Every year around this time our family likes to get crafty and creative! This year we’ve tried out a few new crafts that I’ve had in our “craft -queue”. Today, I’m sharing our Cardstock Christmas Tree Ornaments craft! Every day this week I’ll be sharing a new homemade Christmas craft with you!
Cardstock Christmas Tree Ornaments
What’s a Christmas Tree without a Christmas Tree ornament?! :) Your kiddos are going to have so much fun making these. They get to use their own artistic vision to decorate their tree! And then, they get to see it displayed on the big family tree !
- Cardstock – Green or White will do.
- Scissors – I like to use safety scissors with my younger kids.
- Ornament hook – or ribbon
- Decorations: Buttons, mini pom-poms, glitter, yarn, ectld also hole-punch lots of different colored paper and use the circle cut-outs!
The process is simple:
First // Trace a Christmas Tree on your cardstock. I suggest cutting your paper (assuming your cardstock size is the traditional paper size of 8.5 x 11) in half. You can also use this template as a guide. I made two on each sheet, just cut down the center dotted line to separate the two trees. Then cut around the tree and viola – you have a template! I ended up just printing the template out on white and green cardstock, then using the backside of them for decorating. :)
Second // Punch a hole at the top of the tree. This will be where you’ll thread through the ribbon/hook that will hang the ornament from.
Third // Decorate! Glue on decorations – buttons, mini pom-poms, glitter, yarn, ect. They could also paint the tree if you’re using white paper! Or, they could paint on ornaments or draw the decorations.
Fourth // Thread through your ornament hook of choice.
Fifth // Hang it on the tree for lots of ooo-ing and awww-ing! .
That’s it! :) Here’s our final result!
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