Homemade Ornaments ~ Recycled Stained Glass Ornaments
Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love white lights and how cozy my house feels all decorated for Christmas. Kids love making special homemade ornaments to hang on the Christmas tree. Our little stained glass ornaments look great and are super easy to create.
To make these simple Handmade Ornaments, you will need:
- Recycled plastic – we used the top and bottom from a plastic fruit container.
- Sharpies – I have shared my love for sharpies before. Sharpies are permanent, come in so many bright colors and are are great on non porous surfaces.
- black paper – to make the frame for your stained glass.
- white glue
Cut your plastic into a circle, this will be the basis for your stained glass ornament. I pulled up a few images of stained glass for my kiddos to see. This gave the kids a basis for designing their ornaments. Have them draw the outline straight onto the plastic with black sharpie.
Color in the design using sharpie markers. Notice that some of the lines got removed in the coloring process. It is an easy fix by simply retracing the lines again with your black sharpie.
Glue the black paper frame onto the plastic and your ornament is all finished. I love how easy these little stained glass ornaments were to create and wonderful they look hanging on my tree!
These simple stained glass ornaments would look great as gift tags on your Christmas presents, or as a special gift to the kids grandparents.
Here is a link to another simple stained glass project that I my kids enjoyed creating.
I also have a Pinterest board to showcase some easy homemade ornaments perfect for creating with the kids. Don’t forget that homemade ornaments make thoughtful gifts or a cute present topper.