Hello! Me and my bloggy friends are back for another monthly DIY challenge! I absolutely love coming up with and working on these challenges and seeing what my friends come up with! So far we’ve done Michaels crates, pumpkins, and wood slices; and this month’s theme is clear glass/plastic globe ornaments! I decided to take 3 and make them into a little trio of “Let it Snow” ornaments! Check out my tutorial below and then stick around till the end where you can see everyone else’s fab projects!
“Let it Snow” Ornament Trio Materials
– Glass ornaments (I purchased the biggest size Michaels had and they came in a 4-pack!)
I found all of these materials at Michaels and everything was super reasonable! Even more reasonable once I added a 40% off coupon 😉
After practicing with my gold leaf paint pen on the spare 4th ornament in my pack (I didn’t want to mess it up!) I then carefully lettered each of the words ‘let’ ‘it’ and ‘snow’ on each of the remaining 3 ornaments in fancy script. I just freehanded it, but if you aren’t confident in you freehand skills, feel free to stencil letters on or even use stickers! The picture above has one layer of gold leaf pen, and after it dried I went over my letters again to really make them pop!
Using the tray that the ornaments came in, I propped up each ornament and made a little funnel of paper to stick in it. I slowly poured the faux snow in each one until they were about 1/4 of the way full! Looks like snow already!
Next I took my wire cutters and snipped off little bits of pine branch from my greenery. I liked the gold sparkly tips on the ends!
I dropped one of the pine snippets into each of my ‘Let it Snow’ ornaments with the intention of uprighting them to look like little trees. But after 20 minutes of sticking my tweezers into the globes to try to right them, they did just now want to stay standing in the faux snow! So I let them be, tricky little buggers. After a while I actually came to like the way they looked lying in there – more natural and woodsy, like I just plucked it from a tree.
I decided the ornaments needed a little something extra, a little extra sparkle, so to speak. So I snipped more bits off of my greenery and pulled off all the little greens and popped and even amount in each one! Perfection!
Step 5 – optional
This step is totally optional, but since I was putting so much gold into/on my ornaments, I decided to make the tops match by spritzing them with a little gold spray paint. I thought I would be quick about it and just do it in my craft room. Oops. Even a small amount of spray paint really stinks up the place, so be sure you’re in a well ventilated area! I had to leave my window open (while it was below freezing!) for 20 minutes to get the stink out. My bad.
And that’s it! Easy Peasy. Here are my pretty ‘Let it Snow’ ornaments all finished!
Sadly I don’t have my Christmas tree yet, so I didn’t really have anywhere to hang these guys so you can get a good picture! I tried hanging them outside on one of my deciduous trees… The photos don’t really do them justice! The sun was too glarey off the snow on the ground :/
I think these would look great on a three-pronged ornament hanger like this:
And there you have it! A sweet trio of ‘Let it Snow’ ornaments to put on the tree or hang in a display! I really like how natural and rustic they are. I’ll definitely be sticking them on my tree once we actually get one! 🙂
Now check out all the FAB projects from my bloggy friends by clicking on each of the pictures below! Be sure to give them some love!
Do you like or dislike the snow? I love to look at it and walk in it, but hate driving in it!
These are just simply elegant! I love the evergreen inside.
Aww, thank you so much Peggy! I really like the little sprig of evergreen too – so natural and woodsy!
Super cute, Erica! I love the greenery inside the balls!! Something about Christmas phrases is so whimsical. 🙂
Thanks so much, Christina! Totally have fingers crossed for a white Christmas! 🙂
So pretty, Erica! I love how you added the greenery on the inside and love the gold! Great job!
Thanks, Tara! Gold’s my fave 😉
Oh my goodness how cute!! I love all the little gold accessories and LOVE the pictures outside, they’re beautiful!! I’ve also made the mistake of spray painting inside…oops 😉
Thanks, Bre! And yes, spray painting inside is definitely a mistake. One I won’t be repeating for the sake of my lungs haha 😉
Oooohhhh I love these!! I really like how the little twigs are laying naturally in the snow, too! But I totally get out frustrating it is when things just don’t work how you want! These look so cute hung on that tree!
Thanks so much Amanda! It’s funny when projects don’t go as you planned but it’s a relief when they still turn out alright anyway! 🙂
These are beautiful, Erica! They would be perfect on one of those ornament hangers! Or you could even stick them in a cloche or a beautiful bowl and have them as a centerpiece! I like that you spray painted the tops of them, too. Great detail!
Ooh, I like the idea of making them a centerpiece with a bowl! I’ll have to try that 🙂
SO pretty Erica! I love that your little trees turned into the more rustic and natural looking sprigs just lying around! Absolutely perfect!!!
Thanks, Kristi! I’m happy with how they turned out, too – I like the more natural look!
Ohhh, Erica these are adorable… and pretty! Love the trio of them! And yes, I love everything about snow except the driving part. Stresses me out to the max! This was such a fun challenge to do together again!
Thanks so much, Kendra! I really feel like I need to get a little ornament stand so these babies can really shine. And snow driving is the absolute worst. I refuse!
These are so pretty, Erica! I actually love how the little pine sprigs are just laying on their side!
Thanks, Amy! I think they turned out nice and rustic and natural. Different from my original intent, but I’m glad they turned out alright!
These are so pretty! I love that you sprayed the tops gold and made a set out of them. So cute!
Aw, thanks Katie!! 🙂
I really like how you added beautifully greenery on the inside and love the gold! good job!