DIY Christmas Ornament

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Well! The holidays are just around the corner and the older the kids get the more fun we have this time of year. There’s nothing like watching Christmas movies, trimming the entire house inside and out and buying Christmas gifts for loved ones.

I love decorating and every year I try to diversify my decor by introducing new types of ornaments – this year I am loving the finial ornaments I am seeing all over the stores. I even used some for my Halloween Masquerade Tree this year.

Just look at some of them I found online. Gorgeous!

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As I was cleaning out some drawers and putting away fall decorations to make way for my Christmas decor, I came across a forgotten bag of plastic Easter eggs. I usually re-use them every year, but this time I thought I would recycle them and do something totally different and unexpected. So I decided to create my very own finial DIY Christmas ornament.

Here is what you need:

  1. Glue Gun

  2. Spray Paint – I used this gold one. It’s my favorite. I even used it for this project.

  3. Plastic Easter Egg Shells

  4. Ribbon

  5. Gemstones

  6. Wooden Finial Caps (like the ones below)

  7. Small Metal Hooks (like the ones from this picture frame hanging kit that we had leftover from another project).

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The process is pretty simple.

Just gather your easter eggs and finials… These were the ones I used.

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I actually sawed off the top skinny pieces so that they looked like this…

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Then decide which ends you want to place the finials for the look you want. Make sure to put the hooks on the top finial pieces first – this way when you paint them they will be all the same color.

Now, you definitely don’t have to do it this way. You can always leave them without painting. I did my second set that way. Whichever way you want it to look, just be sure to add the hooks to the finials before you glue them onto the eggs (the hooks require a little but of twisting and pressure and you don’t want the plastics eggs to crack).

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Then proceed to glue your pieces on.

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I was generous with the glue since I wanted it to look like it was part of the ornament. This is what all 3 looked liked. I actually liked them that way. They look kinda cute!

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But I really had my heart set on some gold ones (ignore the acorn looking eggs… it was for a project that didn’t turn out the way I had hoped).


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Then once they were painted I embellished them with ribbon and gemstones that I had.

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This is what the first set looked like once finished. 

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Then I decided to paint the finials a different color to give the other set some contrast and add even more ribbon.

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I placed the ribbon strategically to cover the seems and the 2 ends that came together on the horizontal ribbon.

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And the final look is below.

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These were definitely a lot of fun to create. They compliment each other really well. And the best part is you can style these so many different ways. You can use more colorful ribbon or leave the dowels as is for a more rustic look. The sky is the limit folks!

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I wanted to give you something totally different from other DIY Christmas ornament tutorials you may have seen and I hope I inspired you to create something new with your leftover Easter eggs.

Which one is your favorite?

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  1. Yami, I LOVE how these turned out!! What a genius idea. I’m always a fan of repurpossing things I already have, too. Now I want to find my plastic eggs and make some.

  2. I don’t have any holiday ornaments – this looks like a fun activity to do with a few pals – I’d love to try it, they come out so pretty and special!

    1. LOL! That was the sweetest comment! Thanks Marie. 😀 I really tried on this one… my mom was even skeptical. Totally blew her away though with the end result. YES!!!!

  3. These are so cute! I think what could be a good idea though, is make it where you can still open the eggs and put little gifts in there for the kids!

  4. Um. I never would have guess plastic eggs could end up so pretty or so Christmas themed. Every one of you awesome bloggers have such fantastic projects, I can’t decide which one I want to try first!

  5. Seriously this idea is so neat! The wooden caps & eggs just come together beautifully. You have done such a lovely job~ be proud!

  6. Yami, I’m just dropping by from the “Wrapping up the Holidays” link party to let you know that you are one of my features. Congratulations and Happy Holidays!

    1. Thanks so much Mary! I appreciate being featured more than you know! I am so happy to have met you and so many other bloggers during this past holiday season! I cannot wait to see what this year brings.

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