{Kid-Friendly Ornaments with Mod Podge}

What I’m about to show you is going to be shocking!  You will never believe all of the wonderful goodies I received from Plaid Crafts.  I was blown away {and so super excited} by all the possibilities of future projects to come!

I still can’t believe just how many awesome products I get to try out in the many weeks months to come.  Because, let’s be real…this stuff seems like it just may last for.ev.er!

Back to the sweet, glittery snowflakes seen above though.  Once I, and by I, I of course mean my wonderful, loving, patient, and very strong husband got all of our Christmas decor down from the attic, I quickly realized that the glass bulbs we purchased a few years ago for 80% on December 26th were simply not going to cut it this year.  Why you ask?  Well, I’ve got a little 17 month old running, and boy do I mean running, around these days.  He also is very curious when it comes to our Christmas tree.  He’s not afraid of one inch of all 8 feet of it.  I knew I’d need to come up with some alternative decor and stat!

Enter these sweet little snowflake cutouts that I remember buying when I bought said 80% off glass bulbs, but had never found a use for until this year.  I also grabbed several items from my box of goodies from the lovely people at Plaid.

To make your own, you’ll need:

red and white paint

glitter {I used red, white/iridescent, & silver}

Glossy Mod Podge

foam brush

Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

Mod Podge Dimensional Magic Silver Glitter

silver cording

bakers twine

Begin by painting each wooden cutout.  If you can’t find a wooden cutout of your desired shape, Mod Podge makes several different Podgeable Shapes, or you could even cut a shape out of sturdy cardboard.

Once the paint dries, apply a thin layer of Glossy Mod Podge to one side only of the cutout.  Generously sprinkle glitter to cover the entire shape.  Shake off the excess, and continue to Mod Podge and glitter the rest of your cutouts.

Once you’ve applied glitter to all of them, you can then go back and add a coat of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic on top of each shape.  I used the Silver Glitter Dimensional Magic on the snowflakes that I glittered silver and white and used the regular Mod Podge Dimensional Magic on the red glittered snowflakes.

Because I applied a pretty thick layer of Dimensional Magic, I let these sit out overnight.  The next day I repeated the same process of applying the Glossy Mod Podge, the glitter, and the Dimensional Magic to the other side of the cutout, since they’d be hanging on our Christmas tree and possibly visible from more than one angle.  I also let the second side dry overnight as well.

To hang them on the tree, I added some red & white bakers twine to the red snowflakes and some silver cording to the white and silver snowflakes.

These make the perfect addition to our newly kid-friendly Christmas tree this year.  I think they are gorgeous, and I’m so glad that if my little guy gets curious and decides to take one off the tree, they can’t break and cut his little hands!

Find out more about the amazing line of Mod Podge products to jazz up your holiday season!  Visit Plaid on FacebookTwitter, or Pinterest for much more inspiration!  You can also see what some of my friends have created with their Mod Podge goodies!



Happy Holidays and Merry Mod Podge!

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid and Blue Print Social.  The opinions in this post are my own. 

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  1. says

    What a great idea for the kid-safe tree! We have more glass ornaments than kid-safe ones, so the bottom of our tree is a bit bare this year, since J likes to go up and “hug” the tree every 5 minutes and shake a couple ornaments just for fun.

    • meredith says

      Thanks! My little guy still goes up and takes them off, but at least I know they can’t hurt him :)
      I just looked over and he had 12 in his hands, haha!!

  2. says

    These are so gorgeous! And so easy to make! I think I have everything I need except for the wooden snowflakes…time for a Michaels run! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

  3. says

    Gorgeous! I love how sparkly and shiny they are :) I had no idea you could do this with mod podge! Thanks for the great tutorial! These would look great strung across my mantel :)

  4. says

    Love it Meredith! These snowflakes are gorgeous and you make them look so easy to make! Can’t wait to try it out–especially the dimensional magic, looks so cool!

  5. says

    I, too, had to re-think my Christmas tree this year with my 1 year old running around. One year olds are not German mercury glass ornament friendly! I love these adorable ornaments you made and am eager to make some for our tree. :)

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