When I first saw this adorable idea from Kathleen at Fireflies and Family, my cute-o-meter went off the charts.  It’s so simple that it’s brilliant!  She used a small flower pot and an array of crafty odds and ends that you likely have laying around to create a whimsical reindeer Christmas ornament.  And the best part?  Tucked inside is a jingle bell, making this an interactive ornament!  They would make great gifts for moms or teachers, and are easy enough for kids to make with minimal assistance.  [how to make a flower pot reindeer bell ornament]

Project estimate:

  • Small flower pot, $1
  • Jingle bells, $1
  • Brown pipe cleaner, on hand or $1
  • Red pom pom, on hand or $1
  • Googly eyes, on hand or $1
  • Brown paint, on hand or $1 and up
  • Ribbon, on hand or $1
  • Glue, on hand

Total: $2 and up

You could also tweak this idea for other characters as well.  For example, you could paint the flower pot white, add a head on top, and glue wings to the back to make an angel bell!  What other characters could you make with this design?