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This Christmas make the best of your savings and instead of buying ornaments, have some fun with your kids making them! Spending time with your kids this holiday season making original crafts that no one else will have, will be great fun and sentimental. Here are 3 crafts for you and your kids to enjoy together:

1. Winter Wonderland

  • 9-ounce clear plastic cup
  • Silver poster board
  • Pinking shears or decorative craft scissors
  • Polyester batting
  • Miniature trees (sold in craft stores; try the dollhouse or model railroad section)
  • Miniature animals or people (sold in craft stores or online at BJCRAFTSUPPLIES.COM)
  • 1-inch-wide mirror
  • Tacky glue
  • Fine glitter
  • Pushpin
  • Monofilament
  • Several craft beads

2. Dangling Snowman

  • 3 round objects (we used a spice jar lid, the bottom of a yogurt container, and a mason jar lid)
  • Scissors
  • Craft foam, white and orange
  • Glue dots
  • Monofilament
  • Buttons
  • Permanent marker
  • Ribbon

3. Lollipop Tree

  • Corrugated cardboard that measures 9 inches across the base and 8 inches tall
  • Craft knife
  • Lollipops
  • 11-inch wooden skewer
  • Bottle cork
  • Glue

Go to for directions

How To Decorate Your Bedroom This Christmas

Crate & Barrel Drink Ornaments