Handmade Christmas ornaments are such a wonderful way to add special flair to the holidays. These 3-dimensional DIY star ornaments are created with just a handful of supplies and can be customized to any decor by switching out different ribbon designs and paint colors. Let’s get started!
- Darice Wood 3D Star with Hanger.
- Darice Foam Brush.
- Darice Red and White Chevron Ribbon.
- Darice Green and Yellow Baker’s Twine.
- Darice Gold Jingle Bells.
- Craft Paint, Assorted Colors.
- Paint Pen.
To begin making your DIY star ornaments, use the foam brush to paint the entire surface of the star shape with the craft paint, applying 2-3 coats as needed for even coverage. (Allow paint to dry between coats.) Be sure to paint the sides of the star shape as well. Allow paint to dry completely, for at least 4 hours before proceeding to the next step.
Using the scissors, cut a piece of ribbon that is approximately 18″ long. Fold the piece in half and insert the two open ends through the triangle hanger on the back of the star piece, as shown. Bring the two open ends up through the looped end as you would for a slip knot. Insert the two open ends down back through the triangular hanger, and then pull taut to secure. You will now have a loop of ribbon for hanging your ornament, as well as two decorative ribbon tails. Trim each of these tails at an angle to the desired length to prevent fraying.
Cut a 12″ strand of the baker’s twine with the scissors. Tie the twine in a tight knot around the ribbon loop at the top of the ornament. Slide a jingle bell onto each of the tails of twine, and then tie in a bow with a double knot to secure. Trim away any excess twine.
These DIY star ornaments would make lovely gifts for teachers, neighbors and more! And because they are so easy to make, they would also be a great craft night activity with friends. If you’re looking for more ideas for DIY star ornaments to craft this year, give these crochet star pattern ornaments a try!
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Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy Bell has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day at her blog, Positively Splendid, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to recipes, home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create things that matter with their own two hands, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential. Amy is married to her high school sweetheart, and they reside outside Austin, Texas with their four young children and one wily beagle.