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10 Christmas Tree Ornaments You Can Make With the Kids

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Kristina ByasGuest Blogger
December 05, 2016 · 2.7k Views

The holiday season is close, which means it's time for you to start preparing your home for the many festivities. When decorating their Christmas trees, many people will put up the same boring ornaments year after year. For this year's Christmas, you could join the bandwagon and have the traditional ornaments dangling from your tree, but why not get together with your children, get a little creative and make your own ornaments?

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10 Christmas Tree Ornaments You Can Make With the Kids ornament icon

1. Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments

bottle cap snowman ornaments

Bottle caps are fairly easy to come by, so it shouldn't take too long for you to collect enough to be able to make a few bottle cap snowmen with the kids. This ornament is cute and allows you to recycle something you would usually throw out.

Find the tutorial at One Artsy Mama.


2. Pine Cone Reindeer Ornaments

pine cone reindeer ornaments

Pinecones are another item that you can easily find. Send the kids outside to gather a few dozen and you can start on this project as soon as they return.

Find the tutorial at Fireflies and Mud Pies.


3. Light Bulb Ornaments

light bulb ornaments

When people think of Christmas, reindeer may be the one type of animal that comes to mind. Penguins are actually pretty festive, which is why light bulb penguins would be perfect for any tree.

Find the tutorial at P&G Everyday.


4. Butter Cookie Ornaments

butter cookie ornaments

Butter cookies can double as a treat for the kids and ornaments. Slip a string through the middle and hang them on the tree where your children can reach them and will be able to enjoy a quick snack in the days leading up to Christmas.

Find the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.


5. Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees

popsicle stick christmas trees

Let the kids get creative by helping them make these christmas trees using popsicle sticks. They can paint them, draw on them, and adorn them with mini pom poms, garlands, and bells.

Find the tutorial at One Little Project.


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6. Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments

cinnamon christmas ornaments

This 2-ingredient ornament is a fun and tasty treat for your kids. Use cookie cutters of all different shapes and designs to make a variety of ornaments for your trees.

Find the tutorial at Clean and Scentsible.


7. Glittered Clothespin Snowflakes

glittered clothespin snowflakes

With holidays comes cold weather, and with cold weather comes snowflakes for the lucky bunch of us who live in areas cold enough for snow. If you aren't one of the lucky ones, makes these clothespin snowflakes to adorn your tree.

Find the tutorial at Eighteen25.


8. Tea Light Snowman Ornaments

tea light snowman ornaments

For a fun and unique twist on carrot noses, try this inexpensive and easy DIY with your kids. The lights will double as noses for you snowmen, and your kids can add accessories however they'd like.

Find the tutorial at One Little Project.


9. Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments

scrap ribbon tree ornaments

If you have scraps of fabric or ribbon lying around, sit down with your kids and make these super easy scrap ribbon tree ornaments. All you need is a few simple materials and you're on your way!

Find the tutorial at Fireflies and Mud Pies.


10. Christmas Car Ornaments

christmas car ornaments

Have a ton of mini cars lying around the house? Make them more festive by adding candy-cane-inspired twine and tiny Christmas trees! 

Find the tutorial at BlogLovin'.

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Kristina Byas is a Milwaukee native who has written for Female Intel, Shepherd Express, Scandalous Women and more. She suffers from a severe case of wanderlust and has difficulty purchasing items at full price. You can learn more about her by following her on Twitter: @KristinaByas

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