Make these DIY Christmas ornaments with thrift chunky necklaces, craft wire, and spray paint: easy, thrifty, and – best of all – unique.
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If you have a DIY Christmas tree, you must have some DIY Christmas ornaments too, right?
I took a quick trip to the thrift store last week on a mission.
I didn’t find exactly what I was looking for, but I did find a supply of chunky old necklaces that sparked an idea for some DIY Christmas ornaments I could put together in short order.
Aren’t they gorgeous? 🙂
DIY Christmas Ornaments
I can almost tell you this is a Quick Project, but not quite because it’s just too cold for paint to dry quickly enough to get it all done in less than an hour.
If you’re a super-prepared person and tackle Christmas projects in July, then you can definitely call this one quick. Drying paint took the win for the most time-consuming part of this project.
I used a collection of metallic paints because I wanted bright and shiny, yet neutral. And bless Rust-Oleum’s heart: my absolute favorite color is also available in a metallic finish.
So to make your own trash-to-treasure Christmas ornaments you only need 4 supplies:
- thrift beaded necklaces
- gold craft wire (I used 20 gauge)
- wire cutters/pliers
- spray paint
Just string those beads in a pretty pattern.
20 gauge wire is still easy to bend, so you can twist a little hook at the top
then hide it by sliding it down into the top bead.
I made a simple twist at the bottom similar to what I did for the hangers for my vintage canning jar lanterns, only tighter.
It didn’t take long at all to whip up a little collection of ornaments for that DIY Christmas tree.
I just love how their shiny colors glow in the lights.
These DIY Christmas ornaments are thrifty, repurposed, unique, and fun to make. All the things that make a winning project in my book.
Now get yourself some old chunky necklaces and make some too. 🙂