Updated: Dec 18, 2018
Last year, I picked up a pack of four ceramic Christmas ornaments from Dollarama and used one of them to make a Secret Santa gift for a co-worker of mine. The design I created was well received, and I had a lot of fun working with a blank canvas. So, when I came across the remaining ornaments the other day, I couldn't resist doing it all over again.
However, instead of designing something festive for someone else, I decided to create a couple of ornaments for our tree — not that it needed any more, but I couldn't help myself, lol. After a quick browsing session on Pinterest, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
To see how I managed to transform a set of dollar store ornaments into the cutest Christmas pudding decorations imaginable, keep reading!
Acrylic paint - brown, white, and green
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Literally everything I used for this project came from a dollar store, which means it cost very little to pull off. Who doesn't love that? Any DIY that's inexpensive and looks fabulous is a winner in my books!
The first thing I did to my ornaments was cover the bottom half of them with a couple coats of brown acrylic paint.
I then used white paint on the top half and created small waves around the middle, giving it the look of freshly poured sauce.
Before the paint dried, I sprinkled a small amount of white glitter all over it. This step is totally optional, so if you hate working with glitter, feel free to skip it!
I had two different ideas when it came to how to create the leaves for the holly accent on my ornaments. The first involved traditional, hand-painted leaves. And the second utilized a few clusters of greenery from a sheet of faux boxwood.
For the first version, all I needed was a paint brush and some green paint. The second idea required a hot glue gun.
As soon as both sets of leaves were dry, I used a bit more hot glue to add three tiny, red pom-poms to each ornament for the berry clusters.
The final thing to do was to add a piece of twine to each ornament for hanging.
If you end up making some Christmas pudding ornaments of your own, feel free to use ribbon, thread, fishing line, or anything else you can get your hands on for this step!
Aren't they adorable? I think they look good enough to eat! And, honestly, I can't decide which version I like more, so I'm happy I made both. Not bad for a dollar store DIY, eh?
These Christmas pudding ornaments would make the cutest gifts for a stocking or a Secret Santa exchange, and the best part about them is that they don't cost an arm and a leg to make. Seriously, who wouldn't want one of these hanging on their tree?
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