DIY Glitter Star Ornament gift {Day 2 of 8 Days of DIY Holiday Gifts}


I think ornaments can be a fun gift to give someone before Christmas (for the host of a holiday party, family friends, a teacher, etc.). They are just a little something thoughtful that can be enjoyed before the holiday gets here. Last year, my daughter and I made these for a few friends that we saw throughout December. Plus you can always make an extra to add to your tree!


Click here for the tutorial I followed last year. They were fairly simple and fun, and even though it doesn’t snow here we can wish for a white Christmas and pretend that it’s not still 80’s outside.

This year I went to a Jesse’s Tree ornament exchange party. We all had to make and bring 25 of the same ornaments, so I needed something cheap, easy, and cute. I chose a white, glittered star. My 2 year old helped somewhat, but mostly gave me instructions about how she thought it should be done, and insisted that we painted a few red. Here’s what we came up with.

The simple instructions that worked for us:

Collect toilet paper & paper towel rolls. Cut them into 3/4" rings
Glue rings together. I found a bobby pin worked best to hold it together while it dried.
Continue glueing the 5 rings until the star is complete
Once it's dry, remove the bobby pins, paint (spray paint was the easiest), and glitter your star

There you have it. Your cheapest, simplest DIY project this year.

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Elisa is a native Arizonan by birth and a Seattleite by heart. She is a wise, spirited woman who loves feeling the sun on her face, but also enjoys cold rainy days, complete with a cup of coffee and a good book or conversation. After graduating with a Masters in Counseling Psychology and seeing clients for a time, she took a hiatus to love on, play with, and offer copious amounts of hugs to our little girls, Malia and Jayden. She is now back working at Socorro Counseling and Consulting in Downtown Phoenix. Unafraid to laugh at herself and able to see the beauty in others, she makes everyone feel at ease, making her a genuine friend, therapist, and wife. Give her a cute pattern and a sewing machine or some spray paint and a piece of furniture and they are surely to be transformed into some warm piece of art that brightens our living space. She also finds creativity in cooking, making household cleaners, and anything Pinterest. In short, Elisa is stylish, wise, thoughtful, creative woman who makes everyone around her a better person, including her husband (who wrote this bio).


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