Glitter Ornaments

What you need:Glitter Ornament
• Clear Glass Ornament
• Glitter
• Floor Wax

What you do:
• Pour a little bit into the ornament, and swirl it around.
• Pour the excess back into the bottle.
• Pour in your glitter and swirl it around the same way as you did with the floor cleaner.
• Let it dry for a little while before putting the cap back on.
• Display.

Bird Ornament

What you need:
•small Styrofoam ball
• roving or loosing spun wool yarn
• small eye screws
• glue for Styrofoam
• feathers
• scraps of felt in white and yellow
• tacky glue
• sharpie
•needlefelting needle
• scissors

What you do:
• Cover the Styrofoam ball with the wool.
•  Using the needle felting needle felt stab the roving into the Styrofoam ball until it is felted in place.
•Attach the hanger – Put a dab of foam glue on the end of the eye screw.
• Screw into the Styrofoam ball.
• Let dry.
• Add feathers.
• Add the eyes – Cut circles from the white felt and make a black dot with a sharpie.
• Glue the circles on top of the feather.
•Add the beak – Cut a triangle from the orange or yellow felt.
• Glue in place under the eyes.
• Display.

DIY Reindeer

What you need:
• Air-dry clay
• Small eye screw
• Acrylic paint
• Baby flat clothespins
• Super glue

What you do:
•Make a body of your reindeer using air-dry clay.
• Attach the hanger and let it dry.
• Paint the clothespins and the body.
• Let them dry.
• Paint the eyes.
• Glue together the reindeer parts.
• Let it dry.
• Display.

Felt Elf

What you need:
• 2″ Styrofoam ball
• Serrated knife
• Roving or lightly spun yarn
• Needlefelting needle
• 1″ Wooden bead or ball with a flat side
• Fabric glue
• Tacky glue
• White felt
• Red, green or any color you want felt
• Acrylic paint
• Brush

What you do:
• Using the serrated knife, cut a small part of the bottom off the styrofoam ball to create a flat base for it to sit on.
• Needle felt the wool around the ball.
•  Make the hat – Cut a quarter circle from the red felt.
•  Fold into a cone and glue together with fabric glue.
• Make the ears – Cut two pointed ears from the twhite felt.
• Glue the hat and ears on the wooden bead.
• Paint the face on the wooden bead.
• Make the feet – Cut two rectangles of the red felt that cover the bottom of the ball and stick out about 3/4″.
• Round off one end. Roll the rounded end up.
• Assemble the elf – Glue the feet to the bottom of the ball.
• Then the wooden ball to the top.
• Let dry.
• Display.

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Sheep Ornament

What you need:
• Wool roving or mock wool fiber
• 2 twelve inch black pipe cleaners
• Ribbon (for hanging)

What you do:
• Bend pipe cleaner to form head and body of sheep.

• Twist ends of pipe cleaner as shown.

• Cut pipe cleaner in two halves.
• Bend each length of pipe cleaner tightly around body of sheep to form front and back legs.

• Bend legs downward; trim ends of legs evenly.
• Pull wool roving into three 12” lengths.
• Separate one length of wool roving lengthwise in half to form two pieces.
• Beginning at end of one back leg, wrap one piece of wool roving tightly around one leg, around body above back legs, and then around remaining back leg.
• Pull off excess wool roving.
• Smooth end of wool roving on leg.
• Repeat for front legs using remaining piece of wool roving.
• Separate one length of wool roving lengthwise into an approximate three-quarter piece; discard unused piece.
• Wrap piece of wool roving tightly around neck and head of sheep; continue wrapping piece loosely around front legs.
• Smooth end of wool roving on legs.
• Using remaining length of wool roving wrap wool loosely around body of sheep.
• Smooth end of wool roving onto body.
• For hanger, thread 8” of ribbon through wool roving at top of sheep and knot ends of ribbon together.

Alphabranch Ornament

What you need:
• Sticks
• Scissors
• Yarn
• Twine hanger

What you do:
• Lay out sticks into letter shapes.
• Wrap tightly with yarn.
• Wrap in a twine hanger.
• Trim off extra yarn.
• Display.

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DIY Snow Globe

What you need:
• Jar
• Distilled Water
• Glycerin
• Supper Glue
• Synthetic Trees

What you do:
• Adhere the figurine to the inside of the lid, and let the glue dry.
• Fill the jar almost to the top with distilled water.
• Add a pinch of glitter and a dash of glycerin to keep the glitter from falling too quickly.
• Screw on the lid tightly, being careful not to dislodge the figurine.
• Turn the jar over and back again — and let it snow.

Animal Ornaments

What you need:
• Light-colored felt, such as cream or eggshell
• Animal shaped cookie cutters
• Disappearing-ink pen
• Scissors
• Thread

What you do:
• Trace cookie cutters with a disappearing-ink pen on felt.
• Cut out twice.
• Lightly brush glue onto the back sides of colored-felt pieces.
• Sandwich the light-colored piece in between.
• Let dry flat.
• Hang from a length of silver thread, knotting at top.

Easy Ornaments

What you need:
• Watercolor
• Watercolor paper
• Brush
• Glue
• Scissors
• Ribbon, curly wire or ornament hook
• Cookie cutters
• All purpose glue
• Hole punch or needle

What you do:
• Spray down the paper with plain water.
• Paint large areas of color in random areas.
• Use the paintbrush to gently help the paint float together to make the colors touch without blending too much.
• Let it dry.
• Trace your favorite cookie cutters.
• Cut out the shapes.
• Put the front and the back pieces together. Glue.
• Use a hole punch or a needle to put a hole in the top.
• Put a loop of ribbon , a curly wire or a simple ornament hook in the hole to enable you to hang it .

Tip: These also make beautiful gift tags to make a package extra special.

Curled Trees

What you need:
• Construction Paper
• Scissors
• Glue
• Pencil

What you do:
• Cut your construction paper into strips approximately 3/4″ wide and 3″ long.
• Using your pencil curl the paper strips about 3/4 of the way to the end. 
• Start gluing your paper curls to the bottom of the cone in a ring.
• Continue to glue on paper curls in layers or rings moving up the cone
• Once you get to the top of the cone, you can add an embellishment to the top.

Jingle Bells

What you need:
•  Egg-carton
• Scissors
•  Paint
•  Bells
•  Yarn
• Embroidery needle
• Glitter

What you do:
• Cut the cone-shape pieces that separate the eggs out of a cardboard carton (one egg carton will produce five bells).
• Paint each divider, using acrylic or poster paint. Let dry.
• Apply glue along the edge of the divider, all over the outside, or wherever you like, and sprinkle with glitter.
• Thread an embroidery needle with yarn, poke a hole through a bell’s crown, and pull yarn through partway.
• For a clapper, slip a jingle bell onto the end of the yarn; tie a knot above the jingle bell. Tie several bells around a doorknob, staggering the lengths of the yarn.