Our favorite Christmas Decorations to Make Every Year are perfect for decorating your home for the holiday season with the kids. While I admire the beauty of themed trees and décor, I have become a fan of the rustic look that comes from homemade decorations.
Christmas Decorations To Make Every Year
These fun decorations are things that bring back the classic look of the holidays with ease. Plus, what better way to dress up your home for the holidays and Christmas than with your children’s own love.
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Air pop popcorn and use a simple needle and thread to string popcorn to use on your tree. This is one is a great way to keep your kids occupied, but make sure they are careful with the needle. Even a little prick can hurt on tiny hands.
Cranberries are another choice that is a bit harder to string, but perfect for a classic holiday look. When I think of the Christmas decorations to make every year with my kids this always ends up on the list. It’s just fun to see them shining on the tree.
There are a few different recipes out there for cinnamon ornaments. Some are edible, others are not. We tend to go back to the classic cinnamon and applesauce version. They are simple and fun to make, not to mention the terrific smell they offer.
There is nothing more fun than cutting strips of paper and gluing them into chains. Kids love helping, and it’s a great way to teach them about patterns, colors and simple appreciation for the simple things in life. Then you can hang them in your kid’s room.
Hand Print Ornaments
Handprint ornaments are a great way to track your kid’s growth over the years. You can create salt dough prints that you bake, paint and keep year to year. You can also create painted handprints on glass ornaments and include the year made. These are fun keepsakes that are great for adding to your tree.
Go out and cut some holly branches, cedar branches or grab some pine cones to mold, glue and tie together to form a fun and natural wreath for your front door. This is a great way to get kids outside on a nature hike while learning about the common winter plants. Simple is often better when it comes to wreaths, and natural wreaths are a great choice with the addition of a little red ribbon here or there.
Handmade Felt Ornaments
Creating handmade felt ornaments are fairly easy and you can find tons of free patterns online with a quick search. Not only do the kids enjoy creating the ornaments, but it also allows a chance for them to learn basic sewing skills. You can go as basic as teaching how to sew with a needle and thread or if the kids are older using a sewing machine is a great option as well.
Scented Pine Cones
Another of my favorite classic Christmas decorations to make every year are scented pine cones. Gather pine cones from your yard, shake out any extra debris, dirt or seeds and add them to a container or bag. Spritz with a blend of alcohol and cinnamon essential oils to create a scented pine cone to display as a centerpiece, in bowls on side tables or added to a wreath.
These are some of the best classic Christmas decorations to make every year with your kids, or just on your own. Not only do they make your home feel cozy and warm, but they will also help get you back into the holiday spirit.
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*Originally published December 1st, 2018*