Having hand made ornaments on your Christmas tree is a lot more sentimental than having factory manufactured ornaments. It gives your home that warm, traditional Christmas feeling and is a great way to bring everyone together for the holidays. Express your inventive side this year! Everyone who comes into your place will feel the “special glow” that the holidays bring, once they see your tree this holiday season.
Most homemade Christmas tree decorations can be created with items inside or around your home, with minimal cost to you. One idea that my family members would do each and every year when I was younger was to get pine cones from outside the house and decorate them. Growing up in the northeast, we had so much! We would gather a bunch of pine cones and create different types of ornaments. My favorite ones were the shiny ones. We would use different color glitter paste and put a line of glitter on the end of each sheet on the pine cone. Do all with one color or use varying ones. Link string on the top of the cone to hold them with and you get a beautiful, nature-made, homemade Christmas tree pattern. Another pine cone idea is to help make angels by using the cone for the body. Just take out some wings with the use of papers or foils, create a head and a halo with a hot glue gun and adorn.
If you like to reprocess, there are many things that can be used for homemade Christmas Tree Decorations. Bottle caps and LED light bulbs
are only a few of the things you can use. Take a variety of colored bottle caps and stick them together into different design with a hot glue gun. For example, use one bottle cap for the core, and glue the others around it in a circle. Then you can use cotton, glitter, beads or some thing you’d like to produce for a pretty ornament. With the LED light bulbs you can create Rudolph or snowmen! For Rudolph, color the bulb brown or cover it in brown felt. Fasten on a red pom-pom for the nose, glue on or paint on a mouth, some googly eyes, and several cut-out antlers. Connect a string around the top to suspend it up with and you have Rudolph! Work with cotton balls or white felt material in making a snowman! Just glue them onto the bulb, add a cotton ball or one more piece of felt material for the head and enhance as you’d like. You may also do angels or Santas! With a little creativeness, you can make plenty of beautiful glass decors with recycled LED light bulbs.
Do you have lots of plain, glass ornaments but you aspire to spruce up your tree a little this year? Take the top part off of your ordinary bulbs and swirl a little acrylic paint on the inside! You need to use a brush, or maybe put a small dose of paint inside and swirl it around by sloping the glass. Add some glitter if you want. Let dry and replace the cap. Another good idea for clear glass ornaments is to place pictures inside. One of my personal favorite gifts I ever received was a photo a relative had taken of my daughter inside one of these ornaments. They just put the picture inside, recapped the ornament, and tied few ribbons around the top. It’s an impressive addition to my tree every year! These make great hand made Christmas gifts! They’re easy, affordable, and will be kept for years to come.
I am hoping you’ve picked up some creative ideas from these pointers! Have a very Merry Christmas!
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