December 7, 2019

How To: Minimal DIY Christmas Ornaments, Three Ways

This year, instead of going and buying new Christmas decor I decided to work with some materials I already had. I know not everyone has spray paint, leather and wool on their hands but these are all simple materials to purchase and you don’t need much so its a simple way to create minimal DIY Christmas ornaments!

Leather and Wood Ornament DIY

Materials needed: 1 inch leather straps, twine or string, wood beads, Scissors, leather hole punch

How To: First, cut eight six-inch strips of leather. Next, punch holes on each end of the leather strips. Cut a sixteen inch piece of twine and fold in half. String the beads of your choice to the top. Now, take each strip of leather and thread one end through the twine. Starting with the last piece, thread the second hole through the leather to create a loop of leather. The eight pieces will all stack on top of each other. Finish off by tying the twine and fanning out the loops of leather. 

Ceramic-look Ornament DIY 

 Materials Needed: Ornaments to spray paint (I used old ornaments and pictured above shows ornaments from a local craft supply), Leather, Stone Spray Paint

How To: Lightly spray paint old ornaments with many coats until covered. Tie off with a strip of leather!

Wool Star Ornament DIY

Materials Needed: 1/4 yard wool, pillow stuffing, leather, sewing machine

How To: Cut out star shape in leather and a 2 inch piece of leather. Sew 3/4 around the star shape with right-facing pieces facing each other. Turn right-side out, fill with stuffing, attach leather piece and finish sewing around the edge!

Looking for more Christmas DIY projects? Check out last year’s linen and leather stocking DIY!