There’s nothing quite like hand-painted, hand-personalized Christmas ornament. A unique gift where no two are identical, hand-painted glass ball ornaments make for incredibly heartfelt keepsakes.
In this article, I highlight some of the most popular hand-painted glass ball ornaments designed and crafted right here in the United States. But before that, I want to first introduce you to one of the most talented ornament artists in the United States. She’s the artist responsible for many of the ornaments on this list. Her name is Teresa Thibault.
Who Is Teresa Thibault?
She is an American artist who enjoys bringing her art to life, inspired by both her strong religious faith, family relationships and true friendship. The focus is on the details of the elaborate designs and intricate embellishments such as the addition of Swarovski crystals to her beautifully glittered creations. I find her work to be inspirational, and I imagine you will, too!
Teresa started her business, which was never intended to be a business, by making glass ball ornaments for her family at Christmas. Being a good mother, she wanted the ornaments on the tree to reflect the story of Jesus, to teach her children the true meaning of Christmas. Disheartened on her quest to find religious ornaments at the store, her husband encouraged her to draw her own designs on glass ball ornaments. The result was a beautiful display of faithful and heartfelt sentiments.
Seeing something magical, her husband, whom she describes as “the wind beneath my wings” encouraged her to offer to decorate a Christmas tree in a furniture store in town with her decorated glass ball ornaments, and much to her surprise, orders started coming in. She never even planned on selling them!
Popular Hand-Painted “Made in America” Glass Ball Ornaments
If you’re looking for “Made in America” glass ball ornaments to gift to a loved one or hang on your own tree this holiday, I’ve selected some of the most popular ornaments available. Of course, it’s no coincidence that most of these come to us from Teresa and her exceptional team of artists.
In addition to the gorgeous, hand-painted artwork detailing these pieces, each and every one can be hand-personalized by our professionals, adding that heartfelt sentiment needed to make any great gift truly memorable.
Spread the spirit of the Christmas season with this beautiful hand-painted glass ball ornament. With a depiction of a lamb and lion and a positive message accentuated with Swarovski crystals on the P and E, this ornament is a powerful gift sure to delight anyone fortunate enough to receive it.
Another one of our most popular hand-painted ornaments is this lovely depiction of a snowy owl on a classic glass bulb. Stunning, serene, and a wonderful gift for anyone who loves high-quality works of art adoring their Christmas tree.
The American goldfinch is a popular bird throughout the United States. It’s the state bird of New Jersey and Iowa. It’s also migratory, meaning you can see it throughout the country at different times of year! This hand-painted ornament is a beautiful representation of the lovely yellow bird. It’s a great gift for bird watchers and bird lovers alike.
Few outdoor sports go as hand-in-hand with the Christmas season as skiing. This hand-painted glass ornament celebrates the popular winter pastime, featuring a depiction of skis, boots, mittens, and ski poles. A charming gift for athletes and skiing enthusiasts.
If you’re in need of a thoughtful First Communion gift, this ornament is exactly what you need. Hand-painted with glimmering Communion imagery and a Swarovski crystal on the chalice. Best of all, it’s made right here in the USA. You can even have your gift hand-personalized for free when you buy it from Ornament Shop.
There couldn’t possibly be a more fitting ornament to round out this list. Decorated with a hand-painted US flag, this ornament is the perfect gift for anyone who wants to share their American pride. Much like many of the other ornaments above, this one is also adorned with Swarovski crystals incorporated directly into the design.
Painted Glass Ball Ornaments Require A Skilled Hand
Have you ever tried to write or draw on a rounded surface? It isn’t easy! As you try to go straight around the glass ball ornament, you’ll notice your pen naturally wants to go up or down, depending on your handwriting tendencies. The artist highlighted here has perfected her skill working on the curvature of glass ball ornaments. Look at how her designs really come to life!
Teresa Thibault started her business, which was never intended to be a business, by making glass ball ornaments for her family at Christmas. Being a good mother, she wanted the ornaments on the tree to reflect the story of Jesus, to teach her children the true meaning of Christmas. Disheartened on her quest to find religious ornaments at the store, her husband encouraged her to draw her own designs on glass ball ornaments. The result was a beautiful display of faithful and heartfelt sentiments.
Seeing something magical, her husband, whom she describes as “the wind beneath my wings” encouraged her to offer to decorate a Christmas tree in a furniture store in town with her decorated glass ball ornaments. Much to her surprise, orders started coming in. She never even planned on selling them!
Teresa’s designs are deeply rooted in her strong religious faith and heartfelt sentiments that speak to the emotions and feelings of different relationships. She wants those who buy her glass ball ornaments to cherish their family and friends by giving these meaningful ornaments as “keepsakes for a lifetime of memories.”
She celebrates the beautiful relationships between family members and unending friendships with the perfect saying each and every time. No matter how you are feeling towards that person, Teresa has just the right glass ball ornament for you to give to celebrate that relationship.
All her glass ball ornaments are painted and glittered by hand at a large table by a small team of artists. These artists are a close-knit group of ladies who love what they do and enjoy bringing Teresa’s heart gifts to life. Covered in glitter from head to toe these women love the embellishments and extra touches they put on these glass ball ornaments such as gently adding Swarovski crystals to the unique designs. There is a lot of TLC that goes into each ornament that you can see and feel.
Her glass ball ornaments cherish the milestone moments in life such as weddings and engagements, new babies, new homes, travel destinations, and the affections people have for one another when it comes to family, friends, neighbors, and even in-laws. These glass ball ornaments are gifts that are both meaningful and precious.
Teresa hopes that your relationships with friends and family are enriched after giving her glass ball ornaments as gifts, because they are lovingly hand-painted and individually packaged. Each one reflects the meaning of Christmas and the love of family and friends. What started out as a religious educational project for her children turned into an “accidental” business in which she is sought out by the White House, NASA, and even the Smithsonian museum to make glass ball ornaments especially for them!
Glass Ball Ornaments Make Cherished Presents
It’s easy to create this beautiful package to gift our glass ball ornaments! Simply, pair our decorative glass ball ornaments with one of our variety of ornament stands, place in a clear plastic gift bag, and tie it with a pretty coordinating ribbon. When you give these hand-painted glass ball ornaments as presents, you just know you are giving something special – a keepsake that will be cherished forever!
I love these glittery treasures and hope that, when you purchase one of our glass ball ornaments, you experience the same joy giving it to someone special as I do offering it to you!
Of course, hand-painted ornaments aren’t the only ornaments that are “Made in America.” Ornament Shop carries a wide selection of American-made ornaments crafted and personalized right here in the USA.
See our full selection of “Made in America” ornaments.