The girls and I wanted to do a little something for our neighbors this Christmas. We love our neighbors, they have been so welcoming to us in the past year and a half that we have been here. Attending birthday parties (parades this past year), being front yard playmates this past year of social distancing, leaving our girls special gifts in the backyard for fun, etc. We have been blessed with very kind neighbors. The girls wanted to make these little handmade ornaments which we plan to customize and give with some cookies and handmade Christmas cards some time next week.
Who doesn’t love a handmade gift? Especially a handmade gift made by some cute kids? I know I do! These ornaments were made with love and I know our neighbors will appreciate them.
We got the idea for these chimney ornaments on Pinterest. You can find the original link here. We put our own little spin on these, using some different materials and colors.
- 8 popsicle sticks
- hot glue gun
- red paint
- black, orange, and yellow felt
- red, green, and white cardstock
- decorative ribbon
These were pretty easy to put together, my six year old was able to paint, cut out the fire (I wanted to cut out the stockings to make them not look lopsided lol), cut the black felt backdrop, but needed help gluing since we were using the hot glue gun. My 4 year old had fun painting and practicing her cutting skills with the black felt backdrop for the chimney.
The first thing we did was glue our popsicle sticks together, 3 on the top, 2 on the sides, and 1 on the bottom.
Then we painted the chimney red!
While we waited for the paint to dry on the popsicle sticks, we cut out the black felt backdrop in a square to fit our chimneys.
Once the chimneys dried, we used the hot glue gun to glue the felt to the back of the chimneys. We also cut out a fire shape from orange and yellow felt pieces and glued them to the black felt.
Then we drew a very small stocking shape onto red and green cardstock.
Next we glued the stockings and added a decorative ribbon as well as some twine to hang the ornament. Here is the finished product on our tree. Don’t the tiny stockings look so cute?!
We plan to customize these by adding their names on each stocking. We are so excited about how these came out and can’t wait to give them to our neighbors. These are a great idea as a small gift or as a keepsake for your own tree.
Do you have keepsake ornaments made by your kids on your own tree? We have made a few handmade ornaments this year and I hope we keep them forever!