Welcome to Day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas! Yesterday I was so excited to finally introduce the series again and even more excited to include a fun little giveaway to start things off! In case you missed that, you can check it out here.
I have lots of crafty ideas to share with you over the next 12 days. Today, I thought I’d kick off the series with a cute and super simple DIY ornament. Last year Land of Nod was selling these amazing scalloped ornaments. I was obsessed, but never got around to buying any. (Guess, I thought $30+was kind of crazy for six ornaments.)
Anyway, this year I was shopping at Lowe’s and stumbled upon these plain off-white ornaments.They immediately reminded me of the ones I loved so much but they didn’t have the fun pattern. As a member of the Lowe’s Creative Blogging Team, this made me think they’d be the perfect project for December.
So, I picked up two packs of eight. Each pack was under $5. I grabbed some colorful paint pens (available at any craft store) I had on hand and went to work.
Although the scallops took a little practice, in no time I had some adorable handmade ornaments. As you know, one of my trees is already complete, but I have some special plans for these ornaments.
I even played around with a few other patterns. I really like something as simple as tiny circles.
This would be a fun project to do with kids as well. On Instagram I’ve noticed that some families set up a small tree and allow the kids to decorate it with ornaments they’ve made over the years. How fun is that? With plain ornaments and a few paints, you can have fun creating whatever designs you like.
For more inspired ideas visit my fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers:
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And don’t forget, for even more ideas, visit Lowes Creative Ideas. You can also sign up to receive their free Creative Ideas Magazine, which is loaded with inspiration! There’s also a magazine app so you can have inspiration on the go! And, don’t forget to follow Lowe’s on Pinterest or on Instagram!
And that’s it, folks! What do you think? Do you DIY your ornaments?
This post was created as part of my collaboration with the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Network (along with some other fantastic bloggers). As always, all of the opinions, thoughts, and ideas in this post are my own.