Homemade Christmas Ornaments- Simple Directions Included

Homemade Ornaments-Simple and Pennies to Make

I love a tree filled with homemade Christmas ornaments. It’s nostalgic, warm, personal and brings back  memories of the good ole days years later. Making them is a great way to spend family time together on Christmas break. Enjoy creating your own memories! Merry Christmas!

Wagon Wheel Snowflake Ornaments–Made with Wagon Wheel Pasta

Supplies needed- pasta, glue, cream paint and thread

Work on parchment paper or wax paper. Design small and large wagon wheel pasta pieces into ornament shape. Glue together with glue that dries clear. Use clear coat on top if you want to add glitter. Paint them and add glitter if you desire. I wanted cream paint and glitter (I didn’t have any glitter, maybe later).

 

After glued put string through for hanging.

 

It took minutes to make, the glue was fast drying. If you already have glue, you’ll only need to buy the pasta and one small paint. The most inexpensive ornament and beautiful.

Cinnamon Ornaments

1 cup cinnamon, 3/4 cup applesauce, 2 tablespoons glue- mix all ingredients, roll out and cut! Make sure you put a hole in top before you bake for string.  Bake 200 degrees for 2 hours.

I made cinnamon ornaments for everyone on both sides of our family 8 years ago and they’re all in perfect condition. Cinnamon does cost money but these are worth making. Smells heavenly, even 8 years after making. I store them carefully.

 

Stir and knead

 

 

200 degrees- 2 hours-flip after first hour

Use puffy writer paint to write name and outline

Dried Fruit Christmas Ornament

Ingredients needed: fruit, craft varnish, thread

See this post for how to make: http://sharonglasgow.com/2012/12/making-dried-fruit-christmas-ornaments/

 

Felt Snowman Ornament

1 piece of  black, white and orange  felt, thread to sew seams, ribbon for scarf and dryer lint for stuffing

Buy white, black and orange felt. Use pattern to draw front of snowman and snowman’s back. Draw the hat (2 identical pieces for hat) and buttons onto the black felt and cut out. Cut a triangle nose from orange felt. Sew buttons on. With black embroider thread sew black eyes and mouth. Sew nose one. Sew the back and front of snowman together. leave hole at bottom to fill with lint from your dryer. After you stuff it, sew bottom closed. Sew two pieces for hat together, you can add a tiny bit of lint into hat if it fits. Sew onto snowman, leaving flap over front of face and flap over in back of head. Red ribbon around neck, tie knot.

Here’s the Snowman pattern in inch squares.

 

Sandpaper Gingerbread People  Supplies needed: Sandpaper,white paint in tube, festive thread

Use our pattern to draw your gingerbread boy or girl

Or use your own cookie cutter as a guide

Add festive string to top and decorate

Here’s the Gingerbread pattern in inch squares.

Decoupage Photo Ornament: Supplies needed-Photo, decoupage, glue, tinsel rope or ribbon, festive thread

Glue photo on top of cardboard piece, brush clear coat on top

 

Put holes on both sides and string festive thread or twine through. Put child’s name and age on back

 

Cross- Supplies needed-Popsicle sticks, aluminum foil and rubber band

Two Popsicle sticks wrapped with aluminum foil-held together with a rubber band

 

One of our daughters made this years ago- tin top with punched holes

 

Dale made this when he was a little boy

Ellie made this for a state fair when she was 8 years old with homemade dough baked

 

 

Comments

  1. Holly says:

    How fun! Thanks for sharing. Always looking for ideas the kids can help make.

  2. The wagon-wheel pasta brings back happy memories with my mom and dad. :)
    Thanks Sharon!

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