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3 Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

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Every year I look for cheap gifts to give to everyone. Yep. I’m cheap. I can’t help it. I don’t have a bazillion dollars to gift everyone something that they really want. Not to mention, I think handmade gifts mean a little bit more. I actually tried on your gift. So there.

christmas ornaments

Since I got married a couple of years ago, the amount of people that I gift to has grown by quite a bit. The first year we were married, we had no money. Seriously, we just moved into our own place and had to buy a ton of stuff, yada yada. So when it came to gift giving, even though we were excused from it, I thought it would be unfair to only receive. So I had some clear glass ornaments that I had bought in previous years and decided to scour the internet for something cheap to do with it. Here are 3 of my favorites:

Do you want to build a snowmannnnn? Okay, just kidding. That song will be stuck in all of our heads now. But anyway. Seriously easy and cheap “Melted Snowman.”

snowman ornament
Photo Source: Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night

It was such a hit! Everyone loved it! I put WAY too much salt in mine though so the peppercorns kept disappearing (maybe try a courser salt?) and I used mold magic to make the noses. They dried quickly and were super cute! I also did put fabric in for a little scarf.   🙂

My son loves animals. He is just starting to really notice birds in the trees and flying through the sky. I thought this “Bird Seed Ornament would be fun to do with him. And it also would make a great gift, as it’s super cheap and makes quite a few of them.

bird seed ornament
Photo Source: Saltwater Kids

Besides, who doesn’t love to bird watch? Especially when the pretty red cardinals come by. I will be putting a few of these right outside our windows for Mister Eli.

Last, but not least, the “Christmas List Ornament.” These would be super fun to make with a group. Gather all of children and ask them what they would like for Christmas. Make sure you mark the year and their names.

Photo Source: Honeybear Lane
Photo Source: Honeybear Lane

What an awesome keepsake! I think instead of just painting it red, I would let the kids decide on what color they would like and add some glitter to it! If the kids can write, let them write out their own list! (Be mindful of smearing marker) I also don’t suggest gluing it on to the spool before writing out your list.

So, I may have spoiled the surprise of Christmas for some of my family members by sharing this, but be happy you’re getting anything. Haha. Remember to enjoy your holiday season, and that more money doesn’t always buy you the best gift.   🙂

Which ornament will you be giving as a present this year? Let us know below!

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Heather Meyer

Thursday 20th of November 2014

I love these idea's!! Great article, I think diy gifts is what I will b doing this year :)

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