How to Make Rusty Ornaments from Workshop Finds

I'm of the belief that anything rusty is beautiful.

Rusty crystal DIY ornaments

It has a history. 

This piece was the spout from an old oil can, I bet no one ever thought it would someday be hanging on someone's 
Christmas tree.

The history part fascinates me!

For these ornaments I added crystals from 
an old chandelier, ribbon and a decorative hook.

Rusty crystal DIY ornaments

and before I knew it, rusty sparkling beauties were born.

Rusty ornaments DIY Christmas

So if you're a history lover check your junk pile and try creating some pretty ornaments from old found objects.

Want to rust your own pieces? 
Check out this idea...

Happy Holidays!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. I don't think I've ever seen rust look so pretty, Susan! : )

  2. Oh, they are just perfect. I LOVE rust. And with your addition of some bling and traditional holiday color and ribbon, they are just perfect. So resourceful and festive! Happy Holidays! Karah @ thespacebetweenblog


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