Dec
5
2011

DIY : Christmas Tree Ornament

I love to go Christmas decor hunting come December as they are usually very beautiful. But for my own Christmas tree, I like to make my own ornaments. The satisfaction of seeing my handmade ornaments decorating my tree is simply priceless.

I was in IKEA the other day and I saw this beautiful Dove. It seems easy enough to make so I tried it with the kids today in the studio.

I drew the bird template on a drawing block. You know there is this hard board on the back of every drawing block?


We used that hard board to make the bird. I got the kids to use the template to draw the outline on the hard board and cut for them.

Get them to paint the bird using silver poster colour.

I cut silver paper and fold them accordion style. Read here if you don’t know what is accordion fold.

Use the folded paper as a guide to how long you’ll need to cut a slit on the bird.

Slip the paper through and spread open the wings.

Poke a tiny hole for the thread and the Silver Bird Christmas Tree Ornament is done! :)

Our Silver Bird Christmas Tree Ornament. Nice or not? Nice or not? :P

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    DIY can save alot money and more valuable for the end-product!

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    oh i love it! thanks for showing the tutorial. i’m going to try this out very soon :)

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    Nice! Eco-friendly too!

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    DIY~ ‘Do It Yearly’ for Xmas..Wow nice!.

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    Merryn Reply:

    Ooooo.. Love the “Do It Yearly” part :D

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    No Christmas tree to hang on, how?

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    Merryn Reply:

    Then I must teach you to make your own tree! :D

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    I like the 4th picture. Ethan’s head is sooo BIG! : D

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    Nice Dove! So will you be making me fish angpow again this coming CNY? : D

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    Merryn Reply:

    This one you want or not?

    http://www.submerryn.com/2011/01/ang-bao-gold-fish-very-easy-to-do-d.html

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    Nice nice…and cheaper than buying outside too… I am lazy to put up christmas tree this year.. maybe i will ask my kids to do it…

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    v v v v v nice !! Thx for the idea !

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    Nice…

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    War…very nice ler. Isn’t this….Twitter bird? :D

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    Nice…but I think it depends on the hands too. If I make, sure awful one… Maybe my wife can make. She’s more halus, not kasar like me. Hehehehehehe!!!

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    Nice! I’ll get my kids to make these! Thanks for the idea! :)

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    Good job, Ethan. :)
    Can u make a piece for Dylan too?

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    I love looking at all Xmas decor.. but never in my house/room, cause we dont really celebrate Xmas, hehe.

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    Saw it in Ikea catalogue. Well done! You can put a slit and slide on bowls,
    chairs as decor too :)

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    very cute very cute…
    thanks 4d share~
    creative tots…love handmade=)

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    This is so beautiful!

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    Nice!! Look exactly like the Ikea one!

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    Good job! Very easy to do too! :)

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    nice..nice.. :)

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    Very cute birdie ornament.

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    That’s so pretty! =) Too bad my family doesn’t celebrate Xmas. Making these stuffs are not something a guy like me would put an effort on anyway haha

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    Nice, very nice.

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    Nice! better than the one from Ikea!

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    surprisingly, this is pretty simple! :D i love it

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    Nice, of course nice. Can try to do with kids..:)

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