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Three Easy DIY Ornament Gift Tags

$5-10
5-10 Minutes
Easy

When given the challenge (along with 13 other bloggers) to create something using clear glass ornaments, I was stumped at first. I knew that I wanted the project to be quick, easy, and functional, but somehow creativity was escaping me. Then, as I was wrapping (*coughcough*) the whopping three gifts I'd purchased thus far it came to me... Gift tags!!
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I played around with different mediums for some variety. First, I swirled around some blue and white craft paint inside the ornament for a mottled effect...
three easy diy ornament gift tags, christmas decorations, crafts, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
And while that was drying, I stuffed a second ornament with white feathers. Next, I grabbed a gold metallic paint pen and freehanded the initials of my gift recipients onto my ornaments. I tied on some wooden snowflakes for a bit of rustic appeal....
three easy diy ornament gift tags, christmas decorations, crafts, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
And here's my first little feathered friend in action....
three easy diy ornament gift tags, christmas decorations, crafts, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
For my blue paint ornament, I simply secured it onto an inexpensive grocery store candle with some feather boa cording for a sassy teacher's gift....
three easy diy ornament gift tags, christmas decorations, crafts, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
For my final gift tag, I decided to go a different route. My son is obsessed with ninja turtles, so I thought a little Raphael-action was just the ticket. I began by stuffing my ornament with green feathers....
three easy diy ornament gift tags, christmas decorations, crafts, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
I taped off a strip down the middle of my ornament with painter's tape and filled the gap with red multi-surface craft paint. Once it was dry, I added white ovals for the eyes...
three easy diy ornament gift tags, christmas decorations, crafts, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
Followed by black dots for the pupils. And here's my little ninja in action...
three easy diy ornament gift tags, christmas decorations, crafts, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
I didn't write my son's name on it since it was pretty clear who it was for, but it would be simple enough to pen an initial on back with a paint pen. So, there you have it! Three different ornament gift tags! And on the cheap, too... This project only cost me the price of the ornaments ($5.99 + tax for a 12 pack) since I already had the other materials at home. Not too shabby! Check out my blog post for more details!!
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