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When I was a child, one of my favorite activities was doing paper mache. I loved the magic of coating paper with a liquid and seeing it harden into a form. Decoupage brings me the same joy and is just as fail proof. These beautiful decoupage Christmas ornaments are a quick 5 minute Christmas craft and leave you with a beautiful keepsake. This crafts idea is perfect to do with the whole family now that we are spending more time together.
Materials for Decoupage Ornament Craft
The upside of this 5 minute crafts Christmas project is that it doesn’t require much in the way of materials. Here is our shopping list. All items are from Amazon making your shopping super easy and quick.
As promised this craft is simple…but messy! Be sure to cover your work surface in newspaper or old rags.
First, take your napkins open them up completely and cut them along the folding lines so that you have 4 squares. Then, cut them into strips on the diagonal. I used lunch sized napkins and cut each square of mine into 3 strips.
Next, take one styrofoam ball and coat it in Mod Podge with a paintbrush.
Take one of your strips of napkins and stick it onto the ball. Be careful to try to remove as many wrinkles as possible when setting the napkin on top of the Mod Podge. Also be gentle when laying it down so as not to tear it. As the napkins become wet, they tear easily.
Continue to add strips of napkins to the ball until it is fully covered. Overlap the ends of the napkins to hide any seams.
Once covered, brush another layer of Mod Podge across the entire ball. This will ensure that the napkins stick as well as provide a hard, glossy finish to your ornament. Don’t worry that it looks like a white mess at the moment. It dries clear!
Holding the ornament over a paper plate, sprinkle the glitter all around the ball to add additional sparkle. Set aside to dry and begin your next ornament, if doing more than one.
Once dry (I gave this a few hours), dip an eye in Mod Podge and insert in the ornament. Take an ornament hook and loop it through this eye. As a finishing touch, tie a bow around this hook. I love using contrasting patterns as seen in my ornaments.