The holiday season is officially here! I for one am beyond excited! Maybe it’s because Madison is a little older and can enjoy more of the holiday themed activities this year. But I want to embrace this holiday season and soak up watching my little girls face light up when she sees Christmas decorations, baking fun holiday themed desserts together and we will hopefully enjoy Santa this year – instead of running out of the store screaming….again.
I always thought the excitement of Christmas would fade as I got older and for a while it did to a degree. But after I became a mother the excitement came back SO much stronger. So strong, that Matt and I were too excited to sleep last Christmas Eve. We just wanted to see how excited our baby girl was going to be when she opened her presents!
Even though Christmas day is beyond exciting, I love preparing for the season. Since getting married and becoming a family of five (including my two dogs, because duh they count), I love finding personalized Christmas ornaments. But these can get expensive pretty quickly. And if you’re like me you have a Christmas theme you like to coordinate your colors too. So I figured, why not make my own?
These seven DIY personalized ornaments can be made with simple items that you can buy at your local craft store or even Wal-Mart. You’ll even save lots of money that you can put towards gifts! #MomWin
Polkadot Initial Ornament
What you need : Clear glass ornament, polkadot stickers and letter stickers
Since I’m from the south, I love anything with a monogram. These are super easy to make and you can find the items needed to make this ANYWHERE. I found these Christmas color themed polkadot stickers and the Gold letters at Hobby Lobby.
Instructions : Position and place letter in the center of the ornaments. Place polkadots around remaining space on ornament to your liking.
Sequined Polkadot Personalized Ornament
What you Need: Sequins, Polkadot stickers, Letter stickers, glass ornament
You can basically use glitter for a replacement for the sequins, but I liked the look of the sequins better. Glitter is the worst to clean up and gets everywhere so sequins are much easier to craft with IMO.
Instructions: Add desired amount of sequins inside of ornament. Position and place letter in the center of the ornaments. Place polkadots around remaining space on ornament to your liking.
What you Need: Large Letters, sequins, glass ornament
Instructions: Just fill up your ornament with your sequins & place monogram on the outside.
Ribboned Personalized Ornament
What you need: Ribbon, letter stickers and glass ornament
I used a coordinating ribbon with the gold letters and I loved how it turned out! This ribbon was from my daughters first birthday party outfit, so it has sentimental value. But any ribbon of your choice will work!
Instructions: Fold ribbon in half and slide inside of ornament, turning ornament in a circular motion so that the ribbon will fall to the sides of the ornament. Fill ornament completely. Then place stickers on outside of ornament in the center, place close together. I used Madison’s name for this one and I loved the outcome!
Ribbon and Bow Ornament
What you need: 2 types of ribbon (one thick, one thin), glass ornament
Instructions: Fold thicker ribbon in half and slide inside of ornament, turning ornament in a circular motion so that the ribbon will fall to the sides of the ornament. Tie smaller around the topper of the ornament in a bow,
Personalized Ribbon Ornament
What you need: Ribbon, Thin letter stickers, glass ornament
Instructions: Fold ribbon in half and slide inside ornament, turning ornament in a circular motion so that the ribbon will fall to the sides of the ornament. Do this until ornament is full. Place thin lettering stickers on the outside of the ornament. Since I used more lettering for this ornament, I picked out a thinner lettering and love the outcome!
What you Need: Sequins, small letter stickers, large letter stickers, glass ornament
Instructions: Place desired amount of sequins inside glass ornament. Place monogram on outside of ornament, using the large sticker for the last name (middle of monogram) and the small stickers for the other initials. Make sure all stickers are in the same font/style.