Who else gets tired of their Christmas tree ornaments from previous years? I mean, I would love to change out my tree decor every few years but we all know that is just not practical or economical. No, I’m not talking about the special ornaments that you have collected over the years but the fillers you buy in bulk that anchors your color scheme. With my undying love of Red and Gold, it is anyone’s guess on how many I’ve of those. They are good and will do the job but seeing them year over year is just blah. So this year I’ve decided it is time to update! My goal is to freshen up my old ornaments and make them fun and unique.
And what’s more fun than a Santa belt?
It is already a big hit with the kiddos. The best part is, it is super simple to make.
MaterialsA Red Ornament
Gold Glitter – Michaels
Black Glitter – Michaels
Mod Podge – I used the Glitter Mod Podge as I had that one but you could use the regular kind Painter’s Tape
Sharpie Paint Brushes Paper Plates
Ready for some glitter action?
- Start off by drawing the outline of the belt buckle on the ornament with a Sharpie. Doesn’t have to be perfect, just a rough outline. It is going to be covered by glitter anyway.
- Align a piece of painter’s tape (enough to go around the ornament) to the horizontal line of the inside square of the buckle. Repeat for the opposite side. You’ll now have a horizontal stripe around the ornament.
- Paint Mod Podge only on the horizontal stripe around the buckle and the inside square. Leave the 2 vertical bars on either side of the inner square empty as that will be gold.
- Keep the ornament over a paper plate and gently pour Black glitter over the glue.
- Using a pipe cleaner hang the ornament to dry. As you can see my dining room chandelier comes in handy for projects like these. I had earlier done the same thing for my vintage lace ornaments.
- When dry repeat one more round of Mod Podge and glitter so that you get even coverage. Black glitter is usually very fine so it is tough to get good coverage with one application.
- Once it dries gently peel off the tape.
- Now, paint Mod Podge over the rest of the buckle i.e. on the outer square.
- Gently pour Gold glitter over the Mod Podge. Gold glitter is denser so I could get away with one coat this time.
- Hang to dry as in previous step.
- Wipe or blow away excess glitter from the ornament and it is ready to hang!
See ya back tomorrow for yet another fun project. In the meantime don’t forget to checkout my other 12 Days of Christmas friends and their awesome handmade ornaments.
Modern Reindeer Succulent Ornament by Bigger Than The Three of Us | Gold and White Felt Christmas Tree Ornament by May Richer Fuller Be | Wire Star Ornaments by Cherished Bliss | Yarn Wrapped Christmas Trees by Thrifty & Chic | Sweater Ornaments by It All Started With Paint | Gold Silhouette Ornament by Lovely Etc. | DIY Jingle Bell Ornament by The Happier Homemaker | Santa Belt Ornament by Whats Ur Home Story | Dear Santa Letter Ornament by Remodelando la Casa | Cinnamon Star Ornament by Mom 4 Real | Mini Gift Bow Ornament by All Things G&D | Gold Reindeer Head Mount Ornament by Serendipity Refined
A big shout out to Michaels for gifting each of us a little gift card to help offset our supplies for this series. Find more crafting ideas from Michaels on their Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages!