Lines Across: Rudolph and Santa Hand Swirled Ornaments

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Rudolph and Santa Hand Swirled Ornaments

Welcome Nat and Holly! These ornaments are too cute! I agree, the little beard over Santa's belly is the best part :)

Hi Lines Across readers! We're Nat and Holly from My Sister's Suitcase...

We're excited to be here sharing a fun, handmade ornament idea with you. My boys enjoyed making these with me, and it's perfect for kids because the paint stays contained inside the ornament!

This was so much fun to do! 

We started with some of the clear plastic ornaments you can get at any craft store...

Then we added some acrylic craft paint in the bottom of the ornament, and mixed in little water. {You want a ratio of approx. 3 parts paint, 1 part water, so it's not too runny!} Replace the ornament cap and swirl it around and around until the entire inside surface is covered with paint. Take the cap off again and let it dry inside completely.

When they are done drying, replace the cap and you are ready to embellish! We added rhinestone eyes, a mini pom-pom, and felt antlers for Rudolph. I really wanted to add a bow, so my son decided that this was not really Rudolph... it was now a girl reindeer :)

For Santa, we added a black felt belt and little buckle out of gold glitter cardstock. My favorite part is the furry "beard" glued to the top of the ornament :)

They make the perfect additions to our red & white tree this year!
Thanks for having us Rachel, we have loved seeing all of the other handmade ornament ideas! You can check out some of our Christmas projects at My Sister's Suitcase. Merry Christmas everyone!
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  1. LOVE the Rudolph---that's SO cute!!!


  2. SOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!! I can handle you are too amazing for words! LOL!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX!!!!!!!!!

  3. CAN'T! I "CAN'T" handle you sisters! HA HA! I'm such a goober. I meant to say, "I can't handle you sisters..." Because your awesome. Sheesh!

  4. These are so cute esp the reindeer.
    Where did you get the felt antlers?


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