I knew I wanted to DIY some Christmas ornaments this year and I wanted it to be easy enough that my son (six year olds are the coolest) could help.
This is a very simple project and an easy way to let your kids get involved in decorating your home for Christmas.
I found some plain wood ornaments at Michael’s and with a little paint and glitter…bam…my son and I had DIY ornaments that we loved, but more importantly, that he was proud of.
The How To
Items you’ll need:
- Pre-decorated ornaments (or supplies to make your own)
- A few small paint brushes
- A surface for your project: e.g., an old box or paper
- Glitter glue (I’m sure Elmer’s will work)
Here are the ornaments just ready to be made over! (Plus my reindeer head that you can see on Instagram)
After I gathered all of my supplies and set up my work area, it was time to paint.
My awesome son helped with the painting and I’m so glad he did. It made the project quicker, but really the best part was that I got to spend some one-on-one time with him, which is a rarity in this crazy house. (And no, this post is not sponsored by Pepperidge Farm Corn Dogs, haha.)
Once the ornaments were dry, I applied the glitter/sequin glue. It was at this point my son ditched me to do “something else,” haha!
With a paint brush, I spread it out along where I wanted the glitter to be.
Then, I sprinkled the glitter on the surface of the glue. Make sure you sprinkle the glitter over the box or the paper or else you’ll have a mess on your hands!!! That way, you can pour the excess glitter back in the container.
I chose white glitter because I wanted the ornaments to be very subtle and not cheesy looking.
After that, I set the ornaments aside to let them dry. The glue will be white until it dries.
That’s it! This was a super easy craft that brought some handmade love to our Christmas tree. It also gave my son a sense of pride to see his beautiful work on display.
Are you planning any DIY Christmas projects this year?
“You did it yourself and it will probably show. Embrace the DIY life.”