I love home made Christmas decorations. There is nothing more special than making something for your family that you can’t buy in stores. When I think back to my childhood what I remember most about decorating our family tree was seeing the silly ornaments I made in grade school. They are still my favorites today, and a tradition I want to keep alive with my daughter.
Last year I made ornaments with her hand print out of cornstarch. It was her first Christmas and in only one year I can look back and see how much she has grown. These ornaments are cheap to make and they make excellent presents for the grandparents.
This year, when I found some stars made out of wood at the local supermarket, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. I chose a photo of her that had a simple background, with no distractions and cut her head out in Photoshop. If you don’t have photoshop, you can just print the photos and cut around the head, just make sure you don’t have any distracting lines, or backgrounds, or it won’t come out as clean. I glued the face to the star with a glue stick because wet clue will destroy the paper. You could also use decoupage, but do a test on the photos before you commit. I used glitter glue to write the year– a must, so you remember exactly how old she was especially if you are like me and forget everything. Last I spiced them up with more glitter, because more is better.
So easy and fun.