Homemade Christmas Ornaments
If you are anything like me, you will understand the need for custom homemade Christmas ornaments. My first major issue is matching. I love everything to be either a theme or matching, and with two children that is hard to come by. We redid our theme for our tree this year and I wanted nothing more than EVERYTHING to match. Well how do you create a yearly homemade Christmas ornament that is red & gold? You create your own red & gold homemade Christmas ornaments. I was super excited to come across some other custom glitter ornaments and then it all fell together. I wanted something that was more of a keepsake, than it was a memory. I wanted something that matched the trees decor. And lastly I wanted something that suited us as a military family. As you all know we have moved again this year. This will be the 5th state my children spend Christmas in. Let’s just say Santa really knows how to travel!
These homemade Christmas ornaments were perfect for me. They matched the decor, were easy to make, had handprint keepsakes, and allowed us to personalize them with a state. I figure these will help them build new memories in a new state. In this blog I will show you how we made our yearly homemade Christmas ornaments and I hope you enjoy making them too.
First thing is your supply list; colored ornaments, coordinating paint, coordinating paint marker, paint brush, clear coat spray, and something to sit them on so that they can dry without touching anything.
1. Set out all your ornaments. I set mine out on shot glasses. Haha, yes we used our military ball shot glasses to hold our homemade ornaments up right.
3. Slowly have your child wrap his/her hand around the homemade ornament. Do not press tightly, it will smear very easily.
4.Lift the child’s hand up slowly. Then carefully take your paint marker and customize the other side. I simply did my children’s name, year, and then of course added North Carolina. I would like them to be able to hang homemade Chrristmas ornaments with their children and know they spent 2014 Christmas in North Carolina.
5. Spray a clear coat all around the homemade Christmas ornaments, to save them from future torture. Ta-da!! You now have matching homemade Christmas ornaments!! I think we will do these every year!!
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