Ornaments for the Sports Lover

I was looking online for a Pittsburgh Steeler ornament for my nephew, husband and a friend as a Christmas present.  (They are all major Steeler fans.)  I found one that I really liked, but they wanted $6.00 plus shipping & handling for just one.  I knew I could make them for a much better price.  Since I was making them, why stop at just the Steelers?

These are so easy to make, and very inexpensive, especially now that there are after Christmas sales going on.  And the best part is that they can be customized for any sports team!

Here’s what I came up with:

Ornaments for the Sports Lover

I’d found these glittered snowflake ornaments everywhere this year.  Depending on where you get them, the sizes will be a little different.  The larger ones were from Walmart.

Ornaments for the Sports Lover

I gathered some logos from the Internet & printed them out on cardstock.  Printer paper was too flimsy for this project.  I let the images dry for about an hour.  Once the images was dry, I covered the logos with Mod Podge.  If you try this step before the ink has dried, it will smear.

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Set aside to dry.  When the Mod Podge has dried completely, cut out the logos.

Ornaments for the Sports Lover

Add hot glue to the center of the snowflakes & hot glue the cut out logo to the center of the snowflake.  Make sure that you line up the logo with one of the holes in the snowflake, or it will be crooked when it’s hanging on the tree.

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Then I took about 3″ of 20 gage wire to make the hanger.  If you use an ornament hanger, you can skip this step.  There is a method to my madness.  Do this step first before turning it over to do the back.  Feed the wire through the hole & make a loop for hanging the ornament.

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Turn the ornament over.  The ornament hook marks the top of the ornament.  This way you can add the logo so that it’s not upside down when hanging.  See?  I told you there was a method to my madness!

Ornaments for the Sports Lover

I did one for the Pittsburgh Penguins

Ornaments for the Sports Lover

One for the Pittsburgh Pirates:

Ornaments for the Sports Lover

And one for the Pittsburgh Steelers:

Ornaments for the Sports Lover

While shopping last night, Walmart had all of their Christmas items at 75% off.  I found these that I will most definitely be making for next year.

Ornaments for the Sports Lover

And when I found these purple snowflakes, I thought they’d be wonderful for ornaments using photos of the family!

Ornaments for the Sports Lover

The possibilities are endless.  Have fun with this one.  I know I am.

Ornaments for the Sports Lover

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