Today I’m sharing easy DIY decoupage Christmas ornaments. The good news, is these are perfect for homemade ornaments to hang on the Christmas tree.
What Type of Christmas Balls am I Using for My DIY Project
Buying Christmas Balls for This DIY Project
For this particular easy Christmas craft idea I’m using a plain glass ball I purchased at Michaels. These are usually available in large tubs at Hobby Lobby and Michaels craft stores. If these are unavailable a Styrofoam ball in the size of your choice is a great idea too.
Use Paper or Fabric to Cover the Ornaments
Use Paper or Fabric to Cover These Decoupage Ornaments
Items Supplies List for These DIY Ornaments:
- clear glass or plastic Christmas balls
- decoupage medium such as Mod Podge
- paper plate
- scrapbook paper, fabric squares, paper music sheets, wrapping paper, or Christmas napkins
- small paint brush or foam brush
Next, I began to think about the image for decoupaging my Christmas decorations. Visit Graphics Fairy for a great selection of free old images.
However, for this project, I did purchase mine from an Etsy shop which is not a lot of money. This shop has a wide selection of choices that are perfect for handmade gifts. These also are affiliate links. What does this mean?
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After purchasing my image I printed them in thumbnail size. Next, I cut the small pieces of paper out. This is truly the longest part of this project. It took a bit of time to cut the images for my Christmas balls but using a great pair of scissors and Christmas music makes it go faster.
Applying the Images to this Craft with Glue
Adding the Images to this Craft Glue
Now, I begin to add a layer of Mod Podge in small sections at a time to my DIY Christmas ornaments. This part goes particularly fast because the images are tiny. So, this requires little worry about wrinkles.
By the way, for larger projects, plastic wrap is the perfect way to avoid wrinkles and it works like a charm. This Valentine’s Day craft is a great example of using this on top of the paper.
I usually begin at the top of the ornament and work my around covering the entire ball as well as overlapping the images.
Let these dry overnight.
Lastly, because I want a vintage look for my Mod Podge ornaments, I did add a coat of light brown wax. Also, remember to rub the wax with a rag to avoid stickiness. This process may also be done by dry brushing lightly with brown craft paint. Again, let these dry overnight if you are using wax.
To add even more of a rustic look to my handmade ornaments I added raw umber paint to the ornament caps. I also use a dry brush technique to add more age. This is also optional; however, this step is a great way to give these Christmas ornaments a genuine vintage look.
I love the way these look with other ornaments I also made. This project is a simple project to make for your own vintage ornament collection.
These old-looking ornaments are in my favorite compote dish surrounded with dried orange slices I share how to make in no time too! These dried orange slices smell amazing and last for years and are perfect for the holiday season!
I hope you enjoyed this easy DIY decoupage Christmas ornament post and it inspires you to try making some for your home!