How to Turn your Disney Ooshies into Designer Christmas Decor

Disney ooshies
Have you heard about another fad item circulating around Australia?!

With this worldwide pandemic, finding beauty and happiness from small things are necessarily including a small excitement and magic that you will get after shopping for your weekend groceries.

Thanks to Woolworth and Disney, many Australians are getting excited to collect the 36-limited edition Disney + Woolworths Ooshies collaborations. For every $30.00 worth of purchase, shoppers will receive 1 ooshie, and additional ooshies for every product you bought from participating brands. 



News is circulating around, and to the point that thousands of Australians felt disappointed that Woolies run out of ooshies!

What are ooshies?

Disney ooshies

Don’t worry, you are not the only one who felt intrigued for this rubber fad of joy. Apparently, every ooshies release makes thousands of shoppers go nuts about it.

Ooshies are no longer just a piece of cute rubber that you stock on your pens and pencils. Ooshies are super collectible, and some few rare pieces hold a whooping hundred of dollars. Type ‘limited-edition’ ooshies on eBay and you’ll see how crazy the price is.

Though I admit that I almost adapted this Aussie ooshie-lifestyle (thanks again Woolies!), I try not to go crazy with them. However, I find another clever way to keep this little shopping souvenir, to avoid clutter in our home.

Disney ooshies
Glittery Captain America ooshie, and silver version of Black Panda ooshie



It is now October, and the Christmas season is fast approaching.

So I had this clever idea to turn my collected ooshies into a designer Christmas décor!
Using my crafting tools and supplies I already have in my stash, I use my own magic and created something more exciting.

Disney ooshies

Here are the materials I used:

Ribbons
Thread and needles
A pair of scissors
Plier
Gold beads
Some jewelry connector (pardon me but I don’t know the exact names for those)
String of yarn
Decorative bells
Of course, lots of ooshies!

Disney ooshies

This tutorial is actually easy; however, the only challenge is how to insert that jewelry connector. Ooshie is made of rubber, so I use an upholstery-type of the needle (the big one) to make a hole inside which will make it easier to insert that wire connector. Note that you must do it carefully and avoid getting stubbed by the needle.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Disney ooshies

Next, I made a ribbon and handsewn it with gold beads to make it look a little fancy. Stitching them makes it more secure than using a glue stick.

Disney ooshies

Then I attached the ribbon to the ooshie and added a small bell. Do not forget to attach a string on the ribbon so you can hang them on your Christmas tree.



Disney ooshies

Color-changing Iron Man ooshie, and Lady and the Tramp ooshie


And voila! 

Now I have a designer-looking, limited-edition Disney + Woolworths Christmas décor ooshies!
You can use any type of ribbon and beads you have! 

Disney ooshies
This Hulk ooshie looks dapper!

Disney ooshies

I also use my previous limited-edition Lion King ooshies! Isn’t it lovely?!
The Red and gold combination screams Merry Christmas!

These could be a great handmade gift for your friends.

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  1. Ang cute ng ooshies! awe lalo na yung minnie mouse. This is such a great idea!

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    1. Thank you! Shoppers are go nuts about these ooshies and I still don't understand why?! It's main function is to just decorate your pencils and that's it?! I just don't want them turn to waste.

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  2. Nice idea! Ang cute naman ng mga ooshies gusto ko yung lion king. Naalala ko tuloy yung christmas tree nung officemate ko dati mga dolls naman nilagay niya.

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    1. Thank you Clang! I like upcycling, and turning them into decorative pieces. This year, I am making our Christmas tree too festive!

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  3. lovely idea! i have a big collection of similar toys on Star Wars theme and we use it as decor for a Christmas tree always. I love it

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    1. That's awesome! Star Wars themed-Christmas tree looks awesome!

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  4. This is the first time I heard about the ooshies. They are absolutely cute and this is a creative and new way decorating a Christmas tree.

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    1. Yes, I only heard about this ooshies now that I live here in Australia. Apparently, it is a big hit.

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  5. wow.. ngayon ko lang nalaman na ooshies pala ang tawag dyan.Actually madami ako nyan dati kaso tinapon ko na.. Pwede palang pan decorate hihi.. Thanks for this creative decoration!

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    1. The kids at home have lots of these and they tend to ignored them as they grow up. They are so cute to go to waste :)

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  6. Oh my gosh, this is such a great idea! What a cool way to upgrade your ooshies.

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    1. Thanks Emily! The promotion are still ongoing due to high demands. So I think I will be getting more each time we do our weekend shopping.

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  7. Wow so cute and nice idea to turn them into Xmas decors. I loved your creativity and thoughts, simple yet beautiful

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  8. Oooh, that's a pretty good idea. I'm not so craftsy, but hey, I just might do this with some of the small soft toys we got here

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  9. Wow, that's amazing! very resourceful and creative tlaga!! very talented ka sis, you are a well-rounded person! Keep it up!

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  10. Now I am really excited for Christmas. Despite the pandemic, there are always happy things to look forward to. Making these decors might even be therapeutic for most of us.

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    1. I agree! We definitely feel the recession at this moment and also to the coming year, that's why upcycling and recycling your toys and other Christmas stuffs you already have is a smart idea.
      After all, the most important meaning of Christmas is with your family together.

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  11. super cute naman ng ooshies! actually i do this to coco's toys. last time i made yung mga mini disney stuff toys ko na i got from mcdonalds happy meal nun bata pa ako, like mga 20 pieces yun super daming characters.. yung sister ko naman, mga mini tsum tsums naman niya sa mini xmas tree nya! pero ikaw saludo ang effort kasi merong A for effort talaga na design!

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    1. Aww thank you! Nakakapang hinayang kasi :) At para rin mas humaba pa yung purpose ng mga ooshies!

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  12. Awh, wow - I love this idea!

    And I am so sure that my kid would have loved this when he was younger, turning his favorites into ornaments :)

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    1. Yes that's true! Christmas season is a great way to repurpose your children's old toys.

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  13. OMG. What a brilliant idea! Now they look 10 times better and you can hang them up every christmas! I dont think we have those here in the philippines, hut i will for sure be on the look out for them! Haha

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    1. Yeah we don't have this in the Philippines, that's why I am surprised that many Australians go gaga for these ooshies. Naki-uso lang ako hahaha

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  14. It is just now that I have learned about it! They are so cute, especially Hulk, Captain America and Black Panther! So resourceful as always, Blair!

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  15. ive never heard of these but they are so cute. my kids would love them.

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    1. Woolworths collaboration to release ooshies are always exciting.

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  16. I never heard of ooshies before this. Are they like squishies? And oh they all look so cute! Great upcycling idea again! :)

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    1. Nope they are not squishies! They are just decorative rubber that use to decorate pencils! But can't even use as eraser, hahaha

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  17. Ang cute naman niyan! Reminds me of the time I fixed up my old toys with some ribbons to be a part of our christmas tree too! Also mas ok ito na icollect kesa sa funko pops ah cause they come as a freebie with your grocery hahaha

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    1. Funko Pop is expensive! But these got for free for every $30 grocery purchase. Simple reward :)

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  18. Such a cute and fun idea for awesome Christmas tree decorations! I'm going to make some of these out of cute little toys.

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  19. This is so cute! I really love this idea!

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  20. Very creative idea turning the ooshies into Christmas tree ornaments! I am not sure if they have those here in the States, I imagine they do. that is cool that your supermarket is giving away free ones with ever 30 dollar purchase.

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    1. That's true! In some States the promotion is already finished but not here in Victoria coz the promotion started late coz of COVID.

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  21. There was an evet that I attended before who taught us on how to create those little trinkets. Just have to buy the materials and stuff. Great job on those Christmas design babe :)

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  22. This is so awesome. I would give them their own mini tree!

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  23. Wow these are so cute! I hope these ooshies reach the Philippines! I hope there is a Tigger ooshie, I really want that t be decorated in my tree.

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    1. Probably not coz Philippines doesn't have Woolworths grocery stores yet. Maybe SM will consider partnering with Ooshies?

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  24. Wow that's a great idea! Will start creating mine for our Christmas Tree, walang ooshie dito sa Pinas so sa mga toys na di ginagamit ni Nathan na lang 😁

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    1. Yes that will be cool as well! Or if you have those old Happy Meal toys, pwede rin!

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  25. So, that is ooshies! hehe, Haven't heard until now. Those are cuties... this reminds me of my long time Christmas project to make =P

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  26. That is genius :-o We don't have ooshies here in Japan - I don't think we have a woolworths either. But character erasers are big here. This craft could be adapted for those. Thanks a million for sharing. Lynda of insaitama

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    1. Japan had heaps of cute items similar to ooshies! I can't wait to travel Japan again.

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  27. These are adorable! I had never heard of them before. Love this idea! I will be on the lookout for some so we can nerd up our Christmas tree!

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  28. This is a very cool Christmas idea. My geek and nerd friends would really love this as their Christmas tree. I want one too. Thanks for a great DIY idea.

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    1. Always a good idea to use toys on Christmas tree!

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  29. You are a very creative person! I love all the ideas that I get from your blogs!

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  30. An excellent idea for decorating the Christmas tree. Where I live, we still don't have these Ooshies here.

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  31. You are incredibly creative. They turned out fantastic. I am going to try this with my niece the next time she comes over!

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  32. These are amazing Christmas decor ideas. The best part is they are easy and simple to make.

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  33. I been seeing a lot about Ooshi and finally great to read about them! I def didnot know it was this valuable and fun!
    ana

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    1. I am wishing to get that one super special ooshie!

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  34. Omg these are way too cute!! I've never heard of Ooshis before but they're adorable! I love how you made them into beautiful ornaments. Thanks for the craft inspiration :)

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  35. That is actually pretty cool. I don't know what Ooshies are, but they do look great as decorations for the Christmas tree.

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    1. Thanks Jonna! Yesterday, I got more ooshies from our weekend shopping! Hard to resist free stuffs :)

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  36. It is a lovely one....though, I think it will be quite complicated for me to see through. I hadn't heard of ooshies before!

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  37. Aw I love it. It looks amazing. My son has a lot of small dinosaurs maybe we will try to do some funny decorations using them

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    1. Yes, you can make a dinosaur-themed Christmas tree!

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  38. I have not heard of these! I have to find them because I have a major urge to squish them now! How creative of you to think of this. These would be so cool for the kids at Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes they are! You can also use those small toys, add some ribbons and hang them for your kid's Christmas tree!

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