At $30 each, these Kate Spade Christmas ornaments are too fabulous for words. At next to nothing, the DIY is even better. While we all know that my crafting skills are… well… let’s just say that if I can pull it off, so can you!
These are the real Kate Spade Christmas ornaments. $30 each so if you want all three, that will run you $90 not including tax or shipping and handling if you order them online.
This is my interpretation and DIY of the same ornaments. Close enough for horseshoes? Or should I say, close enough for a pair of Kate Spade shoes?
I have a million and three random ornaments, but not white ones. While I was hoping for plastic, I had to get the glass ones and pray that I didn’t drop them. I had the black paint on hand. Really, that’s it. Add a ribbon for some embellishment and you are done!
I knew that the dots would be easy. I used one of those round sponges to apply the paint. I thought I was going to use the washi tape to help mark the lines, but didn’t need it. It did, however, come in handy to steady the ornaments as I worked on them.
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The fal-la-la, I just free-formed. Not the best, but fair enough. The stripes…. whew did that one throw me for a minute. Washi tape – no, it doesn’t curve. Hummmm….. then I looked over at Stepson’s desk and saw one of those circle template tools. I used it to draw the circles and then just colored in. Not the best, but I couldn’t show you two out of the three. I added some red ribbon and they are ready to hang on the tree or give as a gift.
Now the big decision is… on which of our seven trees should I hang them…. or give them as a gift???
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Love, hugs, and not spending $90 on the real ornaments.
Crafty Holly hit this one outta the park! Kate will be upset and jealous.
Hi Susan – Oh pah-leeze! You are way too kind, but thank you. They were fun to make! Hugs, Holly
You are so crafty! Your crafting skills get better with each craft you make. I love these decoration and I will have to pass this on to my daughter. She has a tree with black/white/silver and is on a budget, so these would be perfect!
Hi Cynthia – Oh how perfect! I didn’t realize how easy it was to paint on plain ornaments, she can make any design she wants! Thank you for your sweet compliments! Hugs, Holly
I sometimes can’t believe what companies will charge for products!! $30 an ornament is killing me. What a great way to copy their idea on the cheap! Thanks, Holly. Have a great day! #ibabloggers
Hi Elizabeth – Thanks for stopping by and I know, right? I think I could decorate an entire tree on $30!!! I heart #IBABLOGGERS! Hugs, Holly
Another good one Holly. And you are having fun. Nice.
Awwwww….. thanks Dad! LYB, H.
So, so cute! Great idea – love the black and white on pink! #ibabloggers
Hi Katie – Thanks so much for stopping by! I heart #ibabloggers! Hugs, Holly
These look great. I love how easy it is to update or make Christmas bulbs look better!
Hi Amie Jo – I had no clue what a little paint and a few minutes could do to some cheap ornaments! Hugs, Holly
Stopping by from SITS linky. I saw these a few days ago and had to share them on FB. Love them and at a much better price 🙂
Hi Melinda – Oh my goodness, you are so sweet, thank you for the FB shares!!! Hugs, Holly
$30 for a glass Christmas ornament! Cough**sputter**cough** Seriously who has that kind of money to throw away?!
Yours are beautiful, and you can take pride in the fact that someone out there would pay lots of money for them. 🙂
Hi Audrey – You are too kind, thank you. And I know, right? I love Kate Spade, but not a $30 ornament I can throw some paint on myself! Hugs, Holly
Did I read that right, 7 trees?!? Are they all different themes or colours? I have one and am tempted to get a second this year, I’ve got a long way to go to get to 7! Love the deckies by the way!
Hi Julie – Yes, 7 trees. Only one was actually purchased at a store, one was a hand-me-down, and the remainder are small ones I picked up at yard sales. Each room has it’s own theme and decorations. Hummm… thank you for a great idea for another post!!!! Hugs, Holly
Thank you so much for this post! I have been obsessed with trying to dupe these ornaments to no avail. I tried using black electrical tape for the stripes. If only it would behave and lay flat around the curves! I will try the paint technique if I can get the circles to work out.
Hi Nicole – Those circles really threw me for a loop! (tee hee… that pun wasn’t intentional!!!). I just traced the big and small circles in pencil and then painted over. I couldn’t get the stripes identical, but as they say… close enough for the crafting world. Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Holly
I love Kate Spade! Her style is so cute and modern, and your ornaments are awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Hi Michelle – I love Kate Spade too… most of her stuff anyway. Sometimes thought not always the price, so thank you for your kind compliment! Hugs, Holly
very cool and creative, if my son wasn’t a destroyer, I would try them. Happy Saturday Sharefest
Hi Karen – I am the queen of clutziness and I could only find glass ornaments, but they would be so much more durable on plastic ornaments! Happy holidays and hugs, Holly
Kate Spade is one of my favorite designers, so when I saw this post on SITSgirls I had to check it out! This is such a great idea and yours came out beautifully! I love that you could use any color ornament and/or paint. So easy to make it personal, but I will admit I am a fan of the black and white. Thanks so much for sharing!
Hi Bre – I agree, they are so easy to custimize! I love the Kate Spade-esque copy but they can be any design and any color. Whodathunk you can paint on ornaments right? Thanks for stopping by! Happy holidays and hugs, Holly
Beautiful – and they look easy to make. Pinned them to try next year! 🙂
Hi Jamie – Awesome, thanks so much for pinning! Great to meet you via #ibabloggers! Happy holidays and hugs, Holly
I love Kate Spade! This is a such a great idea. I should try making more Kate Spade DIY projects 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!
Hi Lauren – I love finding great Kate Spade bargains, but when I can’t, a DIY is always in order! Thanks for stopping by! Happy holidays and hugs, Holly
Super impressed!!! love these! OK, now–for your next assignment, you need to teach us how to make those amazing kate spade iphone cases they have at the Apple Store!!!! lol
Hi Shana – You know, I’ve been eyeing them up and trying to figure out if I can do the same to my boring life-proof case. Challenge accepted! Happy holidays and hugs, Holly
These are just amazing, and I don’t think you can tell the difference from the real thing! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday! 🙂
Hi Dee – You are too kind, thank you! The price tag is much better too! Happy holidays and hugs, Holly
Hi Holly- Dang these are cute and anything with the words Kate Spade catch my eye! Friday Favorites feature tomorrow night at http://notatrophywife.com ! Thanks for joining in the fun! laura
Hi Laura – Oh my goodness, thank you so much for the feature! Greatly appreciated! Happy holidays and hugs, Holly
Hey there! I love these!! Thanks so much for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!! I will be featuring these this week!!
Hi Denise – I’m completely honored, thank you for the feature! Happy holidays and hugs, Holly
Holly, you know I love these Kate Spade knock off ornaments! Congrats, you’re featured this week at the Inspire Us Thursday Link Party on Organized 31.
Hi Susan – Woo hoo you just made my week! Thanks so much for the feature! Happy holidays and hugs, Holly
Love these Holly and I love me some Kate Spade!! Glad I don’t have to spend $30.00 a ball to have them now that you have shown me these!! I am featuring them on my blog this morning. Thank you so much for linking up to Get Your DIY On- we hope to see you again in January with your Organization Project!!
Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog
Hi Mandy – Thank you so much for the awesome feature! BEST.CHRISTMAS.PRESENT.EVER! Merry Christmas and holiday hugs, Holly
$30!!!Wow! You win the contest Holly, I think yours are cuter!!
Hi Jenna – You are always so kind, thank you! Hugs, Holly
These are great, simple and elegant. And why would anybody spend $30 for one christmas ball? Thanks for showing us the obvious!
Hi Mary – It’s all about the name brand! One of my favorite things to do is to make a knock-off DIY and share with my readers. “Good enough” is perfect when you save like a gazillion dollars in the process! Hugs, Holly
Love the modern elegance of these and so pretty on a white Christmas Tree! Pinned to share.
Hi Marie – Thank you so much for your kind words! Hugs, Holly
What a great idea! Yours look great!!! Thanks for sharing this clever idea 🙂
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Hi Sarah – Thank you for your kind words and thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Holly
I, for one, love what you did! Handmade and homemade can’t be beat! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!
Hi Angie – Thanks so much! Hugs, Holly