Christmas Tree Ornaments – 12/20/19

Christmas Tree Ornaments – 12/20/19

Today’s project is one that I just sort of threw together….but sometimes those turn out really cute! I needed little gifts to give to students in a Sunday School Class but also needed to keep it inexpensive as well. I figured I would use the left over wooden shapes I have from yesterday’s project to save a little money. My next step was to gather lots of other materials and see what I had to work with…..

What to Make? What to Make?……

After playing around with the materials and wooden shapes I finally settled on Christmas Tree Ornaments. Here is how I made them….

Materials:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • wooden shapes ( I used a star, a heart, and two different sized rectangles)
  • Sharpies ( Black and Colored)
  • Paint
  • Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks
  • Cording, String, or Thread

Step One

The first thing I did was either color or paint all of the wooden shapes. You do not need to use both sharpies and paint but I had a brand new green sharpie so I figured that would save me some drying time. So I colored my Popsicle sticks with a green sharpie on all sides and then used multi-colored sharpies to color each heart. Next I painted the smaller rectangles brown on all sides to be used for the trunk and the star was painted yellow. For the larger wooden rectangle I just created a small border with a sharpie and then did my wording with a black fine tip sharpie pen.

Step Two

Next I assembled the wooden pieces with hot glue. You could use tacky glue or even a good quality school glue but then you are waiting for it to dry. I needed these for tomorrow so I went with hot glue. I formed three Popsicle sticks into a Christmas tree and attached the star and trunk. The heart was a little more complicated as I had to glue the sides of the heart to the side of the Popsicle stick. Both are very thin but I held it in place until the hot glue hardened and it worked!

Step Three

Finally I used the cording to attach the larger rectangle to the back of the star with hot glue. I then used the cording, attached with hot glue, to make a hanger so that it can be displayed on your tree!