Well, we’re finally feeling better around here and I’m finished with my Christmas shopping!! YAY! So, hopefully that means more time for doing my projects and blogging about them. :) As for this one, I really can’t think of a more clever name for this project, so a DIY paper-covered ornament it is!
Last year I pinned a lovely ornament featured on Flea Market Style back in 2010. But unfortunately the photo was not accompanied by a tutorial. So, I set out to make my own paper-covered ornaments for my new Christmas tree this year.
I selected my tools: Christmas craft ornaments (from Hobby Lobby and 50% off – yay!!), Mod Podge, craft sponge brush, glitter and cut up pieces of an old book, which was in my yard sale pile. Not pictured is the twine I tied to the top of the ornaments with which to hang them.
First, I cut up the strips of paper. And then I just Mod Podged (is that a verb?) the paper strips to the ornament. I mostly applied them vertically, but threw in some horizontal ones every now and then. I did not take a single picture of the process. Firstly because it was so simple, and secondly because my hands were sticky and somewhat covered in glitter. :)
Once the ornament was covered in paper, I took a pinch of glitter and lightly dusted the ornament. The first time I tried to add glitter, I tried to pour it from the bottle and that just looked clumpy. So, pinching a small amount and adding it to the ornament seemed to work much better. Tie a piece of twine to the top, hang it to let it dry and it’s all done.
Finished product = simple and cheap Christmas ornaments. (It did take about 30 minutes per ornament, so allow for a bit of time to accomplish this one.)
Have you made any ornaments this year? If so, I’d love to see them linked up in the comments!