Christmas crafts are possibly my favorite crafts of all time. There is something so special about crafting at this time of year. I love giving and receiving hand made gifts, and I also love to fill our home with beautiful hand made items. A small DIY can also really cut down on the spending that we do during the holiday season. Since our Fall decor is mostly up and done now, I am getting a head start on some Christmas decoration planning. I like to keep the tradition of putting our Christmas tree up after Thanksgiving, but it can’t hurt to do some holiday DIY’s in the meantime. We have a special tradition in our family where each member gets a new ornament to hang on the tree each year. As my daughter is only two, we don’t have many special or handmade ornaments to hang up just yet. So I felt like it was the perfect year to make some handmade ornaments to start our collection. If you are looking for some DIY ornament inspiration, look no further. Here are 7 adorable Christmas tree ornaments you can make at home.
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1. Wooden Sled Ornament
How adorable is this mini wooden sled? I wish just it came in my size! This homemade ornament would be a fun Christmas craft to do with the kiddos. You could make up a bunch of little sleds and have the kiddos paint them up, either to hang on the tree, or for them to keep for play time. I personally love the traditional red, and it would look so darling hung up on your tree.
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2. Mason Jar Wreath Ornaments
I can’t handle the cuteness level of these mini wreaths, and what a great use for all those mason jar lids I have laying around. What I love so much about them, is the fact you can totally customize them anyway you want. You can also pretty much any string or ribbon you already have laying around the house. A little set of 4 would make an adorable holiday gift for your kids teachers or the host at your next party.
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3. Sharpie Ornaments
You can’t go wrong with any DIY that requires a gold sharpie, and these ornaments are no exception. All you need is a set of clear bulbs and a gold sharpie. Pick your font of choice to copy, or you can free hand if your hand lettering skills are better than mine, and thats it. You could personalize it with the names of your family members, or stick to some more traditional holiday words, the possibilities are endless.
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4. Tea Light Snowman Ornaments
These little snowmen ornaments are so fun, and I bet your kids will have blast turning on their noses everyday. With super easy step by step instructions you can make yourself some in no time at all, plus almost all the materials can be purchased from your local dollar store.
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5. Peppermint Candy Ornaments
These are so fun and festive and I cannot believe they are made out of melted candies – so clever! Follow the tutorial over at www.hello-homebody.com to make your own. They won’t keep year to year but they would be a fun project to do with your kids each year.
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6. Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments
First of all, these cinnamon applesauce ornaments are not edible, even though the look good enough to eat. And yes, they really made of just applesauce and cinnamon. You will need a lot of cinnamon to complete this craft, follow the directions in the recipe to see where you can purchase you cinnamon in bulk.
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7. Orange Slice Ornament
These homemade sliced fruit ornaments have me feeling all kinds of nostalgic as I think back to my childhood. Essentially, they are just dehydrated fruit but when paired with cinnamon sticks and cloves on a fresh pine tree they smell exactly like Christmas. Give them a go this year if you want dome old-timey tradition in your home.
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