Friday, December 21, 2012

Handmade Ornaments

Handmade Ornaments 

So a couple of nights ago,  after Kara had gone to bed, she suddenly remembered she had to have a present for a class  gift exchange, and she was pretty sure it was going to be the next day.  It was already 10 p.m.! Oops!  There was no way we were going to go out and buy something at that hour.  Then she said  that her teacher told them they could  make something or buy something that is no more than a couple dollars.  Well s considering we make things all the time, we went with that option.  We decided on two homemade ornaments.

Handmade Ornaments 

To make the reindeer candy cane ornament, I cut out a head shape from a scrap piece of paper. I then cut out 2 pieces of tan felt.

Handmade Ornaments
Sorry about the picture quality, remember it was late at night and I  was in a hurry.   I didn't to spend the time sewing the head together, so I used my glue gun.  I tried to stay close to the edge as I could so it would fit over a candy cane.


Handmade Ornaments

I then use my glue gun to add antlers, eyes and a red pom nose.  The reins are made from stretchy ribbon I found at one of the craft stores.

Handmade Ornaments 

I then placed the reindeer head over a full size candy cane. To hang on the tree, I would just need to add an ornament hook,


Handmade Ornaments 

Kara went to work on the pipe cleaner snowman ornament. She rolled three  white pipe cleaners and secured them with regular glue.  She then add the arms , face and buttons and secured them on the back side of the snowman.  We added an ornament hook and it is ready to hang.  Both of these ornaments were quick and easy to make and perfect to keep the kids busy for awhile.

I will be linking my ornaments up on the following linky  parties HERE.

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