Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, what are you without handmade ornaments? If you love to get crafty then you’ll love these DIYs. Decorate your Christmas tree with all the fun of crafty, creative goodness. Here are 7 DIY ornaments you’ll need to make for your Christmas tree this year.
Frosty the Glowman
Glowman? Yes. It’s a snowman, that glows. To make your glowman, you’ll need a few things: battery operated tea lights, a sharpie, ribbon, pom-poms, pipe cleaners, and black felt.
Turn the tea light sideways and use the sharpie to draw eyes and a mouth so the candle becomes the nose. You can dress up your glowman with a hat made from the felt, earmuffs made from the pom-poms and pipe cleaners, or a scarf made from the ribbon! Turn the tea light on and let it glow, let it glow, let it glow.
Salt dough ornaments can be a hassle, and are so easy to mess up. Go get yourself some air-drying clay instead. You can make super cute, cookie cutter ornaments out of clay. These are no bake, so you can Get personal and decorate the ornaments by stamping your name or initials into the clay.
Think white is too bland? Try this. Jewelry goes really well with clay, and with the all of the different ways to make handmade jewelry, your creative options are endless. You can add beads with wire to your clay ornaments to dazzle them up. Think of making a clay chandelier to hang on your tree. Gorgeous and glamorous!
Pine and Twine
Pinecones are a necessity when it comes to Christmas décor. Plus, pinecones grow on trees so they make perfect, natural ornaments. If you don’t want to bring dirty pinecones from outside into your home, consider bleaching your pinecones for clean and pretty ornaments.
To make your pinecone into an ornament, simply glue ribbon into a bow at the top of the pinecone and leave enough of a loop to hang it on a branch. Easy and classy.
Give your tree that woodland feeling of home with friends of the forest ornaments. These ornaments are pretty simple to make by using a clear globed ornament, paint and felt. Download a traceable template and transfer the faces onto the globe. It’s basically a paint-by-number for ornaments. Use the perfectly selected paints to make the animals come to life in 3-D.
If you feel up to it, try to freehand the ornaments while painting. You don’t have to use transfer paper if you trust yourself enough to paint the animal faces on your own. Finish the ornaments by tying twine at the top so you can hang them on the branches of your tree.
Slice of Santa
A super fast and easy ornament is a wooden slice of Santa. You’ll need: red, white and black paint, red pom-poms, slices of wood, and string. Simply paint a red strip at the top, and white strip at the bottom. Pain two black eyes and glue the pom-pom in the middle for the nose. Easiest Santa you’ve ever made.
In the event that you cant find wooden slices with a hole in the top, you can always drill a hole at the top by using a power drill. You will need a small screw, but make sure the hole is big enough for you to fit string through.
Family on the Tree
Christmas time is meant to enjoy precious time with the ones you love. So why not turn the memories you make into ornaments? Capture your Christmas moments by framing pictures each year and making a picture framed ornament for your family. Use scrapbook paper to cut into a frame.
You can get creative and personalize the picture frames too! Write the year on the back of each picture frame ornament you make so you’ll know when each picture was taken.
Owl Be Home for Christmas
You can make owls out of pinecones and felt. Pinecone owls are easy to make and pretty cheap too. Pick out colors of felt that you like. You can trace templates onto the felt, or cut your own. Once you have your felt pieces cut out, glue them to the pine cone. When using a hot glue gun, it’s best to keep a jar of water on the table to avoid burning your fingers.
To finish, glue pipe cleaners to the bottom of the pinecone so they become the owl’s feet. You can use the pipe cleaners to make them sit on one of the branches of your tree, or add string to the top so they hang like normal.
Christmas ornaments don’t have to be cheap, plastic ones you buy at the store. Make yourself ornaments that people can’t find anywhere else but on your tree. Let your Christmas craftiness ready, and go make these adorable ornaments!
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