Looking for a Christmas tree revamp?
Tired of the same old ornaments, year after year?
Maybe you’re housing a toddler these days and are in desperate and immediate need of non-breakable, toddler-proof Christmas ornament ideas…
Got you covered for all of the above!
Learn how to make these super-simple glittered letter ornaments and create a stunning monogrammed Christmas tree, fast!
It’s pretty amazing how few supplies you’ll need for this Christmas tree intervention!
- unfinished wooden letters (I got these 5 by 3 1/2 inch letters from Michael’s unfinished wood section for less than $2 a piece)
- all-purpose craft glue (I used good-old-fashioned Elmer’s)
- small paint brush
- glitters of your color and choice (use different textures for interest)
- ribbon or twine for hanging
STEP #1 — Drilling: Use your drill to make holes in the upper corner of each of your letters (see pic above for reference).
STEP #2 — Glittering: Use your paintbrush and all-purpose glue to coat the inside edge of your letter. Do no more than 3 to 4 inches at a time. Sprinkle exposed glue with glitter and tap off excess. Continue until your whole letter is coated.
STEP #3 — Drying: Allow your finished letters to dry completely (overnight recommended) before handling them.
Notes: Even after they have been fully dried and patted down, these ornaments will shed! Mine still shed, three years later! Personally, I don’t mind extra glitter floating around during the holidays. But, I could very-well be in glitter-loving minority. Since glitter can be a real pain in the butt to some–consider yourself dutifully warned!
Here’s how the monogrammed Christmas turned out!
This was our very first Christmas in our very first home. My youngest was only 1 1/2 so non-breakable Christmas ornaments were a MUST!
I ended up loving all the unfinished wood ornaments so much that we use them year after year now!