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!
These colorful ornaments will add cheer to your Christmas tree! They’d be fun to make as gifts, too. Have fun crafting and creating your own Christmas tree ornaments!