Five Useful Homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments

Five Useful Homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments

Here are five simple, DIY, homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments. Make these christmas tree ornaments at home with your kids, and have fun!

What would a Christmas tree be without Christmas tree ornaments? I know the answer. It would be a regular tree (LOL). Okay, sorry about that. Just because I tormented you with that horrible ‘joke’, I will make it up to you. Let’s think of a few Christmas tree ornament ideas, that can be implemented at home. Sounds good right? You get some pretty looking personalized homemade Christmas tree ornaments, and save money too. You could buy more gifts using the money you have saved, and may be send me a gift or two(LOL).

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“Christmas ornaments” can be made at home. Here are just a few of those Christmas ornaments that you can make at home:

1. Get hold of Styrofoam balls and then, spray paint them with gold and/or silver color. You now have silver and golden balls that can be used as homemade Christmas tree ornaments. Use a piece of craft wire to make the hook at the top. Just bend this wire into a ‘U’ shape. Push the ends of the wire into the Styrofoam ball, so that there is enough room to hang them on the tree. It’s as simple as that!
 
2. Let’s take it a step further. If you want Styrofoam balls of other colors, here is what you do. Apply glue to the balls and roll them in glitter. You can use glitter of various colors to get different colored balls. A very simple way to make the most common Christmas ornament. Making the hook for these balls has already been explained in the previous step.

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3.Make paper snowflakes and hang them on the tree using a piece of string. Do you know how to make a paper snowflake? If not, there is nothing to it really. Take a white piece of paper and cut a square from it. Fold this square into fourths. Now comes the fun part. Be creative and start cutting off corners, making notches and cuts, on the folded paper. Once you have had enough fun cutting that paper, just open it. You have your very own snowflake! Make several of these and hang them on the tree.

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  Paper snowflake

4. You can also use some pretty beads as Christmas tree ornament. All you need to do is get a packet of pretty looking beads, which can be found in any craft/hobby shop or even a supermarket. Then string them up using a clear string. Once you have a sufficiently large length of stringed beads, just tie the ends and cut the excess string. This again is a great Christmas tree ornament.

5. You can use beads of varying sizes to make icicles. Take a piece of fishing twine and then, place a drop of hot/craft glue at the end of the twine. Now slide the smallest bead, till it reaches the hot glue point and sticks. Allow this to set. Now apply hot glue on the twine just above this bead, and slide in the bead that is slightly larger than this. Do this with a few more beads. The idea is that, as you go up the twine, the size of the beads increases, and it looks like an icicle made of beads. Once you are almost at the top, place a drop of hot glue on the twine. Stick the open tip of the twine with the hot glue, so that a loop is formed. You can use this loop to hang these icicle Christmas ornaments.

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 Santa’s on his way!

These are just a few Christmas tree ornament making tips. If you apply your mind, there are several other DIY Christmasy things that you can come up with. Have a Merry Christmas.. Ho! Ho! Ho!

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Ms Blond Girl, posted this comment on Nov 13th, 2009

I like the Christmas tree and Santa. Beautifully illustrated with well laid out instructions to make the most of Christmas. Well done.

Sharif Ishnin, posted this comment on Nov 13th, 2009

Great yet simple ideas.

diamondpoet, posted this comment on Nov 13th, 2009

Good article and what creative ideas.

K.Reshma, posted this comment on Nov 13th, 2009

Great ideas, Thanks

lillyrose, posted this comment on Nov 13th, 2009

great article, I love doing this kind of thing. Last year because we had just had a puppy, I brought loads of crape paper and different coloured paper, we then made a massive tree to hang on the wall. We still have it but this year we will get proper tree!

Christine Ramsay, posted this comment on Nov 13th, 2009

Some wonderful ideas here. Perfect for Christmas. Well done.

Christine

livemike, posted this comment on Nov 13th, 2009

Great ideas and perfect for children to get involved..

Emancipation, posted this comment on Nov 13th, 2009

Good article and nice ideas… Thanks!

Themax, posted this comment on Nov 13th, 2009

Definitely I will try this in coming x-mass to make my tree gorgeous!!
very sweet and simple tips,Thanks for sharing :)

Frances Lawrence, posted this comment on Nov 13th, 2009

Very nice easy ideas, thanks.

jimbob1, posted this comment on Nov 13th, 2009

Rox…you again have demonstrated yet more of your ingenious ideas which are timely, not only for the season but the current economical times…certainly nothing wrong with being frugal. Hopefully, with all your novel gift and decorating ideas, you will need to suspend your Christmas tree from the ceiling so that all the gifts we are going to send you will fit under the tree!!!

ahmad joko setyawan, posted this comment on Nov 13th, 2009

I love arts and crafts but and used to make them quite frequently but in the last few years just focused on my writing and got out of doing them. This is an excellent article Rox! I may give these a go!! Why apply my mind when I can depend on you for your awesome tips! lol

Sukhdarshan, posted this comment on Nov 14th, 2009

Excellent ideas within the realm of arts and craft…thanks for sharing…all the best..

Hansika, posted this comment on Nov 14th, 2009

nice one….

deep blue, posted this comment on Nov 14th, 2009

Creative tips for the yuletide season. Thanks for the share.

Anna Storer, posted this comment on Nov 15th, 2009

The magic that is Christmas always brings out the best in people. It has always been traditional in my family to add home made decorations to the tree and house and garden .
May the Blessings of The Christ Child be yours forever more.
Thanks for sharing.

Francois Hagnere, posted this comment on Nov 16th, 2009

Excellent tips my friend! May Xmas bring happiness and joy to all, especially lonely people!

visionvision, posted this comment on Nov 16th, 2009

we all love Xmas and its now round the corner well timed article thanx

trios2009, posted this comment on Dec 22nd, 2009

Ok, now I have another project to do!

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