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Monday, November 28, 2011

Covered Ornaments - Cute and Easy!

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it is officially time to start getting ready for the Christmas season! Get out your Christmas CDs and decorations!

I've seen lots of different types of DIY ornaments so far this year and I wanted to give them a shot.

 Here is an example of one of the good ideas I've seen:

Vintage paper covered ornaments from Flea Market Style. I also saw a cute string covered ornament while I was in a little shop over the weekend. So, naturally, I thought "I can make that!"

I started with the following supplies:

1. Ugly, cheap ornaments I've had since we got married.
2. Old book
3. Yarn
4. Hot glue gun & glue
5. Mod Podge

After that, it was pretty simple. I covered a few ornaments using the Mod Podge and ripped strips of the book, and I covered the rest by wrapping the yarn around the ornament and securing it with hot glue. It took kind of a long time to wrap the ornaments with yarn, so if you're going to do a bunch make sure you have a good movie on.

Anyway, here they are!

This is a great way to make sure you have coordinating ornaments if you have a small tree or do themed trees. You could use scrapbook paper instead of vintage book pages and then tie ribbons to the tops for an extra touch. I wanted these to be a little more rustic looking, so I didn't include ribbons on these.

So, there you go -- my first Christmas craft of the season! I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the Christmas season!

P.S. Linking up to these parties:

Tip Junkie handmade projects


shabby creek cottage




The Allred Abode


  1. So Lovely! I'm in love with the word "Noel" in my decor this year- I may have to try these WITH the Noel tags too...

  2. Oooo very cute! I am going to a Christmas craft party next weekend so these might be on the agenda. And I am making stockings for my siblings and I! Oh, and I got the cards this week...sooo cute! Thanks again :)

  3. Oh my goodness, I totally made ornaments last night too! Love these!

  4. This is a fabulous project!!! My friend is doing a Christmas ornament thing today and this would be perfect! http://antenucci.blogspot.com/2011/11/day-2-of-christmas-week.html

  5. Love the idea of using up some ugly ornaments - never thought of that one! Make sure you stop by http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com/ and catch the rest of the week of excitement. As Cassie mentioned my blog has some more ornaments and a giveaway! http://antenucci.blogspot.com
    Thanks for linking up at SEM!

  6. This is such a great idea -- I love it!

  7. Those look fabulous. What an amazing idea. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

  8. I love your ornaments, they look great! I would love love for you to link up at Blog Stalking Thursday! http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2011/11/blog-stalking-thursday-17.html

  9. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. These ornaments are stunning -- such a cool and simple transformation!

  10. Thanks for sharing these. It just gave me an idea to make all of my old ornaments into new ones :)

    I am your newest follower :) Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

    Happy Thursday!!

  11. I absolutely LOVE the yarn ornaments. I haven't seen those before and they add some color and festive-ness. I would love for you to link up to Find your Craft Friday...


  12. This is GORGEOUS!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party! (and red during the holidays!) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-15.html

  13. My sis has been making these- love them! Thanks so much for linking up to Things I've Done Thursday!!

    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear

  14. These are lovely! I especially like the book page ornaments.

  15. I love these! Thank you for linking up for A Pinteresting Party. :)

  16. very cute! I love yarn...and ornaments...so obviously I love them together! :)

    Thanks for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  17. Great ideas with the ornaments. You can often find old ball ornaments at garage sales that would be perfect for "making over". Thanks for linking up your project at Scrapping Everyday Miracles. Merry Christmas!

  18. Liz, they're so lovely!

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” at Rook No. 17! With all the parties out there to choose from, it means a lot that you take the time be a part of mine! Warmest wishes, Jenn

  19. Love this idea! I would love for you to link up to my new party, Monday Myriad Linky Party
    Also, do you button swap?

  20. What a great way to transform ornaments you've tired of. These are ever so much more interesting.

  21. Love this project - so creative and fun! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of glass ornament crafts here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist