If you are in need of a few last minute Christmas ornaments for your tree – don’t run out to your local Hallmark or the 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 and perfect to hang and decorate a Christmas tree.
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 an ornament hook that you can buy at the Dollar Store or Walmart. Our use narrow ribbon to hang your found objects on the tree.
You can also make Christmas photo ornaments with any family photos you find.
No ornament hooks? If you don’t have an ornament hook, use a paper clip. 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.
Random Items to Use to Make Christmas Tree Ornaments
A skate key.
Board game playing pieces.
The key to the house you grew up in with the address printed out on card stock.
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
- paper cut outs
- a love letter
- school pin
- diary key
- family pictures
- 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?
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