When I was a teen, I had this crazy idea one day that I was going to make over our Christmas tree. I was bored of the traditional looking trees and wanted something completely different. I decided to do a pink and gold theme and even spray painted old ornaments we had gold so I would only have to buy new pink ones.
While I was doing this, I suddenly got the idea that I wanted to have pink flowers as part of our Christmas tree. Flowers are really trendy now and I’ve been doing “Christmas garden” type trees for years now, but back when I was a teen, it was pretty uncommon. I didn’t care, I wanted flowers in my tree.
So I went to Michaels and purchased some clear glass ornaments and other items like faux, shimmering snow and fun glittery picks. Then, I used existing faux flowers that we had at the house and I carefully shoved the flowers into the ornaments and added faux snow and they were beautiful and made the tree look elegant and pretty.
I continued to make these style ornaments for a couple of years and then I just found myself not having the time and just bought ornaments.
I had a craving to make some again this year so H and I headed to Michaels and he patiently perused the store with me as I selected what would go in the ornaments this year. I like to do a mix of textures and stay in the same color family.
Some of the items I love to use:
- Faux shimmering snow
- Faux flowers (keep in mind that the flower has to fit into the ornament so try to choose a smaller style)
- Glittery picks (feathers, trees, snowflakes)
- Glittery stars (basically anything glittery that can be cut)
- Feathers (I used white)
- Ribbon (printed)
- Glitter tape
- Wire cutters
- A hard surface to work on
- A funnel (to put the shimmering snow into the ornament)
- A tarp or garbage bag if you have one (to catch the glitter…which is now all over my house, I wish I had done this)
- A vacuum cleaner (for all of the glitter that will inevitably be left behind)