My family has a special holiday tradition. Each year, we add new ornaments to our Christmas tree. My husband and I purchase a new ornament for each of our children. We’ve been doing it since they were born. That way, when they “fly the coop,” and move out on their own, they will have a set of ornaments to adorn their future Christmas tree.
This is a tradition that my mother started for me when I was a young girl. Each holiday season I decorate our Christmas tree with the ornaments my mother gave me each year growing up. We also place on our tree the ornaments we’ve been giving out kids since they were little, as well as ornaments they made us.
I miss my kids being little and bringing home decorations they made at school. On our tree you’ll find simple ones made out of construction paper, to more elaborate ones made from their hand and finger prints. We even have on our tree decorations our kids made on their home, using craft supplies we had around the house.
Kids love to make ornaments for their Christmas tree, as well as to give to others. That is why I enjoy doing ornament crafts with the kids at work (aka, my “work kids”). Each year I try to come up with ideas that would appeal to a large group, as well as to both girls and boys.
This year my work kids enjoyed making an ornament for their tree using the Treemendous Ornament Decorator. Yes, “Treemendous” is spelled correctly. It’s a play on words. The shape of the device is that of a Christmas tree, which is fitting.
If you read my blog on a regular basis, you might recall a review I did for a product called the Eggmazing Egg Decorator. You can read that review here – Take Easter egg decorating to a new level with Eggmazing Egg Decorator. The Treemendous Ornament Decorator is made by the same brand, and how it works is identical.
The Treemendous Ornament Decorator is a plastic “box” shaped like a Christmas tree. In the middle is a hole. It’s there that you insert one of the included plastic ornaments into a small “stump” (for lack of a better description), which holds the ornament in place and makes it spin around. Next, turn the Treemendous Ornament Decorator on and watch the ornament spin around.
To use the Treemendous Ornament Decorator, take the included ornaments and place them on the spinning ornament to create colorful bands, squiggles or more. How you want to decorate it is totally up to you.
The below video shows you how it works.
The kit comes with a nice assortment of colorful markers. Replacements are available on the brand’s website (in case you need more or replacements in the future).
My work kids opted to make colorful bands. Last year when they made the Easter eggs with the Eggmazing Egg Decorator, some of them made squiggly lines.
You can decorate the ornament even more by adding colorful gems, stickers, or use the markers to write names or special messages on them.
I put out gems and stickers for my work kids, but they all preferred to stick with the colorful bands. A few of them did write messages on the ornaments after they colored them with the Treemendous Ornament Decorator.
The kids had such a blast doing this. They were sad that they could only do one each (I only had enough for one ornament per child). I wish I had more because the kids would have gladly made a few each (or at least two each).
Thankfully additional ornaments for the Treemendous Ornament Decorator can be purchased. The kit comes with the decorator and three ornaments. Additional ornaments are available in six packs.
I should note that you need to remove the silver end cap (where you insert the ornament hook) before placing it in the machine, otherwise it won’t fit.
The Treemendous Ornament Decorator also uses 4 AA batteries (not included).
The Treemendous Ornament Decorator sells for $29.99, and refills (pack of 6 ornaments) for $12.99.
You can learn more (or make a purchase) at Eggmazing.com/Treemendous.
The brand can be found on social media. The links are found on the top left of the website.
What do you think about the Treemendous Ornament Decorator? Does it look like something your child or grandchild would love to use to make ornaments for their tree and/or as gifts?
*I received free samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.