Hey guys! It’s been several days since I’ve checked in with you but you better believe me that I read your comments in that meanwhile. During the past few days I just focused on friends, family, and serving at church, as you may have seen on Instagram. It was a much needed break for me because there was so much to be done! Thankfully I was able to squeeze in some crafty time whenever Greg watched Selah in the evenings or when she took her naps. I took a breather from all the hustle and bustle and made you some DIY ornaments.
Well, they were for YOU as much as they were for our still-non-existent-tree. Ahem, but I digress because that’s a whole ‘nother subject. Pleas note this--I’m never proud of the fact that I’m somewhat of a procrastinator when it comes to that kind of stuff, but I don’t know why it’s so hard to get going, hah! And I sure hope I’m not the only one who procrastinates like that?
So, I just cannot stop raving (to myself) about how cute and fun these vintage ornaments look, you guys! Of course, I have to give credit where credit is due, and that would be to the good old Michaels in my area. While I was out shopping for some garlands and Christmas décor at Michaels, I came across the blank ornament aisle and up above them there was a beautiful ball ornament with lace details similar to the one I made.
Since lately I love everything that has lace, I figured that these would be a creative and fun outlet for me. And get this—it cannot get any easier to make them. You just need a few essential items and most of them are probably hiding somewhere in your closet. So let’s do this!
By the way, if you do happen to go to Michaels for anything from now on, make sure to print out their coupons online or have them ready on your Smartphone! Yes, they do take Smartphone coupons so it's definitely a win-win situation. :D
DIY Vintage Christmas Ornaments
For this project any colors may be used. I opted for this cool and unique teal glass paint from Martha Stewart’s collection. The final product results in a frosted and opaque look, so you can go and brag to your friends about how unique your tree ornaments look!
Paint the glass ball with the largest brush you have, and I would recommend doing the first coat and then waiting about 15-20 minutes for the second coat. After the second coat, you can carefully place them back in the container or hang them up with a string. But if you place them in the container you will have to turn it once so that the bottom part dries up quickly. It normally takes about 2 hours to dry completely. I mean, it’s better to be safe than sorry, right?
Measure the ball’s circumference with the lace going from just under the silver colored cap to the other side, then cut it with scissors.
Put just a small dab of glue in 3 segments and carefully put the lace accordingly.
And voila! These dry up pretty fast so there is a minimal waiting period! You can display them as soon as you finish them….That is, if you have a tree to hang them on…hahaha.
I also opted for this red glitter acrylic paint for some of the other ornaments. I then went to town with all sorts of patterns like chevron and polka dots because I’m kind of obsessed with patterns lately!
Do you procrastinate when it comes to decorating for the holidays?
What Christmas DIY projects have you done before? Which ones have recently caught your attention?
What screams "vintage" to you?