Saturday, December 11, 2010

Glass Holiday Ornament

This was originally a guest post featured on Haul Out the Holly last week...

I've whipped a quick and easy Christmas ornament tutorial for you.  You will need:

1 package clear glass ball ornaments
tinsel, garland, paper craft shred, yarn, etc. to your liking
paint markers or sharpies
either ornament hooks or ribbon
(ignore the spray paint, I ended up saving that for another project)


Start with one so-boring-you-can-hardly-see-it clear glass ornament.


Remove the top...


Stuff it with paper shred, or cut up tinsel, garland, yarn, etc.


For this one, I used green craft shred. You may want to use a pen or a knitting needle or something along those lines to distribute the stuffing once it is inside the ornament.  Then, replace the top...


Use the paint markers to personalize them any way you'd like.


Make a few more... here's one with cut up icicles.


You can even decorate them with simple pictures... anything you can draw... I don't have one, but I bet some of those vinyl decal things everyone else seems to have would also be great here... For this one I stuffed it with cut up pieces of red metallic garland.


You can use an ornament hook to hang them or make a ribbon hanger.I just used ornament hooks because these are going on my tree, but if their for a gift you may want to snazz them up with ribbon. 

And that's it!  You're done!  Nice and easy!


The last one on the left is one that I filled with blue yarn.  I hope this gave you lots of great ideas!!

I'll be linking this up to many of the awesome parties in my Link Parties tab, including Met Monday... check 'em out!

10 comments:

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e) said...

I still haven't filled my glass hearts. Forgot all about them...

How was your craft night last night?

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [12 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Make It Happen Mama said...
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Make It Happen Mama said...

Love this tutorial and posted a link on my blog here: http://makeithappenmama.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-advent-conspiracy.html

Thanks for taking the time to post this :-)

Jana said...

Turned out so cute! I wanted to buy ornaments to do something like this but Hobby Lobby was sold out.

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Karen said...

Those are adorable! I love all the stuff you can put inside them. Great idea! Love your blog. Saw you on Naptime!
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Jen said...

these are super cute!!

AmieAnn said...

These are too cute! And what a great holiday tradition to start.. you could new one each year! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

Dana and Daisy said...

oh the yarn one gives me ideas! I have tons of yarn scraps! ;)

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Yes, I saw this when you 'guested' on the Haul out the Holly blog! I love these, they look great. Very easy too!
Best,
Gloria