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Picking the Perfect Christmas Ornaments to Make

Jul 17, 2008
When people think of Christmas, they often think of presents, yuletide trees, strings of garland, and all the staples of perhaps the most popular holiday around the world. However, Americans have been decorating their trees for decades now with more than just tinsle and a star resting atop everything. To make your Christmas tree as decorated as it ought to be, you'll need to purchase a variety of ornaments with which to adorn it, and for that, you'll probably want to check out a variety of Christmas ball ornaments.

But craft time is important, and some of the best crafts are Christmas ornaments. Ornaments provide endless options in both design and materials, and children will always be able to think of Christmas ornaments to make, for friends, family and even themselves. And choosing the right Christmas ornaments to make is a decision that lives on forever-year after year, during tree decoration time, that child will always remember the homemade Christmas ornaments he or she made.

However, these unique designs will cost you more than purchasing mutli-packs of them. For ten dollars, you could either get a single Christmas ball ornament featuring wild designs or a pack of twenty ornaments in solid colors (not to mention that the twenty pack will probably contain smaller ball ornaments). It's generally wise to pick up a variety of both types. The older types of Christmas ball ornaments will come in enough volume to fill up your tree, but unique versions will help to give your tree vibrance.

These are usually sold pre-cut, and children can paint them with acrylic paint and even write their names and the date they painted them. Still others are balls that can be designed with glitter and other pieces of material and string that can easily be glued on, although adults will want to help if a heated glue gun is used.

If you don't know anything about the person, put something in there that they may be able to use. Maybe a bottle of wine and a bottle opener or something like that. Anything you put in the Christmas gift basket will make a great gesture and the person will likely love it.

These ornaments are some of the most challenging, but some of the most rewarding Christmas ornaments to make because nothing is pre-designed. Instead, the entire creative process is orchestrated by the children, and they create from a few raw materials something magical and something real that can be remembered every year at Christmas time.
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