The holiday season is shifting into full-swing now. Get into the holiday spirit by gathering up a bunch of supplies and showing off your creative skills with these 50+ holiday ornaments, featured in GoodHousekeeping.com‘s slideshow of 50+ Homemade Christmas Ornaments to Hang on Your Tree.
Just think about how you can alter some of these designs to create unique heirlooms for your Military family to celebrate year after year!
We found more handmade holiday ornament ideas on Country Living.
Here are some of our favorites on the list:
Shaped Birdseed for Your Branches
GH says: “Don’t forget the trees outside. A frozen treat attracts blue jays and goldfinches even in the wintertime, but the cookie-cutter shape looks at home indoors too.”
The supplies you’ll need are twine, a bird-shaped cookie cutter (optional shape) and bird seed.
Our Military Spouse idea: Use a cookie cutter shape that matches your branch, such as an anchor.
Design from Country Living.
Sparkling Lights for Winter Nights
GH says, “While trees these days use LEDs, don’t give up on old-fashioned lights just yet. A coat of glitter means these bulbs will never burn out.”
You’ll need: Old nightlight bulbs, metallic string, glue, and glitter.
Our Military Spouse idea: Use the color scheme of your military branch for the glitter. Wouldn’t a camouflage effect be fun?
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Holiday Music Stars
GH says, “Show off your favorite holiday tune by displaying the sheet music in the form of a star. Place a small bow in the middle for an added accent.”
To complete this design, you will need cardboard, sheet music, twine and a ribbon.
Our Military Spouse idea: Use sheet music that represents your branch, such as “The Wild Blue Yonder”.
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Family Initials on the Tree
GH says, “Use this monogrammed Christmas ball as a holiday tradition-starter: Have each member of your family make and hang their personalized ornament.”
All you need is a plain, pretty ornament and a gold paint pen.
Our Military Spouse idea: Write out the rank and name of your military servicemember.
Design by Sugar & Cloth
Festive Wooden Sleds
GH says, “Turn your tree into a mini winter wonderland by perching these adorable sleds on your branches.”
To assemble, you’ll need glue, popsicle/craft sticks, paint and holiday trimmings.
Our Military Spouse idea: Write out an inspiring message that means something to your military family, such as “Home is not a place… it’s a feeling.”
Design by Clean and Scentsible.
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