50+ DIY Ornaments For Kids

 Here is a fun collection of  50+ Ornaments to make with your kids for the holiday!

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Christmas Twig Tree Ornaments

Christmas Tree Twig Ornaments by One Crafty Mumma


Yarn Ball Ornaments by All Things G & D.


Bow Te Noodle Wreath by Crafty Morning.

Christmas Trees

Pinecone Christmas Trees by Elementary Fun

Cupcake-OrnamentCupcake Ornaments from By Stephanie Lynn.

Toilet Paper Roll Choirs

Toilet Paper Roll Choirs by Sew Sensational.

Scrap Ribbon Tree

Scrap Ribbon Tree by Fireflies and Mudpies.


Kids Fingerprint  Christmas Lights Ornament by The Happier Homemaker.


Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments by Spoonful.

popsicle stick snowment ornaments

Popsicle Stick Snowmen Ornaments by A Day of Wonders.


Popsicle Stick Tree Ornaments by Ziggity Zoom.


Pom Pom Pinecone Christmas Trees by The Wool Acorn.

Melted Bead Christmas Ornaments.

Melted Bead Suncatcher Ornaments by Artful Parent.


Reindeer Ornaments by Plain Vanilla Mom.

Melted Crayon Ornaments

Melted Crayon Ornaments by Meet the Dubiens.


Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees by One Perfect Day Blog.


Ribbon Trees by Star Inspirations.

Woven Ornament

Woven Ornaments by The Crafty Crow.

Borax Star Ornaments

Borax Star Ornaments

How to Make Borax Star Ornaments by Artzy Creations.


Pom Pom Olaf by Kids Activities Blog.


 Scrabble Ornaments by Life Your Way.


Fun Elves by Parents.com.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ornaments by The Crafting Chicks.


Owl Ornaments for Kids by Meet the Dubiens.


Thumbprint Reindeer Ornaments by Little Bit Funky,


Salt Dough Hand Print Ornaments by Nest of Posies.


Felt Stacked Christmas Trees by This Heart of Mine.

DSC04196Button Wreath by Gingham and RicRac Diaries.


Plastic Bottle Snowflake Ornaments by DIY Cozy Home.


Paper Straw Christmas Trees by Simple As That.


 Fingerprint Frozen Olaf Christmas Ornament by Crafty Mornings.


Popsicle Stick Reindeer by Crafts by Courtney.


Star and Circle Paper Ornaments by Picklebums.

DIY Stable Ornament

Stable Orrnament by Adventures of a DIY Mom.


Pinecone Reindeer by Kids Craft Room.


Salt Dough Ornaments by Alisa Burke.


Puzzle Ornaments by Thats What Che Said.

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Toilet Paper Tube Poinsettia by Craft Klatch With Mona.


Easy Santa Hats by Buggy and Buddy.


Cinnamon Stick Ornament by Sussle. 


Felt Button Trees by Hands On As We Grow.


Kids Fingerprint Ornaments by Cutesy Crafts.


Construction Paper Christmas Tree Ornament by Parents.com.

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Pony Bead Ornaments by Plum Pudding.


Fabric Scrap Ornaments by Jillian In Italy.


Pom Pom Photograph Wreath by She Knows.

Snowman Fingerpring Ornament

Snowman Fingerprint Ornament by Joybobo.

Owl Ornament

Snowy Owl Ornaments by The Artist Woman.


Cork Reindeer Ornaments by Blog Vicky Barone.


Yarn Wrapped Christmas Trees by Fantastic Fun and Learning.


Painted Origami Stars by Hello Wonderful.


Icicle Ornaments by Happy Hooligans.


Twig Tree Ornaments by StowandTellU.


DIY Paper Mache Santas and Darice

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Hi Everyone!  Today, I’m over at Darice’s blog, Live Craft Love, sharing a tutorial for these DIY Paper Mache Santas that are super easy to make.  They will make a great addition to your mantel or table decor for the holidays.  Plus, they’re so easy too make you’ll have plenty of time for more crafts or holiday shopping.  Go check out this easy tutorial and make some Santas that scream cuteness!


DIY 15 Min Ocean Painting

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This post was originally create for Darice. I love to paint.  However, with all the demands of being a mom and teaching, I often find it hard to find time for painting.  Well, if you’re super busy like me and are looking for a quick way to get your artistic juices flowing, here’s a super easy and fun DIY painting tutorial on how you can paint your own ocean scene in about 15 minutes.  This allows you to create your own painting in no time at all, and still accomplish all of the other things on your to do list.:)


Ocean Scene DIY Painting Supplies:


Step 1.  Start your DIY painting by mixing the cerulean blue with a little of the titanium white and paint the top portion of the canvas.

As you can see here, I worked with one paper plate and kept blending my colors.  You want to work quickly so the colors blend together and create a nice gradation from one color to the next.  I also used this fan brush because it works best when creating the gradation and doesn’t require using a ton of paint.


Step 2.  To create the next couple layers of the sky, I added a little more cerulean blue back into my mixture.

Step 3.  For the ocean, I used the ultramarine blue and painted a band of color.


Step 4.  Mixing the ultramarine blue with the bright aqua green, I created another gradation into white.   At the bottom, I used a little brown and cream and mixed it with the white to create the sand of the ocean.


Step 5.  I went back and layered some of the titanium white to make it look like the white wash of the waves and I dabbed some of the areas to further emphasize them.

There you have your DIY painting!  Fun, simple, and easy.  All you’re doing is blending some colors and  painting horizontal lines.

This is a great way to experiment with paints and color blending to create a beautiful ocean painting that is sure to impress all of your friends and guests when they come over.  Not to mention, you’ll make your room look nice and relaxing.




DIY Wine Barrel Halloween Wreath

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 I love Halloween… but I especially love decorations for Halloween that you can make in a jiffy and look really great.  This just happens to be one of those projects.  Being a busy Mom and an Art Teacher, I don’t always have a lot of the time for labor intensive projects, so I really appreciate the ones that come together quickly.  So, as you can see here, I’ve come up with a project that requires just a little bit of time and a few supplies, resulting in a fun, and not too creepy DIY Wine Barrel Halloween Wreath.

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Supplies Needed:

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Step 1: Wrap the wine barrel ring with the ribbon and overlap it slightly as you wrap.  Hot glue the end in place.

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Step 2: Lay the spider web off centered in the wine barrel ring.  Lace the cording through and around the spider web to attach it to the ring.  Once you are done, secure it to the wine barrel ring by tying a knot and finishing it wit a dab of hot glue.

Step 3:  Attach your spider and you are done!

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 By using the wine barrel for this wreath, this ends up being a good sized Halloween decoration.


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DIY Pumpkin Mug

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Sometimes you just need an easy project to make that requires minimal supplies and time.  This DIY Pumpkin Mug is just that type of project.  I found these orange mugs at my local Dollar Tree store.  What an awesome deal.  These mugs are perfect for teacher gifts, secretaries, friends and neighbors.  Let’s get started and see just how easy this project is.

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  • Dollar Tree Orange Mug
  • Porcelain Pen
  • Pencil

Step 1:  Wash and dry the mug to ensure that the surface of the mug is clean.

Step 2:  Use a pencil and lightly draw a face of the pumpkin on the orange mug.

Step 3:  Using the porcelain pen,  fill in the pumpkin face.  Let it dry. DIY-Pumpkin-Mug-Artzy Creations 1

Step 4:  Bake in the oven according to the directions.

Step 5: Fill with any treat you choose and trim with cute ribbon.

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Enjoy making your own pumpkin mugs! signature

Back To School Teacher Clipboard

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Today, I have a fun and awesome Back to School Teacher Clipboard using the new line of paper products from Jen Hadfield.  I have to let you in on a little secret…  Jen from TT&J has been a blog crush of mine for quite some time.  I have LOVED all of her creative inspirations over the years as I know you do too.  So, in case you couldn’t tell, I’m thrilled to be here.

Being a teacher for the past 18 years, I have pretty much seen it all for back to school items for teachers.  I must admit that I  do get tired of the over used apple , so I wanted to create something that was not only fun and cheery, but had a touch of classiness too.   I took all of those elements and put them together to design this great clipboard to use in the classroom.  I also know that any teacher would be head over heels to get this clipboard as a back to school present.  So, let’s get started and see just how easy it is to make this clipboard.

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Supplies Needed:

  • Plain Clipboard
  • Various Scrapbook Paper by Jen Hadfield
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • Chalk Paint in White (You could also use acrylic paint too.)
  • Peach Acrylic Paint
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Very Thin Paint Brush
  • Piece of White Paper
  • Pencil
  • Thick Washi Tape
  • Paper Flowers by Jen Hadfield

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Step 1:  Mix your peach acrylic paint with the white chalk paint.   Mix enough paint to apply a couple of coats on the metal clip and the back of the clipboard.   I added the chalk paint because it makes it easier to cover the metal parts on the clipboard.  Apply 2 to 3 coats of paint and let it dry.

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Step 2:  Take the piece of scrapbook paper you’ve chosen for the top of the clipboard and lay the clipboard on top of it.  Take your pencil and trace around the clipboard.  Cut this shape out.

Step 3:  Make a few cuts in the top of your paper (when the clip part will be).  If at first it doesn’t fit, go back and trim a little bit more until it does.  Lay the paper in place.  If you’re only covering a partial part of the clipboard, make the piece of paper the desired size.

Step 4:  Apply Mod Podge first to the clipboard and then place your piece of paper.  Next cover your scrapbook paper with Mod Podge. this will really help to adhere it to the clipboard and should help reduce any bubbles.  Also, use your hands or a credit card to smooth it out.

Step 5:  If you’re applying a contrasting piece of paper to the bottom of the clipboard (as I did with the polka dot paper), Mod Podge it the same way to adhere it to the clipboard.

Step 6:  I took a piece of the contrasting trim and cut it off of the piece of scrapbook paper, making the strip that divides the two papers on the front of the clipboard, but you could also use a fun patterned Washi tape.

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 For The Back of The Clipboard:

There’s a couple of ways that you can do this.  You can use a Cricut or Silhouette machine.  I did this the old fashion way using pencil and paper.

Step 7:  Print out your inspirational phrase. You can use Word or really any software to get the size and font you desire.  Once it’s the size you want, go ahead and print it out.

Step 8: Flip your paper over and using your pencil, shade the back of the lettering lettering. The goal is to make a sort of  homemade carbon paper.

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Step 9:  Center the lettering and use Washi tape to temporarily hold the words in place.

Step 10:  Take your pencil and outline the letters. Once you’ve traced your letters, remove the printer paper and the letters will have been transferred onto the clipboard.

Step 11:  Fill in the letters with acrylic paint using a thin brush.  Once the letters have dried, seal them with a matte spray paint.

Step 12:  Last but not least, I found some thick gold Washi tape and adhered it in place on the back, and for the extra finishing touch, I added a cute paper flower by Jen Hadfield.

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I love how this turned out… especially the back of the clipboard.  Let me tell you, any teacher would love to see that nice little inspirational quote on those really tough teaching days, to remind them of their teaching purpose and why they do what they do.  As an art teacher, my hope is to always inspire students to pursue their creative side, even when they think they are not or can’t be creative, and also inspire them to do great things.  That’s why this saying truly resonates with me.

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Mini Tassel Stretch Bracelet

I originally shared this post with Darice.  With summer in full swing, who doesn’t love to wear lots of different jewelry while sporting a really nice tan?  I know I love to wear jewelry and jewelry that’s fun too.  For this project, I thought why not combine bracelets with some mini tassels for a really cute summer look?  This is a fun tutorial because the bracelet comes together in no time and with the tassels, you can customize the bracelet to coordinate with anything in your wardrobe. Let’s get started and see just how easy it is to create this fun DIY tassel bracelet.

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Step 1. Cut about 9″ to 10″ of stretch cord and thread the entire 7″ strand of beads.

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Step 2. Once all of the beads are on the cord, tie three or four knots in the elastic cording.  Apply a little super glue on the knots so they don’t come untied.  Let the glue dry.

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Step 3. To create the mini DIY tassel, cut a 1″ to 1 1/4″ piece of cardboard.  Cut two slits.  One in the middle of the top and bottom as shown.

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Step 4. Wrap the embroidery floss around the piece of cardboard 4 to 5 times and then carefully remove the tassel from the cardboard.  You may have to bend the cardboard a little bit to remove the floss, so make sure your piece of cardboard is flexible.

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Step 5. Tie a contrasting piece of embroidery floss around the DIY tassel to secure it.  Do this a couple of times.  Trim the excess thread.  You may also want to secure the thread by putting a little dab of super glue onto the knot as well.

Step 6. Open the jump ring using the round nose pliers.  Slip the top of the tassel through the jump ring and leave it open.

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Step 7. Hook the DIY tassel with the jump ring onto the bracelet and close the jump ring using the round nose pliers.

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I think you’ll agree that this is a quick way to create a fun DIY tassel bracelet that you can customize to match any summer outfit!



DIY Popsicle Cards

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  I love this time of year. It’s all about summer BBQ parties and lots of outdoor fun.   I think everyone can relate to having fond summer memories that include cool & refreshing popsicles.  Summer  just wouldn’t be complete without them.  So, for today’s craft, I have a super cute and simple DIY Washi Tape Popsicle Card.  I’ve included a Free Template to make creating them super easy.  You can personalize these for any summer occasion like pool parties, summer birthdays, thank you cards, or just because they’re fun!

If you haven’t tried Washi tape before, it’s a Japanese paper tape that you can find in almost any craft store.  I must warn you though… because of all of the cute colors and patterns that you can find, and the endless things that you can make with Washi tape, it can be very addicting.

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Supplies Needed:

  • Plain Cards or Cardstock
  • Various colors of Washi Tape (I used the really thin Washi Tape for this project.)
  • Wax Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Transfer Paper (Paper that you would normally use for Cricut or Silhouette Projects)
  • Popsicle Template (Download Here)
  • Anything that works as a squeegee

Step 1:  Cut out the popsicle template.

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Step 2:  Tear off a piece of wax paper.  Place the popsicle template underneath the wax paper.  Use a little piece of washi tape to help hold it in place.  Cut or tear the washi tape pieces long enough to cover the Popsicle template that is under your wax paper.  Lay the pieces of Washi tape down on top of the pattern & slightly overlap each piece of Washi tape as you go.  Repeat this process until you have covered the entire pattern.

Step 3: Take  your squeegee and carefully run it over the Washi tape.  This will help adhere the Washi tape to the wax paper so it doesn’t come off in pieces.  Remove the popsicle pattern from underneath the wax paper.

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Step 4:  Place the pattern on top of the Washi tape and trace around the pattern with a pencil, or just cut it out using the template as your guide.  Once you’ve finished cutting out your Popsicle, you’ll have the washitape on front and the wax paper on the back.

Step 5:  Cut a piece of transfer paper large enough to cover the entire cutout.  Remove the transfer paper backing.  Lay the transfer paper on top of the cutout and rub your hand or squeegee over it.  Place your cutout pattern on your paper to get an idea of where the center should be.  Peel the wax paper off of the back and stick your popsicle in place.

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 That’s it!  So fun and simple.  The best part is you can personalize them any way you’d like.  I love how cute they turned out.  These definitely scream summer.

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 Enjoy and don’t forget the popsicles!


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Log Candle Holder

Today, I have a fun and simple DIY project to share with you.   This Log Candle Holder makes a wonderful addition to any home, outdoor table setting or patio decor.

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The trick is finding a log that has some character. I have been saving this one for a while just to turn into something special. I really like the different types of moss and the reddish color of the bark. Once you’ve selected a log to use you’re ready to get started…

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Supplies Needed:

  • Nice looking Log (approx. 6″ diameter)
  • Drill
  • 1-1/2″ Paddle Bit *
  • Masking Tape
  • Tea-light Candles (3 or 4)
  • Circular Saw
  • Bow Saw or Hand Saw for Wood (trimming ends)

*Note:  The bit I used has a threaded tip.  I DO NOT recommend using this bit.  The threaded tip  pulls the bit into the wood too quickly and makes it harder to control both the speed and depth of the bit.  PLEASE take my advice and if purchasing a 1-1/2″ paddle bit, get a standard one.  It will give you cleaner edges and make the drilling far easier.

Step 1:  Using your bow or hand saw, trim an end off of your log.  You could use a chain saw, but the chainsaw would probably leave chain marks on the end and I prefer the smooth look.  Measure your log to 12″ in length, mark it, and trim the other end off.

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Step 2:  Take some scrap pieces of wood and create a cradle like structure (see above picture) to hold the log in place while you saw/flatten the bottom.  This is so the log won’t roll off of whatever you decide to set it on.

Step 3:  Choose what side you want to be the top of your log. turn that so it’s facing the left side of your cradle.  Then take your circular saw and carefully run it down the right side (bottom of your log).   You don’t need to take too much off. just enough to flatten the bottom out.  If you need to take more off of the bottom and your saw blade isn’t cutting deep enough, flip your log so that you are cutting the bottom from the other side.  When you’re finished it will look something like this…

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Step 4:   Now flip your log over so you’re looking at the top.  Measure out the spacing of where you want your tea-light candles to go.  I set them on top, spaced them so they looked even, and marked the centers.  You could be exact, but that would be too much math and measuring for me 🙂

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Step 5:  Take your 1-1/2″ paddle bit and using a tea-light candle as a guide, place a piece of masking tape onto your paddle bit.  This is an easy way to tell how deep you’ve drilled into your log.  Once the top of the log is close to the tape, you know you’re just about deep enough.  Test the depth with a tea-light candle.  If you need to go a little deeper, drill some more, but go a little bit at a time.  You really don’t want to go too deep, or the rim of your candle will sit too low. The tea-light candle will fit the  1-1/2″ drilled hole perfectly.  Repeat this process for how ever many candles you have remaining.

Step 6: Place the tea-light candles into the holes and enjoy your new rustic, outdoorsy patio decor.

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There you have it!  Fun, simple and easy.  This will be perfect for our outdoor patio table.  I definitely will be making a lot more of these to have in our patio area too.


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