Is it too early to be taking out the Christmas decorations and ornaments? In my opinion.. no, though some may differ! Believe it or not, I used to be one of those people who couldn’t stand listening to Christmas music before December. Over the last couple years though, I have softened up a bit toward it. And now this year, I am in full blown Christmas Spirit, and it’s not even Thanksgiving yet! Maybe it was my husband who turned my leaf (He’s the kind of guy who could listen to Christmas music all year round) or maybe it was when I became a mommy, and I just wanted to share the most wonderful time of year with my kiddos a little earlier so we could enjoy it together a little longer. Whatever it was that changed my mind, I like it. With our tree up and Christmas decorations out and displayed over a week ago, here I am today, making some DIY Christmas ornaments while listening to Michael Buble (Holiday) Pandora.
I was browsing Pinterest for some one of kind DIY Christmas decorations and came across this awesome DIYer, Lia Griffith. She originally did the Metallic Paper Ball Ornaments, and they are absolutely gorgeous! I immediately knew these were the ones I wanted to recreate to dress up our tree. The ornaments I made are just a little bit different. The paper I used is a glitter white card stock I purchased from Michael’s. You will also need a 1 inch circle paper puncher (mine is a Martha Stewart Circle Punch), Styrofoam balls, twine, and a glue gun. Each sheet of card stock makes enough circles to cover one Styrofoam ball. So if you you want to make 3 ornaments, you will need 3 sheets of card stock.
Once you have all your supplies. You can start punching circles :)
When all the circles are punched, you will want to glue the first one to the top of the ball. Proceed to glue 5 more circles underneath; it will sort of look like a flower. (Make sure to only put a dab of glue in the middle of the first one so you’re able to slide those other 5 underneath)
Continue the pattern of gluing underneath the ones above it until you have covered the whole ball.
When you are finished, cut 2-3 inches of twine, and tie the ends into a knot. Cut the extra twine off the ends.
Hot glue the twine loop at the top of the ornament.
And whala! It is now ready to be hung on the Christmas tree (Just give the hot glue a few minutes to dry first :) ) I think the ornament itself looks way more complicated than it really is. I may try a pretty gold or red glitter card stock next. What are some of your favorite DIY Christmas Ornaments?