I'm a DIY girl living in a DIY world! 

Now a days it's so easy to get sucked into the conveniently made ornaments you find at your favorite shopping store. But what if I told you that you could create memorable ornaments and spend quality time with your kiddos? You've come to the right place.

I don't know about you but there is nothing more special than a personalized ornament that actually holds some type of sentiment (and that saves you a bundle). The challenge is to pick a quiet night sometime before Christmas and dedicate it to crafting ornaments with your family. The result? A tree full of hand made goodies that everyone can appreciate. 

Here are some ideas to get you started.

Gingerbread Friends
Trace cookie cutters onto felt, cut out two silhouettes, and help your child sew together with a whipstitch. Stuff with batting and decorate with buttons, yarn, and felt accessories.

Salt Dough Ornaments
What you'll need: 4 cups of flour, 1 cup salt, food coloring, large mixing bowl, water to moisten, cookie sheet, tad of oil, rolling pin, drinking straw, and ribbon.

Mix together, rolling out any shape, insert palm imprint, poke hole with straw at top, let dry. When completely dry insert ribbon into small straw hole. 

Paper Baubles
What you'll need: paper, paint, ribbon, scissors, glue

  • Do some painting or drawing on stiff pape
  • Cut out 8-10 circles (per person). Use a small cup to trace perfect circles. 
  • Fold circles in half. Makes good crease.
  • Glue all left sides of each circle to each other. Once you reach the last one, before gluing, add the ribbon to the center, then glue last. 

You can do this with any shape. Circles, trees, hearts, etc. HAVE FUN!