Christmas is a favorite holiday for many people. Crafters esp. love this time of year to create wonderful handmade Christmas ornaments.

Children can participate in making handmade Christmas ornaments. It can be a rewarding family time experience for everyone involved. You will be teaching them that not everything has to be store bought and they can take pride in a job well done! Creating ornaments would be an excellent tradition to start with your family.

Many items can be used for this type of project. Certainly your fabric or department store will have many items you can purchase, but you can also use things from around your home, both inside and out. Everything from acorns to tree branches can be used from the outdoors. If you’re an avid crafter chances are you probably already have scrapes of fabric, yarn, and ribbon to use.

You can make handmade Christmas ornaments from candies or cookies also. There are cookie cutters and molds you can buy to create a wide assortment of shapes; of course gingerbread men and candy canes are the most popular. And don’t forget the glitter! Christmas is all about the glitter!

Adding that special touch to your Holiday decorations can really be felt by your family and guests. Even projects that didn’t turn out as planned can spark laughter and conversation.

Wikipedia says: “The first decorated trees were adorned with apples, strings of popcorn, white candy canes and pastries in the shapes of stars, hearts and flowers. Glass baubles were first made in Lauscha, Germany, by Hans Greiner. He produced garlands of glass beads similar to the popcorn strands and tin figures that could be hung on trees.”

Making handmade Christmas ornaments can cost very little. They can be very simple and easy to make or be as complicated and as elaborate as your skill allows.