Diana Shutt Designs
Unique Hand-painted Christmas Ornaments

Created primarily from older, up-cycled ornaments


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A Note from Diana Shutt...
Christmas is my favorite season of the year. I enjoy advent and Christmas activities. I also enjoy seeing the many colorful celebrations that are lit up everywhere.

I do my part in adding to the Christmas festivities by hand-painting designs on recycled and newer glass and shatter-proof ornaments. Each ornament is unique, like a snowflake. Although some share the same colors, each ornament's design will be unique. The ornaments can be displayed in many ways - on Christmas trees, in windows or on tables. Some customers use the ornaments to create unique jewelry.

One customer shared that she thinks the ornaments are "An Updated Twist on Tradition." Others have stated that they remind them of ornaments seen on trips to Europe and Russia.

Whether you need extra large, large, medium, small or mini ball ornaments, or a unique ornament from the "Limited Edition" Collection, we hope to meet your decorating needs. The vast majority of the ornaments are upcycled with original conditions ranging from slightly-used to well-used. Newer ornaments are also decorated to fill in gaps.

With a variety of ornament sizes, shapes and colors to choose from – we have a price that should fit into almost everyone’s budget. Browse our Gallery and let us know what you think!

Diana Shutt's Bio:
Bio Picture I was raised in Western Pennsylvania where I lived for most of my life. In 2022, after living in Frederick, MD for 10 years, my husband and I purchased a home in Treasure Lake, PA. Treasure Lake is a nature bountiful area. My husband has found a local church to pursue his traditional Church music.

Family, traveling, work, flowers, and my faith have influenced much of who I am and what I enjoy.
  • My husband has always been a huge support. He is my backup for many craft shows. Traveling and visiting new places has always been fun for me.
  • As for my work, I worked a couple years in the IT field, then worked a number of years in my family's electric motor sales and service business, where I rewound electric motors. This could be loosely construed as my entry into craft work. After I became allergic to all the dirt, I went back to school to get a couple business degrees, then worked again in the IT and auditing fields until I retired in my late 50's. I still do a few analytical jobs now and then, when requested.
  • Both my husband and I have been active in churches throughout the years. We have both served in leadership roles as well as performing the smallest of duties. Our faith has matured over the years.
I am a self-taught crafter. While still working, I began hand-painting old ornaments that were sitting in my closet, as a way to relax. My first ornaments had much simpler designs, but were equally as colorful as the ornaments I paint today. The paints that I originally used are no longer available. They were beautiful transparent colors, but needed to have a primer coat and a finishing top coat. I have since adjusted my paints to what is readily available in the Marketplace. Each year's ornaments are painted with different paint colors and textures. Originally, I only painted on ball ornaments. Presently, I forage through many thrift stores, yard and estate sales to try to find unusual glass and shatter-proof ornaments and glassware to complement the ball ornaments.

I love using color in my designs - some colors are more subtle and some are very bright. Every ornament I paint on is unique. My mission is to share beauty through color and originality, by painting primarily on recycled ornaments. I enjoy transforming ornaments into colorful decorative objects to be enjoyed during the Christmas season and year-round.

  • 2010 and 2011, Diana Shutt was a member of the Latrobe Art Center Gallery, PA, where she displayed her ornaments and photographs.
  • 2015, Diana Shutt sold hand-painted ornaments at the Holiday Craft Show in Fairfax, VA and the Fine Arts & Crafts Show in Leesburg, VA.
  • 2017 to present, Diana Shutt sold ornaments at craft shows in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, & Pennsylvania.
  • 2018 to 2022, Diana Shutt photography is currently on display at the Art Gallery at Citizen Care & Rehab and the Crestwood FMH Art Gallery in Frederick, MD.
  • 2019 to present, Diana Shutt ornaments are available at galleries in Western Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia.

"...give thanks in all circumstances..." (I Thessalonians 5:16 - 18 RSV)