Christmas Crafting Fun And Homemade Ornaments

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I love the holidays and one of the main reasons why is all of the extra family fun Christmastime brings. From cuddling on the couch while we watch Christmas movies to decorating our home for the holidays and having special drinks and treats. Tampico is a staple in our fridge, and during the winter months we love the Apple Punch flavor. It’s so festive!  Many of my most cherished memories are made during the month of December. Another tradition we have each year is making holiday crafts. Ornaments are my favorite craft to make with my boys because I love pulling them out of the box each year when we decorate our Christmas tree.

Our tree is loaded with ornaments, from apple ornaments gifted to me when I was a teacher to our yearly family personalized dough ornaments to ornaments I was given as a child. The homemade ornaments stand out most of all though. There are colorful painted ornaments, jingle bells formed into candy cane shapes, and pictures of my children’s faces surrounded by carefully placed sequins. It’s fun to look back on the ornaments my boys have made in past years.

This past weekend I gathered everything we’d need to make ornaments. I found some tree shapes and round ornament shapes to decorate along with sparkly pompoms, sequins, red and green colored letters and holiday glitter glue. To get us in the holiday mood I also found some holiday cups with red straws and Christmas napkins and set out a snack of holiday cookies and of course our favorite Tampico Apple Punch! The perfect set-up to keep any family fueled for the crafting session.

Once I got everything set up, the boys got to work making their ornaments. Lucas went with the “a lot is good but more is better” approach and piled on the pom poms and glitter glue while Jacob was very particular and put each sequin on carefully. Years from now I’ll still remember whose ornament is whose because they decorated them according to their personalities as always.

The boys had a lot of fun making the ornaments. I really love this yearly tradition!

Does your family like to craft together during the holidays? If so, I’d love to hear what you make together in the comments below.

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  1. Making homemade ornaments sounds like a great way to spend time together as a family. That will really get you into the spirit!

  2. I would love to do this with the kids! There’s nothing more fun than creating together as a family.

  3. Amy Desrosiers says

    I love that you turned ordinary things into cute ornaments. That paint brush one is adorable.

  4. That would be a fun little project to do with my kiddo! He loves crating stuff and putting it up all over the house!

  5. What adorable ideas! We are getting together with my nieces and nephews next weekend and this would be super fun to do with them.

  6. Michelle Waller says

    Those are such cute ornaments!! I have been trying to figure out some easy ornaments my kids could do on their own.

  7. Homemade ornaments are the best. This is such a great idea!

  8. It is so much fun to have kids of the age that they love little crafts and I know they will always remember the holidays when you all made Christmas ornaments. I am sad my kids are older now but we had different traditions.

  9. So many cute and creative ideas. I bet I can convince my nephew to make some of these with me. Great keepsakes for Grandparents.

  10. I love making homemade ornaments with the kids. They make me smile each year we add them to them tree.

  11. Claudia Krusch says

    Homemade ornaments are my favoite ones on my tree. I have some for every year since my Son was 1. We are planning to make them this weekend.

  12. When my daughters were younger we used to do crafts all the time. I cherish the homemade ornaments they have made over the years.

  13. I used to love making ornaments with my kiddos. We had so much fun and made so many memories.

  14. I still have all of the ornaments my daughter made when she was young. I wonder if I can convince her to make some more.

  15. I love making crafts with the kids for the holidays!! I love the picture frame one!

  16. I love doing holiday crafts. They are such a fun and great way to spend time together.

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