Filler Ornaments

What are filler ornaments? Do you remember I decorated a tree with candy and magnets to go along with my advent calendar?


 Well, as the days are counting down to Christmas, I’m being left with empty spaces on my tree and it was starting to bug me. I didn’t want to spend any money, plus it was 11:00 at night when I started on this project. So, I went to my favorite graphics site:

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And printed off some old postcard graphics I liked, on card stock:


Then I cut them and got to work on making them into ornaments:


First I dipped all the edges of the cards into glue (I was going to use Mod Podge, but I just used regular Elmer’s glue and it worked perfectly):


Then I sprinkled the glitter on and tapped off the excess glitter:


And set it out to dry (Notice I had to use cling wrap instead of wax paper? It was late and I wasn’t going to run to the store):


I did the same with the bird cards, but I used different glitter and added glitter to some of the berries. I used a toothpick dipped in the glue and dabbed on the berries:



I punched holes in the top of the cards for the twine and then they were ready to hang:



I’ll make some more later, but I was tired and more than ready for bed. I’m happy to have a tree with no empty spots again.

I’m linking to:

DIY Day at A Soft Place To Land

Get Your Craft On at Today’s Creative Blog

Holly Bloggy Christmas Craft Bash at Blue Eyed Blessings

Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage

Strut Your Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple

Holiday Linky Party at The Inspired Room

Frugal Friday Holiday Party at The Shabby Nest

Creative Cats Friday at Poppies at Play

Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors

Make It For Monday at Cottage Instincts

Holiday Highlights at The DIY Show Off

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy

Christmas Show and Tell at Tip Junkie

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{ 19 comments… add one }
  • Colleen @ Murals & More December 15, 2009, 9:52 pm

    what a fabulous idea! I always forget my printer – ha! I go out, scour my yard (& my neighbor’s) spray some branches and stick them in the tree. I like your idea! Now I have to go visit Graphics Fairy.

  • Angie @ The Shabby Chic Cottage December 17, 2009, 9:44 am

    Gotta love glitter! Thanks for sharing!

  • Tara December 18, 2009, 9:26 am

    Love the Graphics Fairy ash posts such good graphics. These are great! I love the glitter!

  • Amanda December 18, 2009, 6:11 pm

    How clever! Love how simple this is 🙂

  • Funky Junk Interiors December 19, 2009, 12:20 pm

    Sold sold sold! I’m so doing this next year with some antique tags! I knew what I wanted but didn’t quite know how to go about it.

    Oh gosh I love this! Thanks for sharing and linking up to SNS!

    FJ Donna

  • Laura Ingalls Gunn December 19, 2009, 5:53 pm

    How adorable! I love this idea.

  • Lisa@DestinationSeaborn December 19, 2009, 11:26 pm

    Those turned out great! Graphics Fairy has some great stuff, I just didn’t know how to use it…duh! TFS. Happy Holidays! ~Lisa

  • this blessed nest December 20, 2009, 9:28 am

    love vintage christmas cards. easy & great idea.
    i made a pennant banner out my collection this year. there are truly endless possibilities.

  • cindy December 20, 2009, 7:42 pm

    Oh my goodness, I just love the look of these Leanne! I want to make a whole tree with ornaments like this next year….awesome!

  • Nancy December 20, 2009, 8:59 pm

    Too cute! Love the glitter on the edges. Really adds to them.


  • Karen - The Graphics Fairy December 21, 2009, 4:05 pm

    Hi Leanne,
    These are so pretty!!! I actually made a bunch of these one year and sold them in my shop at $5.00 a piece, and they sold like hot cakes! I think I glued a little felt on the back of mine. Either way, these are such a great project. Thanks so much for linking this one up to “Brag Monday”!

  • melissa December 21, 2009, 8:33 pm

    Love these – wonderful tutorial!

  • Laura December 22, 2009, 7:53 am

    These are very nice. It reminds me of the projects we did as kids for the bazaars to make money for our school.

  • Kim@cheapchichome December 22, 2009, 4:07 pm

    You are one smart cookie, I have seen something similar to these in the store but didn’t want to pay for them because they seems so simple, they may be copied next year.

  • Carrie December 22, 2009, 11:07 pm

    Great idea not only to fill out the tree but also for garlands and wreaths.

  • hellerlittle December 26, 2009, 2:10 pm

    great an d fast Idea,
    hope i will remember it sometimes i need ;o)

    CU hellerlittle

  • Teresa December 27, 2009, 6:38 pm

    Great idea.

    So glad to be back to reading my favorite blogs….and off a ladder decorating trees…
    I am so glad that I joined the blog world….and have made so many sweet friends….Blessings in 2010

  • Holly Meade December 28, 2009, 3:11 am

    I love this tutorial, the glitter makes it just right!

  • Andy Porter January 5, 2010, 10:42 am

    They turned out great! I love those late night projects!!

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