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DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
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DIY Christmas ornaments

DIY Christmas ornaments

DIY twine christmas ornaments

When Christmas is just around the corner, we start using our crafty skills, we take out our hot glue gun, our miter saw, our tapes, paint brushes and of course our Christmas ornaments. This year, like any other year, I used Christmas time as an excuse to decorate every room of our house with easy DIY Christmas ornaments and projects. Except this year, I tried to include my little family in most of them. A couple of weeks ago, my mother-in-law, gave me some clear plastic ornament balls, this is what we did with them and with Styrofoam balls/tree I had around the house.

DIY Christmas ornaments

By the way, the Styrofoam ball was not easy to do, I burned my fingers a couple of times, it was a long project and the end-result wasn’t to my expectations either. Wrapping the tree with twine was much easier, it was long but not difficult to do, I did it last night while watching “Home Alone II” with my son and hubby, yeap! my son is kind of into these movies now, he plays with his cars while it’s on TV and I get to have him next to me while I “DIY” 😉

Here are the tools and instructions of the small DIY projects we did, I had my hubby help me with these while our son was playing next to us.

tools

clear plastic ornament balls

styrofoam balls (dollar store)

styrofoam tree (DeSerres at deserres.ca)

twine (they have orange twine at the dollar store, don’t know if they have other colors)

cotton lace (in white)

ribbon (colors you like)

any small ornaments (if you like, you can find them at the dollar store)

instructions for plastic balls

very simple to do, just get some ribbon or small ornaments inside the plastic balls and Voila! you have your own Christmas ornaments.

Christmas ornaments with ribbons and pompons

Christmas ornaments with ribbons and pompons

instructions for the ornaments wrapped around cotton lace

very simple to do, just wrap the cotton lace around it, no glue necessary

instructions for the ornaments decorated with silver glitter

easy, just add glitter inside of the plastic ornament and voila!

home made Christmas ornaments with cotton lace

instructions for the ornaments wrapped around with twine

for this one, you will need to take your hot glue gun out, not too easy to do

I started wrapping the Styrofoam ball with twine on top to bottom. I had to add glue in different places, so the twine wouldn’t move around.

DIY twine christmas ornaments

instructions for the tree wrapped around with twine

very easy to do, just put a little bit of glue at the bottom of the tree and start wrapping the twine around it until you reach the top. At the top of the tree, put more glue to secure the twine. To complete this DIY project it took around 30 minutes

Out of all these, my favorites are the plastic Christmas ornaments, because my son likes to get his little fingers on our Christmas tree and these won’t break 😉

See the picture below, I created another little DIY snow globe yesterday with cute brown and silver pinecones and fake snow for my kitchen! 😉

DIY Christmas ornaments

Hope these simple DIY projects gave you some ideas to start creating your own this year! 🙂

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  • motherhoodisanart says:

    Gorgeous pictures!!!

    December 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you! I had fun taking pictures of these! 🙂

      December 4, 2012 at 1:34 pm
  • little poppits says:

    these are so amazing, well done you. xxxx

    December 4, 2012 at 5:52 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much! 🙂 🙂 🙂

      December 4, 2012 at 6:18 pm
  • petit4chocolatier says:

    Beautiful idea! Delicate, elegant, and lovely!

    December 5, 2012 at 8:20 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Judy! 🙂 you are very sweet! 🙂

      December 5, 2012 at 8:25 pm

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