Friday, December 04, 2009

Ornaments

 Here is a cute idea for homemade ornaments. I made these and gave them out as hostess gifts for my baby shower for Harper.

 


I also made them for us and for gifts. They are fun to make and easy and pretty cheap to do. Just get the clear ornaments - they come in all sizes at places like Hobby Lobby. Then fill them with shredded paper ( you can find this in the wrapping section of most stores). I found 3 cute ribbons and tied them at the top and then put a sticker on the outside for the monogram. Super easy and I think they are fun. You could do them in any color!


I made some for my big tree in browns and leopards! I love how they turned out!


58 comments:

Boys R Us Mom said...

Cute idea! Thanks for sharing that!

Sara said...

awesome! are we going to do a post with link for how you display christmas cards in your home? that would be cool and would love an idea other than taping them to my door frame!!!!

ame said...

What a great idea! I used clear Christmas ornaments a few years ago to make hand-made ornaments, but I've been running out of ideas! (Hand-made ornaments are a tradition in our family too.) So cute! I will definitely be trying this one out! :)

Anna said...

So cute!

Susan said...

You can also get paint (crayola washable) or some kind of glitter paint and place a special little first Christmas handprint on. Mommy and Grandmas will treasure.

Sarah Mina said...

Such a good gift idea, Kelly!

Alyssa said...

I was just in Michael's two days ago and I saw the clear ornaments and remembered how you'd done these ornaments! I think they're adorable! I'm thinking of making some soon!

Rachel Bruegman said...

Cute Idea! I definitely will be trying some this year! I love your trees, especially Harper's its so sweet!

Also, I just had a quick question. Can you tell me where you got the decorating mess for your trees or the name of it? I've been looking everywhere, and can't seem to find it.

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful Christmas decor! I love it!

rachelrrc@gmail.com

The Southern Newlywed said...

I made something like that for gifts a couple years ago! Except, I painted polkadots with a round sponge brush and painted the letter! They were a BIG hit :) I actually think I am going to do some more this year with crosses on them for the various ornament exchanges I am doing!!

The Southern Newlywed said...

And I forgot, if you paint them, be sure to get the glass paint and bake it according to directions, otherwise it will chip off in storage!!

Nina said...

Those are just too stinking cute!!! Love Hobby Lobby! I made some amazing cookies today for a swap that I bet you would love and would probably be perfect for your next Bunco get together.

pk said...

pk @ Room Remix
Those are so cute, and it 's nice to find out they're so simple! I don't have a Hobby Lobby close, but I'm wondering if Dollar Store might have them. I'll have to check next time I'm there.

Kelly at Home said...

Oh Kel, I loooooove these! The leopard print idea is ADORABLE! I just posted pics on my blog of the cutest lil leopard print Carter's dress that my 11 month old wore on Thanksgiving. Be still my heart, I love an animal print!

I think that these are definitely being added to my 3 year old daughter's cookie treat boxes that she's making up for her friends and our relatives. You're so clever! Thanks for sharin', mama!

Happy weekend!

sandy said...

Very cute!

Emily said...

Oh I love those.. I would love to do that for my tree for my babies.

Todd and Courtney said...

Im glad you posted this because I was wondering how to do it! I'm soooo making Lauren some today.

Because of Love said...

I had actually seen some just like these at a Christmas show that I went to with a friend. They charged $10 each. My friend and I decided to make them ourselves. (Along with a really cute wreath.) Monday is our craft day. Hope ours turn out as cute as yours.

Kristina said...

I am SO loving all the animal print mixed with the Christmas!! I want some leopard print ornaments to put with all my red and gold decor!

Melanie said...

I saw these last night on your blog and LOVED the idea! I am in the process of making some now for our dining room tree!
The last few years, I have gotten these balls and painted the inside (which was WORK) and then did an initial on the outside, but I love yours better! :o) Can't wait to get them finished!

Jackie Anglin said...

I do these ornaments as well but a little differently. I order the vinyl decals from a lady on Etsy, she gives you a letter and polka dots in whatever color you want. Then I get the semi-flat ornaments from Michaels or wherever. The letters and polka dots are too cute!! These make great gifts for teachers, etc!

Allyson said...

Super cute! What a great idea!!

Melissa Miller said...

Precious idea! I'm going to try and make one in red with an "M". :)

Tricia said...

This will be our weekend ornament craft. How cute and easy!

Tricia

Kat said...

those are so precious! Thanks for sharing!

Stacey said...

Very cute! I will be making these.

How "Sweet" it is... said...

Kelly, your trees are gorgeous! I still don't think you sleep at night, Mrs. Martha Stewart. I can only aspire to be like you!

Livin' the Life God Gave Me said...

Love this idea! I going to do this this year! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa's Thoughts said...

I love these. Thanks for shairing. Where did you get the balls.

TriciaNae said...

Love it!! They are so cute! I was just at Hobby Lobby...and I meant to pick some of these ornaments up to work on. Guess I will just have to go back.

Claire said...

Such a cute idea!

Cxx

Lipe Family said...

Thank you for sharing! I will be running to Michael's tomorrow :)

Kristin said...

Where did you get the stickers?

Melisa said...

So creative!!!! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!!! :)

Beth said...

Thanks Kelly! I found my project! :-)

Brooke said...

These are so adorable!!! I know what I'll be doing this weekend--thanks so much for explaining how you made them!

Kendra said...

OK--I was already making these and saw your post! I usually paint the letters on...but I'm thinking of doing the stickers b/c it's WAY easier! :o) Do the stickers stick pretty well?

Thanks for sharing your crafty ideas! :o)

Michele said...

The ornaments are adorable! I remember when you made them last year, and I love them then too! Happy Weekend!

-Lauren said...

oh my gosh..love the this idea..would be perfect to make with my kids at school for their parents! Thanks Kelly!!

The Macchio Family said...

I did a Christmas tea today and your ornaments would have been a great addition! Cute idea... ~ kim

Lindsay said...

Oh oh oh, I can't wait to make some! Great idea! I have always wanted to do something with the clear ornaments...thank you dear for sharing! :)

Kristin said...

After seeing those on your blog last year, I made ones for all the kids in my girls' classes with the school colors and initials on the outside and the parents had a fit over them!

KK said...

What a wonderful gift idea. Your attention to detail is wonderful!
The clutz I am would break these while stuffing them:( Oh well, may have to try it sometime anyway!
Blessings today and always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Chris said...

I absolutely love your blog, I do not always leave comments, but I follow you regularly! You have such great things on your blog, thanks for sharing! :)

Our blogging lives..... said...

You know in Germany they don't have hobby stores like Hobby Lobby! It drives me crazy! We have been here for a few months and I have yet to find any sort of craft store. I love your ornaments.

Lauren Thomas said...

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Have a great day!

Jenny said...

Thank you! What a neat idea!!!

kellykelley224 said...

So cute! I want to make some but our Hobby Lobby is out of the glass ornaments right now... :( Maybe everyone in Prattville, Alabama has been reading Kellyskorner! Love them, though!

Oh, and can us Bama fans get a big ROLL TIDE shout out from you??? ;)

Joscelyn said...

I love this idea Kelly!! Thank you for sharing with us. =)

Catherine said...

Kelly-
I read your blog daily and couldn't help but think of you when I saw this zebra personalized ornament. Enjoy your Christmas!
http://www.baileybea.com/catalog.php?item=6934
Catherine

Meesh in MO said...

Hi Kelly, I have been reading you since shortly after Harper was born. You are in my top three fave blogs (in no order, lol). My mom went today to meet the family of she and my dad's doctor. She is going to start cleaning their house. They only have one child, a one year old girl named....Harper!

I also wanted to share with you that tomorrow morning I am reaffirming my faith in my denomination of church and being accepted into a congregation. My mom is also transferring. We will be going to a small country church between where we live now and our hometown. We do have history there as my great grandparents were the first couple to be married in the congregation!

Our Story said...

I LOVE this ornament idea! :)

Sandy said...

Oh Wow, love your blog, I will try and participate in show us you trees. Merry Christmas!!

Carol said...

I absolutely love this idea. Thank you for sharing it and I definitely plan on trying it some time.

Kathryn said...

I am so glad that I saw these! My mother had bought me some clear ball ornaments a few years ago for me to decorate, and I could never think of what to do with them...I made some of these for my co-workers! The girls loved them!! I filled mine with red shredded paper and used black and white gingham ribbon to tie in bows for the top, and I found some black letter stickers at walmart! They turned out precious!

meL said...

I love ur idea... We are still in the process of completing our tree. This is our first tree in Canada, we are a new immigrant and am quite homesick because our Christmas in the Philippines is quite festive. We wanted to make our Christmas here just as special esp since we are expecting our 2nd baby anytime soonn:)

Katie said...

Thanks Kelly! :) I adore these cute ornaments and can't wait to get the supplies to make some!

Merry Christmas!

Kristy said...

oh my gosh these are the cutest ornaments. i love that shredded paper. I use it in all my jewelry wrappings. these would be so fun to make :O)
thanks for sharing.

Jenn said...

Kelly-I absolutley love your idea for the ornaments! This is what I decided to do for friends and co-workers this year!

http://adayinthelifeofjennay.blogspot.com/2010/01/ornaments-and-such.html

They loved them soo much, and I think it's a start of a tradition!!