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DIY Christmas ornaments! Sparkley, glittery, messy, painty, styrofoamy Christmas ornaments to give to the grandparents (those people are so hard to buy for!!) I figured, even if we make a huge mess and they're un-symmetrical and ugly, they'll still be gorgeous and my Maya will have a blast making them. Aaaand... I'm tearing up.
Anyway, here's my tutorial on how we achieved such beautiful goodness.
|The plan: make it sparkle.|
I shoved a pen up the balls to hold them while painting (see little holes in pic), then set them gently on empty tealights so they wouldn't roll around. As you can see by the trail of blue in the very back, they still rolled a bit. Good thing I'm covering the whole sumbich in glitter!!
Once the red and blue are dry, I'm going to use the yellow paint for the handprints, that way I can write her name and the year in sharpie and it'll be easy to read. Or I might have Maya dip her hand in glue and glitter...
|This one's mine. The little one was sleeping, and I just couldn't wait to put glitter on something! So while the paint was wet, I stuck the holder pen back in and poured glitter over the whole thing (over an empty bowl to try and contain the mess).|
|Handprints in yellow paint. It's harder than it seems to get a toddler's painty handprint on a ball... She wanted to play with the ball, not just touch it in one spot then let go.|
|I hot-glued the ribbon across the widest part, framing the handprint.|
|Adding the hook. |
Loop one end under the ribbon, wrap it around itself, and bend the other end to make a hook!
|I traced glue around the edges of the handprints, and then I had Maya roll the glue bits in the glitter. It got a little smooshy in some spots.|
|Added some snowflake accessories!|
So much fun! I can't wait to get crafty again next time!