Day 10-DIY-Tiny handmade ornaments
It is so much fun giving and receiving little handmade ornaments.
Over the years we have made baby hand print ornaments.
Tiny baskets with little embroidery thread balls and toothpicks with black beads as knitting needles.
Besides making our own we also buy from other artists out in the world.
This little paper angel was my favorite hand made ornament I bought this year. I bought it from the Scandinavian festival. The woman I bought it from told me her friend makes them and they take a long time to make.
My most recent purchase was a little walnut mouse from the children’s theater. It’s half a walnut shell with little whiskers on one side and a Santa hat. All hand made by tiny hands.
We make a new ornament every year, it’s a tradition. Usually what ever ornament we design for that year gets added to cookie packages and gifts we hand out to others. This year I used cool whip lids that we would normally throw away (in our recycle bin for the city that is) and I turned them into ornaments for our tree. Not the first time I have used packaging as an art supply.
Oh, and I also made this pine tree from a cool whip lid. I glued an Aspen branch from up north on this one. I have been using my paint pens I got last year for everything, they are so cool.
There are so many ways to be creative when designing your own ornaments.
For a really simple and inexpensive ornament that the whole family will enjoy making, try making little log pile ornaments.
You will need these supplies:
Assorted sizes of twigs from nature.
Pipe cleaner or green twisty tie from grocery store
Faux holiday decorations (optional)
Red twine (optional)
Step 1- After you have collected your twigs try to find a few to bundle together that are similar in sizes. You can always break off ends to even things up. Use your pipe cleaner or twisty tie to tie them all together.
Then wrap bakers twine or red twine around the pipe cleaner.
You can keep it simple by just wrapping with twine or add more detail. It’s all up to you, you’re the designer.
I added a little faux holiday twig with berries to mine.
These look so adorable hanging on trees and anyone can make them.Besides, the kids love looking for little sticks to use for their ornaments. It’s good getting them out there in nature.
Start your own traditions as well and hand out a home made ornament every year along with your Christmas cards.
Happy crafting and shopping everyone.