These printable nutcracker ornaments are the perfect addition to your tree this Christmas season! They’ve got the perfect amount of sparkle and they’re fun and inexpensive to make!
I’ve been so excited for this fun post! The holidays are upon us and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been so anxious to decorate this year, more so than past years. Today, I’ve joined a few fellow bloggers to share our homemade ornaments with you. I’m sharing these sweet DIY printable nutcracker ornaments. I love that they’re such an inexpensive, yet fun ornament to decorate your tree with!
When I came across these adorable water color images on the creative market, I knew I had to purchase the art to use in some shape of form this season. I’ve always loved the Nutcracker and grew up seeing it each year. I guess you can say the art spoke to me. I plan on creating gift tags with some of these images as well. I’ll sure to share them here for you to enjoy too!
How-To Make Your Ornaments
- To make these ornaments, simply open HERE and HERE and print onto think card stock. If you do not have a quality printer, you can upload to Staples or Office Max’s websites and have them print them for you.
2. Cut each oval out and use a hole punch at the top to make a hole for the ribbon. Apply a thin line, around the outside, of Elmer’s glue. Sprinkle or lightly spoon glass glitter along the edge. Allow ornament to rest for a minute or two and then flip over, removing excess glitter.
Vintage Glass Glitter
I recently discovered glass glitter while strolling the aisles of Michaels craft store. I’ve never been a huge fan of glitter. It gets on every surface imaginable, including our yorkie’s nose! I just don’t like to wear my craft projects, ha! I was looking for some glitter that would be a little larger than normal, something that wouldn’t be so difficult to clean up. At least I found exactly what I’ve always dreamed of!
Glass glitter is just like what it sounds, tiny little pieces of glass, minus the sharp edges. It has the most beautiful color and texture and was amazing to work with.
Michael’s sells glass glitter in two different shades, gold and silver. I just couldn’t decide with to buy, so I purchased both and mixed them. Don’t let the small bottle fool you, a little goes a long way! I had more than enough glitter to make two of each ornament in each nutcracker image.
3. Lastly, add ribbon to hang. You can use any ribbon of choice. I personally prefer satin or velvet. Satin ribbon is a bit easier to work with for this project. I used a navy satin on a few or my ornaments and a sage satin on the others. I like to coordinate the ribbon color to my trees. Feed the ribbon through the front of the ornament, making a loop at the top for hanging and then tie into a small bow.
Most of these ornaments found their way onto the tree in my office. This tree allows me to have fun with more feminine ornaments and colors. Coming from a mom with a son, sometimes you just a need a little something girly in your life.
Decorating this tree was so much fun. I can’t wait to share the whole tree with you soon. I’m still tweaking a few things here and there, but one thing is for sure. These ornaments are a match made in heaven on this tree. Flocked trees are always so magical, perfect for a nutcracker theme!
I’m so happy you could stop by today! There’s no better time to get a few ornaments made for your Christmas tree. No matter where you are in your decorating, I hope you enjoy these and find inspiration in them. Be sure to stop by the next blog on our hop and say hello and grab some more fun ornament ideas. Happy decorating friends!
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Easy DIY Wooden Christmas Ornaments at She Gave it a Go
DIY Santa Gnome Ornaments at Clean & Scentsible
Candy Cane Ornaments at Love Create Celebrate
MOD Podge Paper Ornaments at Place of My Taste
Darling ornaments! Your post reminds me of my very favorite rubber stamp that says, “How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches your heart.” Thank you so much, Amada Marie! 🙂
You are so welcome! I hope you enjoy them. What a sweet stamp to use with gift tags this season, love it!
Karen B. says
I love these watercolors. As a mother of 2 sons, I totally understand the need for a little girly in our lives. I collected nutcrackers for my sons for years. They are both married and have divided the collection for their families.
I knew I couldn’t be the only one! I love that you collect nutcrackers for them. That is such a fun idea! I’ve done ornaments on my son’s tree every year that I’ve told him he can take with him when he grows up and moves out. It’s such a sweet tradition to have something special to pass on to them. <3
Brendt Blanks says
Oh, friend, these are lovely!
What a great idea to do, nutcrackers are so timeless at Christmas.
Thanks so much for sharing and love being on this blog hop with you!
You are so welcome! I hope you enjoy. I’m planning on offering them as gift tags as well in the next week or two here on the blog.
You always have the pretties ideas! These are so sweet and the tree looks beatuiful!
Aw, thank you so much! That means so much to me!
My kids would die! They would love these so much!! So pretty!
Thanks Lindi! They’re su much fun. I recruited my son, Charlie, to help with the glitter. It was interesting & quite messy… ha!
Tracie R Claiborne says
These are absolutely gorgeous!!! Can’t wait to see more of your Christmas decor! (Just a note: I have cut myself on vintage glass glitter before so be careful! I love it but it scares me a little.)
Thank you so much, Tracie! I’m slowly but surely getting everything around and the way we like it. I try to give myself lots of time, because I always end up changing something after a few days.
Good to know! I didn’t think about that, but I could see how that could happen!
These are absolutely gorgeous!! And I didn’t know about glass glitter and now I need to add it to everything haha!
Thank you so much, Jo-Anna! I’m a bit new to glass glitter as well and now I’m completely hooked. I love it!