11.12.15

DIY Christmas Ornaments - 3 Ways


We have a saying in our home, "Why buy when you can make?." This applies to us from our food cravings, to our furniture weakness, to sewing projects and anything that involves crafts. Why do we do it? Well, for the love of crafts of course and the satisfaction it gives us once it is completed.

We have this Christmas tradition that we have been practicing since we moved into our new home three years ago. We make our own Christmas ornaments. Nothing elaborate nor complicated, just simple, quick and easy to make.


Here are some step by step simple project ideas that you can create:


1 - Ornament Tags

Tutorial:
1.  Print out in color your favourite Christmas words or pictures. Cut them to size and glue them onto a card stock.

2. Decorate the sides with washi tape, if you have glitter washi tape that would be excellent, otherwise choose a bright pattern.

3. Next, single punch hole the tag and insert your eyelet. Use a red and white cotton twine, or ribbon that will fit your Christmas theme and there you have it, a handmade or DIY Christmas ornament.


2- Photo Frame Ornament

Tutorial:
1.  We purchased our Christmas theme photo frame from a Japanese store. If you are not able to find one, why not make them using card stocks.

2.  Next, print out either your favourite Christmas words or pictures. For us, we printed photos of our families from previous Christmas and hung them on our Christmas tree.

3.  This is a wonderful tradition to follow, family members will reminisce when looking at family photos from previous Christmas years.


3 - Beaded Snowflake


Tutorial:
1.  You will need what is called pipe cleaners, which actually are some wires wrapped with velvet material. Shiny beads, either crystals, glass or plastic and especially nice if you use blue and white colors.

2.  All you have to do is gather three pipe cleaners that are 15cm in length. Fold them into half and twist them together to look like a star. Once you have secured the pipe cleaners, you can start designing by threading your beads.

3.  Use a round nose pliers to close the top of the pipe cleaner so that the beads do not fall off. Use a transparent wire to any one of the six ends so that you can hang them on your Christmas tree.

These are only a few of the many projects that are out there. You find many more projects on The Artsy Craftsy's Pinterest. I hope that you will find a project for this Christmas season!


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