Are there some things in your decluttering journey that you have a tough time getting rid of? For me recently it was my trophies from my childhood. If you follow us on Facebook or are in our decluttering Facebook group, you know that I posted about finally throwing away my trophies. Well, I couldn’t do it.
They have been sitting a box for years, but when I finally came to that box in the office closet, I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. I have been pretty good about throwing things away lately, but for some reason these trophies still meant something to me. Most of them were school and soccer, two things that I was pretty decent at and enjoyed as a kid.
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Once I decided that I really didn’t want to throw them out, I was wondering what I could do with them to still keep them, but not display them in my China cabinet. (Well, the China cabinet has been sold so that isn’t an option either).
I decided to turn them into DIY Christmas ornaments! This way I could still keep them, and seeing them once a year was more attention then they received in that box over the years. And I really love Christmas ornaments. Decorating the tree every year was a big deal at our house and I have some great memories going through ornaments with my mom at Christmas time.
It took me a little while to get the spray paint right. At first I had some bubbles and it was because I was spraying too much at one time. I sanded them down and did it again-but lighter coats. Spray painting works best if you can start and stop the paint off of the item you are painting. Lesson learned.
After the glitter paint was dry and looked how I wanted it too, I sprayed it with a clear sealer.
Once the coats of paint were finished and dried, I took the trophy pieces and hot glued ribbon onto them.
And next I glued it onto the backs of the ornaments.
I was pretty happy with how my DIY Christmas ornaments turned out. This was actually my second attempt because my first color combination wasn’t my favorite. Now we have a few more ornaments for the tree that have some good memories. (In my opinion there can never be too many ornaments on a tree.)
Do you still have your childhood trophies? If so are they displayed or in a box? Or do you want to make your own DIY Christmas ornaments now? 😉 Comment below!