Silver Bird Christmas Tree Ornament

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments | Posted on 04-12-2011 | 7,062 views

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Christmas is just around the corner. Decorating for Christmas can be fun but often burns a big hole in our pocket. Let’s not burn our pockets any further and DIY our very own ornaments instead.

DIYΒ Silver Bird Christmas Tree Ornament.

I drew the bird template on a drawing block. We recycled the hardboard that comes on the back of every drawing block.


We used that hard board to make the bird. I got the kids to use the template to draw the outline on the hard board and cut for them. The older kids cut out their own bird.

Get them to paint the bird using silver poster colour.

I cut silver paper and fold them accordion style. Read here if you don’t know what is accordion fold.

Use the folded paper as a guide to how long you’ll need to cut a slit on the bird.

Slip the paper through and spread open the wings.

Poke a tiny hole for the thread and the Silver Bird Christmas Tree Ornament is done! πŸ™‚

Handprint Christmas Mitten

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Cotton Craft, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 21-12-2010 | 10,554 views

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Let’s make a handprint Christmas mitten today πŸ™‚

Handprint Christmas mitten

Paint your palm white

Stamp your painted palm on red construction paper

Draw the shape of a mitten and cut

Paste some cotton on the mitten and you are done πŸ˜€

Pyssla beads

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Insect crafts, Ladybug, Pyssla Beads | Posted on 17-12-2010 | 26,419 views

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I love Pyssla beads. We can make almost anything out of it!

Pyssla beads

The kids hard at work πŸ˜€

Arrange the beads according to what you want it to be

Place parchment paper on the beads

Iron the beads, moving the iron about for 10 seconds or so

The beads will be attached to each other once ironed

Let it cool before removing the parchment paper

A beautiful ladybug πŸ˜€

Now.. let’s see what else the kids did!

Smiley Face πŸ™‚

Snowflake and Christmas tree πŸ˜€

Craft Stick Christmas Tree

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts | Posted on 15-12-2010 | 6,137 views

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Let’s make a Christmas tree out of craft sticks today πŸ˜€

Craft stick Christmas tree

Glue 3 craft sticks to form a triangle. Let dry.

Paint it green. Once dried, decorate as you wish.

Tie a silver / golden thread if you wish to hang it as a Christmas tree ornament.

Footprint Christmas Tree

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 03-12-2010 | 16,741 views

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It’s gonna be another round of ticklish affair πŸ˜€

Footprint Christmas Tree

Paint your foot green

Stamp your painted foot onto a paper plate

Use craft punch and punch out various shapes using different coloured papers

Paste and decorate the tree as you wish

The footprint Christmas tree is done πŸ˜€ Tie a string and hang it on your real Christmas tree πŸ™‚

Gift Box Christmas Tree Hanging Decor

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Crafty Crafted Friends | Posted on 01-12-2010 | 6,191 views

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Milton of Our Little Corners did some really cute Gift Box Christmas Tree Hanging Decor.

You need not spend a fortune to decorate your Christmas tree. Click here for instructions on how to make these cute Christmas Tree decor πŸ˜€

Paper Plate Angel

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Festive Crafts, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 30-11-2010 | 11,803 views

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Let’s make a paper plate angel today πŸ™‚

Paper plate angel

Cut a paper plate half

Take one half and seal the ends together to form a cone

Cut hands and wings out of the other half of the plate

Paste it onto the ‘cone’

Cut a semi circle for the face and hair from coloured paper and paste together

Draw eyes on the face and glue to the body. We glued toothpick at the back to keep the head up πŸ˜€

A lovely angel as your Christmas decoration πŸ™‚

Handprint Reindeer

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Party Craft, Pipe Cleaner, Reindeer | Posted on 26-11-2010 | 8,925 views

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Rudolph the red nose reindeer… we’ll be making one today πŸ˜€

Handprint Reindeer

Draw the outline of your handprint on a piece of paper and cut

Use that handprint template and draw on a brown craft foam

Cut a small oval and paste as the tail

Bend some pipe cleaners and paste on the reindeer’s head. Paste other small details.

Paste googly eyes and you are done πŸ™‚

Foam Gingerbread man

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Fridge Magnets, Ginger Bread Man, Party Craft | Posted on 02-12-2009 | 6,171 views

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Remember I did a gingerbread man using cork sheets? Well, we can always improvise and use craft foam instead. Always remember to do the same on both sides if you intend toΒ hang it as a Christmas tree ornament. Here, I use glitter pen to line my gingerbread man.Β  This is yet another very simple project to be working with the kids. πŸ™‚

Foam Gingerbread man ornament

Foam Gingerbread man ornament

If you have any other gingerbread man crafts to share with us, submit it here and we’ll link it back to you. πŸ™‚

Foam Christmas Tree Ornament

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Party Craft | Posted on 27-11-2009 | 10,569 views

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Christmas Tree Ornament

Christmas Tree Ornament

Christmas tree ornaments are getting rather expensive these days. Why not try making some on your own? Not only will it be more sentimental, it’ll not burn a hole in your pocket.

This foam Christmas tree ornament is extremely easy to do. Try it, you’ll love it.

Foam Christmas tree ornament.

Foam Christmas tree ornament.

Draw a Christmas tree on a green foam. If you have Christmas cookie cutters will be great. You may use the Christmas tree cookie cutter to draw an outline on the foam.

Draw a Christmas tree on a green foam. If you have Christmas cookie cutters will be great. You may use the Christmas tree cookie cutter to draw an outline on the foam.

Cut it out.

Cut it out.

Add glitters.

Add glitters.

Put a needle through it and tie a knot at the end of the thread. Your Christmas tree ornament is done. So simple. :)

Put a needle through it and tie a knot at the end of the thread. Your Christmas tree ornament is done. So simple. πŸ™‚

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Ornament

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Crafts by Materials, Party Craft, Pipe Cleaner | Posted on 25-11-2009 | 13,539 views

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We can actually use basically anything to make a Christmas tree ornament. It need not be expensive. Here’s a simple idea of making a Christmas tree using pipe cleaner.

Pipe cleaner Christmas tree ornament

Pipe cleaner Christmas tree ornament

Get a green or white {or any colour as you wish} pipe cleaner. My boy finds it ticklish handling it for the very first time. :D

Get a green or white {or any colour as you wish} pipe cleaner. My boy finds it ticklish handling it for the very first time. πŸ˜€

Bend it to form the shape of a Christmas tree.

Bend it to form the shape of a Christmas tree.

Decorate it as you wish. Tie a thread at the very top and add a star to complete it.

Decorate it as you wish. Tie a thread at the very top and add a star to complete it.

Click here to learn how to fold and cut the perfect star to be used for the above Christmas tree.

If you love this and want to try doing it, do share your version of the Christmas tree with us by submitting your tree here. We learn and we share. πŸ˜€