5 Easy-to-Make Christmas Ornaments

Cooking and gift-wrapping are great creative outlets at the end of the year, but all that labor ultimately evaporates into intangible good memories. This year, channel that energy into a longer-lasting result by making your own ornaments. After the holidays are over, you can pack your diminutive masterpieces away for next year and the next. You’ll need a few hours on a snowy afternoon (a rainy, windy or dry one will do, too), some inexpensive basic and specialty craft supplies and a few good ideas. Here are five, easy-to-make ornament ideas. Make them your own by bringing in themes from your family’s life and any bits of brilliance that come along as you work.