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Christmas ornaments are one of my favorite things to make in a small space, like an apartment. They are perfect not only for decorating, but they also work well for hostess gifts and/or gift tags. This month for my Apartments.com challenge, I decided to make some easy Christmas ornaments using basic scrapbooking supplies (paper and embellishments) as well as Mod Podge. Once you get the ornament shapes, you probably have a ton of stuff you can use to embellish already in your stash. Then you can decorate your mini tree that you have on your coffee table with ease! Here’s how I made these French General DIY Christmas ornaments.
Gather These Supplies
- Martha Stewart clear acrylic ornament shapes
- Scrapbook paper and embellishments – I used French General from EKSuccess
- Martha Stewart Adhesive Stencils, Holiday Greetings
- Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint – Gold
- Mod Podge Satin
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- Small Spouncer
Paint a medium layer of Mod Podge on the back of your ornament shape. Place the paper on top of the Mod Podge (with the side of the paper you want to use facing the Mod Podge). Smooth with your fingers and let dry.
On any ornaments use like, use adhesive stencils, paint and spouncers to create a message. It’s very easy – simply smooth the stencil down, load your spouncer with a small amount of paint and fill in the message. Peel away immediately and let dry.
Making Christmas ornaments is one of my favorite things to do – especially in a small space where you don’t have much room, like an apartment. I’ll be doing many more crafts suitable for small spaces coming up. Until then, visit the Renter Resources page on their site. You can get information on apartment friendly DIY projects, decorating, entertaining, living on a budget, food & recipes and much more. Happy Holidays!