Easy Craft: Fillable Easter Ornaments

I admit to having gone a ‘bit’ overboard at the after Christmas sales last year.  When Hobby Lobby had 80% off, well I nabbed quite a few things.  One of the items was a box of six small, square, glass ornaments.

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When I was looking for something to do with them, I came across an idea on Pinterest of a round, glass ornament that someone had monogrammed and then filled with beads.  After some creative brainstorming, I realized those little glass ornaments would make a perfect Easter table center piece or displayed wonderfully on the mantle.  Kind of a “Pinterest Remake,” using the pin I found as inspiration.

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If you’re wondering where you can get glass ornaments in March, I couldn’t tell you for sure 😉  But I’m pretty sure Hobby Lobby or Michaels has stock of those kinds of supplies year round for the hardcore crafters.

These are really easy to make, while I used my Silhouette machine to cut out the letters, you could do it with scissors or simply use alphabet stickers.

Fillable Easter Ornaments

Supplies Needed
6 square, glass ornaments where the top comes off so you can fill them
Cardstock in various colors and/or patterns
A die cutting machine or scissors
Fine tipped glue pen
Jelly Beans

Instructions
1. Using your die cut machine cut out the letters E,A,S,T,E,R in an appropriate height for your ornaments, from the cardstock.  Or print them on your printer and use a pair of scissors to cut them out.

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*  I chose a font called Frutopia from dafont.com to make the ‘T.’  The way it was shaped reminded me of both a nail and a cross and the flourish on the bottom looked like a splash.  Since our family celebrates the Easter weekend because of Jesus dying on the cross and shedding His blood and rising again for our salvation, I thought it was appropriate for us to display the ‘T’ as an image that reflected that.

2. Using a fine tipped glue pen (mine is a Martha Stewart brand) on the back of the letters, adhere them to the middle of the glass on one side.

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*  While I only did the one side and just used the “EASTER,” I think it would be fun to add something on the other side (especially if you are going to these as table decorations), The letters in the opposite direction, bunnies, eggs, etc.

3. Take the tops off the ornaments and fill the ornaments with jelly beans and then replace the tops.

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Looking for some more Pinterest Remake Ideas? check out these:

Gluten Free Italian Easter Pie – Pastiera di Grano from Confessions of an Overworked Mom
Pineapple Coconut Coke Cake by My So Called Balanced Life
Easter Chick Craft made with a Mason Jar by Simply Southern Mom
Fudgy Mint Cookies by Lizventures
Mason Jar Mini Key Lime Pies by Better in Bulk
Easy Healthy Recipe: Coconut Red Lentil Curry by Our Family World
Easy Lavender Carpet Freshener by Taking Time for Mommy
Natural Herb Stenciled Easter Eggs by Upstate Ramblings
Gold Confetti Drinking Glasses by Homemaking Hacks
Mini Carrot Cakes by Mom Always Finds Out
Clay Ring Dish with Gold Leaf by How Was Your Day?
Healthy Coffee Breakfast Shake by LW Vogue
Easter Bunny Egg Holder Craft by Embracing Homemaking
Apothecary Jar Easter Centerpiece + 3 Ways to Make Cute Glitter Eggs by Oh So Savvy Mom
Easy Kids DIY Hair Accessory Organizer by Views from the ‘Ville