Easy Christmas Ornaments To Make

Let’s see these easy Christmas ornaments to make. These ornaments were so easy and inexpensive to make.

If this is your first time visiting Cloches & Lavender welcome, I am happy to have you visit.  If you are one of my followers you know that I love vintage graphic images and all things French!

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.

clear ornament

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.

graphic images I am cutting and decoupodging on ornaments

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.

cutting the images for my ornaments
cutting more images for my Christmas ornaments

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.

applying Mod Podge to my image to be added to my ornaments
adding my first image to my Christmas ornament
showing the image after Mod Podge is added and placed on the Christmas ornament
showing the first image attached
More images are added.

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.

adding brown paint to the Christmas ornament
the light brown wax add to the ornament
adding  brown paint to the metal on the ornament
dry brushing with brown paint
after dry brushing the ornament top

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.

Christmas ornaments in a dish surrounded by dried orange slices and small pinecones
dried orange slices and Christmas balls in the same dish

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!

A closer picture
A full shot of the Christmas ornasments, dried orange slices and pinecones

I hope you enjoyed this post sharing easy Christmas ornaments to make. It’s a simple and rewarding project.

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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

33 thoughts on “Easy Christmas Ornaments To Make

  1. Cindy these ornaments are so cute. Thanks for the tip on where to buy the images. They are just darling! I love how you antiqued them. They came to gather so beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. These look like authentic vintage and antique ornaments, Cindy, I can’t get over it! I love the way you aged them a bit and the image you chose too. They’re fabulous! Pinning and loving, CoCo

  3. These turned out so cute! I love the fleur de lis on the blue ornaments. I don’t live far from New Orleans (about 90 minutes) so the Saints are our fave NFL team, so they are perfect for us. The wax does add a great antiqued look to the ornaments. By the way, Dollar Tree has two clear ornaments for $1 if anyone is looking for a cheap option. You could also use any color for the base of the Mod Podged ornaments since they will be covered with the designs. Love this idea!
    Happy Hopping!
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

  4. So unique and creative. I love those vintage graphics! I’ll definitely have to check out the Esty store you use. I like the additional detailing of using paint on the silver “hook” area to make it look older. Very cool!

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