Holiday Ornaments

With the holidays fast approaching, there's no better craft to be making than handmade ornaments. With a little handpainting, some sparkles, and some charms, you can create fabulous, whimsical creations.

Materials:
Round Christmas ornaments (matte finish is better than shiny finish)


Sharpie Markers


Acrylic paint and paint brushes


Thin gold wire

Wire cutters or scissors

Pencil

Sequins, rhinestones, and beads

Charms of your choosing

Hot glue and hot glue gun

Glitter and/or fabric glitter paint

Directions:
1. Purchase some solid-colored holiday Christmas ornaments. Matte-finish ornaments are easier to draw and paint on than shiny ones.


2. Use Sharpie markers to draw hearts, stars, characters, and anything else that you'd like onto the ornaments.


3. Paint inside the black lines to add color to your ornament.


4. Once that coat of paint has dried, you may need to apply a second coat, if the color isn't bright enough.


5. Now, add details such as dots, stripes, etc to the characters outfits or inside your hearts and stars.


6. To add some Rossi style to your ornament, use the thin wire to create a spring. Just wrap it around a pencil until the spring is the length that you like. Snip the end with scissors or wire cutters.


7. Attach sequins, beads, and/or charms to one end of the spring. Attach the other end of the spring to the top of ornament.

8. If desired, you can add sparkle dots onto the ornament using fabric glitter glue. Or, use white glue and glitter to create a sparkly effect. Rhinestones could also be hot-glued onto the ornament, if you'd like.

 

 


 

 


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