These DIY Christmas wreath ornaments are so cute! What a great craft to make with your kids! And so easy!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Gorilla Glue Company.
Growing up, my mom did a really good job of saving the things my sister and I would make at school. And one thing that we still have (and that’s probably hanging on my parents’ Christmas tree right now) is this little Christmas wreath ornament I made when I was really little. I’m guessing I made it in preschool or kindergarten, but somehow, it has survived. Probably because we only take it out once a year and it’s not really a toy to play with.
Anyway, I’ve been really wanting to make them with my toddler and preschooler, but I wanted to make sure that they were going to be durable and not fall apart before we even get through Christmas.
To make one Christmas wreath ornament, you need a 4×6 of your child, some curly noodles (rotini or curly egg noodles both work), a bowtie noodle, some rubbing alcohol, some red and green food coloring, some cardstock (or something the equivalent thickness), some green ribbon, a glue gun, and glue sticks.
First, dye the pasta red and green using this tutorial from Really Good Teachers. Use the non-edible rainbow pasta instructions to dye your curly noodles green and your bowtie noodles red. Then let them dry completely.
While your noodles are drying, you can get the rest of the ornament prepped. Find something round (like a cup or a candle) with a diameter of about 3 1/3 inches and trace it around your child’s picture. Then cut the picture out.
Now lay your picture on a piece of cardstock or something the equivalent thickness (a cereal box would work great). Now cut an even bigger circle around your picture, about 1/2″ bigger. It doesn’t have to be perfect because it’s going to get covered anyway.
Glue the picture to the center of the circle. Press firmly and make sure it lies flat.
Now you are ready for your noodles! For each noodle, put hot glue on the end and then glue it down to the edge of your picture, sticking out. Continue doing this all the way around until you have a noodle wreath!
Now place a little glue in the center of your red bowtie noodle and glue it to the bottom of the wreath.
At this point, I let my wreaths dry for a few minutes, just to make 100% sure everything was stuck on there. Then I took a few inches of green ribbon and hot glued it to the top in a loop so it made the wreath into an ornament!
And voila! You have a Christmas wreath ornament!
I love how these turned out and I am excited to show them off for years to come. It will be fun to see how the kids change over the years!!