One of the best things about the holidays with a baby is creating new traditions as a family. I’m sharing our new tradition: making personalized ornaments for our Hannukah tree.
I teamed up again with Karen from @heymamas18 and did a fun video on two different ornaments we made with our babies for this holiday season. Watch the full video here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cP2M-X3eohs
Here are the instructions for the ornaments.
1. Photo Ornament
What you need:
⁃ plastic ornaments that open up
⁃ A photo
⁃ Cotton balls
⁃ Glitter/ salt
⁃ Pour some glitter or salt into the ornament
⁃ measure how big the photo needs to be to fit inside the ornament
⁃ Cut out the photo to fit
⁃ Roll up the photo and put it inside the ornament
⁃ Use the scissors to adjust it inside to the right position
⁃ Put cotton balls inside the ornament behind the photo to keep it upright in the right position
⁃ That’s it! How simple was this? And now you have a personalized photo ornament.
2. Clay Handprint/Footprint Ornament
What you need:
⁃ Clay (store bought or home made)
⁃ Rolling pin
⁃ Cookie cutter or a bowl to get the shape of your ornament
⁃ Ribbon to hang the ornament
⁃ Paint brush
⁃ Glitter glue
⁃ A baby 👶😜
⁃ Make a ball out of the clay
⁃ Roll it out and make it as flat as possible to still have enough room for a hand/footprint
⁃ Use a cookie cutter or a bowl to cut out the ornament shape (we used a heart and a circle)
⁃ Press your baby’s foot/hand into the clay
⁃ Use a straw to make a hole for the ribbon
⁃ Let it dry (usually 24 hours)
⁃ Once it is dry, paint it (we used red and blue paint)
⁃ Once the paint is dry, add the glitter glue into the footprint/handprint and sprinkle glitter on it. Once it’s set, shake it all off.
⁃ Let it dry
⁃ You can then write the year, or Christmas/Hannukah on the ornament
⁃ Pull the ribbon through the hole, tie it and you’re done!
I hope you enjoyed watching our video and if you end up making an ornament too, please share it! We’d love to see how yours turned out. Happy holidays!