It’s December 1st! How did that happen?
That means it’s Christmas tree day!
Yes, today is the day that we haul out the boxes of ornaments and make the tree look beautiful, and I think the best thing about doing that is rediscovering all the hand made ornaments we have. Whether it is the foam balls dripping with glitter that my big girls made at kinder (preschool), or the carefully sewn bears that my Mum made when our twins were just weeks old and still in hospital for their first Christmas, the hand made decorations always have a story, and that’s what I like best.
And it’s not to late to create some new stories and decorations to go with them. I’ve been collecting ideas and links and today we’ll see if we can squeeze in some time to make some new Christmas decorations.
Here’s ten ideas for Christmas decorations to make…
Little Christmas Trees from Lessons Learnt Journal – Even our toddler could help make these simple little trees.
Hot Glue Snowflakes a guest post by Pitter and Glink at Under The Table and Dreaming – now this is a cool way to use hot glue!
Recycled Magazine Wreath from Childhood101 – I just love this idea, so simple and yet it looks so cool!
Salt Dough Ornaments from Tinkerlab – the best tips and advice for making salt dough ornaments with your kids.
Recycled Christmas Card Bunting from Learning 4 Kids – I am such a sucker for bunting and if you saved your cards from last year, this is a great way to use them.
Toothpick Stars from Lutter IDYL – I have a thing for stars!
Free Printable ‘Charlie the Christmas Tree’ from Colour Me There – I think I am going to use these as place cards at our Christmas table!
Beaded Star Ornament from Parents.com – told you I had a thing for stars.
Printable Christmas Signs – and if you are looking for something really simple, print out our free Christmas cheer from last year!
Recycled Card Advent Calendar from Octavia and Vicky – if you are looking for a very last minute advent calendar I reckon you could whip this one up in an hour or less, and you could use any brightly coloured cardboard if you don’t have cards.
Are you decorating your Christmas tree today?
What are your favourite decorations?