Remember your first Christmas as a newlywed couple with this easy DIY Our First Christmas ornament.
I am head over heels for Christmas. I’m one of those people that enjoy making every moment count as a memory. I love to make those memories last through the years and Christmas seems to be one of the best times to make memories come to life. It’s such a great feeling to be pulling out Christmas decorations and find, wrapped in tissue paper, something that makes you stop and become nostalgic. Honestly, that’s why most of us love Christmas because it holds so many wonderful memories that we can look back on.
Although this will be my 3rd Christmas with my husband, it will be our first in our own actual home and our first with our pets. We bought our first ornament together when it was our first Christmas as a married couple and we still have it and keep it safe. However, I wish I would have been craftier a couple of years ago because I would have loved to make my own ornament like this one that we’ve come up with for you! I made mine glittery and crooked for fun but the best part about this ornament is that it can be customized in so many ways. Put your last name in the middle, or a child’s first name, then add a burlap bow at the top instead of the gold letters, whatever your heart desires! I got all of my items at Michael’s mainly because they always have coupons and the coupons covered more than half of the items I needed.
Our First Christmas Ornament
- 1 Small flat wooden ornament
- 1 Package glittery stick-on letters
- 1 package small wooden letters
- Glue Gun
- Mod Podge
- Glitter (I used red and gold fine glitter)
- Christmas Themed Ribbon (optional)
- Twine (optional)
- I began by placing the letters in the middle of the wooden piece to see how I wanted them to lay. If you have a longer name, make sure and get smaller wooden letters.
- Once I knew how I wanted them to sit, I then decorated them with glitter by coating the front in mod podge and then sprinkling the two colors of glitter over the top.
- Leave them to sit for a few minutes so they can dry a bit.
- Using your hot glue gun, coat the back with glue and then place each letter into its place.
- Once you’ve done that, you can decorate the rest of the ornament. I used glittery stick-on letters which I secured even further with hot glue just in case. I spelled out “First Christmas” and gave this ornament to a family friend.
- You can skip the golden letters and add other decorations such as burlap bows, twine loops along the edges, or you could just leave it with just the decorated name in the middle. It’s up to you!
- For the alternate version, I used a bit of Christmas ribbon about 6 inches long. I folded it over itself and then tied it in the middle with a piece of twine. I moved the wooden letter down and hot glued them in place and also glued the bow in place.
Do you have an ornament from your first Christmas?