Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Simple DIY Ornaments for Teens and Boys

As most of you might know, the beginning of December is the thick of the Christmas crafting season. Homemade gifts take time so you always want to start a little early. This year I am sending all my nieces and nephews personalized ornaments to hang in their trees. I want to get these out in the mail BEFORE Christmas so that they can enjoy them this year while their tree is up. So here are 3 of my Simple DIY Ornaments for Teens and Boys.

For supplies I used fillable plastic pancake shaped ornaments that I found at Walmart for $0.88 (SCORE!!), poly-fil to fill the girls ornaments, legos to fill the boy ornament, and vinyl decals I cut with my Silhouette Cameo. Silhouette has some of the best deals EVER on their machines and accessories right now just use the coupon code KINDA at check out - more details below.

I like the flatter, pancake shape for personalized ornaments because they pose less of an issue when applying you vinyl than the traditional round ones. The round ones are great for hand painting!

After applying the decal to hopefully the center of the ornament you just fill the inside with the poly beads, replace the cap and top it all off with a bow!

I love this polka dot vinyl that I've been hoarding in my vinyl stash for the last year or so. It's perfect for this preppy Christmas themed ornament.

Even little boys need in on the personalized ornaments. This one has the name and year on the back and is tied with a simple navy blue chevron ribbon to keep it masculine, yet still preppy.

And what LEGO loving boy  wouldn't want his very own personalized LEGO filled ornament! Just shove a handful of LEGO bricks in the ornament and replace the cap. It would be really fun to put LEGO mini-figs in there as well.

I simply tied a little coordinating twine to each ornament so they would be ready to hang straight out of the box.

Stay tuned for tomorrow for another great DIY Ornament post!! Oh, and here are the details for the Silhouette Sale


  1. I love the polka dot vinyl. Where did you find it?

    1. Craftvinyl.com is a great place to find patterned vinyl!

  2. That Lego ornament is adorable, I've got a 2 year old that would totally get a kick out of that!


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