These cardboard ornaments are painted and decorated to look like vintage glass ornaments from years gone by. Kids of all ages will love the creative process, and can hang their ornaments on your Christmas tree or use them as gift-toppers this Christmas.
We’ve made so many sets of cool cardboard ornaments over the years, and we’ve just added another one to our collection: Cardboard Vintage Christmas Ornaments.
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I’ve always loved the look of vintage Christmas tree ornaments. You know – those classic silver glass ones that are decorated in shimmery, metallic colours.
I thought it would be fun to try and replicate those ornaments at craft time here in my daycare, and of course, the material that came to mind to use for the ornaments was cardboard.
Now obviously, cardboard is one-dimensional and doesn’t look or feel like glass, but with a little paint, varnish and some “bling”, I think we did a pretty good job of creating some gorgeous old-fashioned-looking ornaments.
Aren’t they beautiful?
These ornaments were a lot of fun to make because you can get really creative with colours, details and sparkle. It’s definitely a fun way for kids of any age to make homemade ornaments.
Hang them on your Christmas tree, give them in sets for Christmas, or use them as gift-toppers.
How to Make Cardboard Vintage Christmas Ornaments
- paint – we like this brand of acrylic craft paint
- acrylic craft varnish (optional)
- craft gems and sequins
- metallic thread for hanging
Cardboard Vintage Ornament How-To:
- Cut out shapes
Draw some simple ornament shapes on a piece of cardboard and cut them out.
Give your cardboard ornaments 2 coats of paint and allow to dry. Then add details in different colours (stripes, dots, squiggles, zig-zags etc.).
To make your colours really pop, you can add a coat of craft varnish. Allow to dry.
- Add glitter and gems
Glue craft gems, sequins, glitter etc. to add some sparkle to your ornaments.
- Add a hanger
Poke a hole in the top of your ornament and add some metallic thread for hanging.
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.