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Mod Podge DIY Christmas Ornament

This post is brought to you by Plaid and Blueprint Social. The creation + words shared are 100% my own!

Another Christmas season is upon us…

As the seasonal boxes start to make their way up from the basement, I always like to integrate our festive favorites with new finds + homemade creations.

Last week while the kids had a half day of school, we got our craft-on and made these adorable Christmas Tree Ornaments with Mod Podge

DIY: Handmade Tree Ornament using Mod Podge by www.JennaBurger.com

Mod Podge by Plaid has a slew of products for decoupaging, but they just launched a new pearl formula that has an pearlescent sheen and it’s so pretty for creating a ‘mother of pearl’ effect.  When creating my handmade paper trees, the pearl Mod Podge gave the prettiest top coat overlay along with adding some some gold + glitter using FolkArt Multi-Surface paint.

DIY: Handmade Tree Ornament using Mod Podge by www.JennaBurger.com

MATERIALS

> Mod Podge (pearl)
> FolkArt paints
> Cereal box (or thin cardboard)
> Scrap paper – holiday theme
> Scissors
> Needle + Thread

HANDMADE ORNAMENT

This project was real easy + enjoyable to make.  It took about a half hour and I was able to get the kids involved too.

1

Using the inside of a cereal bar box, I started off this project by free-hand sketching a christmas tree about 3″ tall.

I cut it out and used it as a template for the other trees.

DIY: Handmade Tree Ornament using Mod Podge by www.JennaBurger.com

2

Once all the trees were cut,I I used the template and traced the tree outline of the holiday themes scrapbook paper.

Then it was time to have fun with the Mod Podge…

I applied a thin layer of Mod Podge to the cardboard layer and layed the cut scrapbook paper in place.

DIY: Handmade Tree Ornament using Mod Podge by www.JennaBurger.com

3

Then I applied another thin layer of Mod Podge over the pretty paper.

DIY: Handmade Tree Ornament using Mod Podge by www.JennaBurger.com

4

Once all the trees were dry, it was time to assemble them.  To do that, they would need to fit in to each other.

Using scissors, I cut a slit half way down the center of 2 trees – one top down, the other trunk up…

DIY: Handmade Tree Ornament using Mod Podge by www.JennaBurger.com

DIY: Handmade Tree Ornament using Mod Podge by www.JennaBurger.com

5

Assembly time… fit them together to make a three-dimensional tree.

This is when I jazzed them up using the FolkArt paints.  I added a little gold + glitter…

DIY: Handmade Tree Ornament using Mod Podge by www.JennaBurger.com

To hang, I used a needle to thread a thin string through the top of the tree.

DIY: Handmade Tree Ornament using Mod Podge by www.JennaBurger.com

The simplest + prettiest handmade ornament for the tree…

DIY: Handmade Tree Ornament using Mod Podge by www.JennaBurger.com

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or to pin for later…

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I wish you a wonderful season of decorating + Happy Holidays!

DIY: Personalized Word Christmas Ornament

One week to go and Christmas will be here. Can you believe it?

As you know, my home has been decorated for quite a few weeks, but I have still been working on new holiday projects here and there to add to this years decor.   Once the house is ‘set’, I still enjoy adding new and unique touches for the season.

Since adding in a second tree this year, which is more of a pretty tree versus the sentimental traditional tree we decorate as a family, I’ve had fun with the gold + brown theme.  Along with the ball ornaments, I’ve added in some gold feathers (yes gold + feather in one combo: heaven) and just this past weekend, I jazzed it up even more with my latest DIY creations, word Christmas ornaments

DIY: Word Christmas Ornament using a Gold Sharpie by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

Super fun, right?!  I got the idea from seeing a beautiful vignette in the Garnet Hill catalog.  I didn’t see the ornaments for sale (not like I would buy them anyway because they’d probably be $10+) and decided to create my own version.

I started off by grabbing a box (set of 6) of clear bulbs and a gold Sharpie marker at AC Moore.  With my 50% off coupon, I ended up getting both items for a few cents over $6.  Not bad for 6 ornaments, which = about $1/ornament…

DIY: Word Christmas Ornament using a Gold Sharpie by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

Before putting pen to glass, I wanted to find the perfect font and words to write.  I decided on the words Joy, Peace, Shine, Merry.  All words that are meaningful around Christmas.  For the font, there was a toss up between Jenna Sue and Channel.

Jenna Sue and Channel font

In the end, I decided on the Channel font because I thought bigger and bolder would be better, plus it’s a little more forgiving – I’ll tell you why in a moment…

I started out by copying the script font from the computer screen to the ornament.

The result…  Not exact, but pretty close.

DIY: Word Christmas Ornament using a Gold Sharpie by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

For each word, I started out with one line, then embellished each letter with thicker lines.  This type of font is more forgiving because you can layer and add onto each letter instead of it being a ‘one shot deal’.

DIY: Word Christmas Ornament using a Gold Sharpie by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

Once the first layer of gold Sharpie was dry, I added another layer for a second coat.

DIY: Word Christmas Ornament using a Gold Sharpie by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

Each ornament took about 8-10 minutes, so within about 40-60 minutes, I was done with the project.

DIY: Word Christmas Ornament using a Gold Sharpie by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

All 4 unique and personalized ornaments would be perfect for a gift.  Any words could be used.  Maybe each ornament could say a member of the family or something silly about the holidays…

Once I was done, the ornaments were ready to immediately hang since Sharpie’s take no time to dry.

DIY: Word Christmas Ornament using a Gold Sharpie by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

DIY: Word Christmas Ornament using a Gold Sharpie by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

DIY: Word Christmas Ornament using a Gold Sharpie by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

DIY: Word Christmas Ornament using a Gold Sharpie by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

DIY: Word Christmas Ornament using a Gold Sharpie by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

  So what do you think?  A project you’d consider tackling?  What type of project does it inspire you to make?

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