We’re sharing how to make DIY Cake Pop Christmas Ornaments today!
If you had a chance to read our DIY Wrapped Candy post, you already know our Christmas theme is inspired by a French candy shop.
We don’t really use a lot of color around the house because my favorite colors are blush, camel, creamy white, and dove gray.
All of which convey the quiet calm we adore.
But this year there is so much to celebrate both personally and professionally I figured if there ever was a year to celebrate “the sweet life,” it’s this one.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been picking up all sorts of fun food and candy ornaments online and at big box stores.
It might seem early to shop for ornaments right now. But the truth is, the earlier you shop, the more likely you are to have first dibs on the items you want.
Not only that, but last week we were in a big box home décor and craft supply store, and they already had their Christmas 60% off.
So, it’s a great time to stock up!
Recently, I gathered our ornaments to make sure all our colors had been equally represented and realized that 85% of our ornaments were pink
Hoping to add more colors to the mix, I decided to make these DIY Cake Pop Christmas Ornaments. As you can imagine, they’re messy but totally worth it.
Here’s a look at how to make DIY Cake Pop Christmas Ornaments…
DIY Cake Pop Ornament Supplies:
- Small Styrofoam Balls
- Cake Pop Sticks
- Ornament Hooks
- Craft Paint
- Glue (we used mod podge in a matte finish)
- Spray Glue
- Glitter or Bead Embellishments
- Paintbrushes (you’ll need one paintbrush for each color you use and one to apply the glue as well)
- Cookie Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Floral Foam
- Ribbon, optional
DIY Cake Pop Ornament Steps:
Gather your supplies and make sure your workstation is clean and free from dust.
Place a cake pop stick into the bottom of your Styrofoam ball.
Then place your ornament hook at the top of your Styrofoam ball.
Next, paint the Styrofoam ball in the color of your choice with craft paint. We used blue, green, and purple.
Allow the Styrofoam ball to dry completely. We used a piece of floral foam to help keep the ornaments upright.
This is how our DIY Cake Pop Christmas Ornament looked after one coat of craft paint.
And this is how it looked after 2 coats.
While you’re waiting for the craft paint to dry, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Once your Styrofoam ball is dry, place glue around the top of your DIY Cake Pop Christmas Ornament in any design you like with a paintbrush.
Then adorn your ornament with glitter over the parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. This will help keep glitter and beads from going everywhere.
Allow your DIY Cake Pop Christmas Ornament to dry completely.
Then spray each ornament with spray adhesive outside in a well-ventilated area according to the instructions on the back of the can.
Just a heads up, this might change the texture of the glitter to a matte finish. But it should also help keep the embellishments you’ve placed on the ornament more secure.
After your ornaments are completely dry, add a ribbon to the base of your DIY Cake Pop Christmas Ornament if desired.
Then hang your ornament on the tree!
Things to Keep in Mind…
Keep in mind, you can use any combination of paint, glitter, and embellishments you like best.
Especially, if you’re trying to add pops of color to your existing décor like we are this year, or you plan on creating something brand new.
These took just a few hours to make mostly due to drying time, they were super simple, and they can be used on everything from your tree to a festive display in your kitchen.
As always, make sure you keep DIY Cake Pop Christmas Ornaments like these away from kids and mischievous pets.