Decorated llamas bring a new groove to your Christmas tree. When it comes to holiday decorating trends, llamas are cute, unexpected, and our pick for adding plenty of personality to your mantel, tree, or wreath. Share your love for llamas with this darling (and surprisingly easy!) handmade ornament. Full of holiday cheer, this DIY Christmas ornament is adorned with mini pom-poms, bells, and ribbons—perfect for trimming your tree right on trend.
Download and print the free llama ornament template. Trace the template onto a piece of chipboard and carefully cut it out using a crafts knife. Now, it's time to start decorating. Thin a dollop of white paint with a little bit of water. Dot your llama with the watered-down paint using the cotton swab as a brush. Not a fan of polka dots? No prob-llama. Paint your ornament a solid color or with a pattern like stripes.
Once the paint is dry, it's time to add festive embellishments to your ornament. Cut a 2"x3½" rectangle from a sheet of felt to make a blanket. Attach the blanket to the center of your llama with a dab of fabric glue. Adorn the miniature blanket with ribbon, felt pom-poms, and miniature bells. Wrap your llama's neck with twine and tie on decorative tassels for a colorful scarf. Don't forget to create a little llama face. Use your permanent marker to freehand an eye and mouth, if desired.
Your llama isn't an ornament until it can hang from your Christmas tree. Make a small hole in your llama's back with the hole punch. You'll want to center the hole so the llama hangs evenly. Thread a piece of ribbon or twine through the hole to hang. This adorable craft also makes a pretty package topper. Instead of hanging it, tie the finished llama ornament to the top of your Christmas presents. They'll be the cutest gifts under the tree!
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