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Christmas is almost here! One thing I didn’t realize before was just how much more fun Christmas is when you have kids. The girls and I love to do Christmas crafts and one of our favorite things to do around this time of year is make our own Christmas ornaments.
The first ornament we made was a really cute one the girls actually thought of themselves. They wanted to make something with one of our old Christmas lights that didn’t work anymore.
Reindeer Christmas Light Ornament
All we needed for this was an old Christmas light, two brown pipe cleaners, one green pipe cleaner and a red one. You will need a hot glue gun, two googley eyes, a small red pom pom and a ribbon to hang it. And as always, for all of our projects we keep Bounty paper towels on hand to clean up the messes. Bounty helps you get through the holidays without a hitch, so you can enjoy every minute and not think about the mess!
To make this one all you do is glue everything onto the Christmas light.
First, we twisted the pipe cleaners to make the antlers. We used a pen and wrapped the brown pipe cleaners around to make them twirl and then glued them to the top of the light.
For the green and red bow on top of the reindeer head, all we did was make the green pipe cleaner into the shape of a flower or a wreath if you will, and then used a small piece of the red pipe cleaner to tie it all together. Then we glued that to the top of the head.
Last, we glued the googley eyes and small red pom pom to make the face. We glued a piece of white ribbon to each side of the top of the light so we can hang it on the tree.
Baby Keepsake Ornament
I made one of these for both Scarlett and June their first Christmas and I wanted one for Lennon too.
Not only are they keepsakes but they are so fun and easy to make. For the DIY Christmas ornaments we used some frosted glass ornament balls that you can get from any craft store or on online here. Then you need a paint brush, some water-based, non-toxic glue, loose glitter or glitter glue. We used glitter glue because it was easier to brush on.
The easiest way to get the perfect hand print is to brush on some waterbased, non-toxic glue all over their hand, then roll their hand from the top of the ball to the bottom. Be sure to keep your Bounty paper towels on hand for this part so you can quickly clean the glue off your little one’s hand before they decide to stick it in their mouth or all over you. 🙂
Once you have the perfect glue handprint you then use a small craft paintbrush to brush on some glitter or glitter glue on the hand print. You can get creative with it and do names and dates too if you want.
Once you let it dry, this is what you get. 🙂
I wrote his name above the handprint using a gold Sharpie and on the back I wrote the year.
Snowmen Fingerprint Ornament
For my girls we used part of their hand to make fingerprint snowmen ornaments.
For the girls it was the same process except that we used some white water-based craft paint instead of the glue. Since the girls hands are too big to fit the entire ornament we just used their fingertips. Then, once it has dried I let them help make some snowmen faces on their fingers. 🙂
They loved it!
We used some more acrylic paint in blue for their scarves, and a black sharpie and gold sharpie for the rest. This is what you get.
On the back, I wrote each child’s name and the year. These are really great keepsakes to look back on and see how tiny their little hands and fingers were!
And that’s it! Making your own Christmas ornaments is a fun way to get the family together to do something fun and creative for the holidays. The girls love helping me and they are such cute keepsakes too!