Adding shiny store bought ornaments to your Christmas tree makes it look great. However, some of the most cherished ornaments you will have are the ones you and you family make. This is a guide about homemade Christmas ornaments.
This is a guide about making cinnamon applesauce Christmas ornaments. Your whole house will smell of apples and cinnamon when you make these baked dough ornaments.
This is a guide about making felt Christmas ornaments. Felt has been used for years to make holiday decorations. These can be simple kids crafts or beautifully crafted ornaments to be treasured for generations.
This is a guide about making a Popsicle stick wooden sled ornament. Popsicle sticks are excellent craft supplies to have on hand for you and the kids to use for making cute ornaments.
This is a guide about making a Santa ornament. There are so many ways to make cute Santa ornaments to decorate your tree and home.
White felt figure skate tree ornament.
Approximate Time: Half an hour
Cut out two pieces of felt in a boot shape as shown.
For each skate, slip the felt through the paper clip and glue along the side edges to secure.
Using all six strands of embroidery thread, use an overcast stitch to make the laces, leaving enough thread to tie in a bow so that you can hang it on your tree.
By preserverpreserver from Manitoba
Where is the pattern, please?
Editor's Note: I'm sorry but there is no longer a pattern attached for this post. It is a very simple shape so we have reworded the craft instructions rather than take down this cute older post.
Everytime I drank one of the Dannon Drinkable yogurts this year I thought the bottles were shaped like little snowmen.
So, I saved them along with various plastic caps from milk and creamers that I glued on top and just added little magic marker eyes and buttons and tied on various ribbons and other scrap materials I had in my wrapping or fabric box and. I made little snowmen ornaments from the recycle bin. It's frosty and his friends.
Easy enough to be made by children too!
Great for around the house, under the tree or on the tree with a hook or string!
You may roll up cash and insert it inside as a money gift wrap, as well, if you don't glue the hats on.
I like them simple, but you can get as detailed as you'd like and could even personalize them like family members (with their names at the bottom, etc. and add them to as place cards at your table.
Ho ho ho- let the holldays begin!
These would look cute as tree ornaments too. You'd just need to make a hole for the hook through the top of the cap. Great idea to reuse something rather than it going into the landfill. Thanks for sharing.
These beautiful ornaments would make a lovely addition to any holiday tree. You can make them to keep or give away. You have to make them in stages, over the course of a few days only because the paint is on the inside and needs time to dry completely.
An old curtain ring made into a Christmas decor. First I washed them then let them dry (alternatively painted them) then sketch a design on it with glue and sprinkled with glittering dusts.
By Lourna from Ronneby, Sweden
My kids did a project like this for Christmas. They put a felt back on it, and added a photo inside of it.
This charming, round Christmas ornament is fun and easy to make yourself. It comes out as a fancy golden rose ball with a traditional bow.
I was making ornaments out of air-dry clay, and putting the date on them with markers, when I had an idea I thought I would try.
I took the ornament and pressed it onto an old Christmas Card that had glitter embellishments on it. To my delight, the clay did pick up the glitter from the card after I pressed it on there several times, it even picked up the shape of the snowflake.
I am letting it air dry now, and it will be a beautiful decoration for our tree!
The kind if clay I am using is Air-Dry Clay by Crayola. I bought a 2.5 lb tub about two years ago and there is still well over 3/4 left. This stuff lasts a very long time.
You can also use stamps to do the pictures on the clay ornaments.
After they dry, you can paint the part that is recessed by the stamps. They are so fun to make!
This is a blurry pic but here are some I just made from some old stamps that haven't been used in years ...the ink came right off on the clay. It will probably absorb by the time the clay drys and I will paint them how I want them later.
These are so easy to make and look so elegant. All you do is remove the lid from each ball ornament and fill each ornament about 1/2 way to 1/3 way with the artificial snow.
Combine a computer printout of a wreath and the youngsters and you will make a family keepsake in no time.
When I was a kid, I always wanted a themed Christmas tree like you see in stores or in the movies. We had the kind of tree with mismatched ornaments that had been handed down or picked up secondhand. No one can really afford to have all their ornaments match, right?
I live at the beach and constantly pick up interesting shells and rocks. I have been wanting to use them in an interesting craft and decided I would start looking for very tiny shells and very tiny rocks.
Make lace ornaments for your own tree or give as gifts to others. Since you have to wait for the glue to dry between layers, it's best to make several ornaments at the same time.
These are little hand made stuffed chairs I am giving as ornaments. You may be able to see they open. One has a little teddy bear inside.