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Monday, November 23, 2020

Christmas Wish List Ornaments

Use your kid's Christmas wish list to make a special keepsake Christmas ornament!

Christmas Wish List Ornaments

Do you save the Christmas lists your kids write up every year? They are always so adorable, and they come up with the best ideas. Why not put your little Christmas list-maker to work this year? Using their own Christmas wish list ideas, kids of all ages can make a special Christmas Wish List Ornament to look back on year after year.

Christmas Wish List Ornaments

To make your own Christmas Wish List Ornaments, you will need:

Christmas Wish List Ornaments

Lightly sand the wooden spools, if necessary, and then paint. I found it easiest (and much cleaner) to stick them on the end of a small paint brush, and then cover them all with a coat or two of acrylic paint. I love the look of the FolkArt Color Shift (Emerald Flash and Red Flash) and the metallic shimmer of FolkArt Treasure Gold (gold and silver).

Christmas Wish List Ornaments

With the paper inserted into the paper trimmer horizontally, cut strips of paper about 9/16" wide. Cut those strips of paper in half, so that you get two 4" x 9/16" pieces.

Christmas Wish List Ornaments

Fold the strip of paper in half. Starting at the fold, have your child make their Christmas Wish List using a pen or marker. Of course, you can help make the list for smaller children, or just let them scribble all over it. Don't forget to also put the year somewhere on the ornament!

Christmas Wish List Ornaments

Use a little bit of adhesive to attach the blank end of the paper strip to the spool. Hold it in place until the glue dries (should only take a minute or two).

Christmas Wish List Ornaments

Wrap the paper around the ornament. When you get to the fold in the paper, add a little bit more adhesive right above the crease.

Christmas Wish List Ornaments

Finish rolling the paper over, and press the paper down where you put the adhesive. Hold it in place until the glue sets.

Christmas Wish List Ornaments

I wrapped the end of the paper around a pencil so that it flips up a little bit. When you look underneath, you can see the entire list wrapped all the way around the spool.

Christmas Wish List Ornaments

Cut a 8"-10" piece of Christmas bakers twine and thread it through the center of the spool. Tie the ends together, and then rotate the loop until the knot is hidden inside the spool.

Christmas Wish List Ornaments

Repeat for all of your ornaments, and they are done! As you can see, these are very simple to make. This would be a fun craft to do in the classroom, or with a group of kids each year. If you don't want to make a Christmas wish list, maybe make a list of goals for the next year or a list of positive things that happened throughout the past year.

Christmas Wish List Ornaments

These will become such special ornaments through the years. It will be fun for kids to look back at past Christmas Wish Lists, and get excited to make a new one each year. When you take down your Christmas decor, I would recommend storing these together in an airtight container to keep them safe from any moisture.

I hope you enjoy this project, and as always, I would love to see your creations if you decide to make it yourself. Please share your projects and tag me on InstagramFacebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest!

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Christmas Wish List Ornaments

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  1. This is such a sweet ornament idea!

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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  2. Wow, this is such an adorable idea!! Thanks for all of the super cute printables too!!

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