One tradition that has been in my family for many years, is making new ornaments for the Christmas tree! Now having this tradition is really fun because it so neat to look at the individual ornaments and remember all those memories that you have about making that particular ornament.
This year I wanted to make an ornament which was cute, funny and a bit on the recycle side. Meaning, that some part of the ornament would be a bit recycled. So after some thinking and doodling, I decided to create these fun plastic animal ornaments!
These plastic animal ornaments were so much fun and EASY to make! The hardest part of the whole project was deciding how to decorate each one. So if you're looking for that easy peasy lemon squeezy holiday project, then this one is definitely for you!
Getting down to meat and potatoes of this project, I used plastic dinosaurs to create my ornaments. However, you could use any type of plastic animal that you have on hand. Just make sure that their not too big because you will be adding embellishments. These embellishments could make your ornament ''heavy'', so it's best to pick a small plastic animal to begin with.
Now the embellishments that I'm using for this project are small and were probably originally designed to be used in either dioramas or doll-houses. For example, I used tiny trees, mini presents and tiny string lights. However, when gathering up your small embellishments for this project, think about using items such as decorative buttons or charms as well. For instance this pack of present buttons or this pack of gingerbread buttons, would be perfect for this project.
To find out how to turn your plastic animals into fun holiday ornament, just check out the full tutorial below!