DIY Fillable Christmas Ornaments

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to the first week of the "Blue Christmas Blog Hop" that I am participating in. I am super excited about the line up we have.  There are some really great bloggers involved, so make sure to check them out!

Krista @ The Happy Housie
Sarah @ Life on Virginia Street
Amy @ The Blissful Bee
Amber @ Averie Lane
Rachel @ Maison de Pax
Briana @ Sweet Dreams are Made of These
Amy @ Commona My House

Today we are all focusing on Christmas ornaments and next week we will post about our wreaths and wall decor. The third week is all about mantels and tablescapes, and the 4th week we'll be posting about our Christmas trees.


I don't know about you, but I'm still kind of in shock that it's already Christmas time... I feel like it was just yesterday that the hubby and I were looking at our house and getting excited to move in. That was last December. CRAZY. Anyways! Moving on to today's project.

So I have to admit, I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about this project. I'm completely in love with how they turned out, but the project took a bit longer than anticipated.

Here is what you will need:
Fillable Glass Ornaments - I found mine at Michaels for HALF off!!
1-2 Sheets of Scrapbook Paper - Also found at Michaels at .29 cents each

So yeah, if your wondering, this project was CRAZY cheap. If I'm remembering correctly, it was less than $5 for 6 ornaments.

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For the paper, I chose a fun feather print along with a light blue damask  print.

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Turn your paper over with the pattern side facing down. Trace around the ornament, making the circle slightly smaller than the actual circumference. I had to do this a few times and test it out in the ornament to make sure it was a good fit. You might want to try this out with scrap paper so you don't ruin your nice paper. After I got the measurement correct, I used it as a template for the rest.

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Cut out your circle, roll it up and insert into your ornament.

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Use a a pen or pencil to push the paper forward. Be very delicate! You don't want to bend the paper or push it too far forward. You want to push it just enough for it to stay in place.

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I think the look of these scrap book ornaments are so classic! They were a little bit of a pain, and took longer than anticipated to make, but I still really love them. They don't look as pretty from the side, since its just a flat piece of paper, but I figure that won't really matter since they are going to be nestled in my fluffy Christmas tree:)

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And of course my little Bailey was "helping" me throughout the entire project... AKA playing with just about anything she could get her paws on;)

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After I finished the first round of ornaments, I wanted to try another little project. I had a ton of fabric scraps left over from my DIY Photography Backdrop and I thought I would use those to fill my leftover ornaments. This project was WAY easier than the last. I literally just pushed a few scraps into the ornaments and I was done.

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They give off a completely different look than the scrap paper ornaments, but I still really like them!

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12 Responses to "DIY Fillable Christmas Ornaments"

  • Sarah
    November 15, 2013 - 8:35 am

    I love how these turned out – so beautiful and creative! My cats are equally as curious (which is why I’ve had to go to all plastic ornaments), but it seems to be the garland they are most attracted to ;)

  • Krista @ the happy housie
    November 15, 2013 - 9:30 am

    Oh I love them Amy – such soft pretty colours of blue. Aren’t the tillable ornaments the best – so many possibilities! Pinning it!

  • Corey @ Tinysidekick
    November 15, 2013 - 9:48 am

    I love these Amy. This would be a great use for all of that pretty extra fabric pieces that I’ve been holding onto. I’d love for you to come by and share then at the Handmade Holiday Link party that just started today on my blog!

  • Ursula
    November 15, 2013 - 11:07 am

    Adorable! How did you not get the paper wrinkled? I can see myself getting a bit impatient and doing that, ha ;)

  • Dria
    November 16, 2013 - 9:10 pm

    Beautiful ornaments and your cat is too adorable!!

  • Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio
    November 17, 2013 - 10:13 am

    Love your DIY ornaments! And kitty too! Thanks for sharing at the DIY Sunday Showcase!

  • Shelly-
    November 19, 2013 - 9:13 pm

    LOVE LOVE this idea!! Simple and easy!! I’m pinning this one to the board!!
    Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!!

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  • Nance in Reno
    November 27, 2013 - 9:32 am

    Years ago, my mom did this for us but used photographs of us instead. She also tied some satin ribbon at the top.

  • Mel the Crafty Scientist
    December 16, 2013 - 5:42 pm

    Love these ornaments – so creative and pretty and the feather paper is just perfect for these ornaments! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of glass ornament crafts here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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