Sunday, December 19, 2010

Fun Ornament Craft

To take a break from shopping, wrapping, decorating and cooking, we decided today was a craft day at our house.  My daughter got a pottery wheel for her birthday that we tried out.  What fun!!  I want one for myself.  The pot is drying right now, ready to be painted in a couple days.

We also decorated some glass bulb ornaments.  I bought a 4-pack of plain glass bulbs and some paint markers from Hobby Lobby.  The two of us did some free-painting - no plan or directions.  Just paint what you want.

She painted two and I painted one.  Mine was a "Let It Snow" theme.

Then we shared one. I wrote our last name on it and then my daughter did portraits of everyone in our family - including Daisy the Bratty Yorkie-Poo.  This one is my favorite. 

This was so easy, cheap and fun.  And these ornaments are fun additions to our tree.

Here are a couple tips: 
  • Use the box they came in to hold the bulb while you paint on it.
  • Nail polish remover takes the paint off if you happen to make a mistake!
  • Keep the packaging to put the bulbs back in for storage after the tree comes down.
The countdown to Christmas is on!!


  1. My grandchildren will love this. You're right. It won't cost much to do. We're all cooped up here in Southern California. Not used to so much rain. This is a good rainy day project.

  2. Jen & Soph,
    What neat ornaments!
    Hint: grandma would love one made by each of my grandchildren.

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