I hope that by now your local craft stores have gotten their Christmas in July stock, although Amazon always has Christmas stock year-round.

We are making I-Spy Christmas ornaments using this tutorial from u-createcrafts.com.

If you are not familiar with the “I spy” concept, it’s inspired by these Find-It games (affiliate link), in which a bunch of tiny items are enclosed with a bunch of filler pellets, and the goal is simply to find all the items with your eyes. It’s a solo game that you might find in doctor’s office waiting rooms and is rather addictive once you pick up one of these toys.

We’re going to make a smaller version using Christmas buttons, clear fillable tree ornaments, and vase filler (all affiliate links). But check your local craft stores and make use of their coupons to get these items at bargain prices.

Head over to u-createcrafts.com for the full tutorial. I love their idea of giving these to kids when dragging them along to a ‘boring’ Christmas dinner or party.

(Image credit: u-createcrafts.com)

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