Each year at Christmas, we give our grandkiddos a Christmas ornament. It is either a gift or used as a tag on one of their gifts. This year I am making a Handmade Monogram Christmas Ornament for each of them.
Not only that, BUT this blog post is part of the 31 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments. If you are arriving here from Petticoat Junktion, Welcome! I am SO happy to have you here today. And, if you follow me on a regular basis, you KNOW how happy your visits make me.
My Handmade Monogram Christmas Ornament is SUPER easy and starts out with a few supplies.
white crystal snowflakes-6 1/2 by 6 1/2 in size (purchased at Hobby Lobby)
red glitter snowflakes-3 1/2 by 3 1/2 in size (purchased at Wal-Mart)
3 packages chip board alphabet letters, 3 inches by 2 inches in size
a glue gun
gold spray paint (purchased at Hobby Lobby)
pretty string to use as an ornament hanger (purchased at Hobby Lobby)
The first step is to hot glue the red glitter snowflake to the larger white glitter snowflake. I placed my red snowflake exactly in the middle of the white snowflake. But, you can chose to make yours anyway you would like.
The next step for my Handmade Monogram Christmas Ornament was to spray paint my chip board alphabet. I made sure we had enough letters for each of our 25 grandbabies.
I spray painted my letters in a large paper sack to keep the paint from spreading all over our balcony porch.
*make sure when you are using spray paint, you are in a well ventilated area.
I then hot glued the monogram to the center of the red glittered snowflake. For a hanger, tie a pretty glitter string to the top of your ornament. It is simple and adds a little bling.
Your Handmade Monogram Christmas Ornament is easy as that to make. In no time at all, I made all 25 Christmas ornaments. It’s nice to be prepared for Christmas in October. Whew!
For more creative, unique and fun Christmas ornaments, be sure to visit my talented blogging friends links below.
Here are all 31 Bloggers in order of their appearance:
Day 1 – Pet Scribbles | Day 2 – Yesterday on Tuesday
Day 3 – Cupcakes and Crinoline | Day 4 – An Extraordinary Day
Day 5 – Celebrating Everyday Life | Day 6 – Hunt and Host
Day 7 – Love of Home | Day 8 – Celebrate Creativity
Day 9 – Petticoat Junktion | Day 10 – What Meegan Makes
Day 11 – Atta Girl Says | Day 12 – Sweet Pea
Day 13 – Exquisitely Unremarkable | Day 14 – Imparting Grace
Day 15 – In My Own Style | Day 16 – 504 Main by Holly Lefevre
Day 17 – Inspiration for Moms | Day 18 – The Chelsea Project
Day 19 – I Should Be Mopping the Floor
Day 20 – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | Day 21 – Hearth and Vine
Day 22 – Shabby Art Boutique | Day 23 – Remodelando la Casa
Day 24 – Domestically Speaking | Day 25 – Swoodson Says
Day 26 – Stone Gable | Day 27 – My Creative Days
Day 28 – The Crafting Nook | Day 29 – Knick of Time
Day 30 – Lovely Etc. | Day 31 – Live Laugh Rowe
Monograms are a classic gift and these are just perfect. Thanks for sharing!
Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says
I always love monogrammed goodies – what a sweet gift idea!
What a cute and simple way to create a personalize ornament. This would also make a great gift for a teacher or anyone special in your life.
Your grandchildren are going to love using these year after year on their Christmas trees. I’m impressed that you made 25 of them!
Oh My Stars! What a cute idea. And kids love things that are personalized. Also love that it is an easy ornament to make. I will be one of these “gotta-be-an-easy-do” Grammies. Filing it away for my someday grands! Thanks so much for sharing! XOXO Susie from The Chelsea Project
Meegan, I love that this is so simple and easy so you can make… 25?!!!!! AND that each one is personalized too! Your kiddos are going to love it and how wonderful that they will each have a collection of ornaments someday for their trees, handmade by their grandmother.
Simple and pretty, love it :)
Lisa at celebrate creativity says
Hi Meagan, these are super cute. I love monograms of all kinds.
I know your grand kids will enjoy these and they can definitely use them again each year. I’ve made similar ones over the years and covered them with glitter.
Chipboard alphabets can be transformed in so many different ways. I have tons left over from my scrapbooking days-lol
The gold spray paint is very pretty and I also really like your idea of making these as gift tags.
Sweet handcrafted inspiration.
Mary Beth says
I love your ornament, Meegan, and what a wonderful idea to use these handmade beauties for each of your grandkids. I’m sure it’s something they’ll treasure and won’t it be wonderful when you can see these hanging on their trees when they are adults! p.s. 25??? What a blessing!!!!
What a cute gift this would make! Great idea!
kristin salazar says
This is super cute and would make the best gifts! I love it!
Richella Parham says
Meegan, you’re brilliant. What a GREAT idea! I love projects like this–a bit of effort, a few supplies, a little time, and wow! Thanks for sharing this!
kim jones says
monogramed anything has my vote! cute idea!
Laura @ Inspiration for Moms says
Love the stacked snowflake effect! Gorgeous!
I love Christmas ornaments used as tags and tend to do it myself a lot. Your gorgeous grandchildren are going to love these sweet monogram ornaments Meegan and look how organised you are for Christmas. Happily pinning and sharing on FB today.
Angie @Knick of Time says
I love that these can be used as a gift tag or an ornament. I’m sure your grand kids will love them. Pinned!
Holly Lefevre says
Such a cute idea!
Emily B. says
These are great for ornaments, gift tags, or stockings. I’m pinning for later! :)
Layer the snowflakes is a brilliant idea! Fabulous ornament!
Lindsay Eidahl says
Love this ornament! Great way to personalize ornaments and the kids would love to make this too!
Kristi Dominguez says
Oh I love a good monogram! This ornament turned out so sweet, Meegan. Love it.
All your grand kids are going to be delighted! Such a cute gift!
Kelly S. Rowe says
Cute and colorful — you can’t beat that!
These are so simple but so cute! I love the idea of using these on a present. Thanks for sharing!
Atta Girl Amy says
Great idea for a gift and an ornament. I’m a southerner, so it’s in my blood to love all things monogram!