‘Tis the season to be jolly fa-la-la-la-la la-la la-la!
Winter is full of so many opportunities to try new recipes and crafts, like these Vintage Christmas Ornaments. They make great gifts for anyone with Christmas spirit – from co-workers and friends to family and that special hostess.
I’m so excited that it’s December – yes, I love autumn to pieces, but there is so much joy in these three weeks leading up to Christmas. Today my husband and I picked up our very first Christmas tree and I’m in heaven that our entire place smells like a fraser fir.
If you’d like to turn this into a kid craft, then buy plastic ornaments instead of glass and skip on the hot glue gun until the very end (that will be your job!).
First, you arrange the block letters into Christmasy words.
Then you glue them together!
Time to play with the greenery! Glue the berry branch to the pine branch.
Once the glue sets on the block letters and branch, put them into the empty ornament. Then comes the best part… fill it up with fake snow and sparkles!
Hot glue the rim of the ornament and tie a festive ribbon on top to complete the vintage ornament!
Have fun holiday crafting!
- Block letters (find these in the bead aisle at your craft store)
- Glue gun
- 1 fake pine branch
- 1 fake berry branch
- 4 glass ornaments
- White/clear glitter
- Fake Christmas Snow
- Christmas ribbon
- Arrange the block letters into your 4 favorite Christmas words (no more than 6 letters long).
- Using a hot glue gun, glue the letters together (make sure they are the right way up!). As you glue them, press the blocks together.
- While your words cool, snip a small piece of the pine branch off with scissors. Do the same with the berry branch.
- Find a spot on the pine branch to attach the berry branch – put a dabble of hot glue and press the berry branch there. Reinforce with hot glue around all sides and let cool.
- Take the top off of your first glass ornament and very carefully squeeze the pine/berry branch inside.
- Drop your Christmas word into the ornament (try your best to make it right-side up).
- Using the funnel, sprinkle in white glitter followed by fake snow.
- If your pine branch came with small pine cones like mine, squeeze them into the ornament, too. Also, if any extra berries fell off the main branch, sprinkle those in as well.
- Hot glue the rim of the ornament, secure its top and tie a ribbon to finish.