Homemade Ornaments-A Child Craft

What can you do with these, besides throw them into the recycle bin?


Or if you cut the bottom off, what can you do with these?


Maybe you’re looking for an inexpensive craft ornament to make with kids.


We made these a few years ago and Boo and I decided to make these again, to show you how.


What you need is…

  • clean plastic bottles
  • glitter glue
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • ribbon

First, get some plastic bottles, rinse them out and cut the bottoms off. They can be big two liter size or the smaller bottle size. I have used both and bottles with different colors and shapes. They all work well.

Make sure they are dry.

Punch two holes, side by side in the side to thread the ribbon through to make a hanger.


Then decorate the bottom with glitter glue and let dry. Usually takes a couple of days.


At this time, you can decide to add more glitter glue on top of the already dry glitter glue. Or leave as is.

Then add the ribbon for the hanger and you’re done.


 It’s not something that’s real time consuming for them, so this is good for a child with a short attention span.


Christmas comes but once a year, the time is short for making memories with your children. Make the most of what you have. You don’t need a lot of money. Love and time make the best memories.


14 comments on “Homemade Ornaments-A Child Craft

  1. Those are pretty. I love crafting with kids, do it while they are young, because when they get old they don’t want to do anything like that with you. Then you have to wait for the grandkids to come.

  2. Shame we didn’t have this idea sooner, but I am going to save it for next year. Perhaps the granddaughter can make her aunties an ornament.

    Thanks for your visit and well wishes for Abe. He’s having the procedure done again this morning, they did it this past Monday, but they want to make sure they get enough talc into his lung this time. Still there’s no guarantee it won’t happen again. In fact they had to go tell him yesterday that it could even happen when they remove the chest tube. Just what he needed to hear. He then worries and stews about things like that. I’m afraid he’s going to have to try to learn to live with this condition, it isn’t going to get any better. We had an ice storm last night, schools are on a two hour delay, I look for them to close all together. Have a wonderful day.

  3. Becky, these are great. I’m going to have to experiment to see if I can put two of them together to make a round looking ornament. I bet the two liter size would make good outside ornaments, too.



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