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Get Crafty with Christmas Ornaments

Let’s get CRAFTY! We’re going to channel some sweet childhood memories today… [except, now you get to spike your hot cocoa while you work on DIY ornaments]. Life is good.

Create a cozy corner and build your own holiday decorations. We teamed up with Lauren Conrad’s site to show you six different ornaments. Keep scrolling for instructions [and learn how to make the others by clicking over to LC’s holiday heaven]…

Message in a Bottle

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Materials: clear plastic or glass ornaments | fir or rosemary | paper | pen | ribbon

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Instructions: write your holiday wish or what you’re grateful for on a paper strip | roll up the wish and place it in the ornament | add a a piece of greenery inside | close the ornament and attach ribbon

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Metallic Spheres 

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Materials: white plastic ornaments | washi tape or painters tape | metallic acrylic paint | glitter paint pens

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Instructions: place tape on the ornament in any pattern you wish (this part will be white after you paint)

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… paint the ornament without worrying about going over the tape

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… let the ornament dry or use a hair dryer to speed up the process | carefully remove tape to reveal the design | leave the ornament as is or add your own festive design with glitter paint pens | attach ribbon

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Holly Pines

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Materials: pinecones | faux holly leaves with berries [sold at xx] | ribbon | glue gun

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Instructions: cut a 6-inch piece of ribbon | place hot glue on one end of the ribbon

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… press the ribbon to the top-center part of the pinecone

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… add hot glue to the other end | create a loop and press the ribbon into the pinecone

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… add more hot glue to the center of the pinecone [over the ribbon]

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… place a piece of fake holly inside, and press down on it for about 30-seconds

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Wander over to LC’s site for more ornament ideas!

Sweater: J. Crew | Scarf: Similar Here | Ribbon: Here, Here + Here | Shoes: Louboutin [look for less here]

Photos by Annie Shak | Video by Katie Grossbard