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Super Simple Last Minute Ornaments

December 15, 2016

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The other day I spent about 2 hours in Target picking stuff up and putting it in my cart, only to stare vacantly down the middle of an aisle and ask myself if I really needed these things. I’m talking about outdoor lights, lots of garland, ornaments, a fake tree, just a lot of crap. Don’t get me wrong, it was all so pretty and if I had a credit card with unlimited cash, I would have gotten all of it without so much as blinking! Unfortunately I’m trying to save and start a business, so in the end I probably shouldn’t buy $100 worth of Christmas lights. sigghhhhh. Instead I opted for buying a bunch of cheap clear and frosted ornaments online and going through my craft supplies. Turns out all you need is paint, confetti, and the tiniest bit of garland!

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CONFETTI ORNAMENTS

Add in confetti to the clear ornaments and enjoy! I filled them up very lightly since the confetti was so large. These would loo super cute with tiny confetti in all sorts of colors.

Super Simple Last Minute Ornament DIYs (They're Pretty Too!) Super Simple Last Minute Ornament DIYs (They’re Pretty Too!)

TINSEL ORNAMENTS

Ah yes. These were too easy, haha. All you need is some garland, scissors, and clear ornaments. Simply cut an 1-2 inches of garland and slowly twist into the ornament, I fluffed mine up with a candy can once it was inside the ornament. Done!

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BRUSHSTROKE ORNAMENTS

These were actually my favorite! I had a hard time with the first few because I kept trying to add different paint colors and filling up 80% of the ornament. I found less is more on these little guys. Start with white and a vibrant color of acrylic paint. Mix part of the vibrant paint with the white so it’s a shade or 2 lighter. Make small strokes on the ornament, slightly overlapping. Feel free to mix the colors for more of an ombre stroke. You really can’t go wrong here! To dry, just put the ornament on a straw and place in a heavy glass so it doesn’t tip.

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DIP-DYED ORNAMENTS OR OMBRE? WHO CARES, THEY’RE PRETTY!

So I found the product below, Tint It, and I love how it looks! Spray paint worked pretty good, but this stuff was softer and lighter, plus it claims to be transparent dye. I used frosted ornaments for this one, the effect was more noticeable than on the clear ones. Place ornaments upside down and evenly spray the bottom. I lightly did one coat and when dry I did another.

Super Simple Last Minute Ornament DIYs (They're Pretty Too!) Super Simple Last Minute Ornament DIYs (They’re Pretty Too!) Super Simple Last Minute Ornament DIYs (They're Pretty Too!) Super Simple Last Minute Ornament DIYs (They’re Pretty Too!) Super Simple Last Minute Ornament DIYs (They're Pretty Too!) Super Simple Last Minute Ornament DIYs (They’re Pretty Too!) Super Simple Last Minute Ornament DIYs (They're Pretty Too!) Super Simple Last Minute Ornament DIYs (They’re Pretty Too!) Super Simple Last Minute Ornament DIYs (They're Pretty Too!) Super Simple Last Minute Ornament DIYs (They’re Pretty Too!)

I can’t take a photo without this snowman in it, haha! It took only a few hours to create about half a dozen of each and I definitely want to make more. Which one was your favorite?!

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  1. Eden Passante

    December 15th, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Love these!! They’re so colorful and fun and so easy to make!

  2. Alyson

    December 15th, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Thank you, Eden! 🙂

  3. Jessica

    December 16th, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Oh these are so nice! I’m discovering your pretty blog and I love it x
    Jessica — NinetyCo

  4. Alyson

    December 17th, 2016 at 1:01 am

    Thank you so much, Jessica!!! Your shop is amazing!

  5. Amy Evans

    December 30th, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    These are so pretty and a great idea!
    http://fourcatsplusus.co.uk – Amy

  6. Alyson

    January 1st, 2017 at 2:58 am

    Thanks Amy!! I want to leave them up all year, haha 🙂

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