If you need some easy ways to dress up plain glass ornaments for your tree, this is for you! What do you do when you’re changing out a color scheme for your Christmas tree and want to keep some of the new ornaments budget friendly? I always search through my craft stash for items that can be made into ornaments that will go with the new look.
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Dress Up Plain Ornaments in Under 5 Minutes
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As I’ve been sorting through my holiday crafting bins, I came across a set of clear glass ornaments that I bought at the end of the holiday season last year when everything was on sale. Since I’m planning on changing up the look of our formal tree this year from burgundy and gold to a color scheme of blue, rose gold, and copper, I need lots of new ornaments for it. Turning these plain glass ball ornaments into ones that will go with the new look for the tree was super easy.
Supply List for Decorating Plain Ornaments
- Clear Glass or Plastic Ornaments
- Decorative Tape – Assorted Patterns and Sizes
- Rose Gold Party Decor Piece
- Craft Snow
- Lint Free Cloth
- Wood Skewer
Making these really is so simple that you don’t need a tutorial, but I’ll show you a few ways of how I put these together.
- Remove the metal cap from the ornament
- Make sure that the ornaments are dust free by using a lint free cloth to wipe them off
- Select one of the patterns you have of decorative tape
- Decide on the placement of the tape and arrange it on the ornament
- Replace cap
- Cut a piece of ribbon and tie it into a bow around the cap
For another ornament, I added Poly-fil to the inside of the ornament and then followed the same steps as above. I used a wood skewer to push the Poly-fil into the ornament.
I had some birthday party supplies left over from a couple of years ago that are rose gold. I cut them into small strips and added them to the inside of the ornaments. You could also use ribbon for this.
Another ornament has craft snow added to the bottom and then narrow decorative tape on the outside.
If you’re looking for an easy and inexpensive way to add some ornaments to your tree, this is it! I had everything I needed on hand to make these. No new money spent for craft projects is always a win!
For those of you who craft a lot, I bet you can find items you need for these in your craft stash, too! I’d love to know if you make some of them. You can always share yours and tag me on Social Media.
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Easy Ways to Dress Up Plain Glass Ornaments
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Beverly shares easy, inexpensive craft tutorials, diy projects for the home, coastal decor projects, & thrift store find makeover projects all designed to help you create a beautiful home on a budget.