DIY Initial Ornament

Hey, y’all!  Bethany here from Pitter and Glink with a super easy ornament tutorial for you.
I recently participated in an ornament swap, and my partner informed me that she was planning on having an orange, blue, and zebra tree this Christmas.  I created this easy-to-make ornament to fit her decor.  I began by painting a paper mache ornament that I bought from the craft store.

I only painted the edges of the ornament because I planned to cover the top with scrapbook paper, which is what I did next.
I traced the ornament on a piece of scrapbook paper twice.  I cut the two circles out and used Mod Podge to attach them to the ornament.  I also covered the ornament in a coat of Mod Podge to seal it.
While the last coat of Mod Podge was drying, I painted a chipboard letter with the same paint I used for the edges of the ornament and then covered it with a coat of sparkle Mod Podge.  I hot glued it and a bow to the top of the ornament to complete the project.
I know the ornament uses non-traditional Christmas colors, but there’s something fun about that.  My ornament swap partner loved it.
The great thing about this tutorial is that your initial ornament is only limited by your imagination!  You could use any number of color combinations and even chipboard shapes instead of an initial to create your own unique ornament.  Make one for yourself or for a friend.  Happy crafting!


  1. says

    Very cute ornament! I’m always looking for cute and simple crafty ideas for gifts. Totally pinning this one and keeping it in mind for next year

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