Homemade Christmas Ornaments for Boys

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DSC_0325These ornaments are VERY easy to make and cost about 50 cents a piece.

You will need:

  • clear glass ornaments
  • acrylic craft paint
  • access to a color printer
  • regular, manicure scissors or X-acto knife
  • ribbon (optional)

First, you will want to decide what image you want on the ornament. Plenty of images are available on Google. Copy them into a word document and adjust the size and print the imagine on regular white paper. Use scissors to cut out the design. (You may want to use manicure scissors to get the details cut close.)

Next, chose a color of paint that coordinates with your design. Remove the top metal part of the ornament; squeeze paint into the ornament and begin to swirl the paint around inside.  Make sure it covers the entire ornament. Let it dry for at least 24 hours.

Use Elmer’s glue to adhere the design onto the ornament. Let dry.

Last, you may want to tie a few ribbons to the top.

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9 responses »

  1. Are there any videos to show each step? Also, how do you keep the paper design from crumpling or not laying down flat when you adhere them to the ornament? Thank you for your time.

      • You need to make sure the picture/sticker you use is sized to fit right. If it’s too big the curve of the ornament will cause it to have “bubbles” or crease. Regular paper with a printed design seems to work best, because it isn’t too ridged and you can press the creases out easily.

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  3. I have one question how did u get them wit out any bubbles? I have stickers and the keep bubbling up? I’m almost ready to try the glue thing if it’s easier?!?

    • You need to make sure the picture/sticker you use is sized to fit right. If it’s too big the curve of the ornament will cause it to have “bubbles” or crease. Regular paper with a printed design seems to work best, because it isn’t too ridged and you can press the creases out easily.

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