DIY Christmas Ornaments

Did you know that there are only 5 more Fridays until Christmas? It’s fast approaching so I figured it was time get going on some of my holiday crafts. I’ve been into succulents this year, because they seem to be the only plant that I can keep alive in my house, so I thought my first craft of the season would be to make live Christmas ornaments for the tree.

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I had a lot of fun making these and I even got to use my clean dining table, which I haven’t been able to do in 11 months. So, let’s get started! The supplies I used to make this super easy craft were:

Christmas ornament glass ball | chatfieldcourt.comDIY Christmas ornaments supplies | chafieldcourt.comI began by adding a small amount of sand to the glass ball,to give the succulent a base.

DIY Christmas ornaments sand in glass ball | chafieldcourt.comNext, I removed the petite succulent from its pot, carefully removed all of the loose soil and placed it in the sand in the glass ball.

DIY Christmas ornaments using a petite succulent | chafieldcourt.comDIY Christmas ornaments sand and succulent in glass ball | chafieldcourt.comI took a few pieces of the sheet moss and lightly sprayed it with water, to soften it up. Then I carefully placed the pieces around the succulent. I used sheet moss to add more green (for Christmas) to the ornament but you could add some stones or other filler.

DIY Christmas ornaments spritzing sheet moss| chafieldcourt.comChristmas ornaments succulent and moss in glass ball | chatfieldcourt.comAfter the moss was in place, I took my faux berry stem, clipped a few bunches off and placed them around the succulent. To finish it off, I added a ribbon and my first live Christmas ornament was complete.

DIY Christmas ornaments complete with faux berries and ribbon| chafieldcourt.comSo, I would have liked to show a picture of them hanging on our tree, but I’m not ready to put it up yet (as a blogger, is it ok to admit that?). Anyway, I arranged them on my marble pedestal with some greens that smelled like Christmas, and called it a day. They’re all ready to hang when I do decide to put the tree up.

DIY Christmas ornaments made with succulents| chafieldcourt.comI made these about a week ago and I’m happy to report that they are still alive and well.

DIY Christmas ornaments | chafieldcourt.comHow about you? Are you ready to start decorating for the holidays or is it way too early?



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24 thoughts on “DIY Christmas Ornaments

  1. Oh Kristy! No, no, no! Not yet! I know bloggers are ahead of the season sooo, I’ll cut you some slack. 🙁 I’m not ready yet. I have one rule, no Christmas decorations until after my birthday. My birthday is the first week of December and I just never liked seeing Christmas decor that early.

    Your Christmas ornament is very cute and I love the way you displayed it!

    • Oh well, that’s the life of a blogger. We start early so that we can share our ideas before readers start decorating. I haven’t even begun decorating yet but I’m having some fun doing a few Christmas crafts (takes my mind off of my unfinished kitchen 😉 ) Hobby Lobby by me started displaying their holiday merchandise in July, just crazy.

  2. Maybe I could keep succulents alive. I might have to try. I do not decorate for Christmas any more. It is just me and no little ones to enjoy the decorations. I like live trees and I can’t manage putting it any a stand anyway. I do burn a pine scented candle though and I was thinking of cutting some pine branches to place in a vase, I can’t believe only 5 Fridays until Christmas! I have been making some Christmas decorations and table runners for my Etsy shop and the reminder has made me realize I need to sew faster. 😉 Enjoy your weekend. Debbie

    • I know, I can’t believe that we are so close to Christmas.

      I’m having some luck with succulents lately, maybe they would work for you too. You don’t have to have a tree, I think that putting some pine branches in a vase would be great, and would make your house smell good. You can usually get clippings for free from Lowe’s or Home Depot when they start selling trees.

      Thanks for visiting Debbie. Hope you have a great week!

    • Oh no Sheila! LOL I’m usually pretty good with plants but the lighting in this house has proven to be a challenge and succulents have been my only survivors. Maybe they could work for you too.

  3. Oh, I love these! They’re mini terrariums! So pretty and “natural”. I’m imagining something like these on a larger scale. Like a terrarium centerpiece. I’m feeling inspired, Kristi.

    • I’m so glad that they inspired you Nancy. There’s so many cool containers out there now to do a really nice, and in my case easy, terrarium. Something like mine, on a larger scale, would look fabulous on your beautiful kitchen window ledge.

  4. Hi Ktisti. I just stopped by via Second Chance to Dream I love your Christmas Ideas- & I made a Plant gift similar to yours last yr. I did an Air Plant instead of a succulent. Very Nice-no watering -just misting .

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