Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oregon's green valley
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The dough ornaments is a great idea and one we use often, for different holidays. For tree decorations one year I added cinnamon to the dough and cut out gingerbread men shapes.
Also I've used pinecones or cinnamon sticks or fabric sachets with cloves/potpouri - tied with ribbons or wire garland, bells, spray glitter, etc to decorate.
Sometimes at the craft or fabric store you can find wooden seasonal or animal ornaments that are unpainted. These can be fairly inexpensive and fun for the younger kids to paint. If the orament is also a picture frame, we might give these to relatives as Yule gifts.
This wasn't an ornament but we used it as our holiday cards: cut out small confetti sized tissue paper in seasonal colours. Brush glue onto cardstock, sprinkle the confetti evenly so it overlaps and makes interesting patters and brush more glue over it to decopage it down. When dry cut your cards out. Each one will look unique. We used long narrow "bookmark" shapes with the fold at the top. Add a hole punch and tie on a ribbon. The card could be a ornament or bookmark.
When I was done I had leftover supplies and gave them to a friend with a daycare. The kid made cards for their parents.