Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Easy Handmade Ornaments

Made from felt, floss, buttons and hot glue

Styrofoam ball poked with straight pins and sequins.

Draw or paint a snowman and hat with markers on large popsicle stick. He also has painted white cheeks. Hot glue a button and cloth scarf on him.

Melt old crayons and candle stubs on foil covered tray in low oven. When almost cool, press cookie cutters in wax and poke a hole for ribbon.

Our Jesse Tree ornaments are not pictured here. The kids are still making them each night. They color the little page; I laminate it and cut it into a circle to fit a Pringles can lid and hot glue it. We may eventually spray the lid with gold paint. We punch a hole and string a ribbon through it.

1 comment:

  1. previous commentors29.12.06

    December 6, 2006 - Love these ornaments!

    Posted by Anonymous

    Linda, these are lovely! I just linked you in my morning post. :)

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    December 6, 2006 - Oh, I love homemade ornaments!

    Posted by Rhonda

    I think I have most of what's needed to make these. This will make a fun project for the kids to do.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    December 7, 2006 - Super cute!

    Posted by Dana

    Very inspiring...
    just what I was looking for.
    Thanks for sharing

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    December 7, 2006 - Very cute!

    Posted by reformingmama

    Thanks for sharing! :)

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    December 7, 2006 - Untitled Comment

    Posted by ktneis

    Very nicely done. Homemade ornaments are great I wish my kids were crafty but no one wants to make a ornament. Thanks for sharing yours with us.

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    December 8, 2006 - Lovely ideas!

    Posted by CentralianJen

    We have been busy making Christmas gifts, food, and decorations too. I love your gingerbread man and the tree ornaments! We shall keep that in mind for next year. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    December 8, 2006 - Untitled Comment

    Posted by reformingmama

    I loved your tree story- the crashing down of the tree! Yikes! :) My husband and I both laughed aloud. What a great memory! :)
    Blessings to you and yours,

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    December 8, 2006 - I love these !

    Posted by Canadagirl

    I am going to try these. Thank you for the great ideas. (0= I am going to look into the Jesse tree . Thats sounds really neat. Oh btw I am hoping in the next day or two to post pic's of my boys Curling. (0= Hope you come and see. God Bless and I wanted you to know you where thought of my SSiC. God Bless.
    In Him,

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    December 8, 2006 - Beautiful!

    Posted by Fiffi

    Hi lindafay
    those are brilliant! what great ideas! I've never heard of Jesse tree ornaments, I'm going to check it out on the web!

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    December 8, 2006 - Hi again!

    Posted by Anonymous

    What fantastic decorations - you are so clever!
    I had to let you know - no, I don't have "littlies" anymore - although they often act like it....(that's another story)
    My two are nearly 14 & nearly 16. The younger is my daughter who helps (read - bosses me around) in regards to decorating the tree. The older boy this year unfortunately wasn't very co-operative at all & acted a bit like he didn't care about it all - funny thing is, my mother made an advent calendar which has pouches to fill with treats etc & he's always the first to check of a morning lol!
    Have a great day!
    (off to fix my blog..)

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    December 9, 2006 - Untitled Comment

    Posted by lindafay

    Oh, I wish I was so clever, Cate; but I cannot tell a lie. ALL of these ideas were borrowed from others over the years. I'm just passing them on. ;- )

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