Homemade Holiday Ornaments

By Giggle Magazine

Making ornaments with your children is a wonderful holiday tradition to start! These little trinkets can make great gifts for grandparents and relatives, and each year they will have a new one to add to their tree or holiday display. Our ornaments are perfect for all ages and crafting skill levels!

Melted Snowman

Directions:

To make the nose, roll out a very small piece of the FIMO clay into a carrot shape; it can be as big or little as you want. Use a toothpick to make little lines through the nose for a realistic look. Lay the carrots on a baking sheet and follow FIMO clay instructions to bake. Once done, pull them out and let cool.

Carefully take the top of the ornament off and lay aside. Use a small funnel (or a folded piece of paper) to pour kosher salt into the ornament. Add black peppercorns to represent the eyes and buttons. Drop in a carrot nose.

Once everything is in the ornament, place the top back on. If it needs added security, add a touch of hot glue to the top. Finally, tie a festive ribbon on to complete your ornament!

Cinnamon Stick Tree

Directions:

Cut green fabric into three 4-inch strips. Tie them to the cinnamon stick, equally spaced. Trim the fabric to desired length.

Next, hot glue the three small buttons to the green fabric where it is connected to the cinnamon stick. Hot glue the star button to one end of the “tree.”

Once dry, hot glue the ribbon to the tree in a loop, and then hang from your tree or another holiday display.

Sewing Spool Train

Directions:

Paint the large and small spools black. Once they are dry, use the hot glue gun to attach the two large spools together (see photo).

Next, use the hot glue gun to attach the small spool
to the train where you want the smoke stack and let dry. Attach the large black buttons with hot glue to represent wheels. Once dry, paint on details as you like with gold paint.

Finally, twist in the eye hook and tie a festive ribbon to it so that it can be hung on the tree.

JOY Ornament

Directions:

Paint the chipboard letters with silver paint and let them dry. Using the hot glue gun, attach the letters together.

Punch out snowflakes from the white cardstock using the snowflake hole punch. Attach them to the letters with hot glue.

Next, create a ribbon “hook” by attaching a small piece of ribbon to the letters with the hot glue. Once dry, hang the finished ornament on your tree or some hooks as festive décor!

Giggle Tip: A glue gun will make these projects even easier! Always supervise children who are using hot glue guns.