On the 3rd Day of Christmas – CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT

Hi everyone !!  This is day three of the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge.  Today’s project is a lovely Christmas tree ornament for your tree.


As you know I love to upcycle and reuse things I already have.  Unfortunately some of our Christmas ornaments have faded or simply are a bit old.  Instead of throwing them out, try to think of some clever ways to reuse them..

Here is what I did….


I took these old golden Christmas ornaments and decided to make them new again!  I used some PVA glue to cover the bauble.


I then sprinkled some rice over to cover it all.  YES you read it right.. I put rice on a Christmas ornament, but please BEAR WITH ME… I promise the end result is worth it…


I had to put a layer of PVA to seal it and then repeat the step to make sure the area was fully covered.



When it was drying it reminded me of Raffaelo sweets! 🙂

I then simply spray painted the bauble with gold spray paint (everything looks better in gold – its a FACT! 🙂 ) and added some sparkle by sprinkling some gold and irridescent glitter.  To seal it I used some clear Acrylic spray.


What do you think??  Such a simple idea but the baubles are as new and even more beautiful than they originally were, don’t you think??

On the…. 3rd Day of Christmas Evija made….. CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS!!!!!







I am also taking part in the Preloved Thrifty Christmas Competition!


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21 thoughts on “On the 3rd Day of Christmas – CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT

  1. I would have never thought about using rice for an ornament, but it turned out so cute!! Love it!! Thanks for sharing with us at Two Used Tuesday!

  2. Hi Evija, I am loving your new banners that you are creating, they are awesome not to mention the decoration is beautiful, rice, really? Wow, I only eat it. Very nice idea. Great for our features!!

    Hope you are enjoying all the preparation for the holiday, have a great weekend!

    PS Stop by and share on Friday Features as well

  3. I love this! But where did you place it while it was drying so that it doesn’t stick to a surface or drip all over???

    1. Hi Brenda, thank you so much. As I was leaving them to dry, I hung them on a drawer knob (hanging by a string) and put something underneath as it did drip and make a bit of a mess. As long as it is hanging on something it should dry nicely, just do make sure you put something under it for the dripping glue.

  4. This is fantastic! I never would have thought to use RICE to upcycle ornaments! Just goes to show, you can do anything with a little glue and a little paint! Love it! 😀

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