Christmas Ornaments, Gifts & Decorations

Christmas Ornaments

One of my favorite Holiday memories is making our own Christmas ornaments each year! Last year we started the tradition with my son out of necessity. He broke SO many ornaments (on accident) that I wanted to have some kid friendly ornaments on the tree that he could admire and even touch without breaking. I also had a bunch of somewhat random supplies left over from other projects that I really wanted to use up including; ribbon, glitter & scrapbooking paper.

(My new favorite DIY method is using household items and craft materials I already have and turn it into whatever I need, in this case it was a bunch of ornaments.)

diy Christmas ornamentMaterials needed:

PART 1

PART 2

christmas ornament step 1

Christmas Ornament STEP 1

Glue large pieces of scrapbook paper or sturdy wrapping paper to the cardboard shapes.

christmas ornaments step 2

Christmas Ornament STEP 2

Set aside & allow the glue to dry.

REPEAT steps 1 & 2 on the other side of the cardboard, add glitter if desired. 

Christmas Ornament STEP 3

Trim the excess paper off.

christmas ornaments step 3Gather remaining materials:

Christmas Ornament STEP 4

Iron the ribbon (cloth) so that it lays flat when you glue it.

christmas ornaments step 4

Glue the ribbon in a criss-cross shape on the back of the ornament, trim the ends at an angle.

Add the ornaments to your tree & enjoy!

Christmas Ornaments: What if I don’t have supplies?

Don’t worry I’ve got you covered, just buy it! Sometimes these are the best because there is minimal preparation for the project. These make great gifts or you can add Christmas ornaments to gift tags for an extra special touch on your holiday gift wrapping.

Christmas Ornament Kits:

Toddler Felt Tree

Include younger siblings with this felt tree for littles to decorate!

Tree (plastic) Ornament Maker Kit 

 Paper Ornaments 

Plastic fillable ornaments

Wooden Ornaments 

Ceramic Ornament

Other Fun Family Traditions:

Easy DIY Christmas Decorations

Christmas Garland

Paper

Materials:

This is a simple and practical Christmas garland.  Using construction paper and an A,B,C pattern (preschool/ kindergarten math). We put gem stickers on numbers 1-10 for extra help learning them.  We also counted down until Christmas (“when is Christmas?” started the day after Halloween so this was my solution).

Popcorn

Materials:

String the popcorn onto the fishing line or floral wire and make a garland for your tree or to decorate your home.

Christmas Ornaments: Picture Frame

picture frame Christmas ornament

Christmas Picture Frame Gift

Materials:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • School Glue
  • Cardboard (I recycled the backing of a cheap set of glitter glue sticks)
  • School photo
  • Ribbon

Popsicle stick picture frame are super simple to make.  You can use the wide craft sticks or the skinny popsicle sticks. I use what I have!

 

 

Christmas Ornaments, Gifts & Decorations
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