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The 4th Day of Christmas with Sharon Glasgow

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Welcome to the 4th day of Christmas (2013) guests and giveaway. Today you are in for a treat. My talented Proverbs 31 ministry partner Sharon Glasgow is joining us. She is a sought-after speaker, a blogger and a homemaking genius! She gardens, raises goats and chickens and makes many homemade foods and decor for her house. You will love her ideas here for homemade ornaments.

Now, here’s Sharon:

Homemade Ornaments-Simple and Pennies to Make

I love a tree filled with homemade Christmas ornaments. It’s nostalgic, warm, personal and brings back memories of the good ole days years later. Making them is a great way to spend family time together on Christmas break. Enjoy creating your own memories! Merry Christmas!

Wagon Wheel Snowflake Ornaments–Made with Wagon Wheel Pasta

Supplies needed- pasta, glue, cream paint and thread

Work on parchment paper or wax paper. Design small and large wagon wheel pasta pieces into ornament shape. Glue together with glue that dries clear. Use clear coat on top if you want to add glitter. Paint them and add glitter if you desire. I wanted cream paint and glitter (I didn’t have any glitter, maybe later).


After glued put string through for hanging.


It took minutes to make, the glue was fast drying. If you already have glue, you’ll only need to buy the pasta and one small paint. The most inexpensive ornament and beautiful.

Cinnamon Ornaments

1 cup cinnamon, 3/4 cup applesauce, 2 tablespoons glue- mix all ingredients, roll out and cut! Make sure you put a hole in top before you bake for string. Bake 200 degrees for 2 hours.

I made cinnamon ornaments for everyone on both sides of our family 8 years ago and they’re all in perfect condition. Cinnamon does cost money but these are worth making. Smells heavenly, even 8 years after making. I store them carefully.


Stir and knead



200 degrees- 2 hours-flip after first hour
Use puffy writer paint to write name and outline

Dried Fruit Christmas Ornament

Ingredients needed: fruit, craft varnish, thread

See this post for how to make: http://sharonglasgow.com/2012/12/making-dried-fruit-christmas-ornaments/;


Felt Snowman Ornament

1 piece of black, white and orange felt, thread to sew seams, ribbon for scarf and dryer lint for stuffing

Buy white, black and orange felt. Use pattern to draw front of snowman and snowman’s back. Draw the hat (2 identical pieces for hat) and buttons onto the black felt and cut out. Cut a triangle nose from orange felt. Sew buttons on. With black embroider thread sew black eyes and mouth. Sew nose one. Sew the back and front of snowman together. leave hole at bottom to fill with lint from your dryer. After you stuff it, sew bottom closed. Sew two pieces for hat together, you can add a tiny bit of lint into hat if it fits. Sew onto snowman, leaving flap over front of face and flap over in back of head. Red ribbon around neck, tie knot.

Here’s the Snowman pattern in inch squares.


Sandpaper Gingerbread People Supplies needed: Sandpaper,white paint in tube, festive thread

Use our pattern to draw your gingerbread boy or girl
Or use your own cookie cutter as a guide
Add festive string to top and decorate

Here’s the Gingerbread pattern in inch squares.

Decoupage Photo Ornament: Supplies needed-Photo, decoupage, glue, tinsel rope or ribbon, festive thread

Glue photo on top of cardboard piece, brush clear coat on top


Put holes on both sides and string festive thread or twine through. Put child’s name and age on back


Cross– Supplies needed-Popsicle sticks, aluminum foil and rubber band

Two Popsicle sticks wrapped with aluminum foil-held together with a rubber band


One of our daughters made this years ago- tin top with punched holes


Dale made this when he was a little boy
Ellie made this for a state fair when she was 8 years old with homemade dough baked





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  1. For our first chistmas as a married couple I tied little red and white bows and hung 5Ben on the tree with ornament hooks

  2. I don’t have a specific FAVORITE, I’ve carried on the tradition makin homemmade CHRISTMAS ornaments with my children from being little to grown adults every year, so all my ornaments my kids have made are my FAVORITES “MEMORIES LAST A LIFETIME”

  3. My favorites are the one my biys made when they were little. They get brought out and put away very carefully every year.

  4. My favorites are definitely those made by my children so many years ago. How precious they are, and what joy they bring every year when I pull them from boxes and remember so many good times.

  5. A koala ornament my husband found for me the first year we were married. After 33 years looks a little rough but I love it.

  6. My favorite one is a white square with the names Tom and Deb crocheted on it. A friend gave it to me 33 years ago for our first Christmas, and it’s still my favorite and goes near the top of the tree.

  7. A sweet little reindeer made out of Popsicle sticks that my oldest daughter made me. It is so sad and missing an eye (it’s 13 years old) but I cherish it and it goes on our tree every year.

  8. I have some I made with my daughters one year when they were little. Just simple beads and pipecleaners, but the memories make them special. I also have my first stocking, a little crochet one that my mother gave me.

  9. I feel that I should like the ones my kids made the most, but my favorites are uniques Christian ornaments that focus on the real meaning of Christmas. We do have many random and miscellaneous ornaments on our tree as well, but I like the ones that say “Joy to the World”, “Jesus”, “Prince of Peace”, and others such as nativity scenes, etc.

  10. I have a star for each of my son’s with their thumbprints in the shape of a manger! We did this for each of them when they turned two.

  11. I love homemade Christmas ornaments too. I have some beautiful angels and snowflakes that my mom made. For several years when the kids were little we used to paint or make an ornament each year over break.

  12. My favorite ornament is the one my grandparents gave me for my first Christmas is 1963. It’s a bird in a nest with eggs all glued to a clothesline pin.

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