If you love the look of vintage Christmas ornaments but can’t find any around, try making them yourself!
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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?
Clear plastic ornaments, open in the front
Americana Multi-Surface Satin in Ballerina, Melonball, and Waterfront
DecorArt Glamour Dust in Crystal
Small bottle brush trees
DecoArt Snow Writer
Note: I found my ornaments at Joann’s, but you can also find some here.
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.
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.
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.
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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