Homemade Holiday Ornament Tutorials

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Homemade Holiday Ornament Tutorials

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Each year during the holidays we have a few traditions we love to do as a family to create lasting memories. Here are some of our long standing traditions:

Of all of these, making ornaments is definitely one of our favorites. While we decorate our tree each year, we love unpacking them and reminiscing over who made what, when. 

There are two types of ornaments we love filling our tree with:

  1. Handmade ornaments
  2. Ornaments collected from places we've travelled (Such a great way to remember fun places we've explored together.)

Here are tutorials for all the ornaments we've made together!

Wooden Photo Ornament Tutorial:

IZZAROO - DIY Wooden Photo Ornament

Pine Cone Owl Ornament Tutorial:

IZZAROO - DIY Owl Pine Cone Ornament

Materials:

Instructions:

  • Pick your desired felt colors for the owl. I chose neutral colors, but using bright colors would be fun, too.
  • Cut all the felt pieces
  • Cut pipe cleaners to size
  • Hot glue eyes and beak on to face piece
  • Hot glue wing pieces together 
  • Hot glue assembled face and wings to pine cone
  • Hot glue pipe cleaner feet and bend to look like claws
  • Tie ribbon or string to top of pine cone to hang from tree

Aquarium Ornament Tutorial:

IZZAROO - DIY Aquarium Ornament

Materials:

Instructions:

  • Fill plastic ball ornament partially with aquarium gravel
  • Use clear fishing line to hang fish sticker
  • Decorate the outside of the ornament with sea life foam stickers
  • Tie ribbon or string to top of ornament to hang from tree
  • Personalize by writing the name of the person who made the ornament and year on the bottom

Baby’s First Handprint Ornament Tutorial:

IZZAROO - DIY Baby's First Handprint Ornament

IZZAROO - DIY Baby's First Handprint Ornament

Materials:

Instructions:

  • Paint your child's hand using paint and brush.
  • Try your best to get a clear handprint. If it smudges you may have time to wipe it clean and try again so keep wipes handy.
  • Let dry.
  • Use permanent markers to write your baby's name and date on the opposite side.
  • Spray clear acrylic sealer to preserve the ink.
  • Tie ribbon or string to top of ornament to hang from tree

Initial Button Ornament Tutorial:

IZZAROO - DIY Initial Button Ornament

Materials:

Instructions:

  • Hot glue buttons onto wooden letter
  • Hot glue ribbon/string onto wooden letter to hang from tree
  • Personalize the back by writing the person's name and year the ornament was made

Snowman Handprint Ornament Tutorial:

IZZAROO - DIY Snowman Handprint Ornament

Materials:

Instructions:

  • Paint your child's hand with white paint
  • Place an ornament in the palm of your child’s hand, and have them close their fingers over the ornament.
  • Put ornament aside to dry (Tip: Egg cartons work great to keep them from rolling while drying.)
  • Once the paint is dry, add details like buttons, hat, face, arms, scarves, etc., using permanent markers
  • Personalize by writing the name of the person who's hand is on the ornament and year on the bottom
  • Spray clear acrylic sealer to preserve the ink.
  • Tie ribbon or string to top of ornament to hang from tree

Marble Paint Ornament Tutorial:

IZZAROO - DIY Marble Paint Ornament

Materials:

Instructions:

  • This one's pretty self explanatory. Squeeze some paint inside the ornament and swirl around until you get your desired look.
  • Personalize by writing the name of the person who made the ornament and year on the bottom
  • Tie ribbon or string to top of ornament to hang from tree

There you have it. Fun ornaments you can easily make with your kids. I hope this inspires you to make a few this season and create lasting memories.

Your turn, what are some ornaments you've made with your kids?! We're always looking for new ideas every year. We'd love to hear your ideas in the comments below.

To see some of our fun video tutorials, check out our YouTube channel.

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