Every year, as soon as Thanksgiving is over, I rush to take out my holiday decorations and begin to spread the holiday cheer. There is nothing like decorating on the weekend while listening to Bing Crosby and planning your holiday baking. Every year I make a new ornament for my tree, and it’s become one of my favorite holiday traditions. I love homemade ornaments not only because they are unique, but because they add a special feeling to each tree. I came across some pretty amazing ideas, check them out!
 
 
 
  • This is super easy! All you need is spare yarn, thread and clear ornament blubs. You can manipulate the yarn and string by braiding, knoting, or just bundling. Stuff it into the clear bulb, seal, and you’re done. Be sure to use different colors of yarns and string to give it that extra pop! 
  • You can take newspaper or magazine clippings to create a collage with Mod Podge on ornaments. It is a really simple and fun craft to do with family, friends, and little ones. All you do is apply a layer of Mod Podge on the ornament. Take the clippings and place them on the glue. After you let it dry, coat a layer of Mod Podge all over the ornament. Before it dries, you can sprinkle some glitter to add that extra sparkle. Or, if you love the example above, wait until it dries and you can paint your own image!
  • Simply take a holiday themed cookie cutter and place it on a decorative paper a photo you love. With a pencil, trace around the surface of the cookie cutter. Use scissors to cut out the shape and glue it to the back of the cookie cutter. These beauties are perfect because they add a quirky, yet special personal touch to the tree.
 
  • Get some clear ornament bulbs and squirt about a teaspoon of paint inside. I like to use two or three different colors. Then cover the opening with your thumb and shake the bulb. Or, if you want to take a little more time, drip your paint down the inside, and tilt to move the paint and give a drip effect. This will bring a lot of color to your tree!

And don’t forget…
 
 
xoxo