A Piece of My Heart Homemade Ornaments

Whenever I look at our Christmas tree, I have to smile. Slowly over the years, all of our beautiful glass bulbs have been being replaced one by one by homemade keepsake ornaments.  Our tree is filled with so much love and memories.

Pieces of my heart salt dough puzzle piece ornaments that kids can actually make. Christmas arts and crafts. This is a sweet handmade gift that your children can make for the family.

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My daughter has been insistent that our tree doesn’t have enough ornaments this year, so we have been working on filling it up. Salt dough ornaments are our favorite. With cookie cutters and paint, there are a million possibilities. We had an idea to press puzzle pieces into our clay to make these “pieces of my heart” ornaments.

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Puzzle Piece Wreath

My sweet child has really been getting into the holiday season. I can tell this is going to be a fun year for our little munchkin.Puzzle Piece Wreath Craft for kids. Christmas and winter arts and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers - with buttons

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 She is ready for winter & has been drawing up a wintery storm. We have snowmen & Christmas trees all over the place. It is adorable.


Her latest drawing was of a wreath. She was so excited as she was making her wreath.  She made a bow with long strings at the bottom and said that her wreath had ghost floating in the middle of it. Hmmmmm…


She wanted to cut out her wreath, so we did and then decided to make more wreaths together. We dug through our craft bin to see what we had & came across our bag of old puzzle pieces. It turned out we had just enough to build two wreaths with.

To make these easy wreaths, all you will need is:

Old puzzle pieces of roughly the same size


Green paint

Green glitter

Red pipe cleaner

Different colored buttons or pom poms



Glue the puzzle pieces together in a ring like shown. Let the glue dry.


Paint your ring green & then sprinkle glitter on it.



Let the paint & glitter dry. Form a bow with a pipe cleaner & glue into place. Mai didn’t want to decorate her wreath. She said that it was a broccoli wreath & you don’t put decorations on broccoli.


Add buttons or pom poms or whatever else you can think of for embellishments. Add a string to the top & you can use it as an ornament as well.

Puzzle Piece Wreath Craft for kids. Christmas and winter arts and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers - with buttons

Our wreaths came out cute & sparkly and they helped us finally use the last of our mis-matched puzzle pieces.

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Recycled Puzzle Piece Fire Engine

Recycled Puzzle Piece Fire Engine


A few weeks back we made a butterfly craft out of an old Doc Mcstuffins puzzle that had missing pieces. We still have several other pieces left & you all know how I hate to throw anything away, so please excuse me if I go a little crazy on puzzle piece crafts until I use them all up.

My daughter may be a little princess, but she also likes to play like a boy as well. She loves dinosaurs, bugs, cars & trucks. She had been asking to make trucks the last few days, so tonight we finally did,

We glued two end pieces together & let them dry.


We decided on a fire truck, so Mai painted the pieces red. We painted the blank back side of our puzzle pieces.


After the red dried, we added in our windows & other details using paint & markers for the finer details.


We glued our pieces to a piece of construction paper & painted in our wheels & a ladder. These would make a cute wall hanging in a child’s room.

Recycled Puzzle Piece Fire Engine


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