Find out how to preserve your travel memories by making your own vacation ornaments for Christmas. This is an inexpensive way to keep the travel memories alive during the holidays. It’s simple to make and is so much fun to unpack every year and remember vacations while decorating the Christmas tree.
Vacation Ornaments are Great Memory Makers
For years we spent money on ornaments while we were on vacation. We love bringing home a small souvenir from our travels, but as minimalists we don’t like to have a lot of knick knacks. Christmas ornaments just seemed like a great compromise.
We had a good thing going for a while. Then I discovered clear, plastic ornaments! I’ve had my kids make one every year as a sensory activity. I figured, why not do this with other things?
I’ve always been one to keep small momentos from vacation. I love ticket stubs, maps, and anything else that would look cute in a scrap book. Since I haven’t made a scrap book in years (Shutterfly does it for me), putting theses little scraps into a clear ornaments makes a lot of sense.
How to Make DIY Christmas Ornaments with Clear Ornaments
All you do is keep little keepsakes from your vacation and pop them into your clear ornament.
It takes less than 3 minutes and costs less than $2.
I love the one I made from the Crayola Experience in Orlando!
Turn Random Objects from Vacation into DIY Christmas Ornaments
Anything can be a Christmas ornament if you add some ribbon to it!
For example, we add ribbon to Disney Celebration buttons and make them into Christmas ornaments too. This is a fun way to make free ornaments from Disney world!
Get all the details here: How to Make Ornaments from Disney Buttons
What are some of your favorite ways to make ornaments?