope you can make it!
Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino
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