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.)
- Cardboard or cardstock– cut into shapes, we chose circles
- Holiday gift wrap or scrap book paper
- Craft glue
- Gold Ribbon
Christmas Ornament STEP 1
Glue large pieces of scrapbook paper or sturdy wrapping paper to the cardboard shapes.
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.
Gather remaining materials:
Christmas Ornament STEP 4
Iron the ribbon (cloth) so that it lays flat when you glue it.
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:
Include younger siblings with this felt tree for littles to decorate!
Other Fun Family Traditions:
Easy DIY Christmas Decorations
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).
- fishing line or floral wire (you won’t need a needle if you use the floral wire)
- needle, large eyed & blunt
- popcorn, stale already popped
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
Christmas Picture Frame Gift
- Popsicle sticks
- School Glue
- Cardboard (I recycled the backing of a cheap set of glitter glue sticks)
- School photo
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!