Y’all! Fun news! I recently did 2 blog posts for Pottery Barn Kids! One about our book/family time advent calendar and the other about DIY hand/ foot print ornaments. This is kind of embarrassing, but this is the first year in my adult life that I have had a Christmas tree in my own house! Maxwell inspired it, and I love our “Oh What Fun” non breakable tree theme this year. I can assure you that casa de Dorobek will be fully equipped with a Chrsitmas tree from here on out! (Here’s what I did for years past!)
Christmas time with our Max baby is just about the best thing ever, and Santa hasn’t even come! (I said that about trick or treating on Halloween too, ha!) But, he just makes everything so exciting all over again and seeing his face light up over a candy cane or a choo-choo or a yellow school bus ornament makes me heart so happy. I decided to start a few Christmas traditions in Casa de Dorobek this year, one of them being making DIY ornaments each year. I love the idea of one day having a Christmas tree with 100% kid made ornaments that we’ve saved over the years. The toddler made ornaments are easy peasy and adorable. We made 12 in about an hour!
Here’s what you need:
- White card stock
- A different color of card stock
- Christmas tree punch
I used a glass from the kitchen to trace circles onto white card stock, and then cut them out. Then, I taped the circles to a brown paper bag, and let Max go to town coloring the circles outside. My baby likes to color! I think he got that from his mama!
After your kiddo has colored the heck out of the white, round circles, it’s time to make the top of the ornaments and put them together. First, I used a stapler to attach a piece of red yarn to the white circle. Make sure and attach it fairly close to the top otherwise it will show through the Christmas tree cut out. And don’t worry, you can always just take out the staple and try again 🙂
Then, use the same glass you used to trace the first circles, and trace one more circle for each ornament. Then, use your Christmas themed punch to punch a shape in the center of the top circle. Now, you just need to glue the punched out circle to the top of the doodled on white circle, and voila! Adorable (and easy!) Chrsitmas crafts for toddlers!
Then hang them on the tree. Maxwell really likes that par too! Well, he also likes to un hang them or just stick them in the tree or anywhere really!
And here is the Dorobek family Christmas tree decked out in non breakable decorations and lots of toddler made ornaments!
Be sure to check out my other fun DIY ornament tutorial on Pottery Barn Kids! Here’s a sneak peek:
Do you do themed trees? Any other fun toddler made ornament ideas? I’d love to hear!