DIY Christmas Ornaments!Saturday, December 21, 2013
Christmas is a time where, like most people, I pretend to be an artsy person.
I'm usually somewhat artistically challenged.
My brother and Grandma seem to have the artistic talent of the family, and I've always been fine with that.
That is, until I discovered the whole DIY world of Christmas decorations. That was when I decided that maybe I could lead an artistic life. Just for a little while.
My first artistic endeavor was inspired by my Gran and her brother.
My Grandma and her brother have made ornaments like this for years. They've even had whole trees decorated solely with these DIY ornaments.
I'd seen and admired their ornaments before, but I had no idea that they were all homemade.
The first time I heard about how to make these ornaments were actually made was a couple of years ago. My grandparents came down to visit us for Thanksgiving, and my Grandma (who we call Gran) told me about how she made her own ornaments like these.
I was hooked.
Though it took ages, I sat down and spent my whole afternoon to make the ornament above. Needless to say, I've never been prouder of any other craft I've made in my life.
All you need to make these ornaments are:
- Styrofoam Balls
- Hooks (If you want to hang them)
- Pins (3/4 inch or smaller)
- Plastic Beads or Pearls
They look super easy to make, but I'll warn you. They take longer to make than one would think. That being said, I do promise that they are doable!
The hardest part of making these ornaments is the time. Otherwise, all you need to do is this:
- Take a pin and add a bead/pearl to it
- Add sequin(s?)
- Dip the bottom of the pin in glue and stick it into the styrofoam ball
Before you know it, you'll have more ornaments than you'll know what to do with.
You'll have so many, in fact, that you'll end up using them to spell out random things.
(Note: My neighbor saw me using the ornaments to spell out 'Hi' because I made the mistake of taking pictures in my front yard. I still feel awkward when I see her.)
Are you a DIY person?
Are you ready for Christmas?
Do you have any Christmas crafts that you make?
(On a completely random and off note, don't you just love a good pair of Keds?) :)