I just love handmade Christmas ornaments! It’s fun to add a personal touch to your tree, and hanging your DIY ornaments up each year will bring back lots of fun memories. Here are two fun tutorials for some simple handmade projects: Santa and Snowman ornaments!
Supplies to Make the Snowman Ornament:
Styrofoam Ball (4 inches)
- Mod Podge
- Doll making parts: eyes and carrot nose
- Black hat ornament
Step one: Place a stick in one end of the styrofoam ball to help hold it in place while you work. Paint the ball with Mod Podge.
Step two: Immediately after painting the ball with Mod Podge, sprinkle iridescent or white glitter onto the wet glue. Let the Mod Podge dry for several hours.
Step three: Push the black screw in eyes into the foam.
Step four: Push the carrot nose into the foam.
Step five: Use hot glue to attach the fabric hat ornament to the top of the foam ball.
Supplies to Make the Santa Ornament:
- Tear drop ornament, plastic
- Pink paint
- Red paint
- Mod Podge Collage Clay, white
- Black Marker
Step one: Paint a round pink circle inside one half of the tear drop ornament. This will be the face.
Step two: Paint the rest of the interior of the ornament (both halves) with red paint. Let the paint dry.
Step three: Use the white collage clay to add the beard and trim to the Santa ornament. Collage clay comes in a tube just like cake icing, and you apply it the same way you decorate a cake. Place the star tip (it comes in the package) on the collage clay, and squeeze out a bit of clay at a time. Make the beard, hair, and hat trim with the clay. Let it dry completely.
Step four: Use a black marker to add eyes to the face of the ornament.
Step five: Press the halves of the ornament together, and add a string to hang it up!