Creating Christmas ornaments is so much fun. I don’t have a themed tree for that very reason. It is so enjoyable to add to the collection each year. This year I made an air dry clay ornament, a clay saucer ornament, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus from soda cans. How to decorate an ornament with decoupage is the last one I will do this year.
My generous friend, Karen who cleaned out her craft room and gave it all to me included a boxful of the clear glass ornaments. It is time to do something with at least one of them. And a long time another wonderful friend, Sandra gave me broken crayons. Time to do something with them also.
I was literally flying by the seat of my pants on this one. The first thing I decided on is to use the napkin I used on the wooden bowl. That made the color decision for the crayon easy, a rich blue.
Take the top of the ornament off and put the crayon in the ornament. Take the wrapper off if needed. The next thing I did was use the blow dryer to melt the crayon changing the heat setting from high to low. As the crayon melted I swirled it around in the glass ball.
After the crayon melts it is time to decoupage. Take the napkin apart so you are using the decorative paper. I tore it into small pieces. And it is only on the upper part of the ornament. Brush the Mod Podge on the ball. Place the napkin on the ornament. Repeat until it surrounds the ornament. Apply more Mod Podge on the top of the napkin.
This is the fun part. At least I think so. Sprinkle crystal glitter over the part of the ornament that has the napkin.
After the ornament is completely dry put the top back on and hang it on the tree. I love how it shimmers and shines with the lights. How to decorate an ornament with decoupage is a quick way to change a plain clear glass ornament. Will you be giving it a try?