Clear plastic ornaments are a wonderful DIY vessel for making holiday decorations.
Do you want a simple holiday craft that your kids can make and give as gifts or hang on the tree? How about making cute ribbon filled ornaments like this example. These ornaments are so easy, so cute, so quick and so inexpensive to create.
To purchase the supplies, go to your local dollar store such as Dollar Tree and buy the clear plastic ornaments and some ribbon. If you don't have a dollar store near you, you can purchase supplies for this project at a craft store or at Amazon. At the end of this article, you will find affiliate links to supplies.
If you need some holiday ideas for kids, we have a lot of free projects for kids.
Watch this video and read on for a photo tutorial with step-by-step instructions on how to make ribbon filled ornaments.
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HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT WITH RIBBON INSIDE
Making a ribbon filled ornament is ridiculously easy.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Clear Round Plastic Ornament
STEP 1: Gather Supplies
The first step is to gather supplies. Do you already have ribbon you can use? Do you need to purchase ribbon? The ribbon should be narrow; any ribbon from 1/8" to 7/8" would work. Holiday ribbon is especially nice for the Christmas holiday but any color of ribbon could be used.
The clear plastic ornaments should have a removable spring cap. The ornaments come in different sizes.
And you will need scissors.
STEP 2: Cut Ribbon
With the scissors, snip the ribbon into pieces. The ribbon strips can be various lengths. If kids are making these ornaments, adult supervision may be necessary to cut the ribbon.
STEP 3: Fill
Remove the spring cap from the plastic ornament and let your child begin stuffing the ribbon pieces into the ornament. They can stuff the ornament with as little or as much ribbon as they want.
Even little kids can do this. It can be a fun activity for kids which can help with fine motor skills and promotes eye and hand coordination.
STEP 4: Finish
After finished stuffing the ornament, place the spring cap back on it and loop a piece of ribbon at the top so the ornament can be hung.
The ornament is complete. So pretty on the tree. But so simple.
Imagine how delighted your child will be to hang the ornament on the Christmas tree or give it as a gift to a grandmom, grandpop, teacher or friend.
In addition to the ribbon, you can fill clear ornaments with anything that will fit through the opening. You can use beads, sand, tinsel, fake snow, pom-poms, sprigs of greenery, buttons, sequins, candy or an old costume pearl necklace. The possibilities are endless.
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