The 10th is here! The best day of the month! With Christmas coming (HOORAY!!!), and trees sure to go up in just a couple of weeks, we were excited this month for the theme to be Handmade Ornaments.
There are so many fun & creative ornaments to choose from– felt, glitter, vintage goodness, bright & cheery, traditional, child-oriented, and more! You’re sure to find one that fits your tree theme–or a new theme you want to start! We’d love for you to pin the collage below, check out the DIY Snow Globe Christmas Ornament below and then go see all of the other fabulous projects created by some of my blogger besties.
DIY Snow Globe Christmas Ornament
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at my house! When you’re a crafter (especially a craft blogger), you have to get a head start. Don’t worry, I haven’t put up the tree or anything… yet. Anyway, I’m so excited to show you this snow globe Christmas ornament that I made. Doesn’t it just make you want to light a fire, snuggle up, and listen to Christmas carols?
I made it using a clear plastic ball ornament that I found at Hobby Lobby. Unlike a regular ball ornament, this one splits in half so you can fit bigger things inside of it. So many possibilities! The little house ornament and the fake snow came from Michael’s.
First I cut the string off the house ornament and jazzed it up by gluing some of the “snow” onto the roof. I was tempted to add a little person or something to the inside of the house, but I was going for sophisticated. Next time. 🙂
I needed some way to attach the flat surface of the house to the rounded surface of the ornament. I had some sparkly pipe cleaner, so I curled that up to make a base. Just hot glue that down on the bottom of half of the ornament.
Next, hot glue the front half of the house to the top of the pipe cleaner, and put some fake snow in the other half of the ornament.
Glue the ball back together to prevent any glitter accidents. Seriously, this stuff is all over my house! I suggest NOT using a glue gun to glue the ball together. It dried too fast, and then I ended up with this.
Oh well, nothing a pretty bow couldn’t fix. You didn’t even notice in the top picture, right? Get ribbon with wire in it if you want it to hold it’s shape.
Shake the snow around a bit to get it under the house and evenly dispersed, and you are done!
Happy Christmas crafting! Be sure to check out my blog for more fun Christmas craft ideas!