Dec 11, 2013

How to: Super Easy Purple and Silver DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments

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      I'm not the biggest fan of holidays in general and usually the holiday spirit shies away from me but this year I thought to myself maybe I should try and force the bitch to posses me. That being said, I wanted to find some purple Christmas tree ornaments (even though my favorite color is blue), but couldn't find any in the exact shade that I wanted (pink is pink, purple is purple, people) - on top of that, I didn't find many decorations in 'purple' anyways, which I thought was weird. I also thought it was weird that I was so set on purple and nothing else. Why purple, what's with purple?? When in doubt, google - and so I did.
      As it turns out, purple is the color of the occult, Satan and all that good stuff. I'm not really a follower of Satan (nor do I worship Christ either) but I do love a good irony, so my witch purple hunt began. The first store was closed (that's one of the joys of living in a measly town - stores get to be closed on Saturdays). The second store had nothing in purple, not that day, not the day before, not ever, the woman working there even said no one had ever asked for anything purple. Come on!! The third store had this purple cardboard and I was very pleased. Even better - it was discounted! Why? Because the store's in the process of discontinuing the sale of purple cardboards because no one wants them. I felt so bad for the poor purple satanic cardboards sitting there all neglected and stigmatized, so I took two. I grabbed them from the shelf thinking: "Come now, mama's gonna take you home. And then cut you up and try to make you into something completely different than you are - just like a real parent does." And I did, I cut them up good.
      If you want to get your own purple ornaments this year too, you're probably going to have to make them yourself just like me, because purple decorations really are rare - while browsing around Google, I noticed that there are 33 million hits for 'purple Christmas ornaments', but if you're looking for 'red Christmas ornaments', there are 160 - one hundred and sixty - million results, that's almost five times as many. Talk about discrimination. So, do you want purple Christmas decorations? You're welcome to follow these easy steps and make them yourself.


      You'll need cardboards, glue (hot or not, doesn't matter), a utility knife, scissors, a marker, a ruler and stencils (I took these off the Internet - 1, 2, 3), stuff to decorate the ornaments (spray paint, fake snow spray, glitter, cotton pads, pasta) and a needle and a thread so you'll be able to hang the ornaments on the tree later.


      First, outline the shape using a stencil, but don't drag the lines, only make small dots so no lines show up on the ornament when you're done.


      Cut out as many stars and whatnot you like.


      Glue the shapes you cut out together, stack them on top of each other, mix different colors, you can do whatever you want and then decorate the shit out of the glued masterpiece.

For Peet's Sake blog DIY Christmas tree ornaments

      Trace any shape you like with glue and cover it with cotton or glitter, or just glue on pasta or paper snowflakes.

For Peet's Sake blog DIY Christmas tree ornaments

For Peet's Sake blog DIY Christmas tree ornaments


      If you want to use pasta, spray-paint it first, while holding it over a piece of paper, wait till the paint dries (you can set it aside, you don't have to hold it, just lean it vertically against something with the non-painted end) and then cut the end off with scissors.

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      Then thread a needle, put the thread through the ornament and tie it. And that's basically it. Easy peasy.

For Peet's Sake blog DIY Christmas tree ornaments

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25 comments:

  1. Yay, who doesn´t love a good DIY for Christmas :D Reminds me of myself making play dough cookie ornaments last year :D
    xx

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  2. Great DIY! And cute doggie!

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  3. Nice DIY, I can try this... Nothing like hand made things...
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  4. Congrats, they look good! But to be honest I fear haven´t the patience to make such stars - and btw I´m also not a huge Christmas fan :) Thanks for showing, you are a wonderful Christmas girl and it is so great how concentrated you work on the stars <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  5. Ooooh crafty! You're so fun and pretty :)

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  6. Cute. They look like a great activity to help get the kids involved.

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  7. Wow, these look great! Who knew you were so crafty? ;) And your dog looks adorable in that hat :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  8. You did an awesome job making your own ornaments! I love how they turned out - you are way craftier (also, patient) than I am haha

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  9. Very nice! Your Diy so easy to folow, and seems that blue and grey get along together so well and harmony ;)
    Have a great Christmas preperation Peet ;)

    Yatiinoah

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  10. Nice. And the key word being EASY. Also, I find doing DIY things super therapeutic. Also vacuuming's therapeutic. Mhm.

    Edita
    www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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  11. Oh this is so nice! I want to someyhing similar

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  12. Well you definitely have more patience than I do, I think I'd have just had to settle with the red decorations. I like black for fashion, but black would be cool for decorations too, but I haven't seen too many of those, although I saw a black Christmas tree the other day, but I decided to save my money for shoes instead! eeek!

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  13. Crafty! Meanwhile that first pic is too adorable!

    X. pixelhazard | Bright Green Laces |

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  14. These are pretty cool Peet. I'm surprised you couldn't find any. You should have flown to Australia. Heaps of purple Xmas shit over here, trust me, even in that indigo purple hue you've painted! BTW I think our poochies are related! Twins! hehehe!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  15. Look at you! All crafty and everything <3

    Love that you did this. I am also thinking about decorating my tree in a DIY sort of way. I have little silver ornaments and I'm going to paint them with my friends! I thought it would be cute!

    xx

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  16. Give me your dog, I'll accept him by mail, if that's easier for you, or mentally teleport him into my home!

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  17. I think that picture with your dog is super cute!
    And I love your purple ornaments!

    Love,
    Anushka Makar
    www.eleganzadubai.blogspot.com

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  18. Respect sister for pulling through and getting purple ornaments! I probably would have given up and decided i wanted a ifferent colour along the way because I hate crafting with glue and cardboard ;D
    Buuut I like the results, your purple stars look really cool. Also I totally love the first photos, so so cuuute :D

    Happy satanic christmas! ;)

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  19. Look what I found :D

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1459934_580680498653586_201936162_n.jpg

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  20. So many problems with purple!
    I've been thinking and maybe the purple isn't really a color for Christmas, because of all that the liturgical colors ...
    Purple is for Easter, red for martyrdom celebrations and green the rest of the time. I guess you knew that but if you not .. is a bit interesting (most of strange Catholic customs are).

    anyway, you did a great job! Purple, nice, and I guess pretty much cheaper than any other =)

    I have to say this: I love your nails!!!!!!

    kisses =)
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  21. You are still one of my favorite blogs to read through (instead of skimming just the pictures) because you are always freaking hilarious and on-point. I guess I'll have to make my own occult ornaments this Christmas, just to balance out the tree. ;)

    Brittney

    anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

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  22. You look so FAB :)and the dog is SOOO cute haha

    Check out my blog today…8 personal ways to wrap Xmas gifts :)

    Have a wonderful week dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis – Swedish decor, food, and fashion

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  23. SUch a cute dog!

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