The Peachy Pixel

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12 Days of Christmas: Homemade Ornaments

It's the 3rd day of Christmas festivities her at the Peachy Pixel! Today, I'm going to recommend a fun and simple tradition for everyone who's interested in making their own ornaments. 

Homemade Ornaments - The Peachy Pixel

A couple of years ago, I decided to start taking a piece from our Christmas tree each year to commemorate that year's celebration. It's fairly easy to do, and it's proved to be a really fun way of sharing memories. 

I'm fortunate to have access to power tools, so each year when we're taking the tree out of the house we grab the circular saw and cut off a small piece. Then use a drill to cut a small whole. Thread it with yarn and you're ready to go! Here's what ours look like:

Homemade Ornaments - The Peachy Pixel

For those of you who don't have access to tools like that though, there are other options. Some places that sell trees will offer to cut off some of the stump of the tree. If they're willing to do that, then they'd probably be happy to cut off a thinner piece for you. Another idea is collecting pine needles and hanging them in a clear ball or a small vial labeled with the year. 

I made the pom pom garland too. 

I made the pom pom garland too. 

There are also alternatives that don't involve the tree at all. This year I'm planning to start making paper ornaments by cutting up Christmas cards from family and friends. Simply cut out a shape from the card, punch a whole and thread it with yarn. I've done this before with printed paper, but I'd like to start doing it with out cards instead, so that we can remember all of the kind messages we receive each year. 

Tune in tomorrow for another holiday desert!