I love homemade Christmas Ornaments! The Christmas tree is full of homemade ornaments made throughout the years whether it be as a school project, craft project or adult DIY. The variety of ornaments and memories associated with each ornament are ones to cherish. This year a gift of wood cut out ornaments was calling to be made into Pebble Art Christmas Ornaments.
This is a very very easy craft that is a perfect Christmas craft for kids or younger kids. The decorations can be found at the local dollar store or from your craft closet of supplies. This is a wonderful group project as the pebbles and wooden cut outs come in a quantity suitable to make many ornaments at an affordable cost. Let the Pebble Art Christmas Ornaments begin!
Small or miniature pebbles
Craft glue (lots of glue!)
Dollar Store jewelry crystals, beads, buttons, pearls
Ribbon for ornament hanger
How To Make Pebble Art Christmas Ornaments
I enjoyed the freedom of the using the pebbles to make the ornaments which is why this Christmas craft does lend itself as a Christmas craft for kids. The pebbles can be used as is without a pattern or for the more detailed crafter the pebbles can be arranged by color or shape.
Lay out a selection of pebbles on a paper plate.
Choose the wooden cut out ornament. I prefer the wooden cut outs with a nice selection of different shapes.
Apply a very healthy and thick layer of glue over the entire ornament.
Sprinkle the pebbles on top of the glue covering the entire ornament.
If there are spaces between the pebbles then use your fingers or a craft stick and push the pebbles next to each other so an even layer of pebbles adheres to the wooden cut out ornament. This is my favorite crafting tool below as it can be used for any craft and I love the long handle version particularly for small crafts.
Let dry. The ornament does not need to dry completely, but dry enough so the pebbles do not fall off. Twenty to thirty minutes is usually a safe time period.
Pebble Art Tip! After the pebbles have dried on the ornament check to make sure all the pebbles are glued. Hold the ornament upside down with the pebbles facing a table to see if any of the pebbles fall off. Repair if necessary.
Decorate the ornament with your choice of decorations. Anything goes and can be glued on top of the pebbles.
Cut a ribbon the appropriate length and string through the ornament hole. Done!
Pebble Art Ideas
After making the Pebble Art Christmas Ornaments I had so much fun with the ornaments I decided to combine pebble art with mosaics to make a new addition for the Christmas decor. This is an advanced craft; however, if you have made mosaic tiles before then making a Mosaic Christmas Tree is definitely within your skill set.
This is the Mosaic Christmas Tree I made using pebbles and the same supplies I used for the Pebble Art Christmas Ornaments. The addition to the supply list is mosaic glass, particle board and grout. Learn how to make a Mosaic Christmas Tree by clicking here.
Pebble Art Supplies
Bags of pebbles can be purchased on Amazon in a variety of different sizes or colors. I prefer the miniature or smaller pebbles. If you have a fish tank then fish tank pebbles work too! The color of the pebble art will be dictated by the colors of the pebbles and how the pebbles are arranged.
Visiting the dollar store craft aisle will yield a bonanza of ideas to decorate the Pebble Art Christmas Ornaments. The jewelry making section has beads, button, crystals galore! Faux Pearl beads can be used to as mini ornaments, snowman buttons, eyes, or a fun trim around the ornament.
Pebbles can also be easily painted with acrylic paint. The paint will dry very quickly and can then be used as a decoration on the ornament or used to make the entire ornament.
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