How to Make DIY Decoupage Christmas Ornament

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by This Dear Casa
4 Materials
2 Days

Do you choose a color theme for Christmas decorating? I normally do a colorful palette or metallics, but this year I’m trying something new. Read on for more.

I have the cutest blue and white chinoiserie Christmas tree statue! Do I need a chinoiserie tree statue? No, I have so many decorations but it was too pretty to pass! My home style is a bit Grand Millenial and I do have a bit of chinoiserie scattered around, so the tree does fit in. The thing is, I don’t have a ton of blue and white or chinoiserie style Christmas decor.

What I Used

I had a piece of blue and white floral multipurpose paper from Paper Source that I never used and I ordered some paper napkins from Amazon too. The napkins are thin, so best to be cautious when applying them. The white of the napkin may be too translucent for some, but I don’t mind.

Spread thin layer of Modge Podge onto ornament.

Believe it or not, this is my first go with Modge Podge. It is super easy to use! I am looking around the house to see what else needs some decopauge.

Press paper of your choice onto ornament.

Oops! Excuse my manicure.

Make sure to align the paper so that a nice focal point, in the case above it is the bird, is centered.

Trim paper and glue a new piece of paper onto other side.

I debated wrapping the napkin and paper all the way around, but decided it might look cleaner to cut two separate sections. This is especially helpful with thicker paper to help prevent bulky creases.

Let the Modge Podge dry for 24 hours, then cover paper with thin layer of Modge Podge to seal.

Decorate with your ornaments!

Have you tried decopauge? What is your favorite item to decopauge? Let me know in the comments! Thanks so much for reading! Hope to "see" you again.

See how I made an advent calendar with cardboard and a found frame.

Here is another Christmas craft you might enjoy- DIY Ornament Ball Wreath.

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  • Devra Devra on Sep 12, 2021

    I love these ornaments! Could you please share details about the chinoiserie Christmas tree? Did you make it or buy it from a terrific place? Thanks for sharing!

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  • Vicki’s vintage Vicki’s vintage on Dec 05, 2022

    Lovely! I have used blue and white napkins toile, to decoupage the styrofoam dollar store pumpkins. So fun and easy. They now sell clear Christmas balls that i am going to do the same with

    • This Dear Casa This Dear Casa on Dec 05, 2022

      Thanks Vicki! You just reminded me that I have some clear ball ornaments too! Have a great day!

  • Karen Evans Karen Evans on Sep 04, 2023

    You should be able to use that on a lampshade. Just keep your layers light and it should be very pretty. Good luck

    • This Dear Casa This Dear Casa on Sep 05, 2023

      Good tips! Thank you for reading and sharing. Hope you have a great day!