Little hands with big holiday dreams want to help create. Here’s a super easy Christmas ornament made from washers and other materials that you might have lying around the house (or can be found in the aisles of our ReStore). Read through to the end for more ornament ideas made from washers.
Three metal washers, increasing in size from small to bigger
Thin metal wire (optional)
Acrylic paint, white and black
String for hanging
Flip the washers over so they are face down. Glue the medium sized washer to the top portion of the larger washer so you have a figure eight shape. Then glue the smallest washer on top of the medium-sized piece.
If you feel that the ornament is going to get knocked around a bit, you can secure the washers by winding thin metal wire around the points where the washers are joined together by glue.
Paint the piece white and, when dry, use a smaller brush to paint on black eyes and buttons. Let dry.
Adorn your snowman with a red scarf and string for hanging. They’ll look pretty on your tree, or make a great gift!
Here are some other very do-able, washer-inspired ornaments …
Using a large washer and some Christmas-y green yarn, wind the yarn around the circle, weaving in through the center and around the outside to completely cover the metal. Your new doughnut-shaped ornament is looking closer to a wreath with the green yarn. All is needs is some decoration, perhaps a small bow or colorful beads.
You’ll need washers of three varying sizes: 1 large; 5 medium and 5 smaller. Arrange face down on your table. Take your largest washer and attach the 5 medium-sized washers around the perimeter on its back side. Once dry, glue the five small-sized washers to the outer points of the medium sized washers. The resulting ornament looks star-shaped and can be painted and sprinkled with glitter to look extra shimmering.