Christmas Wonderful: Custom Artwork Ornaments

Artwork Ornaments featured on Design Dazzle
Hey everyone! I’m Erin from How to Nest for Less!

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year and I love decorating my house for the holiday, especially my Christmas tree with each of my artwork ornaments that tells a different story.
Well, since my daughter is in Pre-School this year, I thought it would be fun to take a piece of her artwork and make an ornament out of it. This could be a fun tradition every year (and a great memory). So let’s get started!

Supplies for creating custom artwork ornaments by your kids! Featured on Design DazzleFirst I gathered my supplies:

  • 1 piece of printer paper
  • Crayons
  • 1 clay ornament from Michaels (for only 69¢)
  • Ribbon
  • Mod Podge and brush
  • Scissors
  • Red, green and white paint
  • Pencil
  • Scanner (optional)

To start I had my daughter draw a Christmas picture on a piece of normal laser paper. I tried to keep her to a certain size so it would fit on the ornament… but she’s 4 and has a mind of her own! So instead I scanned the artwork and reprinted it out to fit perfectly on the clay ornament.

Next I traced around the drawing to the shape of the ornament. I had my daughter write her name and the year within the space.

I trimmed out the drawing with scissors and used Mod Podge to adhere it to the clay ornament. I put a little underneath the drawing and then additional layers on top and around the edge.

Modge Podge Ornaments featured on Design Dazzle
Next I painted the edges of the ornament with green and red paint to add a little pizzazz. I also added some Christmas colored ribbon to hang on our tree. And that’s it!

An adorable Christmas ornament with your kiddo’s artwork that will be cherished for years to come. These also make wonderful gifts for family and friends!
And the best of all? They’re super cheap! I personally only needed to buy the 69¢ ornament (I had all of the other supplies on hand!). If you don’t have all the listed supplies, you should be able to get the rest of them for less than $5!

If you’d like to see more from me including some complete room makeovers,
please visit my blog
How to Nest for Less.
1. Master Bedroom Makeover
2. Daughter’s Stenciled Bedroom
3. Dining Room Mini Makeover
4. Craft Room Makeover
Thanks Toni for having me visit for the day.
Much ♥ to everyone, Erin


Erin is a St. Louis based designer, wife, mother and author of the blog
How to Nest for Less





Thank you so much for sharing, Erin!
Christmas Wonderful runs until mid-December. Check back for more great ideas like this one.  🙂

Posted on November 13, 2012
Categories: christmas, Christmas Wonderful, holiday awesomeness, holiday ideas

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  1. Jessica Kielman says:
    November 14, 2012

    How adorable! I am sooo doing this with Kate!

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    November 29, 2012

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