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Dec 02

Handcrafted Christmas Ornaments

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For many years, when my older children were small, we would always give each child their own ornament at Christmas. Every year, each ornament would have the child’s name and year written on it. Then, when the children grew up and had their own families, they had a collection of Christmas ornaments that not only made their Christmas trees beautiful, but they also had years of memories to share with their own children.

In the past few years, however, it has become so expensive to buy those beautiful ornaments for each of the children (and grandchildren!) so I thought it would be fun to find a collection of DIY Christmas ornaments to share with you so that you, too, can give a memorable gift of a handmade Christmas ornament to someone special

All of these Christmas ornament crafts can be made at home, and you can personalize them with names and dates for each of your loved ones to keep for many Christmases to come.

 

Cookie Cutter Shadow Box OrnamentsCookie Cutter Shadowbox Ornaments

Repurpose vintage cookie cutters into shadowbox ornaments with a coat of ivory paint, some vintage sheet music or book pages. Add a bit of bling with costume jewelry pieces, beads, or metal embellishments.

Find more fun and creative DIY Christmas ornament tutorials from Better Homes and Gardens.

 

Ruffled Ball OrnamentsRuffled Ball Ornaments
from Simply Notable

Simply adorable, super simple, inexpensive and absolutely beautiful, especially using a vintage print fabric for the ruffles on these Styrofoam ball ornaments.

Dress up your home in vintage holiday style with these DIY Ruffled Ball Ornaments with complete instructions at Simply Notable.

 

Jeweled Felt Star OrnamentsJeweled Felt Star Ornaments

Delicate stars make perfect tree or window adornments — and you don’t even need a pattern! To make, cut simple shapes from felted wool and embellish with embroidery floss, pearl beads, and crystal accents. To add visual variety to your display, change the size of star and type of accents.
Cute as a button, these Vintage Inspired Bell Jar Ornaments are made from inexpensive plastic wine glasses filled with tiny ornaments and other holiday ephemera. Complete tutorial can be found on My So-Called Crafty Life.

 

 

Bedazzled Paper OrnamentsBedazzled Paper Ornaments
from Better Homes and Gardens

For a bit of sparkle and shine, and ornaments that even the kids can help create, these DIY Bedazzled Paper Ornaments are the perfect project. Patterned holiday scrapbook paper on card stock cut outs make beautiful ornaments that you can then embellish with pom-poms, ribbons, gems, buttons, and lace.

 

101216302.jpg.rendition.largestFluttery Chipboard Bird Ornaments
from Better Homes and Gardens

Detailed with glittery scroll wings and rhinestone eyes, these chipboard birds make beautiful ornaments on any Christmas tree. Simply decorate chipboard with patterned paper and painted designs, add store-bought embellishments, and hang for all holiday guests to adore.

 

Bell Jar OrnamentsVintage Inspired Bell Jar Ornaments
from My So-Called Crafty Life

Cute as a button, these Vintage Inspired Bell Jar Ornaments are made from inexpensive plastic wine glasses filled with tiny ornaments and other holiday ephemera. Complete tutorial can be found on My So-Called Crafty Life.

 

Sparkling Snow Bell OrnamentSparkling Snow Bell Ornaments
from Better Homes and Gardens

Here’s another version of the bell jar ornaments – these designs feature vintage jewelry and other trinkets, baubles, and beads all showcased in a clear dome. Create a holiday still life inside the dome by cutting a chipboard circle the size of the dome’s base. Arrange items onto the chipboard base, glue in place, and then add sparkly tinsel or garland. Glue the dome to the chipboard base to create your own Sparkling Snow Bell Ornaments.

 

At this busy time of year, I hope you will take time to celebrate the joy of the holiday season with friends and family, and that you will always remember the true reason for the Christmas season. Please join us this week for the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop, sponsored by Katherine at Katherine’s Corner and her team of bloggers. Hope to see you soon!

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  1. Melanie {The Party Suite at Bellenza}

    Stopping by from Katherine’s Corner! Thanks for hosting 🙂

  2. Kathryn Ross

    Hi Nina!

    Oh my! I can’t decide which ornament I like the best! I love the bird with that swirly tail, and the cloche is so sweet and tiny! You are beyond creative and I wish we lived closer so we could share some crafty work days together!!

    Blessings, my friend!
    Kathy

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