This year, we are making many of our ornaments.
I want to pick up our ornaments twenty years from now and remember what some of the highlights of 2014 were in our family.
This year my kids really became huge Minecraft fans. Even my daughter, who doesn’t play any other video games, loves Minecraft. I love to listen to the two of them describe things they are working on in game to each
other. Though, I could do without the bickering and accusations over who started the fire in the other’s world.
I have been seeing mason jar ornament kits at the craft stores and some on Pinterest but I was reluctant to buy jar lids. Because who buys jar lids??? I may or may not have a gallon size ziplock of just jar lids….
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Handmade Minecraft Christmas Tree Ornament
All you need are:
- Jar lids
- Acrylic Paint
- Sharpie or Paint Marker to write the year on the ornament
- Minecraft minifigures
- Paper Minecraft block or you can search and print out Minecraft blocks.
- super glue
- ornament hanger
- ribbon (optional)
- nail and hammer
The kids only helped a little with this ornament. And by helped, I mean they went through their minifigures and hid all of them except a zombie villager and a red sheep. Guess they don’t like these two much. Pork Chop did donate a paper grass block to me with great reluctance. He made me promise to only take one of them.
First I painted the back of the jar lid with the acrylic paint.
After it was dry I punched a hole in the jar lid with the hammer and nail for the ornament hanger.
I traced a circle in the Minecraft paper block and cut it to fit inside the jar lid.
The way this lid is built actually held the paper but you can use glue or double sided tape if yours doesn’t stay put.
I positioned the minifigure where I wanted it and used a very small amount of super glue to hold it in place.
Put the ornament hanger on and write the year on the back. I added a ribbon because I felt it needed something more 🙂
This really took only a few minutes to make. Simple and pretty. Merry Christmas!
Do you know any kids that would love this fun handmade Minecraft Christmas Tree Ornament?