I'm not really a Christmas decoration kind of person. I love them in the store...so pretty! But, I'm not keen on buying things with such a short look-at-value in my home. Same thing with making Christmas decorations. You won't see me spending a great deal of time on them. Now, if I left Christmas decorations out all year...then I could commit to making a few. But, until they extend Christmas into Fourth of July (don't laugh, you know it's happening soon!), I'll be sticking with quick, easy, and inexpensive Christmas decorations. Like these Sharpie ornaments.
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These Sharpie ornaments require only a yellow and a black Sharpie (get the oil-based ones if you can!) and 4 white ornaments. The end. Then you channel your inner child and draw up their sweet little faces. No worries, I'll walk you through how to draw them!
- 4 white globe ornaments
- black Sharpie (oil-based is best!)
- yellow Sharpie (oil-based is best!)
Snowman Sharpie Ornaments:
- Draw 2 black dots for eyes.(black Sharpie)
- Draw a series of black dots for a mouth. (black Sharpie)
- Draw a carrot shape for nose. (yellow Sharpie)
if desired...dot a bit of red paint on the "cheeks"
Dalmatian Sharpie Ornaments:
- Draw eyes (black Sharpie). draw 2 black ovals then create 2 small circles inside the bottom of those ovals, and a fill 2/3 of the top half of the oval leaving only a small white area inside the oval.
- Draw the nose and mouth (black Sharpie). draw a heart shape for the nose, fill in. The mouth is just a soft line.
- Add spots randomly about the ornament (black Sharpie). be sure to add one or two around the eyes.
- Draw a line around the bottom of the ornament (yellow Sharpie). this is the collar.
- Outline the line with black Sharpie.
- Draw a circle for the name tag (yellow Sharpie).
- Outline the circle with a black Sharpie.
Penguin Sharpie Ornaments:
- Draw a large heart on the ornament (black Sharpie). This is the outline of the face.
- Thicken the line outwards and to the top of the ornament for the heart.
- Draw 2 dots for the eyes (black Sharpie).
- Draw a triangle for the nose (yellow Sharpie).
Minion Sharpie Ornaments:
- Color the ornament yellow, EXCEPT 2 small circles (for the eyes).
- Draw a black line across where the eyes are (don't color the eyes!), all the way around the ornament.
- Create 2 large circles around the eyes (black Sharpie). these are the goggles.
- Draw 2 small dots inside the circles (black Sharpie). these are the eyes.
- Draw a small u for the mouth (black Sharpie).
- add several small dots to the top of the ornament (black Sharpie). this is the "hair".
If desired, outline the goggles in another color.
For the record: my kids said I didn't make the eyes big enough for the Minion. I guess those goggles need to be massive!! Live and learn, and don't ask kids!
I am certain that you can create even more fabulous ornaments with only these 2 Sharpies. Use those babies up!! And let me know what you come up with. I have a couple Sharpies that need to be ran dry! Sharpie Ornaments are a great gift idea for teachers, neighbors, hey...most anybody! Pack them in a handmade gift bag and it would be a darling gift! For the video tutorial of how to make your own bag go HERE. Happy Christmas Ornament making!
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