Friday, October 18, 2019

Kids Create Their Own Christmas Ornaments: How TREEmendous!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



So, we kind of did a thing...



I came across this TreeMendous ornament maker online and instantly fell in love. I knew that once it got closer to Christmas this would be an item that I would want to get for my granddaughter. This is right up her alley, in every possible way imaginable.  From the day she could sit up straight and put things together, she has been all about the crafts and creation.

This kit comes with the ornament spinner, 3 blank ornaments, ornament tops and 8 quick-dry markers. It also has instructions and is super easy to use. 


The on/off switch is huge and strategically placed on the side, so it doesn't get bumped accidentally during the fury of excitement taking place when kids see their ornaments coming to life with their colors and designs of choosing.


What powers it is 4 AA batteries (not included), and a note not to store batteries in the kit while it is in storage..advice I have myself learned to heed over the years. Unused batteries will corrode, and they will ruin your item. So once the holiday season is over, and you are packing this up for use the following year, just remember to pop out the batteries first.


The ink in the markers dries really fast, which is important with an item like this one. Little ones get excited and want to hold their work as soon as it's done. If the ink didn't dry quickly, it would smear and cause fret and tears, I'm sure. Thankfully, TreeMendous is tremendous at considering such things, and was very proactive in how they created it.


Here you can see my son creating a Christmas Ornament in the machine. To do so, he simply needed to select a color, turn on the on switch and rest his ink where he wanted to marks to begin on the bulb. The spinning does the rest. If you mess up with a wobbly hand, like my son did a little with the blue above, you can simply run the ink over that spot again and it clears it right up.


I didn't actually figure that out, my son did when he was working on his decorating.


This is what it looked like after he did the touch-up.


The next step is to apply a little bit of pressure with your thumbs at the bottom of the ornament, to allow it to pop out of the machine.


Then you put the ornament topper on it, so it can hang, and voila'! You now have a homemade non-breakable bulb for the tree, that your child made his or herself.


The 'thing' we did, that I alluded to in the beginning, is that this was supposed to be something I took to my granddaughter's house for her to play with and create (remember she's the one who has crafty in her bones). She is 6-years-old. Turns out my son, who is 12-years-old, also loved making these, and asked if we could keep it! How could I resist? Of course, I said yes, but guess what's on grandma's shopping list for the little? Mmm hmm, a Treemendous Ornament Maker. I could just buy the 6-pack of blank ornaments and let her use this machine, but I'm thinking it'd be more fun for her to have one of her own. Perhaps I'll buy those bulbs for us, and we'll sit with her...and her new machine, and make ornaments at the same time.. :) 

This is an item that is great for kids of all ages. I highly recommend Treemendous. If you like it too, please be share this post with a friend!

23 comments:

  1. How fun. What a wonderful thing to do with the kids or grand-kids.

    Your son is most handsome.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. I hope you're feeling better after you bout with the flu. ♥

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    1. We are honestly still sick but it turned out it was pneumonia and not the flu. The posts I'm putting up today were drafted a couple of weeks ago and I was too tired/sick to get to them!! Happy to be up and moving now. I'll have to put on your next grateful day post that I'm grateful for antibiotics! :)

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  2. How cute and your son did a great job making the ornaments. This is a great gift for kids who love to craft. thanks for the visit to my blog and enjoy the weekend.

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  3. Wow, never knew there was such a thing. A great way to get the kiddos being creative and have ornaments for the tree too.

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    1. Bet the kiddos at your place would love it too. Maybe even the cats while it's spinning. ;)

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  4. Wow this is such a fun idea, I would love to do this with my nephew! Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!

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  5. This looks like a fun toy. I bet this would come in handy for Easter too, for the eggs.

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  6. Oooh, I love this idea! Those are the kinds of ornaments that you treasure forever and shed a tear if they break. Homemade are the best ones!

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    1. Yes! I told him to put the year on the bottom but he doesn't want to mar his masterpiece. I will do it when we pack them up at the end of the holiday season. ;)

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  7. Oh wow, I love the idea of making your own ornaments. This will make such an awesome gift for my niece. Thanks for sharing this! ~ Ola @ WanderWithOla

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  8. i love it! <3 DIY decors are the best because you know that it is made out of one's efforts and love. <3 thank you for sharing!

    cha @ littlemisadvencha.com

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  9. So fun!!! We got their Eggmazing last year and I found it to be such a fun activity to do with the kids. We have their Treemendous already but haven't tried it quite yet, I know it's going to be just as awesome as the Eggmazing! Such great products!!

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  10. I love hanging hand-made ornaments on the tree. This looks like it would be fun and easy!

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  11. This is awesome! I would have loved this as a kid.

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  12. This is such a lovely idea. I always say that Christmas is for kids, and this post only reinforces it! The decorations are pretty too.

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  13. How much fun is that, even for me as an adult. :) I think it a great family idea for the holidays.

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  14. I love that this is something everyone can enjoy no matter how young or old. I need to see about getting one of these for my family.

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  15. This is such a clever idea! When I was a kid I used to have a lot of crafty stuff. This type of product motivates kids to be creative and discover their talent. It's a great gift idea as well.

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  16. Very creative and looks like a lot of fun. We will have to sit down with the kids and do the same!

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  17. Oh my gosh, how neat is that!! My kids would love to do this!!

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