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It’s almost that time again! Michelle created a mixed media Christmas ornament that is super easy and would be a spectacular gift for anyone on your list this year! So easy to personalize, this is a great gift for teachers, newlyweds, friends, or you make a bunch for your own tree, just like I did!
Mixed Media Ornament
I absolutely love Christmas, especially all the crafts and fun projects like this Mixed Media Christmas Ornament! This craft is super easy and makes such a lovely gift for anyone on your list! These ornaments can be personalized in so many ways and no two are quite the same! Let’s get started, you’ll need an old book, some modge podge, some plain white copy paper, red ink, and a contrasting color ink(I chose turquoise because, well, it’s kinda my thing: red + turquoise= happiness). As options, you can grab some chipboard letters and hemp, jute, ribbon, or raffia.
Let’s get started, you’ll need a clear plastic or glass ornament, an old book, some modge podge, some plain white copy paper, red ink, and a contrasting color ink(I chose turquoise because, well, it’s kinda my thing: red + turquoise= happiness). As options, you can grab some chipboard letters and hemp, jute, ribbon, or raffia. All these items are available at any craft store and if you don’t have book at home that you’re comfortable tearing the pages out of, they’re available for under a dollar at any thrift store.
Begin tearing the pages into random pieces and use Modge Podge to apply them all over the ornament. There really is no way to mess this up. While the book pages are drying, rip a heart shape from the white paper. We’re not looking for perfection here so please don’t overthink this, just rip away! After you have the heart shape, use liquid ink or a marker or watercolor paint to make the heart any color you’d like. I went with the red ink because it was the most vibrant option but many other mediums would work as well. After your heart is dried and colored, use the Modge Podge to attach it to the ornament.
Using your old book, search & cut words that you like. Words all about a theme, like Christmas, words describing the recipient, words of encouragement or even names and a wedding date could be fun for couples celebrating their 1st Christmas or an engagement! Use the Modge Podge to place the words on the heart, let everything dry completely then take an ink pad and randomly scrape the edges over various spots to add contrast. If you want to use chipboard letters to spell out a word, use paints, ink, markers, etc. and color the letters. I used Ranger Multi Medium Adhesive to attach the letters because it holds so well versus Modge Podge with heavier items, like the letters.
After everything is dry & set, you can add raffia, hemp, ribbon, or jute around the neck of the ornament and through the eye hook to hang the ornament on the tree.
Need more fun ideas for the holidays? Be sure to check out our 5 Simple Snowmen crafts or our Frozen inspired Christmas Crafts!
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