DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments
It’s memory ornament time. Each year around this time we get together as a family and we make a childhood keepsake ornament for me. This year I wanted to make a DIY glitter Christmas ornament.
The kids love seeing their old keepsake ornaments come out each year and I love reading all about their prior years. To me the most precious and priceless ornaments I have are the ones the kids make each year.
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This year for Christmas I decided instead of making 4 different keepsake ornaments for the kids that I would do one together. It was a little hard to think of how I would combine all of them but eventually it came to me.
I asked them the same interview questions as last year and added one.
Tip: because a lot of the ornaments made at school involve glue, I keep the kids keepsake ornaments in a gallon freezer bag and store them in a drawer inside the house. I once read where someone stored some glued items in the hot garage and it was a big pile of glue and paper. Hot glue tends to melt when it gets warm again.
Baby Tip: we all know babies can’t talk. So it’s hard to ask them questions and have them respond. I would suggest adding some favorite moments for the last year.
Baby or Toddler Suggestions:
If you are making a keepsake ornament for a baby or a child that can’t talk, try using these ques for their ornament.
- Date of Birth
- Special Moments
- First Word
- States Visited
- Number of Teeth
Supplies for diy keepsake ornament
Paper, Pen, or Printer (either pen if handwritten or computer if typed out)
2 -4 tea bags
Twine/or ribbon (you can make your own with material. Read here)
Instructions for Child’s keepsake ornament
*Interview Questions for keepsake ornament*
I asked them these questions. The only rule was they had to answer in 2 words or less. This year I let them answer how they wanted and shortened the answers down to fit. It was funny hearing my 4 year old answer some of these questions.
- What is your name?
- How old are you?
- What year is it?
- What grade are you in?
- Who is your teacher?
- What is the top item you want from Santa?
- What was your most exciting thing to happen to you this year?
- When you become older what do you want to be?
- Do you have a favorite color?
- Anything you want to add about this year?
As they answered I typed their response. An example would be:
John Age: 7, 2018 1st grade teacher: Mrs. Smith, Legos, Best thing to happen: Start School, I want to be a teacher when I grow up.
Then I copied everything and pasted it over and over until it filled up a piece of paper. I used size 9 Font. If you want to look at the document [HERE] you can. You can click File > Make a Copy and make your own.
*print the christmas tree*
This year we decided to print the interview answers on a Christmas tree. We thought a glittered Christmas tree ornament would be pretty. My daughter sketched a Christmas tree out. I’ve added it to aged paper and you can click [HERE] to print it. You can print on regular paper or card stock if you don’t have a color printer that is fine too. Ours was without color.
*print the keepsake ornament answers*
Next, I put the piece of paper that the Christmas tree printed on back in the printer. Hit print on your document with all your answers. See Below
*decorate memory ornament*
Now for the fun! Mix this up some. You can do whatever you want. I purchased some inexpensive gift bags at Walmart and glued them on to the tree. Mod Podged the front and let it dry. Cut around the tree and then you are finished.
I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with. Comment below if you would like to see my daughter sketch out a different design you could use. Have a great week!
Do not wait until the morning to get supplies for this DIY project [HERE]