Quick Ornaments

Quick Ornaments

I have 32 nieces and nephews and 11 grand-nieces and nephews. (I’ll pause here so your eyes can refocus.)  My mom likes to create ornaments every year for her grandchildren (my nieces and nephew if you are family tree challenged).  So every year, I am on the look-out for ideas to help my mom out, especially since I usually enlist myself to help her make these ornaments. (See other ornament options here.)

I have 32 nieces and nephews and 11 grand-nieces and nephews. (I’ll pause here so your eyes can refocus.)  My mom likes to create ornaments every year for her grandchildren (my nieces and nephew if you are family tree challenged).  So every year, I am on the look-out for ideas to help my mom out, especially since I usually enlist myself to help her make these ornaments. (See other ornament options here.)


These Rusted Stars are so easy to paint (hurry, quantities are limited).  They alone add so much charm, but when you add a little paint using stencils, you really have something unique. In only an hour we had 20 of our ornaments completed.

We used our great Papillon Stencil Brush Sets.  I especially love using the Double Brushes.  They are great for stencils that you may need various sizes to get a good coverage or if you are using a darker color to “shade” the edges of the stencil.  Our brushes have great pounce and it is easy to get even paint coverage.

(Those are my mommy’s hands aren’t they elegant?)

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  1. Carole, wow! You have almost as much shopping to do as my mom. This is a family tradition that started with my grandmother, that way when we grew up and left home, we would have a head start on ornaments for our own Christmas trees. It has been fun as an adult to look back on these handmade treasures from my grandmother each year and remember her. Have fun!

  2. What a great idea and so easy to do and so fast. I have 20 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and this is a great, personal way to top off their Christmas present. When my grand children reach age 18 I no longer give them a gift but with this I could give the over 18 age group an ornament which I know they would treasure, just because it came from Grandma.