Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Use the cool ideas in this article to make homemade Christmas ornaments to bring in the Christmas cheer with a difference.
With the Christmas season fast approaching, it will soon be time to deck up those X'mas trees and whip up all those mouth-watering dishes. 'Tis the season to be jolly and time to go 'ho, ho, ho'. 'Tis the time for decorations, loads of shopping, and showering gifts on your loved ones.

This is the time when you get an opportunity to be creative! There's nothing better than homemade decorations or gifts and it also adds to the personal touch. So when it comes to decorating your Christmas tree, you can start personalizing it in your own special way. Making homemade items is enjoyable and it also gets the entire family involved. Homemade Christmas ornaments are a lot of fun to make and also give your Christmas trees a personalized touch. The satisfaction and pleasure that you get from making your own Christmas ornaments can never ever be replaced by hanging ornaments bought off the shelf.

Handcrafted Christmas Ornaments

Use Mica tiles to display your family photographs! The front portion can showcase the picture whereas the backside of the tile can be decorated using ribbons and paper since both the sides will be visible, once the tile is hung by a string or a chain. The edges of the tiles can also be decorated using colored paper and satin ribbons.

Bring out those boxes full of Christmas cards and showcase them this festive season. This will not only be visually appealing but will also help you to cherish your good memories. You can cut the cards up in various shapes and hang them up on the tree. These will be ornaments you will truly treasure.

If you are really hard pressed for time, re-use the Christmas ornaments that you used the year before. You can wrap them up in colorful shiny paper or use glitter glue pens to decorate the outer surface. You can also choose to combine two Christmas ornaments together and hang them up.

Dough can also be used to create cute and zany shapes which can be painted over once it dries. The process can be a little time-consuming as they need to mold well to achieve the desired result. Mix salt in it to keep the insects at bay whilst it dries. Once you have painted the ornaments made of dough, make tiny holes at the top to string a ribbon through it.

A pair of socks can be recycled into a great homemade Christmas decoration. Fill the foot of a white sock and divide it into different sections to define the body parts. Use some colored string or fabric as scarf, buttons for eyes and a felt cut-out for lips. Just get creative!

Pull out that old box holding the unused toys and use them creatively. Tiny brown teddies and little dolls will add to the dazzle of the Christmas tree. If they are torn, then fix them up and cover them up with new fabric. Use sequins and ribbons to decorate the toys to match the festive season.

Ever thought that the accessories you have abandoned can be used for the tree? Well, it may be exactly what you need to dress up your tree. Use old chains and beaded necklaces to wrap around the tree. Earrings that dazzle can be hung up on tiny ribbons to up the bling quotient on the tree.

The cotton in your first aid box could be used to make an ornament and here is how. Take a ball of cotton and drape a piece of white lace on it. Tie a yellow ribbon around the waist area and use a little more yellow ribbon to create a halo like impression. Make at least ten of these cotton angels and tie them together with a white ribbon so that you can drape it around the tree.

These are just some of the many ideas that you can use to make Christmas ornaments at home. This is an activity that will bring the entire family together. Have fun this Christmas unleashing the creative talent in you. Merry Christmas!
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