As someone who has collected a good amount of fabric over the years from sewing projects, I’m always looking for creative ways to use my leftover material. These DIY decoupage Christmas ornaments are one great option for upcycling those fabric scraps. Or use a pretty holiday napkin for one-of-a-kind homemade ornaments.
Making Decoupage Christmas Ornaments
Decoupage is one of those crafts that once you start you won’t be able to stop.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to materials and surfaces that can be used. From using scrapbook paper to decoupage picture frames, paper napkins to decoupage wood slices or plastic water bottles, or even tissue paper, there are so many great ways to repurpose supplies you already have around the house.
These handmade ornaments are so much fun to make and will beautiful on your Christmas tree year-after-year. Or make a set of these festive Christmas ornaments to give as gifts to coworkers and neighbors.
This easy Christmas craft idea is also a fun way to spend an afternoon crafting with friends for the holiday season.
More Scrap Fabric Crafts:
Not wanting to throw away my leftover fabric, I hold onto it until I can find a way to reuse it. This scrap fabric heart garland and heart wreath as well as this scrap fabric monogram wreath were made from those leftovers, as well as these scrap fabric pumpkins and lavender sachet.
Materials Needed to Make a DIY Decoupage Christmas Ornament:
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- Round glass or plastic ornament
- 1” fabric squares (or use a pretty holiday paper napkin)
- Mod Podge or Decoupage Medium
- Foam brush
- Hot glue gun with clear glue sticks
- Decorative embellishment if desired
How to Make these DIY Ornaments:
Apply a thin layer of glue in small sections on the ornament. Attach the fabric squares or your small pieces of paper.
Repeat process until the ornament is covered. Allow the decoupage glue to dry completely.
Apply a second thin layer of Mod Podge and allow to dry overnight.
If desired, apply a decorative embellishment with the hot glue gun. You can also use a small piece of ribbon at the top of the ornament to create a little bow.
That’s it! With a few supplies you have beautiful and unique DIY Christmas ornaments.
You can use this same decoupage technique to make a pretty vintage mason jar lid ornament.
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