Do you want to change the look of your
Christmas tree, but are short on cash? Here are a few
do-it-yourself ideas you can use to transform your old
ornaments into something new. Better yet, update the
look of your old ornaments and add a few new designer
ornaments each year, as your budget allows. You’ll have
a tree you are pleased with without breaking the bank.
Old glass ball ornaments are easy to transform. Here
are a few options:
~ Spray paint them using pearlescent
~ Coat them with craft glue and dip them in tiny beads,
glitter, or potpourri.
~ Add swirls, stars, or other designs with dimensional
~ Stencil new designs on them.
~ Wrap them with lengths of ribbon, cording, or raffia.
Secure with glue. Another option would be to attach
a bow of ribbon, cording, or raffia by the hook at the
top or at the base.
~ De-shine them by spraying with frost spray paint or
dipping them in an etching bath.
~ For clear glass balls, add a few teaspoons paint in
coordinating colors to the inside of the ball. Rotate
slowly to swirl and mix the colors. Turn upside down
on newspaper to drain and dry.
If you want to depart from the traditional completely,
toss the old glass balls and start from scratch. Look
around the house for something unique to make a themed
tree. This is a marvelous way to display any collections
you have: dolls or doll clothes, dollhouse furniture,
teddy bears or other stuffed animals, seashells, cards,
seed pods, cooking utensils, collector spoons, cookie
cutters, tools, artificial plants…use your creativity!
About the Author:
Emma Snow is a creator at for Ornament Shop http://www.ornament-shop.net
and Craft Kits http://www.craft-kits.net
leading portals for crafts and ornaments.