This post was originally posted on Homeschool Mosaics, which has since been taken down.
fellow family members and I are huge geeks. Unfortunately, we do not
have a lot of Christmas decorations that encompass our family’s
passion for science fiction, fantasy, and video games. I decided to
try to make something personal for the family: a
Christmas Geek Wreath!
cost me only $24 to pick up the supplies that I needed for this
sure you have:
small glass (or plastic) ornaments
glue gun and glue sticks
operated Christmas lights
decorations, monogram letter, flowers, etc.
sure you have everything you need before you get started.
all the items you need. This is important. I have started many a
craft without assembling all the things I needed and then had to stop
to go shopping. Once creative juices start flowing, let them flow.
Don’t hold it back anymore (thank you, Frozen, for the backup!) But
seriously, it is so much easier to have everything ready and spread
out to make your crafting easier on you.
what you will be painting on the ornaments. This may require a little
research and drawing on scrap paper.
of the designs my family decided on for our wreath.
the base color on the ornaments. Hang the ornaments to dry completely
between coats so that you get a smooth finish. Paint your design on
them, add a layer or two of glitter paint, and finish with a mixture
of glue and water (or Modge Podge) to protect the ornaments from
scratches, weather, and damage. This is the most time consuming part
of the project. Take your time and allow all coats to dry completely
before moving on to the next coat. Your patience will be rewarded
with a smooth surface. If you rush your art it will be gloopy and not
glue time! This is my favorite part – when you get to glue all the
pieces on to the wreath. Use your imagination to decorate your wreath
with lights, flowers, glittery sticks, snowflakes, etc. Have fun with
Five: Ooo and Aww.
sure you have batteries in the light pack, hang your wreath to
display, and look back at all your hard work. Good job capturing your
family’s personality in your one-of-a-kind wreath!
kids love to make ornaments, but I don’t want them to be painting
glass ornaments. I fear crushing and trips to the ER. Instead, I hand
drew some geek paper ornaments for them to color, glitter, and hang
up on the tree or in their room.
kids can get in on the fun by decorating some geek paper ornaments!
free to get in the spirit of Geek Christmas this year! Download,
decorate, and share pictures on my Facebook page! I would love to see what you and your family do.
Download some fun geek paper ornaments (hand drawn by me!) by clicking on this picture: