DIY Holiday Gifts: Christmas Ornaments
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DIY Holiday Gifts: Christmas Ornaments

Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 4:12 pm
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Everyone loves a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, especially when the ornaments are beautifully crafted and unique.  Here at freecoupons.com, we love to save money at every opportunity, however we know that saving money has to be worth it.  We have found yet another Christmas gift idea that is easy to make and very affordable, these ornaments cost only $1 each!  The Christmas tree is one of the holiday centerpieces.  Here’s a way to customize your own tree and start a new holiday tradition.  For example, decorate your tree and let your loved ones pick one of these ornaments off your tree to take home to theirs.  They’ll look at the ornament and think of you.

What You’ll Need:
1. Clear Bauble Christmas ornaments
2.  Paint, feathers, yarn, wood chips, sand, small pine sprigs, or whatever you’d like to fill your ornament with.
3.  Hot glue or Instant Krazy Glue

How To:
*Depending on how and what you fill your ornament with, these instructions will vary.  Here are examples using paint for a marbleized ornament and feathers for a floating feather ornament.

Marbleized Glass Ornaments:
Step 1:  Remove all the tops of your glass ornaments.
Step 2:  Place 3 or 4 different colors in the ornament (the more paint you use, the longer the drying time and the heavier the ornament will be on the tree).
Step 3:  Tilt the ornament and rotate it to get the paint moving.  Set aside on a tray and then tilt again every 15 minutes while you start working on another ornament.
Step 4:  When the paint covers the clear potion of the ornament hang upside down until it dries.  The ornaments will change as they dry, so try to avoid over tilting.  It takes a little patience, but is worth the wait!

Floating Feather Ornaments:
Step 1:  Remove all the tops of your glass ornaments.
Step 2:  Insert the feather into the glass ornament
Step 3:  Glue the top of the feather to the ornament topper so it hangs in the center of the ornament.  (With some feathers it’s preferable to skip steps 2 and 3 for a sitting feather effect).

Surprise someone this Christmas with handmade ornament gifts. These are frugal and easy to make!Surprise someone this Christmas with handmade ornament gifts. These are frugal and easy to make!

Surprise someone this Christmas with handmade ornament gifts. These are frugal and easy to make!Surprise someone this Christmas with handmade ornament gifts. These are frugal and easy to make!

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