I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve walked down each and every aisle of Christmas ornaments at WalMart. Apparently I think that they’ll just magically get some in stock that I actually like. No such luck. Can’t blame a girl for trying!
BUT – I had an idea on a trip to a thrift store yesterday. I could buy some old ornaments and Mod Podge torn strips of old book pages to make my own! PERFECT.
Here’s a quick and easy run-down on how I made my new ornaments:
- Scope out some cheap ornaments at a thrift store…. OR grab some of the ornaments off the back of your tree… where our unwanted ornaments go to be unseen. I found my glass ornaments for $1 a dozen.
- Tear your book pages into narrow strips. I found something around 1 cm worked well for the size of my ornaments. Remove the ornament caps/hangers so you’re left with just the glass ball.
- I applied the full strips so that they would span from opening to opening. I worked in an X-Pattern and then filled in the gaps as I went.
- Keep working your way around. Set it aside to dry and then apply one more coat of mod podge to the top to seal it up nice and tight.
Once they’re dry, just pop the tops back on and you’re ready to go!
I threw some in this dough bowl with a mixture of small ornaments and pine cones. I like the lighter color they add to the mix.
…and I can’t help but share this picture of Emma. Apparently watching me photograph ornaments is exxhausting!