Do your kids love decorating the tree?   I know mine do – and I love seeing their little creations each year.   This is a sampling of my collection of homemade ornament ideas.   I had a blast linking to ornaments all week on the QuirkyMomma facebook page.   Thanks for linking up posts and ideas both in It’s Playtime from last week, and on our wall. . do it yourself Christmas ornaments These handprint ornaments from Little Bit Funky were the most repinned/shared ornament mentioned this week. They would make terrific gifts! We made both cinnamon ornaments and pipecleaner twists this week. Love how these icicles turned out! Home Adventures made them with clear packaging destined for the recycle bin and some silver glitter. Craft Snob, a teacher in training, made these fun I Spy ornaments – great tutorial. The DIY Dish suggested making a flower ornament by using a whiffle ball. Brilliant idea! The momma over at Toddler Approved is daring! Her kiddo practiced sewing with these Easy Quilted Tree Ornaments. . homemade ornaments collection Wreaths make me smile.   This cute wreath ornament is made out of buttons and pipecleaners. Make little pine cone people to “guard” your tree – via Home Adventures with Mom.

Who said all the ornaments need to be inside? Here are some decorations for the birds from Salt Water Kids.

Paint Cut Paste – used memento shells from their summer vacation to decorate their tree, and as gifts for family.

These paper canes were such a hit (made by The Chocolate Muffin Tree) that there are several other versions out there, including one from Happy Hooligans (who also linked up that Popsicle Stick tree).   Thanks both of you for linking up! Here is a fun game you can play with your kids and the ornaments – I Spy!   Thanks Imagination Soup for this game idea. Creativity My Passion added a twist to the traditional salt-dough decorations with glitter. …………… Want more kid-made ornament ideas?   Stop by facebook the rest of the week, I’ll continue to add ornaments I discover.   Also, check out our collections on Pinterest – there are literally dozens of ornaments on there.   Too many to make!   If only I had more time!! pinterest collections ……. Happy linking for another week of It’s Playtime.

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  1. Wow, this article is fastidious, my younger sister
    is analyzing these things, thus I am going to tell her.

  2. We have to make a homemade ornament for a gift exchange at school. These ideas are perfect! Thanks!

  3. I didn’t see the link for it anywhere, but I have one of the clove ornaments (push cloves into an apple or orange until it is completely covered, then tie ribbon around it) that I made sometime in early elementary school (1st – 3rd grade) and I still have it 20 years later. It’s my favorite ornament – and it still smells yummy! It’s definitely wrinkly (probably because I got tired 3/4 of the way though) but it makes me smile every time I unwrap it.

  4. My mom always let me make handmade ornaments when I was a kid…along with my sisters. I really love that. I can spend the whole day creating and decorating too. 🙂

  5. Thanks for all the AWESOME ideas!! I’ve pinned a bunch of them. There aren’t enough days to do all that I want to do!! I’m going to have to start our Christmas Crafting in October next year!!

  6. I love all of those! Wow! I could do 25 days of ornament making– for like 10 years! 😉 I really like the whiffle ball idea. I’m thinking there could be a lot of ways to use that.