If you are in need of a few last minute Christmas ornaments for your tree – don’t run out to your local Hallmark or mall. Instead take a stroll around your house, open up some junk drawers and see what treasures you can find to make a few memory Christmas ornaments.
Found objects, treasured trinkets, and souvenirs usually have a story to go with them, which makes them interesting visual links to fond memories. There is no reason anymore for them to be hidden away – let them add some character to your tree this year. Just hook each object on a ornament hook that you can buy at the Dollar Store or Walmart.
No ornament hook? Just open up a paperclip and use the small end to hook onto your trinket and the larger end on the tree branch. Embellish the wire with beads or jingle bells.
Here are some of the items I found to use to decorate my Christmas tree this year.
A skate key
Board game playing pieces
The key to the house you grew up in with the address printed out on cardstock
Your graduation tassel
Your favorite little doll
A chandelier crystal
Sports team medals you or your kids have won.
A key chain
Other items that would work to make free Christmas Tree Ornaments:
- girl scout patches
- a little toy car
- key to your first car
- a love letter
- school pin
- diary key
- concert ticket stubs
- vacation souvenirs
- costume jewelry
- kitchen gadgets
What keepsakes, treasured trinkets, or junk do you have laying around your house that you could hang on your Christmas tree this year?