Christmas is just 4 days away. We are a little behind schedule this year. My full-time job as a mom
sometimes runs through the night and sometimes right into the next day. But alas our tree is up, the mantle is decorated and now I am hanging a few finishing touches to our tree in the form of these easy DIY Initial Christmas Ornaments.
Last week Zoe & Baby E hosted their first evening play date. The highlight of the play date was the kids making their very own DIY initial ornaments. I picked up these wood letters at Walmart for $1.47 each, pulled out some red paint and glitter from our stash and of course some twine. That’s all you need to make this easy craft. The kids enjoyed painting (of course) and then sprinkle glitter how ever they wanted. One thing I’m learning about crafting with kids is how to let go of my perfectionist ways. Honestly, I’m not the best crafter but when it comes to painting, I hate to see spots untouched. But these was Zoe & Baby E’s date so I went with the flow and I think they all came out great.
There was a little oops when Zoe decided to take the tablecloth with her! The ornaments survived even though the glitter had a mind of its own. And yep I had to clean up a paint spill on aisle Zoe. Got to love my kid.
The kids enjoyed the rest of the play date and when it was time for everyone to leave, they each went home with their ornament.
This craft was so easy and cute, I decided to make one for each of the teachers at Zoe’s school. I’m totally new to the whole teacher gift thing so I thought these would add a cute personalized touch. Of course they each got a Starbucks gift card and a lovely card signed by all of us. The teachers loved it!
DIY Initial Christmas Ornaments
- Wooden Letters
- Staples (if your letters don’t have staples already attached)
- Paint each wooden letter in your color of choice
- Sprinkle glitter in your preferred design while paint is still wet
- Let dry. Attach twine to the top of each letter and tie
- Place on your tree
Have you made DIY ornaments? Share your projects with me in the comments.
Nigel WilliamFebruary 6, 2018 at 9:26 AM
Hi! Lovely children! I loved the fact that DIY¨s ideas like yours actually help children to develop art skills and motor skills. I am very curious in knowing if do you think that it will be a good idea to make letters like the ones you made out of old cardboard or even with old wood pieces? I am trying to teach my nieces how to use recycling material and have fun while doing it.
M JFebruary 11, 2018 at 1:46 PM
This is a great idea Nigel. I have used cardboard to make letters, hearts, etc with my kids. Wood pieces would work too if your handy at crafting them. Enjoy this time with your niece.