Tuesday, December 10, 2013

DIY: Christmas Ornaments

I fell in love with these glitter ornaments at Pottery Barn while my fiance and I were perusing items to add to our wedding registry.  I knew this would make an easy and fun holiday DIY project to replicate.  Not only was this one of the least expensive craft projects ever, but it’s even better that I can give the finished product to family as stocking stuffers or to spice up a wrapping job.  Here’s how it’s done.

Materials you’ll need:
Thin wooden letters and shapes
Mod podge
Mini foam paint brush

Step by step:
1. Drill a hole in the top middle of each letter or shape.  I used a ⅛ inch sized drill bit, which was the smallest size I could use while still being able to fit the twine through the hole.
2. (Optional) Sand down any parts of the wood that were made uneven from the drilling.
3. Using the mini foam paint brush, coat one side of a wooden letter with the mod podge.  Sprinkle glitter onto the coat of mod podge.  Set aside until dry.  Repeat with all wooden letters and shapes.
4. Once the first side of all wooden letters and shapes are dry, repeat step 3 on the other side of all wooden letters and shapes.
5. Once both sides of the wooden letters and shapes are dry, apply a thin top coat of mod podge to one side.  Allow to dry.  Then apply a thin top coat of mod podge to the other side.
6. Once the top coat of mod podge has dried on both sides, cut a piece of twine about 6 inches long for each letter and shape.  Insert the twine through the ornament hole, tie the two ends of twine together, and hang on the tree.  
Easy peasy, and now you have a wonderfully personalized Christmas tree!

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