We’ve been working on a bunch of geeky ornaments, but these might be our favorites. Plus they’re quick, simple, and cost next to nothing.
Because what tree DOESN’T need giant 8-bit holiday ornaments on it? We made these the same way that we made all of the fandom icons for our Geek Holiday Wreath.
Start by drawing a pixelated / 8-bit ornament on graph paper, and cut it out. Here’s ours. We also cut out some spaces for highlight/shadow.
After painting, we edged the perimeter in black sharpie, and used silver sharpie for the top. THEN we thought we’d get extra fancy, and used Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to give it some serious shine. This stuff is awesome, by the way. This step is not at all necessary, we just wanted to try it out.
At first it made the ornament cloudy, but after a couple of hours it was perfectly clear and glassy. Which is really hard to photograph, but trust us, it looks better in person!
We taped regular ornament hooks to the back of the 8-bit ornaments.
And here they are!
What do you think?