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Why not try your hand at a bit of DIY and create your own Christmas tree decorations this year.
This selection of Christmas tree decorations are all easy and fun to make and they are great for the kids to get involved with. They will make a fantastic holiday activity which you can enjoy year after year.
With different themes to try, there is something that everyone will love.
One of the most exciting times at Christmas is decorating the Christmas tree. It’s a chance for the whole family to come together and join in an activity that will then be enjoyed for the whole season.
I have such fond memories of decorating the tree, but I also recall having to sit and wait for dad to put all the lights on before we could start the decorating.
We always had a real Christmas tree so it wasn’t something that could be done ahead of time. This process used to feel like forever, but I’m sure in reality it was only half an hour or so.
Despite having to wait for the lights to go on, having these memories is so special to me and I really want my kids to have them too.
Up until now I have always found an easy craft for my daughter to complete whilst she is waiting for the lights to be placed on the tree. It keeps her occupied, and most of all happy until she can get stuck in with the Christmas tree decorations.
If your kids are old enough to enjoy a craft activity unsupervised, then a great thing to do would be for them to decorate their own Christmas tree decorations. Not only would it keep them busy, but it would be super special when they get to hang their creation on the tree.
If this sounds like a good idea to you, then you have certainly come to the right place.
Christmas Tree Decorations You Can Bake
Decorations that look like they could be eaten are always a hit with the kids. We do tend to indulge over Christmas, so it’s the perfect time to add some more festive food in the decoration.
Just be sure to mention to the kids that these are for looking at and not for eating though!
1. Easy 3 Ingredient Cinnamon Ornaments
Imagine the smell of cinnamon coming straight from the Christmas tree. That’s exactly what you will have with these cinnamon Christmas tree decorations by ‘The Kitchen Is My Playground’.
A little gingerbread man cookie cutter is all the crafting supplies you will need to make these adorable gingerbread man ornaments.
2. Gingerbread House Christmas Tree Decorations
Once you have mastered a gingerbread man ornament, why not try an actual gingerbread house. This amazing tutorial by ‘Tikkido’ will have your Christmas tree decorated in little houses in no time at all.
Whilst it looks like it is made of gingerbread, it’s actually made of polymer clay. But you would never know, and this is about as festive as you can get!
Delightful Bauble Christmas Tree Decorations
One of my favorite types of Christmas tree decorations has to be the simple bauble. Sometimes we underestimate how the simple things can often have the most impact.
If you are a lover of Christmas tree baubles, then I’m pretty sure that you are going to love this selection.
3. Personalized Glitter Ornaments
Sometimes just a simple bauble is enough to make the maximum impact on a Christmas Tree. Personalizing that simple bauble takes the impact up a notch.
For a simple and easy tutorial to make a gorgeous glitter ornament, head over to ‘Where The Smiles Have Been’ to really make your Christmas tree sparkle.
Of course you will need glitter, glitter and even more glitter.
4. Easy Sharpie Christmas Tree Decorations
If you love the idea of making your baubles personal, but not a huge fan of glitter then you will live these sharpie baubles by ‘Organized 31’.
With some simple bauble ornaments and some colorful sharpie pens you can create no-mess, no-fuss Christmas tree decorations that everyone will love.
5. Old Fashioned Candy Ornament
Remember the candy you used to eat as a kid? Well how about looking at it hanging from your Christmas tree. This candy ornament tutorial by ‘Thrifty Jinxy’ will show you just how easy this is to achieve.
Just grab yourself some clear ornaments and some old fashioned hard candy and you will have Christmas tree decorations that will remind you of your childhood.
6. Snowflake Christmas Ornament
For a different type of Christmas tree bauble, I absolutely adore this snowflake ornament by ‘Crafts n Coffee’. It may look tricky to make, but it’s actually easier than you think, so I would totally recommend you check out the tutorial.
These have to be one of the most gorgeous Christmas tree decorations you can have hanging on your tree this year.
7. Paint Swirl Ornaments
These paint swirl Christmas tree decorations by ‘Having Fun Saving & Cooking’ are something that the kids are sure to love.
Messing with paint has to be one of their favorite things to do. To then see the creation hanging from the Christmas tree, is sure to be an absolute winner.
Scented Christmas Tree Decorations
There are always a variety of different smells at Christmas time, from the smell of the real tree (if you have one), to the multitude of baking that occurs.
But if you need a few more fragrances to add into the mix, then I have just the thing for you.
8. Mulling Spices Reindeer Ornament
Incorporating some mulling spices and a reindeer Christmas tree decoration together is simply genius. This tutorial by ‘Mainly Homemade’ will make you want to have a little pack of reindeer’s hanging from the tree.
This is really a tutorial that you do not want to miss. I mean seriously, how adorable are they!
9. Essential Oil Diffuser Christmas Tree Decorations
If you don’t have a real Christmas tree in your house, but you would like to have the smell of one, then these oil diffuser Christmas tree decorations by ‘Happy Deal Happy Day’ are exactly what you need.
Use some pine essential oil and follow the tutorial to make this gorgeous decoration. You won’t be disappointed.
Super Fun Christmas Tree Decorations
Sometimes the Christmas tree just needs to look FUN, and that’s exactly what this little collection will do.
10. Santa Mason Jar Lid Ornament
It certainly wouldn’t be Christmas without Santa, and this easy mason jar tutorial by ‘Intelligent Domestications’ will ensure he can be hanging from your tree in no time at all.
He is so cute though that you might want to make more than one. Heck, why not have a little tribe of Santa’s hanging from the tree.
11. Easy Fabric Ornaments
For the kids that like to do a bit of sewing, these easy fabric ornaments by ‘Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom’ would be perfect. With lots of templates for you to follow, this is a great time to be creative.
You can even use these as gift toppers if you find that you make too many for the Christmas tree.
12. Embroidery Hoop Santa Ornaments
Another little sewing project are these Santa belts by ‘Dukes & Duchesses’. This is a great way to keep the kids entertained in the holidays leading up to Christmas.
Once again these Santa belts can be used as Christmas tree decorations or as gift toppers, so you definitely can’t make too many of them.
13. Puzzle Wreath Ornament
Finally, why not have your kids smiling faces hanging from the Christmas tree. This puzzle wreath ornament tutorial by ‘Rock-A-Bye Parents’ will show you just how to create this super cute puzzle.
These kind of Christmas tree decorations you can never get bored with.
There you have it, 13 amazing Christmas tree decorations that the whole family can enjoy.
Whether you decide to make them yourself, or leave them as an activity for the kids to enjoy, they will certainly bring a whole new life to your Christmas tree.
The question is, which one will you be making first?
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