My Friday Five – December Already?
December 4, 2015
Holiday Card Tips
Holiday Card Short Cuts
December 13, 2015

5-Minute Handwriting Ornaments

PEACE Handwriting Christmas Ornament - 5-minute easy DIY ornament. Use seasonal phrases or names to personalize your tree!

Personalize your tree with these quick and easy to make 5-minute handwriting ornaments. Use seasonal words or your family names to create one of a kind Christmas tree decorations which are also perfect as a hostess gift or gift tags. 

PEACE Handwriting Christmas Ornament - 5-minute easy DIY ornament. Use seasonal phrases or names to personalize your tree!

 

During the holiday season, I seem to make nearly weekly runs to Michael’s or other craft stores. Of course, I have a similar problem there as I do at Target, where I have a very specific item or items I need, but I always walk out with things I didn’t originally intend to buy. On a recent trip, I picked up some glitter wire thinking I was going to use it for something on my mantel, but ended up making these handwriting ornaments.

Supplies:

  • Glitter Wire
  • Pencil/Marker
  • Paper
  • Scissors or wire Cutter

I started out by simply writing the word PEACE on a piece of paper. I generally don’t love my handwriting, but the craft gods were smiling upon me and I was able to produce something I could live with on the first try.

Peace Handwriting Ornament - 5 minute project!

 

I simply started forming the wire to the shape of the letters. If you’re using glitter wire, beware, you’ll get glitter everywhere. I tried to do mine as much over the paper as I could, but I still ended up with it on the table (and of course in my hair – so festive!).

Peace Handwriting Ornament - 5 minute project!

 

Periodically I picked it up from the paper to adjust the curves of the letters and make sure the shape was holding appropriately. In the end, my final wire word was a little wider than my template. It was easier to read that way. I snipped the end with scissors (the wire wasn’t terribly thick) once I was happy with it.

Peace Handwriting Ornament - 5 minute project!

 

You could easily add an ornament hanger or a ribbon if you wanted to hang this as a traditional ornament. My tree is fairly full, so I found just setting them strategically in various branches worked well, without obscuring any of the letters.

Peace Handwriting Ornament - 5 minute project!

 

I also made some JOY ornaments with green glitter wire.

JOY Handwriting Ornament - 5 minute project!

JOY Handwriting Ornament - 5 minute project!

 

JOY Handwriting Ornament - 5 minute project!

I made a  couple of each and they are nice accents in my tree. I may pick up some red glitter wire on my next craft store run to make a few more. I’ll also be making some as names to use as gift tags. I don’t generally get really fancy with my gift wrapping, but these are so easy (albeit a little messy).

Have you made any handmade ornaments this year? My son and I are going to attempt some salt dough ornaments for his tree this week. Wish us luck!

 

Comments are closed.

//]]>