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November 21, 2014 | Just For You
Every year, my family gets a new ornament to put on the Christmas tree. Sometimes it’s homemade or store-bought, but it’s always something that represents the year gone by. If you’re in the mood to craft, pick up some materials and get to work making one of these 10 adorable ornaments. I don’t even know which one is the cutest, so you’ll have to judge for yourself!
Mini Gumball Machine Ornament
If you need something that’ll stand out on your tree, this is it. These gumball machine ornaments also make insanely good handmade gifts for friends and family! To make them, all you’ll need is cardstock, a clear glass ball ornament, coloured beads, a button, twine, glue, and a clothespin.
Credit: Greta’s Day
French Macaron Ornaments
When I’m craving a decadent treat, I visit the French bakery up the street and buy a macaron. Can you believe these ornaments are made out of clay? They look good enough to eat! To make them, you’ll need polymer clay or fondant, a scalloped cookie cutter, toothpicks, and a wire hook.
Credit: Creative Juice
Melted Olaf Christmas Ornament
Calling all fans of Disney’s Frozen! By far, my favourite character is Olaf, the hilarious and spunky snowman. This ornament was inspired by a product on Etsy, but you’ll be able to easily make it at home with a glass or plastic ball ornament, Epsom salt, twigs, black beads, an orange marker, and a toothpick. Tip: this is a great project to make with your kids!
Credit: Chica Circle
Styrofoam Ball Cupcake Ornament
I don’t know how I feel about a cupcake I can’t eat, but it sure makes a cute tree ornament! You’ll need a Styrofoam ball from the craft store, cupcake liners, fake iridescent snowflakes, fake red berries, glue, paint brush, hot glue gun, ribbon, and skewers.
Credit: Smarty Had a Party
Yarn Stocking Hat Ornament
*Sigh* I wish all ornaments could be as darling as this little hat made of yarn. Believe it or not, there’s no knitting required! All you’ll need is some yarn, a cardboard toilet paper roll tube, and some thread. Click the photo to see a video tutorial!
Credit: Craft Elf
Glitter Light Bulb Ornaments
Here are some lights that sparkle not glow – no plug-in required! The main ingredient for these is Mod Podge, an all-in-one glue, sealer and finish. You can find a similar product at your local craft store. You’ll also need glitter, night light bulbs, and a glue gun. Have fun!
Credit: Mod Podge Rocks
Knitting Lover’s Ornament
Do you have a boring-looking Christmas ball that needs to be thrown out? Don’t! Pick up some multi-coloured yarn and some short knitting needles to make this knitting ball cutie. Don’t forget the glue, because you will need to secure pieces of yarn as you wrap it around.
Acorn Bead Ornaments
Autumn is long passed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t adorn your Christmas tree with a few reminders of the season. I can’t wait to try my hand at these! You’ll need metallic paint, acorn caps, coloured beads, rocks, or marbles, string, and glue. Get crafting!
Credit: Lil Fish Studios
S’mores Christmas Ornament
This is a fun one for the kid in you. Use cardboard, felt, a hot glue gun, a cotton ball, a brown marker, and twine to create a s’more decoration that looks like the real thing. You might want to keep this one out of reach of kids’ mouths, or it might get bitten into 😉
Credit: Enjoying the Small Things
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas Ornament
Etsy has some great ideas, but we just stole their Grinch! You can buy this ornament online or make it yourself. Your choice. To make this spectacular ornament, you’ll need green glitter, a clear glass ball ornament, glue, green feathers, a Grinch face pattern or stencil, black liquid eyeliner, and some yellow and red paint.