Drab to Fab Ornaments


Image by danmachold via Flickr

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!  Unfortunately, I didn’t plan ahead and I didn’t get a chance to embellish all of our ornaments. I just hung them all up and yesterday little by little I started to make my plain ornaments, beautiful!

Plastic ball ornaments are genius. I don’t know how many ball ornaments I broke as a kid because they only made them out of glass back then.  You can’t tell them apart so we have invested in the plastic ones.

  1.  The Thrifty Crafter uses felt to make this rosette ornament.
  2.  Ribbon glued in ruffle form to the top of a plain green ornament.
  3. Real Simple has this lovely ornament with a feather inside it.
  4. Using green pipe cleaners glue a tree to a silver ornament.
  5. Just a litle red and white painted swirls with small pom poms glued to it.
  6. Ribbon ruffled around a green ornament.
  7. Small pom  poms with painted dots around each one.
  8. Ribbon gathered around the top of the ornament.
  9. Shabby Chic Rosettes Christmas Ornament– Around a styrofoam ball.
  10. Pink beads and thread glued to ornament from Craftster.
  11. Glitter glue used to decorate circles around ornament.
  12. Fabric tree from Hero Arts.
  13. Gems glued with painted design.
  14. My favorite Frosty the Snowman using pipe cleaners, pom poms and paint.
  15. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer using gems, pipe cleaners and paint.

Here’s a tutorial for embellishing glass ornaments using napkins.

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29 Responses to “Drab to Fab Ornaments”

  1. November 27, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    I love the creative ideas for simple, and relatively easy to find ornaments. I have some ball ornaments I’ve wanted to embellish so now i have a few ideas. Thanks! Oh, I’m a new follower to your blog. =0)

    • November 28, 2011 at 1:42 am #

      Alexis, it was my pleasure to share. Flattered to have you following!

  2. November 28, 2011 at 1:50 am #

    Thanks for sharing I now have some ideas for updating my ornaments. Very lovely.

    • November 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

      Peggy, I am so cheap that updating is always my first go to. Thx for stopping by!

  3. Anonymous
    November 28, 2011 at 5:29 am #

    Love these ideas Mari!!

  4. November 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    Thanks, now I have some more inspirations for ornaments. Creativity inspired creativity. Now a ornament using a napkin, that’s cool. Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday’s Best.

    • November 29, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

      Cathy, thanks! There is lots of inspiration out there esp. at the Linky Parties. Thanks for hosting.

  5. Kaysi @ Keeping It Simple
    November 28, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Those are so fun!

  6. November 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    Cute idea! Would be a fun craft to embellish ornaments with kids!

  7. November 28, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    wonderful ideas! This is fabulous! I am having a Christmas Linky Carnival and would love for you to link up! http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2011/11/homemade-in-december-link-carnival.html

  8. November 28, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    This is a great DIY post! Thank you for sharing.

    Found you via link party.

    Happy Holidays!


  9. November 29, 2011 at 2:36 am #

    What wonderful ideas! I bought a bunch of plastic ornaments for my kid’s tree in their playroom, now I want to go make them pretty!!!

  10. November 29, 2011 at 4:44 am #

    Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

  11. December 4, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    Great ideas; thanks for sharing at Shine On Fridays!

  12. December 5, 2011 at 5:59 am #

    So creative…gotta try it!

  13. December 6, 2011 at 7:24 am #

    Hello, wanted you to know that I featured your Drab to Fab Ornaments that you linked up to Project Queen’s #11 Link Party.

    Thanks so much for sharing and I hope that you come back again.

  14. December 6, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    Mandy, I am so flattered! Thanks for the feature! Sure thing your down on my list for linking!

  15. December 9, 2011 at 4:31 am #

    That peacock feather ornament is beautiful. Leave it to Real Simple to make something so easy look so classy. Great round-up of ornaments. Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday!


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