Thank you to American Girl for providing the doll featured in this post.
American Girl has been a part of so many Christmas memories in my family. It only made sense for me to bring American Girl into my tradition of making Christmas ornaments.
Julie is one of my favorite American Girls-perhaps because we both remember the 70s? Not all of it, in my case…just some of it. She also has the best accessories. A pinball machine? A beaded canopy bed? An egg chair? I still want an egg chair for myself!
For Julie’s Christmas ornament, I took inspiration from her colorful flower power outfit.
American Girl-Inspired Julie Christmas Ornament
To make your own Julie Christmas Ornament, you’ll need:
- An Ornament Blank
- White Craft Paint And Brushes
- Gloss Mod Podge
- Peace Sign Cut Out
- Small Floral Stickers
- Craft Knife
I probably don’t talk enough about needing to be flexible and figure out a Plan B when a project doesn’t turn out the way you expected. I originally wanted to make the ornament with colorful floral scrapbook paper, but I just couldn’t find one with the right colors and patterns. I then thought I could maybe fill in the paper I bought with floral stickers to create a better match. In the end, I realized that the stickers looked much better on the white side of my peace sign cutout, so I completely covered that side with stickers. I then used scissors and a craft knife to carefully cut off the parts of the stickers that extended beyond the edges.
As for the peace sign itself? I used my digital cutter, but this is a simple design that could easily be cut out by hand with a template.
I covered the ornament blank in white craft paint, then used gloss Mod Podge to attach my floral peace sign to the ornament. A few coats of Mod Podge on top of the peace sign will hold all of the stickers in place.
Once the Mod Podge dries, your Julie-inspired ornament is ready to hang on the tree!
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