DIY Christmas Ornament: simple, affordable and oh so cute!
If you're looking for a simple and fun Christmas ornament, I have the perfect one for you. These make great little gifts for teachers, friends, sisters, hair stylists or any other sassy lady in your life. The best part is, they are easy to make and can be made for under $3 a piece. Most of the supplies you'll already have on hand.
Here are the supplies I used to make mine.
- Any Christmas ball ornaments of your choosing. If you don't already have some extra on hand, The Dollar Tree is a great place to find some.
- Sharpie Markers (black to outline and the color of your lip choice. I chose to have red lips so I used a red Sharpie for mine.)
- Fake eyelashes (I picked these up a The Dollar Tree)
- pencil to draw the lips
- Nail Polish for the color of your lip choice.
- Eyelash glue or super glue (The Dollar Store eyelashes had glue included with them)
The first thing you will want to do is attach your eyelashes. If you're using smaller size ball ornaments like I am, it's better to cut one strip of lashes in half. Not only will they fit better on the ornament, you will be able to make 2 ornaments from one pack of lashes.
The eyelashes will already have some adhesion on them that helped to secure them in the package. I used the adhesive already on them to line them up and temporarily attach them. Once I positioned them how I wanted them, I drew the outline of my lips in pencil.
If you're not confident in your lip drawing skills, there are tons of tutorials online, just do a quick google search. These do not have to be perfect.
Next, I filled in the center of the lips with red nail polish. My color choice was Ruby Ruby by Sinful Colors. This was the color I happened to have in my nail polish collection. If you don't have red, this brand is about $2 at Walmart, Target and Walgreens.
I just filled in the center and left the corners of the mouth unfilled. I filled those in with the red Sharpie. Then I used the black marker to outline the lips. This is strictly optional.
*Excuse the glitter on my ornament. Ya'll know how glitter gets everywhere and on everything.
While I waited for the nail polish to dry, I went ahead and ran glue along the top of the eyelash bands to permanently secure them to the ornament.
And you're done!! Attach an ornament hook and it's ready to be hung on your tree or given as a gift.
I am giving mine as gifts to my kids' teachers. I picked these little gift tags up from the Dollar Spot in Target. They were $1.
Here are some additional ones my 12 year old daughter and I had fun making.
If you decide to make these cute little ornaments, I would love to see them. Please tag me in your posts. :-) I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas.