Ever year, one of my favorite things to do during the holidays is make ornaments for my Christmas tree. I try to mix it up from year to year, coming up with new, exciting ornaments each time, which is definitely part of the fun. Last year I created these festive Merry & Bright ornaments using wrapping paper, so this year I wanted to do something a little different and decided to try my hand at globe ornaments. I’ve gotta say, I was a little intimidated at first, but thankfully to my surprise, they were actually pretty easy to make I had a lot of fun in the process. Want to try making your own globe ornaments this year? Just follow the easy steps below!
Miniature Animal (I used a zebra)
Medium Miniature Silver Tree
Small Miniature Pink Tree
Gold Spray Paint
Gold Acrylic Paint
Peach Acrylic Paint
Small Silver Star
Gold Tinsel Garland Ribbon
Super Glue (I used E600)
Small Paint Brush
Small Round Point Paint Brush
Gold Ribbon (not pictured)
1. Spray the round base of the globe ornament gold and allow time to dry.
2. Paint the miniature animal with peach paint and allow time to dry.
3. Once the peach paint is dry, use a small, round-tipped paintbrush to paint gold dots on the miniature animal.
4. Cut enough gold tinsel ribbon to fit perfectly around the animal’s neck like a collar, then once the gold dots are dry, add glue around the neck of the animal. Quickly place the gold tinsel collar around the neck of the animal before the glue dries and hold in place to secure for a few seconds. Once that’s dry, add another dot of glue to the center where the collar meets and place a small silver star on top of the glue dot.
5. Place glue on the bottom of each miniature tree, then place them on the globe ornament’s base and allow time to dry.
6. Place glue on the bottom of the animal’s feet, then place on the globe ornament’s base and allow time to dry.
7. Add glue around the edge of the globe ornament base (this is where the globe will attach to the base), but before you put the globe in place, make sure to add glitter to the center of the base. I used a couple dashes or pinches of each color.
8. Put the globe in place, making sure to secure it to the glue. Then, use the excess glue that should be coming out around the edges (if there isn’t any excess, you can add more) to secure enough gold garland ribbon to fit around the base of the ornament. Cut the ribbon in the back and add another dollop of glue to the ends to make sure they stay in place. Once the glue is dry, add gold ribbon to the top to hang the ornament and wala, you have yourself an adorably festive, miniature animal globe ornament!
Not only did I make a peach horse, I also created a turquoise giraffe, a pink tiger and a blue elegant, using different variations of the miniature tree color and neck garnish. You can check all 4 finished ornaments out below!