Showing posts with label ornaments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ornaments. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Learn how to make this easy and fun unicorn ornament.

Making your own ornaments is always a fun Christmas activity and it’s even better if it’s a DIY unicorn ornament!

Christmas can be expensive and wasteful so we don’t want Christmas crafts to required us to purchase a lot of supplies or make a lot of waste. That’s why these unicorn ornaments are made using craft supplies you likely already have -- like a mason jar lid and scraps.

These unicorn ornaments are very simple to make and you can change them up in a lot of different ways to fit your own style.

These unicorn ornaments would also be a great craft to make at a Christmas party. Set out some different supplies and each person can make their own unique ornament. What a fun party favor!


Saturday, September 22, 2018

How to make a Unicorn Christmas ornament - an easy DIY craft project for kids

If you are obsessed with unicorn crafts like I am, it only makes sense to carry that obsession over into Christmas!

This easy unicorn DIY project lets you turn a humble wood slice into a unicorn Christmas ornament.

This unicorn craft is super easy and perfect for kids to make. You could even personalize the unicorns by painting the back and then writing the creator's name (or a gift recipient's name).

You can make your own wood cookies from trees that fall down during storms or buy them online.

Besides the wood cookies, If you are crafty at all, you likely have all the craft supplies you need to make these easy unicorn Christmas ornaments.

Ready to get started on this fun unicorn Christmas craft? 
Let's do it!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Lego Christmas ornament tutorials
Christmas mornings at our house are filled with lots of LEGO sets, making the joys of Christmas last longer as we put them together. I know I'm not alone! No wonder LEGO and Christmas just seem to go hand in hand for so many families.

Lego Christmas ornaments are perfect for the days leading up to Christmas.  Maybe you need to keep little hands busy when they are home from school or just want unique ornaments on your tree. Unlike many store bought ornaments, LEGO ornaments will be lead free (yay!) and zero waste because when you are done, the LEGOs just go back in their bin to play with later instead of languishing in storage. I love that you can make LEGO ornaments of anything you can imagine - everything from LEGO Star Wars ornaments to simple classics like LEGO Christmas trees and candy canes.

If you're ready to get your LEGO Christmas mojo going, here are 15 awesome LEGO Christmas ornament tutorials to get your creative juices flowing!


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Porg Christmas ornament craft tutorial -Lego BB8 ornament and lego millennium falcon ornament in background
The Star Wars episode 8 countdown is on! If you haven't already fallen in love with the porgs through the Star Wars previews, you surely will after watching the movie! The adorable porgs are native to the planet Ahch-To, where Luke has exiled himself - and I basically just want to snuggle one. While you can't adopt a real life porg, getting a porg Christmas ornament may be the next best thing! Read on to learn how to transform a humble ball ornament into an adorable porg Christmas ornament.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

If you have LEGOs, you have all the materials you need to make awesome Christmas ornaments! This LEGO candy cane Christmas ornament is easy to make. Unlike many store bought Christmas ornaments, it's lead free! Your little LEGO builders will have lots of fun building a small army of candy canes for your tree.

LEGO Christmas ornaments are also great because after Christmas, you can take them apart and keep using them the rest of the year - unlike glass balls that take up space in your garage or attic 11 months out of the year.

This LEGO candy cane was designed by my seven year old son who wants to be a LEGO master builder when he grows up. He has also started dabbling in LEGO stop motion animations and helped me make the video that appears below! If you can't tell, I'm a pretty proud of him.

 Love LEGO Christmas Ornaments?

 Learn how to make a LEGO Christmas tree ornament to go with your candy cane ornament here: 
How to Build a LEGO Christmas Tree Ornament

This DIY LEGO ornament is really easy to make. Stacking the red and white pieces together is great pattern practice for little one but big ones will catch on quickly. Once you have finished building your LEGO candy cane, thread a string through hole at the top and hang it on your tree! The LEGOs snap together really securely so they don't need glue unless you want to make the candy cane arrangement permanent.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Baby llama with a hat Christmas ornament rom a toy
Do you love llamas? Llamas are super trendy for Christmas this year but some of my favorite blogger friends and I noticed there weren't many DIY llama ornament tutorials already on the internet so today we changed that! If you asked Santa for a llama for Christmas, we are here to deliver!

For my llama ornament, I made a baby llama with a hat, a scarf and adorned blanket. Be sure to keep scrolling below my tutorial to see more llama ornament pictures and get the links to the tutorials from my friends! If you love llamas you could end up with an entire Christmas llama menagerie!


Monday, November 27, 2017

If you have a LEGO lover in your house, you probably have a whole bin full (or a floor full?) of LEGOs that you can use to build your own DIY ornaments! 

LEGO Christmas ornaments are fun and eco friendly because after Christmas, you can take them apart you can keep using them the rest of the year - unlike the glass balls that take up space in your garage or attic 11 months out of the year.

This LEGO Christmas tree was kid-designed by my seven year old son who wants to be a LEGO master builder when he grows up. 

He has also started dabbling in LEGO stop motion animations and helped me make the video that appears below! If you can't tell, I'm a pretty proud mama.

This DIY LEGO ornament is really easy to make. 

We used a rainbow of different studs for the ornaments but you can use whatever color studs you happen to have to decorate your LEGO Christmas tree. The translucent studs would make a great option as well because they look like glass ornaments or lights.

 Love LEGO Christmas Ornaments?

 Learn how to make a LEGO candy cane ornament to go with your Christmas tree ornament here: 
How to Build a LEGO Candy Cane Christmas Ornament


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

If you love chickens, you will love this super easy DIY chicken Christmas ornament! Even though it is actually made from a rubber child's toy, it has the look of a ceramic ornament but without all the extra weight. Of course, you can make any rubber animal into an ornament - you could make a whole barnyard tree if you wanted to! Or make it as a gift for your favorite chicken lover.


Friday, December 16, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to make ornaments with our kids throughout the month of December. I love having new ornaments made by little hands every year.

Kid-made ornaments are like mini time capsules that bring you back to a snapshot in time. I never understood why my mom kept using the "ugly", ratty ornaments we made as small children even into my teens - until I became a mom. I love those little sloppily painted, crooked, wonky ornaments so so so much. This year, we did personalized wood ornaments with the kids. These are easy enough that any baby big enough to scribble with crayons can make them but big kids will still have fun, too.

Make a few for your tree but don't forget the grandparents - they will love these sweet little scribbly ornaments, as well!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Have you been hoarding wine corks because you're sure that you'll do a craft with them some day? Well "some day" has arrived my friends - Tata from EggoMache is here to do a special guest tutorial teaching you how to make an adorable sled ornament with wine corks! If you're not feeling terribly crafty at the moment, you could also buy one straight from the EggoMache etsy shop here and support an artist turning trash into beautiful treasures. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Anthropologie has a beautiful collection of funky cool globes in their Wanderlust collection. With the help of a mini globe Christmas ornament and Elmer's paint pens, I was able to make my own DIY knock off.  

The great thing about this tutorial is that you could do the exact same thing with a full size globe - just skip the part about hanging it on the tree!

Here is my inspiration globe from Anthropologie:


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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Crafting with kids is a special thing. You want to share your love of craft. They like making things. How do you combine these two without wanting to pull out your hair? The secret is to pick crafts that are easy enough for kids that they can do most of the driving and you can just relax and watch.

Here are 15 great Christmas ornaments that are perfect to make with kids due to ease and the short amount of time required to make them. All of these ornaments come with tutorials - so don't just look at the inspiration picture. Be sure to click the link or the photo to see the full list of supplies and instructions for each one. Now go out there and have fun!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Learn how to make this dollar star ornament #creativegreenliving

I love making Christmas Ornaments. So much that sometimes I worry that one year I'm going to run out of room on my tree to hang them up! This ornament was super easy to make and used materials from the dollar store so it's super affordable, too!


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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

How to make mini Christmas wreaths with pipe cleaners and shower curtain rings from Dollar Tree
These mini Christmas wreath ornaments are made with pipe cleaners, shower curtain rings and other items you can pick up at Dollar Tree (if you don't already have them at home!). They make a great Christmas ornament or cute mini wreath adornment for Christmas gifts. 

They're super budget friendly and for $4 (or less!) you can make about a dozen mini Christmas wreath ornaments to hang on your tree or to adorn all your gifts. It's the perfect craft to do in front of the TV as you are winding down at night.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

shrink paper christmas ornaments for kids
Shrink paper is a fun craft supply to work with. Sometimes called shrink film, Shrinky Dinks or Make It Bake It, the plasticized paper shrinks when baked in the oven and is a creative way to make Christmas ornaments with kids. 

By using a Cricut to cut out large shapes, it becomes easy for kids to color the shrink paper and add their own designs before baking them to shrink down. If you don't have a Cricut, you can still make these creative ornaments by cutting out large circles from the shrink paper and punching a hole before shrinking them down.


Friday, December 14, 2012

My son is 2 and a half and has been getting more and more interested in making crafts with me. In a search for kid friendly crafts (which I admittedly have very little experience with), we have been experimenting with pom-poms. They are soft and kid friendly. And my son has a lot of fun fluffing up his "puffy balls" as he calls them before we start crafting.

This particular guy is stuck to a magnet from the dollar store (you can get a package of 8 magnets that look like buttons in the school supplies section of Dollar Tree). They also make fun tree ornaments if you stick them to a painted clothespin instead of the magnet. Just clip it onto the end of a branch!

  • 1.5" or 2" brown pom-pom (pictured craft made with 2" Pom Pom)
  • Googly eyes
  • Small sparkle pom for nose
  • 1 tan "chenille stem" AKA pipe cleaner
  • Magnet or clothespin
  • Wire cutters
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • White glue** (if crafting with kiddos)
**When I make these by myself, I use hot glue for the whole thing. If crafting with kiddos, you can use white glue to attach eyes, nose and antlers - although this method will require drying time before it will be ready to attach to a magnet or clothespin with hot glue. If you do this, be generous with the glue because the large pom-pom with absorb a lot.

Step 1: Make the face
Attach googly eyes and sparkle pom to large pom-pom using your preferred gluing method. If using white glue, be generous in your application and allow to dry overnight after attaching antlers.

Step 2: Make the antlers
Cut the chenile stem into 6 lengths (each approximately 2" long) using the wire cutters. If you end up with slightly shorter lengths at the end, use these for the top rack of antlers. Make two sets of antlers as show by twisting 2 sections around a length of stem. Attach to large pom-pom using preferred glue method.

Step 3: Attach the magnet
Regardless of your face/antler attachment method, you'll want to use hot glue to attach the magnet to the back of the reindeer. I prefer the dollar store magnets over the small kind you get at the craft store because not only are they less expensive (8 for $1), but they are a more substantial size. Look for them in the school supply section.

That's it!
Alternatively, you can also glue your reindeer to a clothespin. I got a large package of clothespins at the dollar store and painted mine red with red sparkles. Glue the reindeer upright on top of the pincer end and then just clip him onto the end of a branch


Monday, December 10, 2012

I found the instructions for this clever ornament via Dollar Store Crafts (where, by the way, I'm now a Contributor as well as the Newsletter Manager. Pop over and subscribe by e-mail and get a cleverly written newsletter from me in your inbox each week).

I made mine with a small bulb ornament, chunky epsom salt, black peppercorns, a scrap of ribbon and a scrap of orange fleece for the nose. {Get the full melted snowman tutorial here}

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Monday, December 3, 2012

DIY easy Christmas bulbs #creativegreenliving
These ornaments are quick and easy to make and are a great project to do with kids or beginning crafters (the blue ornament in the photo was made by a nine year old girl!). Really, I'm not sure if you could design a better project: quick, easy and affordable.

Materials Needed:


Step 1: Take the top off the bulb ornament
DIY Mod Podge craft #easychristmascrafts #creativegreenliving

Step 2: Use a brush to paint some Mod Podge inside the bottom of the ornament. 
(pretty much any formula Mod Podge will do. In a pinch, you could also use watered down white glue)
DIY Mod Podge craft #easychristmascrafts #creativegreenliving

Step 3: Add some glitter
Shake it around to cover all of the Mod Podge. I used a mix of chunky glitter from the dollar store and fine glitter from the $1 section of Michaels.
Pro tip:  Use a popsicle stick or funnel to scoop the glitter into the ornament without making a mess
DIY Mod Podge craft #easychristmascrafts #creativegreenliving

Step 4: Cut out a rub-on and apply
Use the popsicle stick to rub hard over the word to apply it to the surface. When you're done, peel it off slowly to make sure the whole thing stuck. If needed, replace the film and continue rubbing until the full word is adhered.
DIY Mod Podge craft #easychristmascrafts #creativegreenliving

Step 5: Set aside to dry
You can return the top right away if you're a anxious to hang them on the tree. They will dry faster, however, if you leave the top off. It may take up a full day (or more if you put the tops back on) for the white from the Mod Podge to disappear completely.
DIY Mod Podge craft #easychristmascrafts #creativegreenliving

Keep repeating the process with different glitter colors until you have your own sparkly jewel toned ornament collection. I did a variety of small ones and then made a large one and added some blue and silver dollar store bells to the side for an embellishment.

DIY Mod Podge craft #easychristmascrafts #creativegreenliving

DIY Mod Podge craft #easychristmascrafts #creativegreenliving

DIY Mod Podge craft #dollarstorecraft #creativegreenliving

DIY Mod Podge craft #easychristmascrafts #creativegreenliving

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