Making simple homemade Christmas ornaments means using your creativity to create something that reminds us of the spirit of Christmas. They can be cheerful and sparkle like snowflakes during the holidays.
It is something you can enjoy with your children and make it an annual part of your holiday preparation. In the future you can look back at the years through your simple homemade Christmas ornaments.
Supplies for Homemade Ornaments
The most important item is the empty clear bulbs with caps that can be pulled off. They should be made of plastic if you are working with little ones.
In addition you will need craft related supplies like paper, beads, scissors, glue, glitter etc.
Assembling Your Ornaments
We won't go into too much detail on how to assemble the ornaments. Instructions on how to assembly your Christmas ornaments is included in the
How to make Christmas Ornaments
page. For now, we'll just jump ahead to see what you can do with your clear ornaments.
Idea 1 - Fill the ornament with small colorful beads that symbolize the Christmas holidays...like Red, Green and White.
You can blend other color mixtures like silver and gold as well.
Idea 2 - Instead of beads use tinsel to fill the bulb. The silver or golden tinsel clumped together gives a glittery effect to the ornament.
Idea 3 - Coat the empty bulb in glitter. This is probably the easiest to do if you have small children...of course it is also the messiest but that's what makes it fun!
Of course you can do other things like use the liquid snow or flocking to coat the outside as well...or inside for that matter.
The point is to be creative and have fun making your cheerful yet simple homemade Christmas ornaments.
Now of course you can paint the bulbs as well but try other ideas like using old colorful Christmas cards and a paper shredder to fill the bulb. Whether it is strip cut or confetti cut you should be able to make some very colorful ornaments.
Have fun, get into the spirit and with any luck in 20 years you will have not only a cheerful collection of ornaments but the memories to go with them.