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How to Make Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Do you want to know how to make your own Christmas ornaments? If you have the right materials, you can create your own handmade Christmas decorations! These crafts are not only decorative, but also serve as a memory, making them a special gift for loved ones. You can create felt woodland animals, ribbons, rosettes, and shooting stars, or you can experiment with different materials. Here are some ideas to get you started!

Beeswax

Whether you are a newbie or experienced beekeeper, you can make your own homemade Christmas ornaments using beeswaxes. You can purchase beeswax pellets or use a double boiler to melt the wax. Make sure that you use pot holders while working with the wax, as it can get hot! Remove the molds from the heat and let them cool for about 20 minutes. When the ornaments are cool, insert a skewer or votive wick pin into the wax. If your beeswax ornaments are too thick to poke through, you can heat it with hot water and use it to make it easier to push through.

If you want to add a festive scent to your beeswax ornaments, you can choose to scent them with essential oils. Fragrance oils, like myrrh, pine or cypress, will give your ornaments a rich and fragrant scent. To use essential oils, apply six to ten percent to the overall wax and let them sit overnight before hanging.

Clothespins

There are so many ways to decorate your Christmas tree and your children can participate in the fun by making their own clothespin Christmas ornaments. You can also get your kids involved by letting them make their own snowflakes! To create the snowflakes, gather six clothespins in the same size and glue them together. Make sure to keep the flat side of each clothespin facing in. Once the glue has dried, you can paint them in any color you want.

Another fun idea is to turn large clothespins into rustic ornaments. Paint or stain the wooden parts and discard the metal parts. Leave the head and flat sides of the clothespins visible. You can also turn the ornaments into seasonal magnets and stick them on the fridge! Once the season is over, you can use these cute ornaments as keepsakes throughout the year. Alternatively, you can use them to hang your photographs on the fridge!

Clay

Using air-dry white clay, you can make Christmas tree ornaments and string ornaments. They can be made in any shape and size, including the Christmas tree itself. To make them more elaborate, you can make them larger by punching holes in the clay. You can also make them smaller, like gift bags. And if you’re looking for a unique gift, you can try using synthetic greenery. You’ll be surprised at the variety of clay ornaments available.

You can decorate your clay homemade Christmas ornaments with glitter. Choose from chunky or fine glitter to give them a unique look. Choose a color to match your holiday decor. Red, green, and silver are popular colors at Christmas, but you can also try neon and rainbow colors! Whatever your style is, there’s a clay ornament out there for you! And don’t forget to tag me in your photos so I can see them!

Sequined balls

First, create your design. Draw a design in marker and place it on the ball. Choose sequins that match the general theme of your ornament. You can use snowflakes or other winter-themed sequins. You can also use seed beads. After completing the design, place a small hole in the center of the ball and fasten a screw eye through it. After the glue dries, you can hang the ornament.

Next, cut a hanger to hang the ball. For a more secure hanger, use clear glue. Glue the hanger to the back of the ornament. Wait for 24 hours before adding a string to hang it from the tree. Glue the string onto the hanger and let dry. Repeat this step until you have completed all the balls. Once dry, hang your ornaments to make a garland.

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