Kittelson’s Krafty Korner- DIY Christmas ornaments

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These two ornaments are easy and fun to make. The ordainment can start a great tradition next year for your family.

These two ornaments are easy and fun to make. The ordainment can start a great tradition next year for your family.

These two ornaments are easy and fun to make. The ordainment can start a great tradition next year for your family.

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Do you ever have a broken or lost Christmas ornament?  Well I have and it is hard to find new ornaments that you or your kids made a long time ago. Here are two easy ornaments that your kids can do every year. The first one is a little gingerbread man ornament made from some simple items from the local craft store. The other one is a plastic globe ornament.

Things you will need:

Ornament #1

  • Brown foam sheet
  • Glue
  • Markers of you choice
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Paint (your choice of color)
  • Hole Puncher
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors or gingerbread man cookie cutter

Ornament #2

  • Clear ornament ball
  • Sheet music (you can print it out)
  • Fuzzy pom poms
  • Black sharpie

The gingerbread ornament is very simple. First take the brown foam sheet and trace the outline of a gingerbread man. I used a cookie cutter. Cut the shape out then decorate it using dots of paint for the buttons, glitter and glue for the hands and feet, then I used the sharpie for the mouth and eyes. Another option for the eyes is to use googly eyes. Lastly, I used the hole puncher to put a hole in his head (ouch!) for the ribbon. He is hanging on my tree and looks festive.

The next ornament is a clear ball filled with festive items. I choose holiday sheet music (Jingle Bells) that I cut into thin strips. I then added fuzzy red and green sparkly pom poms. The last thing I did was use a sharpie to write “Merry Christmas 2017”. It is hanging on my tree and the lights shine through the ball and sparkles.

You can find an endless variety of ornaments on websites for inspiration and most supplies can be purchased from your local craft store for a few dollars. The handmade ornaments make it fun to decorate the tree every year. Our tree is filled with years of handmade ornaments from me and my two sisters. Hope this year you and your family have very Happy Holidays.

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