Tis the season to sit down at a table and have fun making inexpensive decorations for the home and for the Christmas tree with your children. Spending quality time with your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews is something that is so important and whether you’re on a tight budget or not these Christmas craft ideas are simple and fun to make.
How To Make Christmas Cone Ornaments
- Wool (or thread)
- Pine cones
- Spray paint (gold, silver, green or red)
- Glue gun
Hopefully you live near a forest or know of someone who does. Collect as many pine cones as you desire. If you get them off the ground be sure to shake or blow on them to remove any dirt.
Lay old newspapers on the table and place pine cones. Spray them with the paint and allow time to dry. Move them in order to spray the other side.
Cut a piece of thread or wool to the size you want and using a glue gun create a hoop.
It’s that fast and easy! Make some for door handles, your tree or handles on kitchen cupboards.
Make Your Own Christmas Angel Ornament
This is something that requires items you can get from most craft stores.
- White sea shell
- Wooden bead
- Fancy string (or thick threading)
- Gold-colored pipe cleaner
- Permanent marker
- Glue gun and white glue
Using the string or thick threading feed a long piece through the wooden bead. Tie a small knot where you want the top of the head to be making sure to create a hoop. Leaving a small amount for the neck, glue the end on the top of a sea shell on the inside part of the shell.
Put a thin layer of white glue over the shell and sprinkle with glitter. Using lace, cut and glue a piece around the top of the shell covering up where the string is glued. Using ribbon, make a bow tie and glue on the front of the shell on the ribbon centering it with the head.
Using a permanent marker draw a face.
Using a small piece of gold pipe cleaner make a halo and glue on the head.
And now you’re done!
It’s that easy – and the memories you have created with your children or loved ones by taking the time to make your own ornaments will surpass Christmas Day.
Do you make your own ornaments for your tree or as gifts?