Ahhhhh finalllyyyyy!!! I feel like I have to keep saying “its December” out loud to actually believe it I’ve been home 1 year!!! This is scary but we’ll talk about that on another day.
So at home my mom had her tree up like a couple weeks into November (I know!) I always wondered how early is too early to have up your Christmas tree. It’s always a fun family thing to do and it just adds cheer to your days and I guess most people that have it up early want to get the most out of having their tree up. This is obvs not suitable for a fresh tree or it would’ve died by Christmas day haha!
We’ve had the same old (the bulk Christmas ball set) Christmas ornaments forever now and I’ve tried looking for different and unique ones without spending a fortune but that’s unfortunately NOT possible. So I decided why not make my own??? This way we can have a variety of cute ornaments and I really love doing crafts so if you’re interested in winding down over a craft, this is right down your alley//or up your alley…. I can’t tell which it is LOL!
Anyways here are three of my fav simple DIY Christmas ornaments.
CINNAMON SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS
I am obsessed with these, I’ve just discovered these babies. I used >this< recipe and not only can you pretty much cut them out into whatever shape you like, they also smell AHMAZING! I love that the ingredients are things you have already and you can make a whole lot and just decorate them in many different ways. Super practical.
You will need:
1 cup Flour
1/2 cup Salt
1/2 cup Cinnamon
3/4 cup warm Water
1.Combine all the ingredients together.
2.Once combined knead the dough with clean, dry hands. If the dough is a little sticky dust your hands with a bit of flour and knead.
3.Roll out the dough and cut out using cookie cutters. Be sure to pierce a hole in the ornaments using a straw before leaving them to dry. This makes stringing them on the tree much easier!
**Let people know they’re NOT COOKIES HAHAHA!!**
4. It takes roughly 24 hours for them to dry. Once dry you can paint them and decorate.
*To keep the lovely cinnamon scent going strong, I only painted one side of the ornaments*
OH HEY SANTA
You will need:
Red Felt fabric
Sequins for eyes
Brown felt fabric
Let’s get into it:
1.Start by cutting a triangle out of the red felt fabric for the hat and an oval out of the brown for Santa’s head.
2.Use one full cotton pad for Santa’s big beard. From another cotton pad evenly cut the ends to give you 2 half moon shapes.
3.With the remaining bits we will add to Santa’s hat.
4.Let’s begin to glue Santa together with some clear glue. Starting first with your round cotton pad. Glue the head on at the top of the top of the cotton pad.
5.Place the mostache ‘half moon shapes’ on his face and glue on. Then glue on the red nose to bring it all together.
6.Lastly, glue on his hat, giving character with the white trimmings and then the eyes.
7.Get a piece of ribbon or string, loop it then glue on the back to create a hanger. You’re good to go!
MINI CHRITMAS TREES
You will need:
Lets do this:
1.Start by cutting triangles out of your green felt, I sized mine small, medium and large. Out of the brown felt fabric, cut out a rectangle for the trunk.
2.Lets get gluin’. Start with the trunk, then gluing upwards the triangle pieces slightly on top of each.
3.Out of your gold paper, cut out a star for your tree topper. Glue it on, decorate with sequins and other fun stuff and you’re done.
These are my 3 fave, quick and easy DIY christmas tree ornaments. I’m a bit minimal so I didn’t decorate mine too much! but thats what I love about these is that you can literally decorate them however you like!
Have fun DIYing this season!!