Homemade Holiday Ornaments

Each year during the holidays I have a list of things I want to do with my family to create lasting memories. Here’s my list for this year…

  • Make Christmas tree ornaments
  • Bake and decorate cookies
  • Print photo for 2014 family photo ornament
  • Watch a holiday movie while having a picnic dinner in the living room
  • Make and send holiday cards
  • Practice giving
  • Make small gifts for neighbors and teachers

I’ve managed to check everything off except “print photo for 2014 family photo ornament”. Not bad, with 8 days left til Christmas.

Making holiday ornaments is always one of my favorite things to do. I can’t wait until our tree is filled with homemade ornaments one day.

Here’s a look at some of the ones we made over the years:

Wooden Photo Ornament


Pine Cone Owl:

  • Pine cone from the great outdoors
  • Used for everything except the feet
  • Pine cleaners used for feet
  • Everything is held together with hot glue


Aquarium Ornament

  • Clear plastic round ornament from Michaels
  • Corals, seaweed, water bubbles and fish are all foam stickers from Michaels (used some fishing wire to hang the fish on the inside as if it were floating)
  • Aquarium gravel from Walmart



Baby’s first handprint

  • Clear plastic large/flat round ornament from Michaels


Initial Ornament

  • Wooden letter and buttons found at Michaels


Snowman Handprint

  • Red glass ornament from Michaels


Marble Ornament

  • Plastic clear round ornament from Michaels
  • Squeeze some paint inside and swirl around

Hope this inspires you to make some ornaments with you little ones!

One thought on “Homemade Holiday Ornaments

  1. Definitely a cute idea! We are being lame, and going with candy in a tiny drawstring bag. 😉 I have to agree with the pesorn above me, though, and say for a christmas gift those would be adorable too!

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