{How To} Holiday Ornaments- Vintage Style

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Guest Post #2

 No Ugly Ornaments Challenge

This past weekend my daughter and I went to the Metrolina Expo– which is like a small compressed version of the 127 sale and I LOVED it!! So many good finds to uncover!! (honestly, I could do an entire post on that. We took so many pictures and had a blast!!)

Throughout the sea of vendors I kept finding the old vintage ornaments like these.

This photo collage courtesy of Home Tools.  (amazing right!)

To say, I love this style ornament is an understatement! They remind me of my childhood and the colors remind me of candy!! So, I am using these shapes and colors as my inspiration.

Now, on to the challenge!!

Vintage Style Christmas Ornaments - The Sewing Loft

This project is for all ages and is PERFECT for the kiddos!

Skill Level- 1 Button


  • cardboard (think cereal box)
  • paint
  • Mod Podge
  • ultra fine glitter
  • ribbon
Basic Instructions:
  1. Draw your shape onto cardboard.  Cut out.
  2. Punch a hole in the top center for ribbon to be added later.
  3. Paint shape. (*Since the cardboard is reclaimed, I like to paint it in a similar color to the glitter.)
  4. Cover one side at a time with Mod Podge and sprinkle glitter.  **Tip: Sprinkle glitter over a paper plate for easy clean up.**
  5. Once dry, shake off glitter and repeat on other side.
  6. Loop ribbon through hole and tie in knot.
Vintage style Christmas ornaments

These are super simple I  know. But the ultra fine glitter makes them look wonderful!! They are the perfect project to do with your kids.  Even if they are very young, you can cut out the shapes and let them do the rest!

Click here for more of the No Ugly Ornaments Challenge. A new ornament will be posted every weekday during the month of November.

**Remember, I would love to see your creations.  Be sure to share photos on my facebook page!

Happy Crafting!


  1. mvemother-Erin says

    I agree, glitter can instantly transform, but how on Earth did you resist buying all those vintage ornaments! I would’ve gotten into so much trouble!

    • Anything vintage is so up my alley and honestly, I bought a bunch. Even a new topper to replace the family one we broke a few years back. Like I mentioned in the post, they remind me of candy and I can not stop at just one!!

  2. Karen - The Graphics Fairy says

    Oooh, these are right up my alley!! I love anything with glitter! Great shapes too!

  3. I’ve been a collector of vintage ornaments for many years and they DO look like candy! :o) Using the glitter ornaments as gift tags are a great idea!

    • Love that someone else thinks they look like candy!! I can not wait to see what all the gifts look like under the tree this year. I am going to put my girls to work soon creating gift tags. I am thinking blank on one side and glitter on the other!! Should be pretty!

  4. What a fun project! I adore vintage ornaments!

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