It’s ber months already and the countdown to Christmas is officially on! If you’re a Filipino like me, I’m pretty sure you’re now busy buying present for your godchildren and planning Christmas decor for your house. If your budget is hindering you from decorating your house of Christmas decor and ornaments, don’t worry you can try these DIY Christmas ornaments I found while I’m busy Pinteresting.
Christmas Ornaments from old pearl necklaces
You will need:
a hot-glue gun and glue sticks
scissors, small Styrofoam balls,
a box of 1-1/16″ dressmaker pins
2 to 4 old costume jewelry necklaces
package of clear seed beads and ribbon
1. Cut the string of the costume jewelry and pour the beads into a platter with raised sides. You don’t want to use a bowl — it is hard to maneuver a pin in it.
2. Choose the size of the Styrofoam ball you want to work with, depending on the amount of beads you have. Start stringing your beads onto the pins, leaving at least 1/2 to 1/3 of the pin exposed.
3. Do a variety of patterns: one bead, two beads, three, depending on the size and shape. Always put the smallest bead on first, then the largest. Use the seed beads as toppers on the pinheads. Also, use them if the bead holes are too large and can slip through the pinhead.
4. Put a little glue on the tip of the pin, and then insert it into the Styrofoam. The glue will help keep it all together and prevent the pins from sliding out of the ball.
5. When you get close to filling the whole ball, add ribbon to the top. Glue down the ribbon, then pin it down with beads; glue the pins down too.
6. Fill in the whole ball. When it gets harder to fill in some tiny spots, use the seed beads, four or five together, as filler and for additional height.
Button Tree Ornament
You will need:
Needle-nose pliers or wire cutters
16-gauge copper wire or 22-gauge green floral wire, cut to 9-inch lengths
72 buttons for each wreath, Scissors, Satin ribbon
1/8 inch wide and 6 inches long and Seam binding for decorative bow
1. Using pliers, make a small loop at one end of the wire.
2. Thread buttons onto the wire until you have enough to form the size of the wreath you want. Our wreaths are 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
3. Using pliers, bend the plain end of the wire around the looped end. This will form the wreath.
4. Use the satin ribbon to make a loop for hanging the wreath; tie the ribbon in a knot about 3 inches above the wreath.
5. Tie a bow of seam binding to decorate the wreath.
If you’re too busy to make your own personalized ornaments then you can just visit this Christmas store I found here. They have a wide selection of novelty and traditional Christmas Lights, hundreds of Personalized Ornaments, and everything else you might need or want to celebrate the holidays. Merry Christmas!