Easy DIY Personalized Ornament

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This weekend was filled with Christmas parties & breakfasts with Santa. We were on the move all weekend long trying to make sure that the big guy knew that Mai really wanted that train set for Christmas.

The parties had a ton of great activities and projects for the kids to do and as we all know my daughter loves her projects. There was a cookie making station that Mai took full advantage of. They had assorted sugar & gingerbread cookies for decorating along with colored icing and assorted candies & sugars.


There was also a watercolor station, a sticker station & an ornament making one. The crafts just kept coming. My artsy little girl was in her glory. She brought home several cookies, a few new crafts & a new dolly from Santa. The ornament making reminded me that I had bought a couple of cheap clear plastic Christmas balls at the beginning of the season. I had completely forgotten about them. We kept our craft momentum going when we got home with our quick & easy personalized ornament.

What you will need:

Clear plastic Christmas bulb ornament

A black sharpie

Kid’s paint (We use Crayola’s water based non-toxic paint)


With a sharpie draw on the name of the person you are making the ornament for. We made two, one for Mai & one for her Nana.


After you write in the name, draw random lines & closed shapes all over the whole rest of the ornament.


Paint each shape in a different color. Mai chose to just mix her colors for her ornament for her Nana because “Nana likes a rainbow.”

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Let the paint dry & hang your ornaments on your tree & admire. I touched up the Sharpie lines on Mai’s Nana ornament after it dried.

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  1. Wonderful, likewise our tree at home is covered with home made ornaments made over 40 years ago; just adding one one ornament keeps the tree heartfelt, now it’s the grandchildren’s turn. Love your posts. Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you Carl. Once upon a time I had a perfectly color coordinated tree with ornaments that looked beautiful, but meant nothing. Now my tree is filled with macaroni and Play-doh art and it has never been more lovely. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season. 🙂

  2. Aw so cute to see your lil daughter working on the bauble. Dint have even a slightest hint tht it wouldve been painted by such a lil cutie when i saw its picture first.

    Merry Christmas from India

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