Craft Corner: Foam Ornaments for a Show-Stopping Christmas Tree

🎄 A Cute Craft for Christmas

By Sarah Hauge, Publisher, Macaroni Kid, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Centennial December 9, 2020

Have you ever crafted with foam sheets? Not only are they sturdy and flexible, but they also come in a huge array of colors including glitter variations. When I first laid eyes on the glitter foam sheets, I knew that a holiday craft would be in my future.

What You Need:

  • Craft foam sheets
  • Hot glue
  • Thread

What You Do:

1. Select three colors of glitter foam and cut out five equal-sized circles from each sheet. I recommend 2-inch circles. You can cut them by hand or use a craft puncher.

2. Cut your circles in half. You will end up with 10 half circles of each color; Five will form the top of the ornament while the other five will form the bottom.

3. Glue along the straight edge of each half-circle and fold them in half- glitter sides together. The third image shows the resulting shape. I will refer to these as "petals" in future instructions.

4. Glue the petals together in an A, B, C pattern (color one, color two, color three). 

5. Once you've glued 15 of the petals together, you'll be able to glue the first and last ones together to form the top of the ornament. Repeat with the other 15 petals to form the bottom.

6. Glue the top and bottom sections together while lining up the matching colors.

7. Cut out two smaller circles (that will cover the hole through the orb). Thread a piece of string through one of the circles before gluing them both into place.

Want to show us your handcrafted Christmas ornaments? We'd love to see your photos! Be sure to tag @macaronikid on social media so we can see how you've worked this seasonal craft into your own home.