DIY Doll Christmas Tree Ornaments

If you’d like to listen to some awesome instrumental Christmas tracks as you read, be my guest!

^That one (Deck the Halls) is the same one from my Christmas Card Exchange post if you like it. It’s one of my favorites!)

^And that one is a different one – Joy to the World! 😀 (It’s also one of my favorites!)


I love Christmas music, don’t you? ?

Ahem. Hey, guys! 😀 I am super excited to announce my second surprise! Clara, AAG, Sam, and Christian Homeschooler each guessed correctly. Awesome detective work, guys! ?

Today I am proud to present…

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The Christmas Craft Collab with Light4theLord the Phenomenal, Amazing, Epic, Too-Awesome-for-Words!

Each week leading up to Christmas, Light4theLord and I will each post one Christmas craft. Who’s Light4theLord, you ask?

Light4theLord runs an incredible doll blog, Dolls N’ All! (If you haven’t visited, go check it out right now, leave comments, and follow! Her blog is one of my very favorites!) She’s such a kind, encouraging, wondrous friend and I’m so excited to be doing this Christmas Craft Collab with her!

light4thelordtheawesomeLight4theLord has already posted the first craft of our CCC, which you can see by clicking the picture or clicking here! She has a super easy tutorial for the cutest Doll Christmas Count-Down/Advent Calendar ever! I can’t wait to make it! Like, AHH! It’s so perfect!

Now it’s my turn to post a craft. I had a hard time picking which one to do – I had a list of the Christmas crafts I’ll do for this month and I couldn’t wait to get started on all of them! I finally decided on what would make the most sense…

diydollxmastreeornaments-ccc2DIY Doll Christmas Tree Ornaments!

Chances are, your dolls have a doll-sized Christmas tree. (They’re easy to find! I got mine in 2012 from Target for around $8, but I’m sure you can find them at other places like Hobby Lobby or Walmart.) And chances are, you’ve your dolls have already put it up! And again, chances are, you want doll-sized ornaments for it. You may already have some and want more, or don’t have any at all and want some.

Well, not to fear! This tutorial will show you how to make your own doll-sized ornaments for your dolls’ Christmas tree! I absolutely love them – they are SO cute!

ccc1There are two different kinds of ornaments we’ll be making. For both of them…

You will need:

  • Large pom-poms (Mine are the Michael’s Creatology brand, but I found some perfect sparkly pom-poms at Walmart that would’ve looked better)
  • Glitter (I have six primary glitter shakers from Walmart)
  • A paper plate or covered work surface for your glitter (paper plates work best!)
  • Foam stickers in any shape you’d like (I got mine from Walmart)
  • Christmas stickers (the perfect kinds are from the brand Holiday Time from Walmart)
  • Clear glue or glue that dries clear
  • Sewing thread in any colors you’d like
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • An adult’s permission to use all of these things and make a mess 😉

ccc2Be sure to get an adult’s help if you need it. 😉

ccc5It also helps to have Christmas music playing nearby. 😉 I’m actually listening to this exact part as I was in the picture I’m typing this right now! LOL!

Let’s get started!

ccc6First, take your large pom-poms and pick out some colors you’d like. Each pom-pom will make one ornament – I’m going to make six of them.

ccc7If you have sparkly pom-poms, you can skip this step and go straight to threading your needle through it (more on that later in the post). If not…

Take your glue and drizzle it in a spiral all around the top of your pom-pom. Don’t worry if it separates like this or drips down a little. Let it do its thing for a few seconds.

ccc8Then get crazy with that glitter. 😉 (Use a paper plate for catching glitter and spare yourself that “OOPS” moment I had. ?)

ccc9Sprinkle a ton of it! Don’t forget to get the sides where the glue dripped down. Doesn’t this look so cute already? Imagine it hanging on your doll’s tree!

ccc10Experiment with different color combinations!

ccc11I really like this red and gold one!

ccc13Set your pom-poms aside to dry. While they are drying, we’ll make the second kind of ornaments!

ccc14CHRISTMAS STICKERS! I love these so much! (I collect stickers ?) I was searching all around the Christmas section at Walmart to find them and was super frustrated, because they had kinds like this in 2014 that I absolutely loved, but I couldn’t find them anywhere! I was pretty bummed, preparing to settle for a really weird kind of Christmas sticker that wouldn’t look good for the ornaments at all. I finally found these nowhere near the Christmas aisles, and my awesome brother offered to buy some of them for me as a Christmas present!

ccc15The Holiday Time brand has the perfect stickers for these ornaments. And this sheet of stickers was only $1! I can’t wait to start decorating y’alls’ cards with them. ?

ccc17Choose two identical stickers – but they must be symmetrical. Otherwise, they won’t work.

ccc18Now take your sewing thread out (for these ornaments, you can just use string if you prefer, but for the pom-poms you will need sewing thread). Cut a nice piece, make a loop that’s the size you want, and tie it.

ccc19Like this! Now trim off the excess thread (but don’t snip the knot!).

ccc20Peel the first sticker off of the sheet and stick the string to the back of it like shown. Make sure it’s near the top, and you’ll want the knot on the sticky side as well.

Then carefully place the second sticker on top of it, the sticky sides together.

ccc21TA-DA! It’s so cute!

ccc22Here is Chloe holding it (with horrendous lighting 😉 ) for comparison.

ccc23Here are a few examples. The Christmas tree cookie ornament’s stickers weren’t symmetrical, so you can see what it would look like. That one isn’t too bad, but if the Santa cookie ornament’s stickers hadn’t been symmetrical, it would’ve looked way weirder.

ccc24Do the same thing with the foam stickers (making sure they are the same size 😉 ).

ccc25Ooh, I love these! I think these are some of my favorites that I’ve made. ?

ccc26These snowflake stickers (from Holiday Time) would look beautiful as ornaments, don’t you agree?

There’s just one thing.

It’s very tricky. ?

ccc27One wrong move, and the two stickers are stuck together completely wrong! The finished result looks beautiful if you do it right, but like I said, it’s pretty tricky. ;P

ccc28Here are my other tries. I love the blue one but wish the second white one had turned out better. ?

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ccc32These are what your finished sticker ornaments should look like!

ccc33Now, let’s come back to the pom-poms! I came back about an hour and a half to two hours later, and they were dry.

ccc35Take out your needle and colored sewing thread of your choice. Thread the needle, but don’t knot the thread at the end.

ccc36Push the needle through the pom-pom at the very top under some glitter.

ccc37Pull the needle through and un-thread it. Then tie the thread together, forming a loop.

ccc38Like this! Trim off the excess thread (but don’t snip the knot 😉 ).

ccc39Now pull the loop so that the little knot is toward the top of the ornament instead of at the top of the loop. It should look like this when you’re done.

ccc40Here is Chloe holding it for comparison. It’s so beautiful!

ccc41Also, if your pom-pom’s glue has dripped down to the paper plate or covered work surface while it was drying, don’t worry! When trying to pull it off, just slip your scissors underneath there and cut it free.

ccc42Like this! Haha! ?

ccc43Now your dolls can hang the ornaments on their Christmas tree!

ccc44I love this star one!

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The ornaments will look dazzling on your dolls’ tree!

ccc48Oh dear. I have some clean-up to do… Uhh *runs to computer to type up this post* maybe later ?

Something awesome

If you made these ornaments, either the pom-pom or the sticker ones or both, I would absolutely love to see! Send me your pictures to madison[at]powerofGOD[dot]com! Your pictures will have a chance to be featured in the Christmas Craft Collab Recap on Christmas Eve! And don’t forget to stay tuned for a special surprise on Christmas Day. 😉

Love,

madisonsignature

If you liked this craft, let me know! Would you mind hitting “like” and leave a comment below?

By | 2016-12-03T12:42:15+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|All, Christmas, Christmas Craft Collab, Crafts|54 Comments

54 Comments

  1. Gracie December 3, 2016 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Yes, Yes I do like Christmas music very much! 😀
    These are so cute! What a great idea! I’ve made pom pom ornaments before, but never thought to put glitter on them! And the stickers are a wonderful idea! Do you think you could show us a picture of your whole decorated tree sometime?
    ~Gracie

    • Madison
      Madison December 3, 2016 at 1:14 pm - Reply

      Hehe! Same here!
      Thank you SO much, Gracie! 😀 I actually haven’t decorated the whole thing yet, hehe… I hope to do a photo story of my dolls doing it. I’ll definitely show a pic of the entire thing then!

      • Gracie December 3, 2016 at 3:45 pm - Reply

        You’re welcome! Ok sweet! It’d be fun to see it finished! Hopefully I’ll be able to find my own doll Christmas tree o_O XD
        ~Gracie

        • Madison
          Madison December 3, 2016 at 6:56 pm - Reply

          LOL! Hope you find yours! 😛

  2. Christian Homeschooler December 3, 2016 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    These are such great ideas, Madison! I actually do have a doll Christmas tree, but it isn’t even a “real” fake tree. I think it’s actually green garland wrapped around some sort of metal thing(we got the tree free at a yard sale). So there’s not a lot of places to hang ornaments, unfortunately. Also, we also have these tiny Christmas bulbs which are for hanging on the tree. I’d really like to make the star ornaments, though, because I actually have some sparkly black craft foam, which I think could work. That would probably be really pretty! 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison December 3, 2016 at 1:22 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! 😀 Oh, okay. I hope the star ornaments work for your tree! I bet they’d look beautiful! 😀

  3. Izzypopcorn December 3, 2016 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    I LOVE Christmas music! I’ve been listening to it since the day after Thanksgiving. These ornaments are so cute, I especially like the ones with the stickers and the ones with the pom-poms. Oh, wait… that’s all of them! I like you taste in Xmas music-that instrumental Deck the Halls track is so fun! Merry Christmas!
    -Izzypopcorn
    P.S. Oh, BTW, it’s still me, Izzy, but I’ll be going by Izzypopcorn now. Just so ya know!

    • Madison
      Madison December 3, 2016 at 1:25 pm - Reply

      Same here! The day after Thanksgiving officially starts the Christmas festivities for me! 😀 I’m so glad you like the ornaments! LOL! 😀 And thanks! I love the Deck the Halls one, too. Merry Christmas, Izzy! 😀

      P.S. Okay! Thanks for letting me know! 😀

  4. Sarah @ For All Who Wander December 3, 2016 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Aww, these are just the cutest things! I love Christmas — it’s a perfect time for us to remind ourselves of the reason for the season! <33

    • Madison
      Madison December 3, 2016 at 1:26 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Sarah! Same here! Amen! 😀

  5. samanthadolls December 3, 2016 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    This is adorable! I love it! In the upcoming Magazine, I made some DIY doll ornaments too!

    • Madison
      Madison December 3, 2016 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Sam! 😀 Oooh, I can’t wait to see them! 😀 😀

  6. Light4theLord December 3, 2016 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    I love these! Madi, that sticker thing is a great idea! I had done one before with huge 3D stickers, but I didn’t think to do it for dolls! Thanks for the tutorial- their tree is rather bare right now 🙁 *grabs calendar to see when there is a huge time slot to make dozens* Super cute!!!! Christmas music on a loop – sounds good!
    ~ Light4theLord
    https://dollsnall.blogspot.com

    • Madison
      Madison December 3, 2016 at 1:35 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! 😀 😀 Hehe, have fun making them! And oh yes, Christmas music! 😀

      • Light4theLord December 3, 2016 at 1:45 pm - Reply

        Thanks! today and tomorrow are crazy though, so I’m thinking I’ll get around to it on Monday! I’m really looking forward to it! 😀
        ~ Light4theLord

        • Madison
          Madison December 3, 2016 at 3:22 pm - Reply

          LOL, same here! Crazy busyness. 😛 I’m going to post my next craft on Tuesday, I believe. By the way, are you still planning on doing a post about doll stocking stuffers? If not, I’ll include that with my next craft (which, you’ve probably guessed, will be doll stockings 😉 ).

          • Light4theLord December 3, 2016 at 6:23 pm - Reply

            Yeah, really! Okay! I’m still planning on Thursday, but it might end up on Friday or Saturday if something comes up. I decided not to, that’d be great if you added it to yours!
            ~ L4TL

            • Madison
              Madison December 3, 2016 at 7:01 pm - Reply

              Alright! No problem! And okay, I’ll add stocking stuffer ideas to my craft! 😀

  7. Olive December 3, 2016 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    awwww, so cute! 🙂
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madison
      Madison December 3, 2016 at 3:25 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Olive! 😀

  8. Alita December 3, 2016 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Oh, man… I was so tempted by those stickers at Walmart, and I just couldn’t justify buying them. Now I have to go back! What my little charge and I did for our tree was dig around in our bead box and string some of the ones that are ‘way too big (to my taste) for necklaces. I buy junk jewelry at the thrift store to take apart for the beads I like. So glad I saved the others! I will try to take a picture to send you of our tree. I LOVED this post! Keep up the good work.

    • Madison
      Madison December 3, 2016 at 3:29 pm - Reply

      Aw man! Haha! 😀 Wow, I never would’ve thought of that, but that’s awesome to use big beads as doll ornaments. And I’d love to see your picture if you do take one! Thank you so very much, Alita! 😀

  9. Lexie December 3, 2016 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    I love the star ornaments! So pretty!

    • Madison
      Madison December 3, 2016 at 6:57 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! I love those, too! 😀

  10. From a Doll's Perspective December 3, 2016 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Yes, I have a Christmas tree for my dolls! Yes, They have already put it up! I actually already have plenty of decorations but, these are soo cute I might make some more!

    • From a Doll's Perspective December 3, 2016 at 4:41 pm - Reply

      PS. You desk looks a LOT neater than mine after doing a craft!!!!!

      • Madison
        Madison December 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm - Reply

        P.S. LOL! I was trying to keep it super neat for picture purposes. I actually had to clean the entire thing up for making crafts – it looked like a tornado collided with a car wreck at first. XD

    • Madison
      Madison December 3, 2016 at 6:58 pm - Reply

      I hope you have fun if you end up making some! 😀

  11. Mya December 3, 2016 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    I mailed my letter earlier today so I hope you get it soon!

    • Madison
      Madison December 3, 2016 at 7:01 pm - Reply

      Oh my goodness, thank you SO much! I am super excited to get your card and can’t wait to make one for you! 😀 😀

      • Mya December 4, 2016 at 3:40 pm - Reply

        Me too! Mine is sort of like a poster/card thing for you and your dolls… You’ll see what I mean?

        • Madison
          Madison December 4, 2016 at 6:32 pm - Reply

          It sounds AWESOME! I can’t wait to get it! I’m checking my P.O. box tomorrow and the day after (& a lot more this week XD) and I can’t wait to get your card! Thank you so much again for sending one! 😀

          • Mya December 5, 2016 at 9:10 pm - Reply

            No problem! It was fun!

            • Madison
              Madison December 6, 2016 at 11:13 am - Reply

              Ooh, I’m so glad! I’m going to have so much fun making one for you, too! 😀

  12. Just Mayah December 3, 2016 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    SO CUTE! Also , I love the the music! Christmas is in only three weeks!

    • Madison
      Madison December 3, 2016 at 7:21 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! 😀 Same here! And I know right?! I am so excited!

  13. Clara December 3, 2016 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Yay! I was right! 😛
    The ornaments look awesome! I love the stars, and the pompoms are so sparkly. I can’t wait for more Christmas crafts!!

    -Clara <3

    • Madison
      Madison December 3, 2016 at 7:22 pm - Reply

      Yep! 😛
      Thank you so much! The stars are probably my favorite, I love them a lot. 😛 Thank you so much, Clara! 😀

  14. Salwa December 3, 2016 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    These are really cute

    • Madison
      Madison December 3, 2016 at 7:51 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much! 😀 😀

  15. Kaitlyn December 3, 2016 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    Cute craft!

    • Madison
      Madison December 6, 2016 at 3:18 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! 😀

  16. Staff December 4, 2016 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Great craft, Madi!

    • Madison
      Madison December 4, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Reply

      Thank you very much, Staff! 😀

  17. Reya December 4, 2016 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Those are so sweet!!!

    • Madison
      Madison December 6, 2016 at 3:19 pm - Reply

      I agree! Thank you so much! ?

  18. Jaclynn December 5, 2016 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    Awe, these ornaments are so cute!! I really love the sticker ones – that was such a great idea! 🙂
    ~Jaclynn~

    • Madison
      Madison December 6, 2016 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      Thank you so very much, Jaclynn! 😀

  19. Cherry cola22 December 6, 2016 at 11:06 am - Reply

    My favorite ones were the stars! Very cute!
    ?-Kiki-?

    • Madison
      Madison December 6, 2016 at 11:26 am - Reply

      Same here! 😀 Thank you so much! ?

  20. Sara December 9, 2016 at 10:41 am - Reply

    OOH! LOVED IT! Oh, MADI, your photography is AMAZING! I’m really astounded of how your photos always are! I did a bunch of Christmas decorating for my dollhouse the other day, and I can’t wait to add your ideas! I love ’em! 😀 Keep up your AMAZINGLY AWESOME posts – I really do love reading them! 😀
    -Sara <3

    • Madison
      Madison December 9, 2016 at 10:42 am - Reply

      Thank you SOOOO much, Sara! You are so sweet! You just made my day! Thank you SO, SOOO much! 😀 😀 ❤

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