Artwork Butterfly Ornaments

As you know, I’m trying to get Christmas things done now so I won’t have to worry about this stuff when it is December. Every year, my father’s side of the family gets together at Thanksgiving. The women exchange ornaments and the men exchange food. It’s like the Christmas gift to everyone. This will be the first year I will not be able to be there, but I still want to join in on the fun :) How can I pass up an opportunity to make something for the people I love? I made these to be from my daughter.

Ornament with daughters artwork

I drew shapes on pieces of computer paper and had her paint and color them. Then I cut out butterfly shapes and let her put the stickers on all by herself. She picked them all out. It kind of surprised me how “neat and matching” most of the stickers were.

Ornament with daughters artwork

I then cut out a bigger shape of the butterfly from scrapbook paper.

Ornament with daughters artwork

I painted and glittered (I LOVE glitter!) the doll clothespins for the body.
Then I made antennas from small pom pom trim.

Ornament with daughters artwork

They have a clip on the back so they can clip on the tree branch instead of hang. I even have them all wrapped up and ready to go!

All Wrapped and Ready to Go

I used a print out from LollyChops for part of the gift tag.

She decided to put some "presents" under the tree
She of course took the opportunity to add her own “presents” and “ornaments” to the tree. She misses the tree already. At least I know she will have fun when it comes time to decorate for Christmas.
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  1. says

    Hey Jessica. How cute. That sounds like a wonderful family tradition and it’s great that your going to be a part of it even though you can’t be there. I love the way you have incorporated your sweet little girls art in the ornaments. What a good Mommy!
    Have fun this weekend…Tracy

  2. says

    I love the clothespin idea for the ornaments! Especially for real trees the hanging ones can be a pain to hang just right. This is totally inspiring me to make something similar! Thank you, thank you.

    I love how well you included your young daughter in such a cute craft as well.

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  3. says

    So darling! What a great idea. I can’t believe how organized you are! This totally inspires me to get my kids involved in the Christmas gifts this year. Thanks so much!

  4. says

    Yay! I’ve been looking all over for crafts for my 2 yr old grandson. This is perfect! He’s going to have his own tree and I want to do craft/presents each week for him to put under his tree.
    Now I just have to follow you!

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