While we all look forward to decorating the tree come Christmas, our ornaments could probably use some updating. Instead of dusting off the same ones year after year, pull out the craft bin and make them yourself this season. From pinecones and sheet music to simple string and ribbon, we’ve got a range of projects the whole family can take part in. The end result? Beautiful ornaments even Santa would approve of!
Why we love it: The sparkling snowy winter scene captured inside this clear ball ornament evokes lovely images of a white Christmas.
What you need: White fine glitter or sugar; small brush tree; clear ball ornament; and adhesive putty or white Plasticine
How to make it: Dip or brush glue onto tree and saturate with white glitter or sugar. Allow to dry completely. Remove hook from ornament and set aside. Trim wooden stand on tree so it’s small enough to fit inside the opening of the ornament. Apply putty or Plasticine to the bottom of the stand and gently insert tree through the opening of the ornament. Press firmly against the bottom of the ornament so putty adheres to it. Using a paper funnel, pour glitter or sugar through the opening of the bulb until desired height of snow is achieved. Place hook back onto ornament and admire your handiwork!