Red and White DIY Christmas Ornament

I was so lucky {and super excited} to join in a bloggers' ornament exchange! I made this Red and White DIY Christmas Ornament for my exchange partner! | The House Down the Lane

You, guys! I was so lucky {and super excited} to join in a bloggers’ ornament exchange!

We had over 80 bloggers sign up. Amazing, huh?!

I was so lucky {and super excited} to join in a bloggers' ornament exchange! I made this Red and White DIY Christmas Ornament for my exchange partner! | The House Down the Lane

The exchange deets went like this: spend no more than $10, purchase or create an ornament for your ornament exchange partner.

The ornaments have been revealed each day over the past two weeks, and it’s been so fun to see the new creations!

My Exchange Buddy

I was so lucky to be partnered up with one of my co-hosts of the Merry Monday Link Party, Erlene of My Pinterventures!

Erlene shared a few details about her color and decorating theme for this Christmas. She said she was going with lots of red & white.

Well, I had {hopefully} the perfect DIY ornament to make for her: a Red and White DIY Christmas Ornament!

The How-To of the Red and White DIY Christmas Ornament

Supplies

The How-To

I started out by washing out the ornament with hot water, then letting it dry overnight. Make sure that the inside is dry before you start painting!

Once the inside is dry, pour some paint in. I started with about a pea size drop but ended up adding a little more.

I was so lucky {and super excited} to join in a bloggers' ornament exchange! I made this Red and White DIY Christmas Ornament for my exchange partner! | The House Down the Lane

Apologies about these pictures…clearly, I need more practice photographing glass!

Move the ornament this way and that to help the paint coat the entire inside.

I was so lucky {and super excited} to join in a bloggers' ornament exchange! I made this Red and White DIY Christmas Ornament for my exchange partner! | The House Down the Lane

Once it has covered most of the inside, turn it upside down on the paper cup or the Mason jar, and let it sit.

I was so lucky {and super excited} to join in a bloggers' ornament exchange! I made this Red and White DIY Christmas Ornament for my exchange partner! | The House Down the Lane

The amount of paint you use will determine the drying time. My ornament took two days to fully dry. It could have used a second coat, but I couldn’t risk it taking too long to dry and not getting it in the mail on time!

Wipe the outside of your ornament down with a glass cleaner. This will help the flowers adhere properly.

Clean Glass Final

Use your paper punch to make a bunch of white flowers…

Punches wm

Then start gluing them randomly on your ornament.

Adding Flowers wm

Let the adhesive on the flowers dry thoroughly! If you start adding the rhinestones too early, all of the flowers will slide down the side of the ornament.

*Ahem*

No, of course, I’m not speaking from experience! #IWish #PatienceIsNotOneOfMyVirtues

Once the flowers are dry, start adding rhinestones to the middles of the flowers. I find that a pair of tweezers makes attaching the rhinestones easier.

Adding Rhinestones Final

Create a hanger out of the white ribbon, then tie a bow and use the glue dots to attach it to the top of the ornament.

Erlene’s Completed Ornament

And here’s how Erlene’s completed ornament looks hanging on my tree!

I was so lucky {and super excited} to join in a bloggers' ornament exchange! I made this Red and White DIY Christmas Ornament for my exchange partner! | The House Down the Lane

I love how this turned out. I hope she likes it, too!

I was so lucky {and super excited} to join in a bloggers' ornament exchange! I made this Red and White DIY Christmas Ornament for my exchange partner! | The House Down the Lane

I especially love how the rhinestones pick up the lights from the tree. It adds such a lovely sparkle!

I was so lucky {and super excited} to join in a bloggers' ornament exchange! I made this Red and White DIY Christmas Ornament for my exchange partner! | The House Down the Lane

I was so lucky {and super excited} to join in a bloggers' ornament exchange! I made this Red and White DIY Christmas Ornament for my exchange partner! | The House Down the Lane

More Ornaments from Today’s Posts

But wait! There’s more!

Make sure to check out all of the other lovely ornaments being shared today. Click on over to these blogs, and share some comment love!

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DIY Computer Parts Ornament from Inside the Fox Den

Coastal Beach Ornament from My Pinterventures

Clay Snowflake Ornaments from The Chilly Dog

Cartoon to Classic DIY Ornament from Simple Pretty Life

Get In On The Fun

You can get in on the fun, too! Starting on November 14th, we’ll be sharing an ornament link party. It will showcase all of the ornaments from the exchange, and YOU can share your DIY ornaments. Mark your calendars, and I’ll see you there!

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Thanks for joining me today! Hope to see you again on November 14th for the link party!

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  1. These are beautiful, love it!!
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  2. This is such a pretty addition to a red & white themed tree! I love that you included advice about wait times — patience is not one of my virtues either! Now, when I try my hand at making one of these, I’ll know how much time I’ll need to allow for so everything can dry properly! Love this ornament exchange & am so glad I participated too!

  3. Very nice! I had Erlene too and I did mine totally gold!! Now she will have one with each color scheme!
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  4. I love the extra dimension that the flowers and rhinestones add to your ornament. It really makes it pop!
    Ellen recently posted…Tutorial: Clay Snowflake OrnamentsMy Profile

  5. Such a pretty project! I’d buy an ornament like that. Love the pretty little flowers you added!
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  6. This is so adorable!!
    April R @Uncookie Cutter recently posted…Industrial Branch Christmas TreeMy Profile

  7. so feminine I might have to give this a try. I bet already colored glass ornaments would work too and I have a ton of them that we don’t really use on the tree due to so many special ones

  8. Love this gorgeous ornament, if I’m thinking correctly this would also be a great ornament for a Swedish family (we’ve got lots of those in my part of the woods!). The little flowers and rhinestones just look so perfect, I’m sure Miss E will love it! Congrats on a job well done!
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  9. Tiffany, I love your ornament! It looks incredible! I’m sure Erlene will adore it!
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  10. The ornament is gorgeous and looks wonderful on our tree. Thank you so much for the beautiful ornament and being such a great exchange partner.

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