Tuesday, December 9, 2014

[diy inspiration] Christmas Ornaments

One of my favorite things about this time of year is the decorations-- especially the beautiful Christmas trees, dressed up in majestic lights and colors. My family's tree is an eclectic mix of well-loved and meaningful ornaments, collected over time from my parent's first Christmas together until now. Our tree definitely shows our family's personality, but I love looking at the gorgeous perfectly-styled trees as well. I've rounded up some of my favorite DIY ornament tutorials for anyone looking to create a beautiful tree of their own.

Frosted Crystal Ornaments, by Sarah Barksdale Design
 This frosted ornament is super simple and so beautiful! Just roll a clear ornament in glue and then salt for a snowy crystal finish.
Rustic Macrame Ornament, by Decoholic
 I love the nautical feel of this macrame ornament! You could create so many styles depending on the ornament you use, or the kind of string you tie around it.
Mini Snow Globe Ornaments, by NoBiggie
 These bottle brush trees look so elegant surrounded by a pretty glitter snowfall. Change the bow or add beads to the glitter snow to match your Christmas decor.
Photo Ornament, by Fynes Design
 I love this twist on the classic keepsake photo ornament. Use two photos for a double-sided effect, or use the back to display the year and a message.
Paper Punch Snowflake Ornament, by The Ornament Girl
 This paper-punch ornament is really easy and inexpensive to make-- all you need are styrofoam balls, a snowflake paper punch, sequins, and straight pins. It would be a great project for older kids stuck inside during winter break.
Starry Night Glitter Ornament, by Colin Cowie
Paint simple ornament bulbs black and sprinkle just a little glitter, or use a toothbrush to splatter metallic paint, for a blinged-out look that isn't too over-the-top. The gold flecks will reflect the light and add shimmer to your tree!

Melted Crayon Ornaments, by One Cup at a Time
These melted crayon ornaments are another project that would be fun to do with kids! This is a great project if you want to create something more colorful, and is less messy than the "paint-drip"technique.
Gold Leaf Monogram Ornaments, by Sugar & Cloth
No inspiration post would be complete without some sort of monogram. Try this one with pretty gold leaf for a sophisticated look.
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Will you be trying out any of these DIY ornament's for your tree? Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know!

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