Handmade ornaments can add beauty, fun, and whimsy to any Christmas tree. Or, how about adding some to the gift bows on those pretty packages you wrap up? Today, I am bringing you 50 of the best Handmade Ornament ideas from around blog land. I hope you’ll find some inspiration, new ideas, and some fun ornaments to create with your children!
I was compensated with DecoArt Multisurface paints to complete this project. All opinions are 100% mine.
I love using DecoArt Multisurface paints, so when I saw this fun color palette for Christmas, I knew I had to make something fun! We love to have a Christmas countdown in our house, and working in some Biblical character traits is a must as we enjoy the Advent season. You may remember me mentioning this project in our Silhouette Challenge post from this month. So, today I’m going to share with you how I made this Advent Star Christmas Countdown.
The Silhouette Cameo strikes again! Remember that beautiful Family Quote Tile I created for the August Silhouette Challenge? Well, creating these has become my “go to” gift these days. They are SO easy, inexpensive, and can look so cute! I recently created one for my new niece who’s on her way very soon! My sister is due with her first baby in November, and I thought this would make a nice keepsake gift from Auntie Carrie! I created this tile for her, but I hid her name in it. Can you see it? And, while you’re here, don’t forget to enter to win a wall sticker of YOUR CHOICE from Icon Wall Stickers!
I created this Family Photo Tile for the August Silhouette Challenge, using an idea I had seen in one of my Cameo Facebook groups. Yes, Facebook groups exist for those of us who loooove our Cameos and let me say, the groups I’m in are super helpful! Anyway, I created the Family Photo Tile using a 12×12 tile that my husband has scads of. He bought them at Home Depot, on major clearance, and must have at least three boxes of them :).
Hey ya’ll! I hope you’re having a great day! I’m Rachel from Architecture of a Mom, and today I have a project that not only is a great (cheap!) decor item, but it makes a beautiful gift for teachers, family, or even that friend that has “everything”….Doily Tile Coasters!
I know that there are a lot of coaster ideas out there using tile, but instead of using the tile as a base that you cover up, I wanted to showcase the pretty colored tile that you can find out there.
Here’s what you need:
Scrapbook paper cut into pretty shapes (I used my Silhouette Portrait to combine some doily shapes straight from their online store, but you can cut shapes out by hand
Glazed wall tile in pretty colors, 4″x4″ size
Some kind of sealer–I used acrylic gloss gel medium, but you can use spray sealant, too. (not shown)
Cork pads–used to keep furniture scratching the floor. I got a 36-pack from the dollar store
Arrange the paper on the tiles in a manner that is pleasing to you. Spread mod podge thinly on the back of the paper, and then adhere to the tile. Try to keep any bubbles from forming.
After it is dry, you can trim with scissors or an X-acto blade. Then you will want to do several thin coats of sealer on the whole top. This will help protect the paper.
Place 4 cork pads on the bottom of the tile.
And that’s it! I think we’re going to use these as teacher appreciation gifts at my daughter’s pre-K graduation. Maybe we’ll make a tag that says “Thanks to you, I’ll ‘coast’ through next year” or something like that. What do you think? Too corny?
And thanks, Carrie, for letting me join your blog today!
Hi, My Favorite Finds readers! It’s Shatzi from Love and Laundry here with my monthly seasonal craft! May is so fun because Mother’s Day is this Sunday AND we get to celebrate our teachers! I thought this craft would be fitting for both!
I don’t know if I’m like you, but every once in a while, my husband buys me flowers! And the vases the flowers come in are always too beautiful to toss, so I almost always save them. I’ve gotten quite a stock pile built up the last few years. I was digging through them a while ago, and I found a cool cylinder vase that was just begging for a makeover! So, here is is!
Etching glass is really easy and fun. You definitely still have time to whip this out if you’re still looking for a mother’s day present!
Here’s what you need:
- An old vase
- Vinyl to use as a stencil (you could also use masking tape and make a pattern)
- Glass etching cream
Glass etching cream can be kind of expensive, but it lasts forever! I bought mine years ago and I’ve used it for lots of projects.
Here’s how you use it:
Cut the vinyl out into the pattern you want. I did a cut grass pattern and used my Silhouette to cut it out.
Next, apply the etching cream. I use a sponge brush and dab it on. You want a pretty thick and even layer on the glass so it will work right.
Wait five minutes for the etching cream to work it’s magic, then rinse it off with some water.
Finally, just peel off the vinyl and admire your beautiful work!
My only work of warning is that etching cream can be kind of addicting! You’ll start looking around your house for glass trying to think of a fun project to use it on! Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Thanks for letting me hang out today, Carrie! I always love coming to your blog.
If you like what you saw today, let’s stay in touch!!
I’ve worked in a junior high setting for 12 years….and I know that May was one of the months I looked forward to! I couldn’t wait for Teacher Appreciation week to come around, because I loved the creativity and appreciation that flowed from my parents and students. Spending 6+ hours a day with other people’s children…..is truly amazing. And, I want the teachers that my boys have to feel appreciated. I’ve put together a collection of 10 Easy Ways to Say Thank You as we approach Teacher Appreciation Week and the end of the school year.