Christmas is less than a week away. For some parents, gifts have been bought and wrapped for a month. Other shoppers have adopted a more hare-like approach, stores that are open until midnight helping procrastinators get last minute shopping done. Perhaps, you are in the category of not wanting to shop at all. Fortunately, luck is on your side. You can make a rockin’ Christmas ornament without leaving your house. Open up your junk drawer and lets get started on making a Christmas ornament for you, your family, or friends.
People who love music can put together a flashy ornament. You can use whatever you have handy. Just choose a sturdy base. Some ideas include a small tambourine, harmonica, old flute or clarinet piece, or recorder. From there, the sky is the limit. Glue and attach anything that has to do with music, such as a guitar pic, pencil from the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, magnets, stickers of music notes, reeds, etc. Jazz the rest of it up with stickers, pins, lights, and you have made a unique piece for your Christmas tree. Tie some yarn or hooks to the top and your ornament is set for hanging.
For animal lovers, this ornament is easy and fun. All you need is a small jewelry box. Pull out your old newspapers and sift through the photos of cats, dogs, squirrels, etc. Glue photos of cute animals to all sides of the box. To make this ornament three dimensional, glue or hang little animals, such as ones from the Fisher Price barn off your ornament. Give this ornament some extra pizzazz and “snow,” by gluing some cotton balls around the edges. Spread the cotton out to make it fluffy. Toss some glitter on it or color with red and green markers. Clip a paper clip fastener on the top and run some yarn through it to hang. Now, you have your animal ornament.
Football fanatics just need a small nerf football for the base of this ornament. From there, photos of your favorite football players make this a cool piece. Think Sammy Watkins, Calvin Johnson, LeSean McCoy glued to all sides of the football. Colored push pins add some personality to this one. Little plastic NFL helmets hanging off it also make this a fun ornament to look at. Depending on who your favorite team is, a Panther, Buffalo, or Raven toy animal or picture puts the perfect touch on this Christmas ornament.
Find a glass round ornament or jar and the rest is up to you. Fill the jar or ornament with objects that you like. Some ideas include marbles, dimes, buttons, colored paper clips, or bottle caps, Tie a fancy bow around the neck, seal, and you have made some ornament magic for your Christmas tree. For a more festive feel, put some small lights inside and voila, a cool creative ornament is yours. Pretty bows and ribbons can also add some flair to your unique ornament.
Hope you enjoyed these Christmas ornament ideas. Pick one and give it a try. Merry Christmas to you and your family!