Popsicle stick Christmas tree ornament

Popsicle stick Christmas tree ornament

These cute popsicle stick Christmas tree ornaments are so simple and easy to make and the look fab hanging on the Christmas tree too!

We just love how bright and colourful these look when they’re covered in Pom Pom baubles but you could decorate yours with anything you like! We love to see your creations, you can share them with me on social media; you can find the link to our Facebook and instagram at the bottom of this page.

Here’s what we used

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Acrylic paint pens (paints will work great too!)
  • Pom poms
  • Glittery foam
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Glue/glue gun

How to make our popsicle stick Christmas tree ornaments.

Start by taking your popsicle sticks and cutting them to the sizes that you can see above. You’ll need two full length sticks and one stick just over half the size with the ends cut to make the tree and an end section of stick to make the trunk. Then use your paints or markers to colour in the sticks before popping them aside to try.

Once your sticks are dry take the two full length ones and glue them together in a point, glue the shorter stick across the bottom to make the triangle shape of the trees and then finally add the final stick at the bottom to make the trunk.

Next decorate your popsicle tree ornament, we used colourful Pom Poms to make baubles but you can use anything that you like!

Cut out a glittery star for the top of the tree and stick it down in place

Finally tie a length of your festive ribbon into a loop and glue it down on the back of your ornament so that it can be hung on the tree. Once dry your ornament is ready to display! Aren’t these just the sweetest?

Paper plate baubles

Paper plate baubles

We’re finally on the last school term of the year here in the uk and that means one thing; Christmas is right around the corner and I’m not sure who is more excited, me or the kids! For our first Christmas craft this year we’ve been busy making one our favourites, these jazzy paper plate baubles. We love using these as part of our window displays, they’re easy to mass produce and each one turns out unique which means these are great to make and display for groups such as schools as well as at home!

Here’s what we used

  • Paper plates
  • Tissue paper
  • Red card
  • Tinsel chenille stem
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Glue gun / sticky tape

How to make our paper plate baubles

Start by decorating your paper plate to make the bauble. We glued several different coloured squares of tissue paper onto ours as they will be hanging in the window and tissue paper looks great in the light but you could almost anything. Some popular options include paints, pens and stickers.

Take your coloured card and cut out a trapezium type shape to make the top of the bauble and glue it in place on one side of the plate.

Take a length of pipe cleaner and twist it into a loop to make the ‘string’ for the bauble. Use a glue gun or tape to secure the loop to the back of the trapezium shape as above and once dry your baubles are ready to display!

We love to see your crafty creations, did you know that you can now share them with us on Facebook and instagram? You can find links to our social media’s down below!

Pom pom reindeer ornament

Pom pom reindeer ornament

This super cute pom pom reindeer ornament is so simple to make and looks adorable too! it’s never too early to start Christmas crafting, We’ve had a quiet couple of days at home to try and get over a cold and to keep ourselves busy we’ve been bust trying out our new pom pom makers! i just love how this reindeer turned out and were currently in the process of making each of Santa’s reindeer as part of a cute Christmas display that we have planned. If you and your kids have go at making one we’d love to see how it turned out, did you know we’re now on Facebook? you can share pictures with us there.

Here’s what we used

  • Pom pom maker (optional)
  • Brown yarn
  • Brown pipecleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Red pom pom
  • Tacky glue/glue gun

How to make a pom pom reindeer ornament

Start by making a large brown pom pom. If you haven’t made one before you can find a quick guide here. You don’t need a pom pom maker to make a cute pom pom!

Tie a yarn loop and glue it down into place inside the top of the pom pom

Take a pipecleaner and fold it in half to create the top antler. Twist it secure about 2-4cm from the bend. Pinch a second antler on either side and twist them together at the base to secure. Part the yarn of the pom pom and glue the antlers into place either side of the loop at the top of the head

finished pom pom reindeer craft for kids

Glue on two Googly eyes and a pom pom nose and your pom pom reindeer ornament is finished!

pom pom reindeer craft for kids

Easy handmade reindeer Christmas cards

Easy handmade reindeer Christmas cards

This year we’re making it our mission to make sure all of our Christmas cards are handmade for that extra personal touch. These super cute handmade reindeer Christmas cards are perfect for my kids as they are so simple and easy to make but also look super cute too! I hope you and your little ones love them just as much as we do!

Here’s what we used

  • White and brown card
  • Gold and red glitter foam
  • Sticker eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make our Handmade reindeer Christmas cards

Start by taking your piece of card and folding it in half to make the card shape. Then optionally cut the card down into a square as we have.

Cut out and glue down a large circle near the bottom edge of the card to make the reindeer’s face.

Next it’s time to cut out two sparkly antlers before gluing one on either side of the reindeer’s heal. Cut out two ear shapes and glue one just below each antler.

Finish off the card by adding on two cute eyes and a big red circle as a nose! Aren’t these just the cutest?!

Paper roll Santa

Paper roll Santa

Paper roll father Christmas santa christmas craft for kids

After the success of our gorgeous little paper roll elves we wanted to follow up with another paper roll craft and who better than the big guy himself! Today marks the first day of opening the advent calendars and for my kids the countdown to Christmas has now officially began.

My little girl is too young to really understand, she just knows that something fun is happening with all the decorations and crafts. My son though is super excited. Every morning when he wakes up and every night before he goes to sleep he asks how many days it is until Christmas. Every day we make a new decoration to display around the house. Our house is pretty small so I image that by the time Christmas arrives it will look like Santa’s grotto! It’s a shame that we won’t be able to have our family around this Christmas but it’s a decision that we have made as a family and we will still do everything possible to ensure the kids have a great day. What are your plans this Christmas?

Here’s what we used

  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Coloured crafting paper (red, white, black, yellow)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Eye stickers (optional)
  • Markers

How to make our paper roll Santa

First you’ll want to start by colouring the paper roll, you could use paints, pens or cut out and glue paper strips around the roll like we did – whatever is easiest for your little one! make 1/3 of the paper roll skin colour and the other 2/3rds Santa red!

Next it’s time to make the cone shaped Santa hat. Cut out a triangle with a rounded bottom edge, roll it around into a cone and glue. Cut off any excess.

Now we need to give the paper roll Santa a face! Cut out a u shaped beard and a moustache – this part can be a bit fiddly and might need a grown up to help. Once you have these pieces glue them down in place on the Santa’s face. Then add two eyes, a nose and a mouth.

Add some decoration bits to your Santa. We added a white Pom Pom to the top of the hat and a white rim around the bottom of the hat. We then added a long black strip for the belt and a hollow square for the belt buckle.

To make the Santa’s legs and arms you will need to make four paper springs. To make a spring take two thin strips of paper and glue them together at a right angle. Take turns folding each paper strip over the other one, once you reach the end glue the loose ends down together. Repeat this process until you have four paper springs.

Nearly finished! Take some black card and cut out two boots and two mitten shapes. Glue a spring onto the back of each of the mittens and boots. Then glue the other ends of the spring in place as arms and legs on the paper roll.

Pop the hat in place on the top of the Santa’s head and the paper roll Santa is finished! I just love these!