Monday, November 23, 2009

Alphabet Ornaments

As I promised in the previous post, here is my take on the Alphabet Ornaments from Ballard Designs.

I made mine with clear ornaments, off-white spray paint, black glittery letter stickers, and spray sealant. I wanted a rustic, matte finish on my ornaments, and I chose to do my family's initials in both upper and lowercase. I spent $5 on the letter stickers and a set of 5 clear ornaments, and I already had the spray paint and sealant in my craft box.

You can go a thousand different ways with this craft - instead of letters, you could do stickers of your child's favorite animal or cartoon character; I plan on doing an ornament with all elephants on it for my oldest, I think he'll like it. I also plan on making a set for my parents' house, with antique gold spray paint instead of the off-white.

I'd love to see what you do, so please share here if you make some ornaments!


  1. Those are really neat and look super easy to do.

    Stopped by from SITS to say hi and welcome.

  2. I love how they turned out. And for about $!

  3. Thank you ladies, I am very happy with the result!

  4. Wow - I think I just found what I'm going to make for my kiddos' teachers - great idea!!

    They look beautiful. Crafty people amaze me.

    Stopping by from SiTS - Em

  5. They're very sharp!

    Welcome to the SITS community!

  6. Oh I'm so glad I stopped by! This is such a great idea. And, since I am so picky about what it is I am looking for, this would help me perfect that look! I just don't get why I can't think of things like this without someone pointing it out.
    Stopping by to give you a big welcome to the SITSahood. We are so glad you could join us and look forward to seeing you around!

  7. I love absolutely love great Ballard inspired decor ! THanks so much for linking.... it's so nice to meet you !

  8. Yours turned out great!! I did this for Chris' I can make that party and they were not this cute! my spray paint cracked. You did a great job!

  9. Wow...those look great! Nice job! I just saw those in the Ballard catalog today. TFS ~Lisa

  10. They're beautiful... and for that price, a steal!!