Here at Hallmark, we are excited for Christmas all year long…and I’m even more excited to do my Christmas DIY’s in advance so that I look like a pro come Christmas time! These cute table-top ornaments can be the perfect addition to your holiday décor. Here is how to get started.
You Will Need:
- Open front ornaments or hanging terrariums in various sizes
- Fake snow (I used a plastic-based snow)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Miniature Christmas trees (also called “bottle trees”)
- Snow writing pen (or regular paint pen with snow glitter)
- Various Christmas miniatures and decor that you would like
- Spray paint (in assorted colors)
- spoon or knife
- Spray paint the ornaments.
- Set aside to dry.
- Next, take your snow writer or white paint pen and decorate the outside of your ornament.Be as creative as you would like! If you are using a paint pen, instantly add glitter since you’ll want the glitter to hold in the paint before the paint dries. Make sure the outside snow is completely dry before heading on to the next step!
- Gather all of the little bottle trees and Christmas décor items and begin to dry-fit these as little scenes into your ornaments.
- Once you have them in the place that you would like, hot glue them down. You don’t have to be perfect during this step since you will be covering the bottom with fake snow (so it’s ok if the glue is a little messy!).
- Continue this process until all of your table-top ornaments have their scenes complete.
- Taking a spoon or a knife, add snow to the bottom of the ornament around your scene.
- Set them up and enjoy your creations this Christmas!
DIY CARDSTOCK TREES
You Will Need:
- Desired color of cardstock
- Pattern of Christmas tree
- Hot glue and glue sticks
- Trace two of your tree pattern onto the cardstock and cut out.
- Cut a vertical slit two-thirds of the way up from the bottom of one tree.
- Cut a vertical slit one-third of the way down from the top of the other tree.
- Intersect the two trees so that they stand alone forming an “X” when viewed from the top.
- Dab hot glue to the inside corners of the intersection at the bottom of the tree.
- Place into tabletop ornaments or place for stand-alone décor!
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