I made just one more ornament this holiday season – I had some of this tiger fabric left over and was trying to think of something to make with it for milo. I threw this little ornament or wall hanging together for him. I think this would be a great idea if you have a piece of an old quilt or pillow or even some baby clothes that are sentimental – I added some embroidery in there since he will most likely use this as an ornament. Came together in no time! Again, the possibilities are endless! All you need is fabric and a small embroidery hoop.
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I have so much nail polish and I rarely ever use it – So when I saw that I can put some of that nail polish to use in a craft I was all game. All I had to do was pick up some glass ornaments – I got 8 of them for $5 and went to town. I love how these turned out. The possibilities are endless.
Heres what you need:
bucket or bowl
dowel rod or long stick for stirring
empty egg carton
Fill a container with enough water that you can easily submerge the ornament in. Also choose a container you can throw away when you are done.
Drizzle some nail polish in the water, then use a stick of some sort to marble it if youd like.
Holding the top of the ornament (wear gloves for this step if you dont want to get too messy) and directly submerge the ornament in the water. the paint adheres immediately. You sort of only get one dip, so make it a good one!
Set on top of egg cartons, or the ornament tray in my case, so they can dry.
Every year I try to make an ornament with milo for our tree, and one that he can give to his grandmothers as gifts as well. This year we made these little snowman tree, using popsicle sticks, foam pieces and a photo from this year.
Twine or string
Photo from this year
You need there popsicle sticks for each ornament.I cut one in half for the sides of the frame.
Have your child paint the sticks white. Add glitter if you’d like. While they are drying – Cut out all your foam pieces. I cut out two mittens, two boots, a head and a hat. Have your child draw a face on the snowman. We just used marker to do this.
Glue your sticks together, then add the foam pieces. Cut a piece of foam a little larger than the size of the frame. Using elmers glue, Glue the photo to the square foam piece, and then glue this whole piece to the back of the popsicle stick frame.
Add some twine or string to the top and hang on your tree!
See previous years ornaments I’ve made with milo:
I love these little guys! Since we got a real christmas tree this year, these were the perfect addition. I used martha stewart’s directions to make this little pine cone elf ornament for my tree.
heres what you need:
- Elf Template (you can find the pdf to download here)
- Pipe cleaners
- Hot-glue gun
- 3/4-inch wooden craft bead
- Thin-point sharpie
- tiny bell, bead or ball
- string1. Cut out your pattern pieces and trace onto the felt. Cut these pieces out of the felt. Make a scarf by cutting a long strip of felt as well. Set these piece aside.
2. Glue your wooden bead to your pinecone. I made mine with the wider side towards the top. Glue your hat on your wooden bead, and add the tiny bell, bead or ball you have for to the top of your hat. Draw a face on your bead with the sharpie.
3. Cut your pipe cleaners to be about 4-5 inches in length. Hot glue them onto your pinecone. Affix the mittens and shoes to the pipecleaners.
4. Glue some string to the back of your ornament if you wish to hang it.