Easy Handmade Christmas Tree Ornament


“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” and what better way to spread Christmas cheer than with handmade ornaments from the ones you love.
Pinterest is home to thousands of homemade tutorials on ornaments, but Our Kids Magazine is loving the popsicle idea- it’s such a fun and super easy craft for kiddos and grown-ups of all ages to participate in.
This is an easy Christmas tree ornament tutorial that is not only affordable, but it’s fun! Hang them on the tree, use as gift tags, or even give them as a gift to neighbors or someone in your community. Make it a tradition. Show your children how they can spread the love of Christmas with simple Popsicle sticks. Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting!


  • jumbo colored craft sticks

  • package of buttons

  • washable markers

  • piece of construction paper (colored or white)

  • ribbon

  • hot glue gun

O’ Christmas Tree

  1. First, gather your three Popsicle sticks to create a triangle for your Christmas tree base. (Don’t be afraid to try any colors!) Use the hot glue gun to glue the three sides of the triangle base together
  2. Next, draw and color a topper and trunk for your tree. Be creative with it. Maybe it’s not a star- it could be a heart or a Santa. One of the best parts about handmade ornaments-they are made by YOU!
  3. The most fun step is finally here…decorating your Christmas tree! Add your personal touch! Go color crazy and don’t be shy with the buttons!
  4. Lastly, attach a ribbon for hanging, and voila! Now you have yourself a beautiful one-of-a-kind Christmas tree ornament!

Kristin Mears is a San Antonio freelance writer, wife, and mother to two boys, and one on the way.


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