How To: Vintage Knifecicle Christmas Ornaments

Trimming the tree and decking the halls sometimes calls for a design shakeup, a conversation piece and whimsical twist to the ordinary Christmas décor. On a quest for a fun DIY and vintage accent for my tree I came across the idea of making knifecicles. Yes, you read that right knifecicles. Fun, butter knives turned Christmas ornaments.  After a couple years of pondering the idea, I finally decided to get the supplies and make them just in time to hang on my tree for Christmas. I love how they turned out. Here’s how you can quickly and easily create them.

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  • Vintage butter knives (I scored several at a thrift store for $1.00 a bundle)
  • Modge Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Glitter (silver, gold or a mixture of both for a champagne look)
  • Polyurethane spray
  • Thin ribbon to tie ornaments
  • Paper plates (for glitter and to rest knives on while they dry)


  1. Drill holes through the knife handles.
  2. Coat the blade of the knife with Modge Podge using your foam brush.
  3. Sprinkle glitter on blade over a paper plate. This way, you can catch the excess glitter and reuse it.
  4. Rest the knife on a paper plate and allow time for it to dry thoroughly.
  5. Spray the knives with polyurethane to seal the glitter.
  6. Tie ribbon through the drilled hole and hang on your tree.

Who knew knives hanging on a tree could be so cute?  I love the unexpected twist and personal touch it adds to the tree.