Mod Podge and all that glitters

Homemade ornaments

Each Christmas since their births I’ve purchased a new ornament for the kids. We write the year on the bottom or the back with a black Sharpie maker. Some day, when they’re older and moving out or getting married, I will place these small treasures in a box and hand them over to each. It’s a tradition my mom started when I was a baby and one I hope my kids pass along.

This year we switched things up a bit … the kids made their 2012 ornaments!

Mod Podge

I purchase three large paper Christmas ornament balls at a craft store. You’ll also need:

  • Mod Podge
  • Tissue paper
  • Glitter
  • Sponge brushes
It wouldn’t hurt to lay newspaper on your table, either. This project can get a bit messy. Trust me, no matter how careful you are someone will spill the glitter. (In our house, anyway!)

Making ornaments with Mod Podge & tissue paper

Dab your brush in Mod Podge, then on a pre-cut square of tissue paper. Gently brush smooth across the surface of the ball (or whatever you’re covering). Continue until you’ve covered the entire ornament.

Making ornaments with Mod Podge & tissue paper

You may have to help little hands smooth things out.

Making ornaments with Mod Podge & tissue paper

Don’t be afraid to use the Mod Podge, it will dry clear and shiny. When the ball is covered in tissue and before it dries, sprinkle with your favorite combination of glitter and sparkles.

Glitter, tissue paper and Mod Podge

There’s nothing like a little homemade razzle dazzle!

Glitter, tissue paper and Mod Podge

This is a fun, easy project for kids and to be honest, it’s darned fun for their mamas, too!

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1 Comment

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    rebekah December 7, 2012 (2:16 pm)

    I love those!