DIY CD Ornament Creative and Unique Ideas
Christmas is the right time to recycle the waste CDs or DVDs lying around the house. With some creativity, you can transform the unplayable CDs or DVDs into ornaments that can be used to decorate your Christmas tree.
- Cut the CDs into small pieces. They are a nice alternative to the mosaic tiles with some shine.
- Arrange for a glass ornament
Cut the CDs into small shapes and sizes. Glue a small dot on the ornament and press a piece of mosaic on the top of the ornament with the shiny side up, Keep cleaning the extra glue as you go as it will make your job much easier. Cover the whole ornament with the CDs. Place the ornament on top of a glass, so that gluing becomes easier. Place some ribbon inside the ornament and since you can see through the glass, this will cover the glue dots on the inside and even the back side of the CDs. Use a bright colored ribbon to add some color to the ornament. Tie a twine on top and hang them to the tree.
Unique DIY Christmas Paint Ornaments Craft Ideas
These clear glass paint crafts are gorgeous handmade ornaments. They are perfect for decorating your living room, giving as gifts or can be used as a part of decoration during the Christmas season. They are made with inexpensive clear glass ornaments, but look absolutely pretty.
To make this clear glass ornaments, you will require clear glass ornaments, thin ribbon, paint brushes, assorted craft paints, gold leaf+ adhesives.
The first step in making these ornaments is to coat inside with paint. You can choose any combination of colors, but since we are making this for Christmas, it would be better to stick with Christmas colors. Squirt some amount of paint into the ornament and then close the open end with your fingers and shake vigorously to coat the insides. Add extra paint if necessary.
The next step is to arrange the gold leaf. Check the instructions that are given on the brand of gold leaf, and then use a clean paintbrush to apply a thin coat of sizing to the exterior of the ornament. You can decide where and how much gold leaf is required on the ornament. Once done, allow it to dry for about 30 minutes. Carefully place a sheet of gold leaf on the ornament and wrap it around the ball and then burnishing with a second clean paintbrush to remove any excess. Apply a coat of sealer according to the manufacturer’s instruction. Allow the ornament to dry minus the top of the ornament to allow the paint and adhesive to dry.
The tops of the ornaments can come in gold or silver spray paint.
The final step is to cut a ribbon length wise and string it through the ornament to make a hook for hanging. You can even go for the ornament hooks if you don’t prefer the ribbons. Then tie them to a Christmas tree or as a wall hanging.
DIY Melted Crayon Christmas Ornament
This ornament is a fun way to decorate your Christmas tree and your kids are sure to love them. Arrange some clear glass ornaments and melt some bits of crayon inside them using a hair dryer. Even though it is wrong to melt crayons, but the final product that arises from all this exercise is worth it.
You just need clear glass ornaments, crayons and hair dryer. Take the top of the ornament and drop in bits and pieces of crayons, making sure you don’t drop too many. Put the top back and hold on the top. Apply heat to the crayons until they melt.
Spin the ornament for the crayon to spread evenly around the ornament. Be careful it can get hot. Draw a twine or hook from the top and hang.