Don’t DIY? Don’t Fret.


Every year about this time I get a text from a friend looking for ideas. She is perhaps the smartest, most amazing woman I know. But, she doesn’t have a glue gun (or a Pinterest account). Her friends have a Christmas ornament exchange. They are the Martha Stewart types, and her inner-winner insists on DIYing her ornaments to show them that she can Martha too.

This year I came up with a few adorable options for her. I will get them posted this week. First up,  literally the easiest DIY ornaments ever.

Here’s what you need:


  • clear balls (I got mine at the Dollar Tree – they are plastic and have a large opening which makes them easy to fill and less fragile than glass. But, any craft store has a ton of options right now.)
  • glitter (I like the big chunky stuff, but anything that makes your little heart go pitter-patter will work just fine)
  • funnel
  • metallic cord (I found mine with the gift wrap)

The instructions couldn’t be any easier:


  1. Pop the tops off of your ornaments.
  2. Using your funnel, fill your balls. Some of the chunkier glitter gets stuck – I used a skewer or a pencil to push it through.
  3. Pop the top back on your ornament.
  4. Tie a cute bow on top.
  5. Pat yourself on the back…This counts as a DIY!

I have a few other super simple DIY ornaments coming soon! Stay tuned.

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