Hanging out with the girls one morning before school, and things inevitably got a little whiny. Little H had a cold and Em wanted more attention. But with a few magic words (“Do you want to do a craft?”), she was back on track and even grumpy Little H couldn’t resist the allure of being allowed to play with a bowl full of colorful buttons. So we made a very simple (and really pretty!) Christmas Tree ornament, with very little materials required! I made a couple changes from where I originally found it here, but this is what worked best for us.
Materials: Popsicle sticks, glue, buttons, ribbon, paper for a star. So simple!
I happened to have rainbow-colored Popsicle sticks from when we made our leprechaun trap last St. Patrick’s Day, so no need to paint or color them green. Just add a little glue and let them set; you may want to add your ribbon in one corner now (maybe in between the sticks?) to give it plenty of time to dry. I thought of that after the fact and think it would have been a good change.
Then just add buttons!
Em wanted to make hers in a rainbow pattern, and Little H was happy just to be allowed near the glue.
I snapped a plain stick in half, let the girls color them brown for a trunk, then added a paper star and ribbon on top.
Then I did it all over again with Jax when he got home from school. Now I have three beautiful Christmas tree ornaments to decorate my home, year after year!
I’m going to keep them forever!