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Blogmas Day 6๐ŸŽ„โ›ช๐ŸŽ„

One of my family’s traditions is, every year, we make some Christmas ornaments ๐Ÿ™‚ We love creating, laughing, singing, and enjoying every aspect of the experience.

This is why I’ve chosen ornaments as our next Blogmas topic!

Let’s get started, shall we?

1. Paint Swirl Bulbs: These are SO cute and so easy! All you need is:

  • Two bottles of paint (Deco Art or any other acrylic paint)
  • Clear plastic/glass ornaments

Instructions are found here ๐Ÿ™‚

2. Scrap Fabric Tree Ornaments: Another easy and fairly cheap idea. All you need is:

  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Material (ribbon, old clothes, sewing fabric scraps)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Twine/yarn works too
  • Scissors

Instructions found here ๐Ÿ™‚

3. Rustic Clay Scripts Ornaments: These will cost a little more to make but not by much. All you need is:

  • Air dry clay
  • Alphabet stamps
  • Rolling pin
  • Wax paper
  • Clay/Play Dough cutters (any shape)

Instructions found here ๐Ÿ™‚

4. Applesauce Cinnamon Ornaments: I’ve never heard of these but they sound so enticing. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. ground cloves
  • Also needed: your favorite cookie cutters, a drinking straw, ribbon or twine, a baking sheet

Instructions found here ๐Ÿ™‚

5. Rustic Star Ornaments: I’m definitely giving these a try soon! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • clothespin
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • paint or water based stain
  • assorted decorative accents like ribbon, bells, beads

Instructions found here ๐Ÿ™‚

6. Jingle Bell Wreath Ornaments: Though I didn’t make a wreath, these remind me of my Girl Scout days! I believe we made candy canes. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Small Jingle bells
  • Ribbon

Instructions found here ๐Ÿ™‚

7. Reindeer Pasta Ornaments: OMGeeeee ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ These are ridiculously cute! I think these are going to be our choice this year! Haha!! I can’t handle their cuteness!!

Look ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!!

Here’s what you’re going to need:

Instructions found here ๐Ÿ™‚

8. Painted Wood Ornament: These were painted brown; however, I highly encourage you to try other colors. Most (if not all) material can be bought at the Dollar Tree. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Wooden blocks – I used the Dollar Tree Tumbling Tower Game with light and dark blocks – or scrap wood cut to approx 4.75″x1.25″
  • Wood beads (I used the largest size from 125pc pack)
  • 8 eye hooks (from Dollar Tree picture hanging kit)
  • Antique white acrylic paint for the lettering (I used Apple Barrel brand)
  • Other acrylic paint colors, if desired, for the blocks
  • Small detail brush
  • Twine or thin ribbon
  • Scissors

Instructions found here ๐Ÿ™‚

9. Origami Present Ornaments: These were originally made with vintage book pages (Readers please don’t crusify me!!๐Ÿคช) I’d highly suggest any paper! It will depend on what look you want when you’re finished. Here’s what you will need:

  • Vintage or antique book
  • Paper cutter or scissors
  • Ruler
  • Ribbon
  • Fishing line

Instructions found here ๐Ÿ™‚

10. Hot Glue Glitter Snowflake Ornaments: These would need a little extra supervision, considering the amount of hot glue needed. They’re not impossible to do, though. Here’s your materials needed:

  • Supplies:
  • Glue Sticks
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Wax Paper
  • Dish Detergent
  • Ornament Template
  • Glitter (My FAVORITE supply!)
  • Mod Podge
  • Small Paint Brush
  • String or Wire

Instructions found here ๐Ÿ™‚

Sites of which I found these ideas:

Whew!! So much fun requires so much work! Hahaha! Please let me know which is your favorite!

Most importantly, have fun!

Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness

Nova Namastรจ

5 easy turkey crafts 4 kids

My girls absolutely love crafting, and I love participating, while listening to them chatter๐Ÿ’—The credited source is linked to each of these photos. You can find the full list of supplies and instructions, as well as other activities, by visiting the links.

Here’s a list of 10 easy and cute turkey crafts for the holidays

  1. img_0877I love this activity because the supplies are cheap, and the instructions are so simple! Little kids need to learn how to spell his/her name so this is such a cute lesson.

1. ย Have your child color the paper plate brown.

2. ย Cut and attach the feet, ย bill and caruncle. ย Also, attach the eyes.

3. ย Cut and label a feather from construction paper for each letter in your childโ€™s name.

Note: ย Your child may be able to do step 2 and 3 on their own.

4. ย Hide the letter feathers in a designated space.


This thank you turkey is too adorable! Even those who don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, could participate with this. Kids practice writing, using scissors, and while having fun!

The instructions can be found in the link attached to the picture;).


  • Small paper cup
  • Brown acrylic paint or tempera paint
  • Green, red, orange, and yellow paper
  • Wiggle eyes
  • White glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • Markers or colored pencils

Instructions can be found in the link attacked to the photo๐Ÿ˜‰


These are so precious!! I remember, while growing up, we’d make these in school. The sentimental gift is always priceless!

Supplies Needed:

  • Plain Wooden Frame;
  • Brown Paint and Paintbrushes
  • Feathers
  • Google Eyes
  • Glue Gun
  • Foam Triangle Sticker

The instructions can be found in the link attached to the picture;).


This activity teaches number recognition and follow simple direction concepts. Kids can color it by number, paint it, fill them in with finger prints, or colored rice. The older kids can use this for a counting activity, too.