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This Game of Life Christmas Ornament is Totally Unique

Do you love making your own DIY Christmas tree ornaments? This fun “Game of Life” version is based on the popular game from your childhood!

DIY Game of Life Christmas Ornament

Growing up, I always loved playing The Game of Life. Imagining what career and family I would have someday was so exciting! My kids love to play the game now too. We love making DIY Christmas tree ornaments and I thought it would be cute to make an ornament with some old game pieces.

Don’t worry, no games were harmed in the making of this ornament. I ordered the pieces off eBay from someone who was selling extras. The little people pegs represent our family! Just enough to fill up the car.

Game of Life Ornament for Christmas

To make your own, you’ll need:

  • Clear plastic ball ornament (it needs to have a flat bottom and be open in the front)
  • Life game pieces – house, car, and people
  • Small bottlebrush tree
  • Artificial snowflakes
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • White school glue
  • Ribbon
  • Wire cutters (optional)
Clear christmas ornament, faux snow, small bristle brush tree, Game of Life game pieces

Depending on the size of your tree, you might need to trim it down to fit inside the ball. Use some wire cutters to cut off the bottom if it’s too big.

cutting the top off of a bristle brush tree

Use a VERY small amount of hot glue to secure each of the people pegs in the car. I just dipped the very bottom of each peg in some of the hot glue dripping out of my glue gun.

Gluing the people pegs into the blue car

Hot glue the house and tree to the bottom of the ornament first.

Tree and house glued into the bottom of the clear ornament

Next, hot glue the car in front of the house.

Car hot glued in front of the house

Squeeze a little white school glue around the bottom of the ornament and sprinkle some fake snowflakes on top.

Gluing faux snow to the base of the ornament

Tie a ribbon to the top of the ornament and hang it in the tree! I love it!

Make a Christmas ornament with a Game of Life theme

For more fun crafts like this Game of Life ornament, visit my blog, Cutesy Crafts. If you love DIY Christmas tree ornaments, check out the following posts:

Lacey Bean

Tuesday 13th of December 2016

That's adorable!!!