Let’s see these easy Christmas ornaments to make. These ornaments were so easy and inexpensive to make.
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First, Buying My Pieces For My Christmas Project
So today, I am sharing an easy Christmas Ornaments that cost me a total of $8.60. Now that’s truly a deal and I am going to share all the details.
By the way, I had bought these clear ornaments HERE for $5. These sell quickly. I know these Christmas balls are available on Amazon, at Hobby Lobby at Michaels Craft store.
In the pictures you will notice I paint these with blue craft paint for this challenge.
As I began my project for my simple Christmas ornaments, I did clean them first with an alcohol swab. Incidentally, this craft is fast and easy to make too!
Second, Using a Vintage Image on My Seasonal Craft
Next, I began to think about the image for decoupaging on this project. Visit Graphics Fairy for many free old images. However, for this project I did purchase mine inexpensively.
For the most part, I purchase some vintage graphic images from the French Paper Moon on Etsy. She has a wide variety of old graphic downloads available at great prices that are perfect for these holiday ornaments. And guess what, they are not all French. I hope you take the time to visit because she has a wide variety of beautiful images especially at holiday time. And many are on sale as I write this post.
Also another very pretty craft idea HERE.
After purchasing my image for my easy craft project, I printed them in thumbnail size. Next, I cut all 50 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.
Items Needed For Easy Christmas Ornaments:
- clear glass or plastic Christmas balls
- Mod Podge
- sponge brush
- image of your choice
Third, Applying The Images To This Craft Using Mod Podge
Now, I begin to Mod Podge the images on my simple holiday ornaments. This part goes particularly fast because the images I am using are small. So, this requires little worry about wrinkles. You may also notice I am using outdoor Mod Podge. I am using this because it’s what I grabbed. So regular Mod Podge is fine.
Continue adding the images to the ornament until it is completely covered.
Let these dry overnight.
Lastly, because I want a vintage look for my simple ornaments, I did add a coat of light brown wax. I always have this in my craft room. This process may also be done dry brushing with brown paint. This step is also perfect for the budget.
I also added raw umber paint to the ornament caps using a dry brush method to add age. This is also optional; however, this step gives these 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 and surrounded them with dried orange slices I share how to make HERE. These dried orange slices smell amazing and last for years and are perfect for Christmas!
I hope you enjoyed this post sharing easy Christmas ornaments to make. It’s a simple and rewarding project.