If you’d like some inexpensive and easy DIY Christmas Ornaments, check out these Eco-Friendly ornaments. Most of the materials are foraged. However, you’ll love the sparkle and shine of the DIY Ornaments glitter.
In addition, the ornaments are sustainable and budget-friendly. Although they are cheap to make, you would never know because they look so festive on the Christmas Tree.
You can also get the kids together to create many different styles. Just be cautious about the hot glue. These finger protectors are such a good idea for everyone involved.
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Today I’m joining my friend Cindy at County Road 407 for her monthly Pinterest Challenge. This month’s challenge is for Christmas Ornaments and there are so many creative ideas. All links are at the end of this post.
If you are joining me from Cindy at DIY Beautify, I know you loved her cute mitten garland.
DIY Ornament – Twig Christmas Tree Ornament
First, I decided to make a Christmas Tree DIY Ornament using foraged, eco-friendly twigs from my yard.
Begin by cutting the twigs with pruning shears of varying lengths. You can make the trees any size that you desire.
Gather two of the longest sticks of the same length to make the tree trunk. Attach them side by side with hot glue.
Next, add the tree branches by starting at the tree base and attaching twigs to the tree trunk with hot glue.
Continue up the tree trunk allowing the branches to become shorter as you move up.
Once you have the tree complete, paint the entire tree with white chalk paint.
If you prefer a more rustic ornament, you can skip the paint.
DIY Ornaments Glitter
If you like a little sparkle and shine, you can add glitter to your ornaments.
To add glitter, paint the surface with Elmers Glue.
Lay the ornament, with the glue side up, on a protective surface and sprinkle glitter over the decoration.
Finally, to finish your DIY Ornament, add a hanger and star to the top of the tree.
Run the metal wire through the hole in the star and use hot glue to attach the star to the top of the twig ornament.
Eco-Friendly Ornaments – Forage Twig Star
There are many different shapes you can make using foraged twigs. However, I decided to make eco-friendly star ornaments to go with the Christmas Tree Ornaments.
For this project, cut five twigs the exact same length.
Use hot glue to attach all the pieces until you have a star shape.
You can follow the exact instructions as the Christmas tree and paint the star with chalk paint if desired.
Add Elmer’s Glue over the top of the star and sprinkle with glitter to cover.
Allow your ornaments to dry, and attach a wire to the star as a hanger.
Dried Orange Eco-friendly DIY Ornaments
Lastly, dry oranges for eco-friendly DIY ornaments. I am using dried oranges throughout the house this holiday season.
Don’t miss How To Dry Fruit for Christmas Decorating for tips to help with these ornaments.
To make the dried orange ornament, use rustic wire and thread it through the metal star. The wire will easily push through the orange. Twist to form a hanger, and ta-da, you have a simple but lovely Christmas ornament.
I made some orange ornaments plain, without the star. Both are a great way to create sustainable and budget-friendly Christmas Ornaments.
The combination of rustic and glitter adds to the woodland charm of this years tree.
The DIY ornaments glitter makes them really shine on the tree.
Materials for DIY Ornaments
- Rustic Metal Stars
- Lightweight Rustic Metal wire
- Hot glue gun
- Elmer’s Glue
- White Chalk Paint
- Gold Glitter
- Silicone Finger Protections
See more about this year’s neutral tree in tomorrow’s post.
Pinterest Challenge Links
I hope you enjoyed these easy DIY ornaments, and up next is Marty at A Stroll Thru Life with her thrifty DIY Ornaments.
Pin It To Remember It
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