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Mod Podge DIY Christmas Ornament

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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!