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DIY Christmas Ornaments

 DIY Christmas Ornaments

I am so happy to be joining Rachelle from My Hubbard Home for another series of seasonal holiday blog hops. The weekly hops will be a part of the Let’s Get Festive Christmas Blog Hops

When it came time for my Halloween tablescape, I thought of little black lanterns for a spooky feel.  By dressing up the little lanterns, I turned spooky lanterns into snowy lanterns ready to light the way on a dark winter night.  A can of snow spray is the magic!  This one came from the dollar store, it is temporary and can be washed off.  If you want something permanent, check out the project links at the bottom of this post.  Give your little lanterns a coating of the spray snow, as much as you would like.  this is one snowstorm that you get to control!  Select a branch of icy looking holly leaves.  Use wire cutters to snip the leaves off of the plastic stems.  Select some faux evergreen picks.  Use the wire cutters to trim the needles off of one side or the evergreen at the base as shown.  Use hot glue to attach a holly leaf to the top of the lantern.  Layer two more holly leaves to the top of your lantern one at a time with hot glue. Use hot glue to attach the evergreen (doing so where you have trimmed the needles) to the holly leaves and add a couple of faux berries.  Add a battery operated tea light and your lantern is ready to hang on your tree!  To make it easy to light up your lanterns, get some tea lights that are operated with a remote and you can light them all at once, no matter where they are hanging on your tree!  You can decorate these any way you would like, personalizing them, adding ribbon, etc. 

Materials for this project:  

Little Lanterns
Snow spray paint
Tea lights with remote control
Faux holly leaves with berries
Faux evergreen sprigs

Now it is time to see all of the DIY ornaments our bloggers have created! 

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Lantern DIY Christmas Ornament
How
To Make An Elegant DIY Christmas Ornament
My
Favorite DIY Christmas Ornament
Paper
Napkin Decoupage Christmas Ornament
     
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How
To Create A Simple Chinoiserie Christmas Ornament
Festive
Jingle Bell Ornament Using Dollar Store Supplies
DIY
Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornament
Ornament For
Music Lovers
     
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Ribbon Angel
Christmas Ornament
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Chloe is the creator of Celebrate & Decorate. Chloe is passionate about having a comfortable and well designed home - she also loves to entertain family and friends. Learn more about Chloe. Follow Chloe: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube

16 Comments

  1. Yeah, Chloe!! These are so so adorable! The little candle in them is just so warm and beautiful! Thank you for the great ideas. Glad to join you on this ornament idea hop.

  2. These turned out so cute. Would be really cute for the tree on the porch. Or even a Christmas table setting. Michael’s, I need to go there. I’m so happy to hop with you.

  3. Chloe,

    These are adorable and having control over the snowstorm is a good thing.

    Don’t you love battery operated candles?

    Cindy

  4. These are so cute Chloe! Ironically I took a big lantern and sprayed it with snow too (great minds think alike)! Can’t wait for the craftathon tomorrow! See you soon.

  5. Oh those are so darling Chloe! What a great idea, and extra lights on the tree too! Love the snow spray – who knew that was even a thing!? So fun as always, sharing a blog hop with you! Happy Friday!

  6. Adorable! And snow that can be washed off from the dollar tree store is just too good to resist, Chloe. Boy oh boy, to I have tales to tell of fake snow that would not come off!!!
    Thanks for joining in on the hop – already pinned!
    RR

  7. Those are the cutest little lanterns, Chloe! What a great idea to make them into ornaments. Dressing them up with snow and evergreens is the icing on the cake! So happy to join you on this hop. Can’t wait for the Craft-a-Thon tomorrow!

  8. Such a great ideal, they are really cute, more lights on the tree, love that. Thankyou

  9. I love these little lantern ornaments. Such a neat idea and I love that they light up. The added touch of the snow is perfection. So happy to be on the hop with you.

  10. Chloe, these lanterns are adorable! I love how you repurposed them from Halloween. They are perfect for Christmas! Pinned!

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