DIY Vintage-Style Ornaments

If you love the look of vintage Christmas ornaments but can’t find any around, try making them yourself!

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If you love the look of vintage Christmas ornaments but can't find any around, try making them yourself!I recently scored some adorable Christmas decorations at Hobby Lobby in colors that aren’t in my normal Christmas color pallet. The new decor has a vintage flair so there are lots of cool, pastel colors. So I decided to make some of my own decorations to go along with them!

These DIY vintage-styled ornaments are made from plain clear plastic ornaments. All it took was the right colored paint, some fun snow-texture effect, and, of course, glitter. Because everything is better with glitter, right?

If you love the look of vintage Christmas ornaments but can't find any around, try making them yourself!Supplies:
Clear plastic ornaments, open in the front (Joanns)
Americana Multi-Surface Satin in Ballerina, Melonball, and Waterfront
Pearl beads
DecorArt Glamour Dust in Crystal
Small bottle brush trees
DecoArt Snow-Tex
DecoArt Snow Writer

If you love the look of vintage Christmas ornaments but can't find any around, try making them yourself!These small, plain bottle brush trees came as a set and cost barely more than a dollar. A great price, and they can easily be dressed up. Hot glue pearls to trees, pressing between branches so they don’t stick out too much.

If you love the look of vintage Christmas ornaments but can't find any around, try making them yourself!Paint ornaments and pearls with the Multi-Surface paint. It will take about 4 coats on the plastic ornaments and just a couple on the pearls.

If you love the look of vintage Christmas ornaments but can't find any around, try making them yourself!Hot glue trees inside ornaments. Use a palette knife or a plastic knife to apply Snow-Tex to base of tree and around the bottom of the ornament. While still wet, sprinkle Glamour Dust over snow and press lightly so it sticks. Shake ornament to remove excess glitter.

If you love the look of vintage Christmas ornaments but can't find any around, try making them yourself!
Use the Snow Writer to outline the opening on the ornaments. Sprinkle with Glamour Dust while still wet.

Draw designs on the outside of the ornaments, styles you might find on vintage ornaments. Draw a little bit at a time and sprinkle with Glamour Dust before the snow has a chance to dry. When the snow is 100% dry, go back and brush off excess glitter.

If you love the look of vintage Christmas ornaments but can't find any around, try making them yourself!These ornaments are going to be the perfect addition to my new “vintage” Christmas decor!

If you love the look of vintage Christmas ornaments but can't find any around, try making them yourself!
The cool pastels and glittery white snow are shear vintage perfection! And, for the record, if you haven’t played with DecoArt’s Snow-Tex before, it’s a Christmastime MUST HAVE. Add the look of snow to pretty much anything!

 
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Comments

  1. Debby says

    I loved them where I saw them. Went to Joanne to get all the things I needed and started out doing them . What I didn’t know was I needed a heating tool. I wish I was told before leaving the store. Never used a snow writer before.

  2. Jennifer says

    Made these and they turned out ADORABLE! I had a hard time finding the open front ornaments, though. Joan’s acted as if I were crazy when I asked if they had them. ?? Hobby Lobby–nope. Amazon-nope. Finally found them on eBay.

  3. says

    I love these! They really do look like the old style vintage ornaments that we all grew up with. The bottle brush trees look so cute inside. Did you find those at Joann’s too??

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