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DIY Vintage-Style Ornaments

If you love the look of vintage Christmas ornaments but can’t find any around, try making them yourself like these DIY Vintage-Style Ornaments!

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If you love the look of vintage Christmas ornaments but can't find any around, try making them yourself like these DIY Vintage-Style Ornaments!
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 Christmas 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 like these DIY Vintage-Style Ornaments!
Supplies:

Clear plastic ornaments, open in the front

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

Note: I found my ornaments at Joann’s, but you can also find some here.

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.

DIY Vintage-Style Ornaments
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.

DIY Vintage Christmas Ornaments
These ornaments are going to be the perfect addition to my new “vintage” Christmas decor!

I may need to make more…

DIY Vintage-Style Ornaments
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!

 

So have you or will you make these DIY Vintage-Style Ornaments this year?

 
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Nina

Tuesday 14th of December 2021

Thank you for this tutorial, the ornaments are sooo cute!

Michele McDonald

Monday 3rd of January 2022

Thank you, Nina!

Cathy

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

I have had quite a time of it making these because the crafting supplies have arrived damaged. The Decoart Snow Writer is too thick and is full of bubbles. Do you have any advice on how much to dilute it. It is so thick that it won"t come out of the nozzle. Thank you!

Michele McDonald

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

Oh no! I am so sorry your supplies arrived that way! The Snow Writer is water-based so you could definitely try adding small amounts of water at a time and giving it a good stir to thin it out.

Ebony Sherod

Sunday 6th of December 2020

How many ornaments can one bottle of paint cover?

Michele McDonald

Monday 7th of December 2020

I don't know the exact number, but several. At least 10?

Sara

Monday 30th of November 2020

What size glass beads did you use for the ornaments on the trees? It looks like there are a few choices at the craft store.

Michele McDonald

Tuesday 1st of December 2020

They are ~4mm.

Roxanne Rob

Saturday 28th of November 2020

I’m looking forward to this being our Christmas parent gift. I have looked at small bottle brush trees and was wondering what size you used. I’m gathering my supplies and want to make sure I get the correct size trees.

Michele McDonald

Monday 30th of November 2020

Good question! These are 2" bottle brush trees.

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