Nov
23

Posted by & filed under Christmas, Crafts, Crazy Christmas Crafter.

Hey all you nap time crafters! I’m Erika, and I am the crafter and blogger over at Oops! I Craft My Pants.
You guys, I cannot even tell you how much I stressed over what to make for this Crazy Christmas Crafters event. When I saw the line up, I was floored! I’m pretty sure I am not worthy enough to be among such crafty ladies.
Today, I’m going to show you how to make some seriously easy Christmas tree decorations. (Which can also be put on a ribbon, if ya know, you like that kind of thing).
Step one: Gather all the supplies. These include: paint, white Christmas bulbs, glitter, a paint brush, and (not pictured, sorry!) Mod Podge or glue. Also, this isn’t required, but you should probably have your phone (or a computer) nearby so that you can blast Christmas music on Pandora. It helps, I promise.
Step two: Begin painting Christmas-y designs onto the Christmas bulbs. I made some candy canes, a few snowmen, and some plain ol’ red polka dotted ones. Don’t worry if your lines aren’t perfectly straight, or if your paint isn’t perfectly even, it’ll hardly be noticeable later on.
Step three: Allow paint to dry. Sorry, no picture of this step. I know, it would have been really exciting to include video, even!
Step four: Break out that Mod Podge! Paint a thin layer over your Christmas bulb.
Step five: Roll that bad boy in your glitter, and let it dry.
Ta-da! You’re finished.
Unless….You want to hang them up on the wall instead of putting them on the tree. My tree isn’t put up yet, so I picked this option. I’m really sorry for the horrible lighting in these pictures.
All you’ve gotta do is grab the ribbon of your choice and string it through the bulbs one at a time. Once the bulb is where you want them to be, make sure to loop the ribbon back through so the Christmas bulbs will stay in place. I tried to take a picture of this step, but it was too hard one handed. I’m so sorry!
So, there you have it! A super easy Christmas craft. I would LOVE to see one of these made with children’s paintings. Pretty sure it would kill me with cuteness.
Thanks for having me today, Jamielyn! I am beyond honored.
For a hundred more fabulous handmade Christmas ideas visit this post HERE.
Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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23 Responses to “Snowman Ornaments”

  1. Katie@a mom, a wife, and a me

    Cuteness! what kinda glitter did you use? I love the chunkyness of it!

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  2. Brie Wheelwright

    I can't wait to make these! I love how easy and cute they are. Thanks for the idea!

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  3. Erika @ Oops! I Craft My Pants

    Thanks you gals!

    Katie, it was called Christmas Glitter, and I found it with all the Christmas crafts at Hobby Lobby. I seriously fell in love with the stuff!

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  4. Tina

    Are you kidding?? Not worthy? You are wonderful! Thanks for the adorable idea and keep looking towards the stars. You are perty darn talented. Love the pic, it's so festive!

    Warmly,
    Tina @ The Country Heart

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  5. Theresa

    Those balls are so adorable!! Friday is a day off school and I know 2 little girls who would L.O.V.E. to craft some of their own!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers!
    Theresa

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  6. MeenyMoe

    Love the snowmen!! I am so going to make these for my neighbors! Quick, easy, and cheap! But very glam!! :) -Karen

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  7. Nancy

    Awesomely adorable!! I’m going to so try this with the kiddos at the school daycare I work at!! Thanks for posting!!! Wohoo, I believe the Christmas spirit is here!! :)

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  8. Diana

    The snowman are adorable. Where did you find the white Christmas ornaments? I can find clear ornaments but not like you have.

    Thanks.

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  9. Elisa

    This is so adorable! I was wondering what kind of mod podge you were using to make these? :) Super cute!

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  10. Cara Gingras

    Love this! I am going to try it with my kinders and post pics on my blog if you want to see how they turn out with kiddo drawings!
    kindergartenboomboom.blogspot.com
    Thanks so much for the cute craft!
    Cara

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