There’s nothing that says Christmastime quite like decorating the tree — and if its with hand-crafted Christmas tree ornaments your kids helped you make, all the better. After all, your Christmas ornament style says a lot about you and your family. Maybe you’re one of those moms who has fancy ornaments of blown-glass pickles and martini glasses (holla at my mom). Maybe you’re the one who has the entirely color-coordinated silver foil tree with all-purple DIY Christmas tree ornaments you crafted yourself. Or maybe (hi, most moms), your tree has no rhyme or reason to anything that’s on it because your kids simply attack it with everything from their drawings to their questionable popsicle-stick art to their literal cereal spoons to your family holiday photo in pipe cleaner frames followed by a dusting of glitter and macaroni.
Whatever kind of tree mom you are (no judgment here, pickle people), you’re going to need Christmas tree ornaments. And if you and those ever-festive kids are willing to get a little crafty, you can all make your own super-chic DIY Christmas ornaments together — and make some cherished memories while you’re at it. (Could we be any sappier? Oh, tree jokes!)
But hey, if you break out in a cold sweat every time you encounter a glue gun and panic when you hear the dreaded words “craft corner” — never fear. We’ve rounded up the most elegant DIY Christmas ornaments that are so easy, even your kids can make them. So gather up said kiddos, turn on a Christmas movie, and take some deep breaths. (But maybe don’t inhale too close to the glue gun fumes, OK?) Read on for the best and most chic DIY Christmas tree ornaments the whole family can craft together.
A version of this story was originally published in November 2018.