Merry PlayStation Christmas from The Retired Gamers!

Last year, we bought a new Twinkly Christmas tree and we were so excited about it because it was our first tree we picked out as a family. After it was up, it went several weeks without a star. I actually couldn't find one I liked and they were all relatively expensive. At some point, I put up our LED PlayStation light we picked up at GameStop and it seemed to fit perfectly.

With this tree, we were also able to match the PlayStation colors and it looked really nice! (colors not pictured, lol)

This year, I decided to make some ornaments to add to the tree. However, I decided to do this after the tree was already up and crowded with ornaments. I decided it would be best to do a photoshoot rather than stuff them on the tree this year! They came out great! 

They're extremely easy to make it you'd like to make your own. I'll briefly describe how I did it and I'll even provide the template I made below.

Here's what you'll need:

-Glitter paper matched to the PlayStation controller button colors (found at Hobby Lobby)
-X-acto knife + mat to cut on
-String or fishing line to hang ornaments
-Ornament template (two sizes available)

Here's the paper I picked out at Hobby Lobby. I tried to match it as best as I could. I also made ornaments in alternating gold and silver! You can do any colors you'd like. I believe these were $1.59-$1.99.

Now, before you begin you can probably free-draw and cut these out just fine but if you want a more consistent and professional look and feel, the template is available to download here. I made two sizes for the template which are small and large. Print out the template page you'd like to use before beginning.


Turn the paper with the glitter side down and simply place the template on top. With a pencil, trace onto the glitter paper to leave an indent of the symbol. Next, on top of a cutting mat, carefully cut out the symbols. To cut out the circle, I actually used a tool called a Circle Spin & Trim which makes cutting out circles a breeze. It's not necessary to use because you can cut the circles out by hand, but I bought it to make other crafts with so I decided to use it in order to have a clean cut. If you're interested, here's the link  from Hobby Lobby and don't forget to use the 40% off coupon!

Finally, after all the pieces are cut add a string to each ornament and hang on a tree or garland. To hide the strings, I actually hot glued them on the back. 

The gold and silver were actually made in the small size and the colored ornaments were made in the larger size.

I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial and hope you can put together some ornaments of your own!

Finally, I'd like to share a photo of the topper I made. It needs some work but next year I have an idea to make it more sturdy. This will have to do for now. Merry Gamers Christmas!