Handmade Christmas Ornament Blog Hop

Hello sweet friends!

I am thrilled to be a part of today’s DIY Christmas Ornament Blog Hop, hosted by my amazing friends, Vicki and Jenn, of 2 Bees In A Pod.  I met this mother-daughter blogger team at Haven in Atlanta last summer, and I quickly developed a girl crush x 2.  They are so fun, and crazy talented.

I love handmade ornaments; and I love switching up my Christmas decor each year, so handmade and DIY are good ways to do that without breaking my budget.

Since my Christmas Decor Plan includes a heavy dose of plaid, my plan was to incorporate this classic pattern in to my tree decorations by restyling some ornaments I already have.

I started with these; a couple of glazed clay stars that don’t really match our current colors, and an old frame small enough to become an ornament.

Handmade Christmas Ornaments before

If you’re wondering why I didn’t mention that glass ball, it’s because the dogs broke it before I had a chance to do anything with it.  Sigh.

I brought these supplies up from the basement:  DecoArt Decoupage Glue for Fabric, Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Paint in Linen (my favorite craft paint), the fun plaid I ordered from Fabric.com,  and my “tools”:  Martha’s artist brushes, and a good old sponge brush.

I used the decoupage glue to cover the clay stars with the plaid fabric.  I can’t show them to you yet cuz I don’t have a photo of them by themselves.

Next I framed a piece of plaid and painted Joy on the glass.

Although I like the stars (sorry to keep teasing you, just hold on for a minute :)), I was getting kind of discouraged at this point.  I had big plans for the now shattered glass ball, and I’m not real happy with the framed plaid.  I think it has something to do with my painting skills

So…I went to my happy place (Home Depot, of course) to try and cheer myself up.   And as usual, inspiration struck.  I bought 3 white ceramic tiles, (22 cents each!)  spray painted them flat black, then added some chalky type paint on top.  After a quick sanding, I had this.

Out came my Silhouette machine, and I cut out the words Peace, Joy, and Love in the same font as my Reinvented logo above.

I am really happy with how these turned out, thank goodness!  I was afraid I had a craft fail on my glue covered hands.

And there’s the star, finally!  I hot glued bakers’ twine on for hangers.

Ceramic Tile Christmas Ornaments from Reinvented

Thank you so much for visiting my entry in the DIY Handmade Christmas Ornament Blog Hop!   Now go check out all of the other amazing projects!

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