All Occasion Ornaments to Decorate with Decoupage
The ornament shown here is suitable for many occasions, but you could add miniature eggs or bunnies for Easter, little hearts or roses for Valentine’s Day, shamrocks for St. Patrick’s, mini pumpkins for Halloween, etc., to create a seasonal motif.
These two-part ornaments can be purchased in all sorts of shapes, including Christmas designs, little bunnies and teddy bears. See our Decoupaged Snowman for a festive Christmas sample. Be creative with these and you’ll have an ornament for every holiday!
What You Will Need:
- Plastic/Acrylic Ornaments (that separate into 2 parts)
- Off-White Acrylic paint
- String Beads or gold twine, etc. (for hanger)
- Miscellaneous embellishments
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Fibre, handmade or tissue paper
- Clear drying craft glue or decoupage medium
Craft Project Instructions:
Wash and dry the ornament (inside and outside). Apply acrylic paint to the two inside parts of the ornament. You will need 2-3 coats of paint to completely cover. Allow each coat of paint to dry before adding the next. Once your paint is dry, snap the ornament closed.
Glue paper to the entire outside area of the ornament. You can apply one piece of paper to fit the entire ornament or apply bits of paper; both methods have a nice affect. For my ornaments, I applied one piece of fibre paper to each side of the ornament and then, used scraps of paper to cover open areas.
Once you have covered the entire ornament with paper, apply an even coat of clear drying craft glue or decoupage medium to the entire ornament. Allow the glue to dry completely.
Now you need to add a hanger. You can use anything you like for this. Feed your hanger strand through the hole in the top of ornament (if it is clogged with glue just push something sharp through the hole to clear it of glue), tie in a knot and place a dot of hot glue at the top of the ornament and push your knot into the glue. It will be hidden with further embellishments.
Using a piece of ribbon, begin at the top center of your ornament and glue a ribbon piece along the side seam of your ornament, along the bottom and back up the opposite side, finishing at the top where you originally started. Cut the excess ribbon. Hot glue a tassel of your choice, to the bottom center of the ornament.
Now you need to add the extras. Begin by gluing a ribbon looped several times to the top center of the ornament and then glue any additional embellishments.
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