Homemade Christmas Ornaments

cutting out patternat sewing machine.jpgstitching ornaments on.jpgstuffing tree ornament.jpgcompleted ornament.jpgpaper and fabric ornament.jpgMy kids were thrilled when I told them that this year, instead of using our normal christmas tree ornaments, we are going to do a homemade tree. I should have known that they would jump to it straightaway. For a couple of weeks now they have all been making ornaments out of paper, crayon, coloured pencil, markers, and plenty of cutting and glue. A couple of days ago my six year old said he wanted to make one out of fabric. He worked it all out on paper and showed me what he wanted. Apart from ironing and threading needles, he did it all, including using the sewing machine for the first time. He loved working on it and was so proud when it was finished. I just love the art my kiddos come up with and this was no exception. It will definitely have a proud place on our tree this year.

family, kid's art, sewing • Thursday, October 29th, 2009 • 10 Comments »
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10 Responses to “Homemade Christmas Ornaments”

  1. Amy says:

    sweet! great idea and thanks for walking through the steps. I think we’ll be adding a few more homemade ornaments to our tree this year!

  2. gardenmama says:

    I think a homemade christmas tree sounds just lovely!
    What a beautiful idea and new tradition!

  3. That’s awesome. What a good idea. My kids would love to make ornaments.

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  4. Anna, Sydney says:

    Wow! Impressive. Can’t wait to see the tree!

  5. Jennifer says:

    Thanks everybody, he and I had a lot of fun, now all they want to do everyday is make more ornaments. I’ll keep you updated on new ornaments.

  6. Charity says:

    These are so sweet! Every year, we like to make a new type of ornament for our tree – I wonder if they’re up to sewing a few this year? 🙂

  7. urban craft says:

    Wonderful! I would have never thought to sew ornaments. The options are endless. Love it!

  8. amy j says:

    So cool! I love the idea of making ornaments that look like the kids’ drawings. I’ve always wanted to do a handmade tree, complete with strings of popcorn and cranberries. Maybe this will be the year. Maybe…

  9. Jennifer says:

    Charity, definitely go for it, with a little supervision there’s lots of part they can do, even if it’s only drawing what they want it to look like.

    Urban craft, go for it, sew some new ones for your tree this year.

    Amy J, popcorn and cranberries are on our list too…

  10. So sweet! What a wonderful way to honor the original drawing. It will look beautiful on your tree.

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