Beaded candy cane ornaments

Beaded candy cane ornaments

These beaded candy cane ornaments are so much fun for children and grown ups of all ages to make! They only require a few simple resources and are super easy to make which means they’re the perfect craft for families as well as groups such as schools and clubs. We love the way ours look hanging on our Willy wonka themed Christmas tree and the best part is if they’re done right they’re super durable which means they’ll last for years to come!

Here’s what we used

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Beads
  • Thread/ribbon

How to make our beaded candy cane ornaments

Take your first bead and thread it on to one end of your pipe cleaner. Bend the pipe cleaner around the bead and then twist the two section of pipe cleaners together to secure.

Now thread the remaining beads on to your pipe cleaner. My daughter has been learning all about patterns at school so for us this was a perfect opportunity to practise repeating patterns.

Take the loose end of pipe cleaner and tuck it back in through the beads and then twist it firmly to the main body of the pipe cleaner to secure.

Take a length of your thread or festive ribbon and thread it through two of the top beads. Tie it onto a secure loop and cut off any excess. Twist the loop so that the knot is hidden inside the beads and then your super cute beaded candy cane ornaments are ready to hang!

Wood slice snowman ornaments

Wood slice snowman ornaments

We gave these old wood slices a fun and festive makeover and don’t they just look adorable? These super cute wood slice snowman ornaments are small and lightweight and hang on the tree perfectly! They look super cute and effective and we can’t wait to make a whole snowman family for our own tree.

Here’s what we used

  • Wood slices
  • Acrylic paint pens
  • Foam
  • Ribbon
  • Glue gun

How to make our wood slice snowman ornaments.

Take your white paint and cover the front of your wood slice and then pop it aside to dry

Use your paint markers to give the snowman a face. We added two coal eyes, a little point carrot nose and a wiggly smiley mouth.

Add any additional decoration such as our foam hat, a bow, a bobble hat or whatever takes your fancy! We love using foam instead of paper as it tends to last better year after year.

Cut off a length of ribbon and tie it into a loop, glue the loop onto the back of your snowman and once dry your adorable Wood slice snowman ornaments are ready to hang and display!

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?

Christmas lollipop ornaments

Christmas lollipop ornaments

These Christmas lollipop ornaments are so simple and easy to make and they look fab too! Willy wonka and the chocolate factory starring gene wilder was one of my favourite family movies to watch at Christmas and I just love sweet themed christmas decorations because of it. I’ve also purchased Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the chocolate factory book to read with my son this Christmas so these decorations are extra special to us! They can be a little tricky to master at first but they’re quick to learn and once you know how they’re easy to mass produce which makes them a winner for groups such as our after school club too!

Here’s what we used

  • Coloured card
  • White card
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Ribbon
  • White marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make our Christmas lollipop ornaments

Start by cutting out several identical circles, to make them urs we used a glue lid to draw around first. You’ll need four of each colour per lollipop but to be safe we cut out an extra two of each incase of any mistakes.

Glue the circles around in a circular shape following an under, over pattern. Each circle should underlap the previous one and overlap the following one.

Take your plain lollipop stick and coat it using your white marker. Pop the stick aside to try.

Tie your length of festive ribbon into a secure bow and trim the edges into a pretty triangle. Glue the popsicle stick down in place on the back of the lollipop and then stick the ribbon down in place where the lollipop and the stick meet.

Using another length of your festive ribbons tie a loop that you can use to hang your ornament and glue it onto the back of the ornament. Pop it aside to dry and once finished your ornament is ready to hang. We just love these!

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!