diy ornament ideas
Prior to having children, I enjoyed sparkling, glass ornaments on my Christmas tree. I quickly learned the first Christmas my son was mobile, that those beautiful ornaments were a thing of the past. While I still love to decorate for the holidays, my tree is now adorned with many non-breakable, plush and homemade/DIY Ornaments. My children are often rearranging our tree and don't seem to understand these are keepsakes, not toys, so I try to keep the tree as much about them as I can. Each ornament on our tree now is extra special. It was picked out by one of my children or handmade by myself or them.
Creating D.I.Y/ornaments is not as hard as it seems. Look around your house, your craft closet, the kitchen or even the recycling bin! These are great re-purposing projects and will cost less than any store-bought ornament. Save scraps of fabric, felt, ribbons, pompoms, old Christmas cards, puzzle or game pieces that have been disregarded. Use scraps from your Christmas tree, berries, holly, jasper or bayberry to create a natural look. Turn this into a memory making experience to have with your children, family or friends. Make some hot cocoa, set out a plate of Christmas cookies and get to work. These are keepsakes that your family will hold onto forever and always the time spent making it with you. Keep them for your own tree or give them to your loved ones as gifts.
How do you decorate your Christmas tree? Do you have a favorite ornament that you created yourself?