Each year the children like to make gifts to hand out to everyone who comes over to our home during the month of December. When my friend Betsy, came to our Mom’s Meeting (our topic was Christmas gifts), brought these cute ornaments and told us how to make them, I knew that this is what we would make for this year.
This project is simple enough that even our 3 year old was able to create his own sweet ornaments and the results are charming enough that people will enjoy having them on their tree.
- Rubber stamps
- Permanent Markers
- Ribbon (We used 1/4″ and 1/8″. The 1/8″ left some of the glue exposed around the edges.)
- Glue (We used this zips adhesive. It’s like hot glue only already in a strip you just peel and place where you want it.)
- Permanent, all-surface ink for the stamps
- Stamp or let big kids stamp the back of a domino with a holiday or seasonal stamp. (The original ornaments that I saw used vertical stamps, but we had horizontal ones and they worked nicely.)
- Have the children color in the picture with the permanent markers.
- Place a strip of glue around the outside edge of the domino.
- Cut a 12″ piece of ribbon. Center the ribbon at the bottom of domino and press the ribbon into the glue all the way around.
- Tie a double knot at the top center of domino.
- Tie another double knot at the ribbon ends to form a loop to hang the ornament.
We have a table tree on a table in our entry way and have decorated it with our domino ornaments. Whenever our guests are preparing to leave we ask them to please pick an ornament to take with them.
If you prefer a more elegant look, mom can stamp and color.
What simple gifts have your kids made for friends or family?
For more ideas and do-it-yourself tutorials visit my tutorial page.