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Angels made from milkweed pods.

Milkweed Ornaments (Angel Pods)This project, using milkweed pods, is a little tricky and probably more suitable for adults or teens. It is somewhat time consuming because of all the paint drying time, unless you leave it natural (see photo).


Felt Penguin Ornament

Making Ornaments for a Felt Christmas TreeThis is a page about making felt ornaments. These ornaments are perfect for using on a felt Christmas tree.


Bead and sequin ornament.

Bead and Sequin Ornaments (Grandma...My grandma made the most beautiful bead and sequin ornaments and they have always been my favorites on our tree. This year I attempted to recreate these stunning ornaments. These are great decorations and also make a wonderful gift.


Felt Clorox Wipes Ornament - felt wipes cylinder ornament

Felt Clorox Wipes OrnamentClorox Wipes have definitely been part of our daily lives during the Covid pandemic. Commemorate your fabulously sanitized surfaces with this silly wipes container ornament!


Felt Hand Sanitizer Ornament - bottle of hand sanitizer ornament

Felt Hand Sanitizer OrnamentIt seems like we have all been tackling germs this year with gallons of hand sanitizer! Another unforgettable staple this year that surely needs to be remembered for years to come.


Felt Killer Hornet Ornament

Felt Killer Hornet OrnamentNothing says 2020 like an infestation of killer hornets! Do we even dare to ask "What's next?!"? You can make a single hornet or a whole swarm to adorn your tree.


Face Mask Felt Ornament

Face Mask Felt OrnamentMasks, masks, everywhere! If this isn't symbolic of 2020 I don't know what is. Celebrate the glorious mask with this fun ornament!


Felt Toilet Paper Ornament - unrolling TP ornament with 2020 in pink felt

Felt Toilet Paper OrnamentWere you one of the lucky people that didn't have to visit a bunch of stores and stand in long lines just to get toilet paper? Most of us have the epic TP search seared into our brains. I know I will never under appreciate easy access to it again! Commemorate this wonderful necessity with a fun felt ornament. Add the year if you want too!


Mini Gumball Machine Christmas Ornament - two completed ornaments, one with pom poms and one with plastic beads

Mini Gumball Machine Christmas OrnamentI saw this idea at a craft boutique and since I had the supplies to make one, I made my own version.


Pinecone Reindeer Ornament  - ready to hang

Pinecone Reindeer OrnamentMake this cute reindeer ornament with just a few supplies - a pinecone, ribbon, a pipe cleaner, pom pom, googly eyes, and hot glue.


Clothespin Reindeer  - reindeer ornaments hanging on the wall

Clothespin ReindeerEvery Christmas I love to make new decorations and ornaments. And this year, I found two reindeer crafts that I had to try. They are easy to make and can be used as regular decor that you set out or ornaments for the tree. I like the traditional look, but you could also mix it up with different paint and accessory colors!


Scrabble Tile and Dollar Tree Ornaments - three more ornaments

Scrabble Tile and Dollar Tree OrnamentsI love Scrabble tiles and making things from them. I also love Dollar Tree ornaments. Today, I made some ornaments from both.


Paper Plate Ornament - ready to hang

Paper Plate OrnamentHere's an inexpensive kid's craft for making paper plate ornaments. It would be a perfect little station for the kids if you're hosting a Christmas party!


Wooden Ball Gift Tag Decoration Ornament - hanging on the tree

Wooden Ball Gift Tag OrnamentHere is a tutorial on how to make this cute, wooden ball tag ornament for your tree or to use as a gift tag for a present.


Rainbow Pinecone Ornaments - two versions of the ornament

Rainbow Pinecone OrnamentsBrighten your Christmas tree with these colorful and beautiful rainbow bell pinecone ornaments! These ornaments would also make great gifts too!



Pendant Ornaments -  pendant, silver cord, ornament hanger

Pendant OrnamentsYou can turn any pendant into a Christmas tree ornament.


Light Bulb Grinch Ornament - Grinch light bulb ornament

DIY Light Bulb Grinch OrnamentI made this Grinch ornament from a burnt out light bulb. All you need is acrylic paint, some red and white fabric, and some hot glue. No sewing is necessary. Tie on some ribbon and hang it on the tree. I think he's pretty cute!


Recycled Plastic Bottle Christmas Balls - finished balls hanging on a lighted piece of garland

Recycled Plastic Bottle Christmas BallsI'm pretty late with Christmas decorations this time. There is no time to buy new Christmas balls, travel time takes longer than shopping so I'd rather spend it making an alternative holiday tree ornament.


Rainbow Unicorn Ornament - ornament hanging on the tree

Rainbow Unicorn OrnamentHere's a trending animal this year, unicorns. Of course my daughter was a unicorn for Halloween (one of her outfits.) With the left over colorful tulle I had, I was able to make this really simple unicorn ornament.


Personalized Felt Ornaments  - large and small felt ornaments on the tree

Personalized Felt OrnamentsMaking personalized felt ornaments was really fun and most of all really thrifty versus buying Christmas ornaments. You can make a bunch for your tree and probably enough to make as gifts! Let me share with you all some of the ornaments I made.


Making Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments - ornament on the tree

Making Popsicle Stick Snowflake OrnamentsI recently discovered glittery hot glue sticks and knew I had to get a bag for my son who loves hot glue and especially glittery items like glitter glue for his arts and crafts.


3D Paper Star Ornament - star hanging on the tree

3D Paper Star OrnamentIt's the first day of the Christmas month and today I'll start with smaller Christmas decorations. The most common ornament is the star. This one is very basic, but a little complicated.


Ballerina Gingerbread Ornament - ornament on the tree

Ballerina Gingerbread OrnamentYou can make lots of cute and fun ornaments with just paper (feel free to adjust with supplies you already own). Here's one I made for my daughter to reflect her personality and I used her favorite color for the shirt.


Popsicle Stick Sled - red sled with wreath and tree decorations, hanging on the Christmas tree

Popsicle Stick SledHere is a family holiday fun project. It is easily made using Popsicle sticks, hot glue, and craft paints. You can use a variety of colors and embellishments. Here's how!


Quick and Sentimental Ornaments - clear plastic ornament with beads inside hanging on the tree

Quick and Sentimental OrnamentsHere is a quick tip on how to make sentimental ornaments. Have your child select any "special" to them items and place inside clear plastic ornament. Add the year to the back of the ornament for memories.


Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornament - ready to hang on the tree or gift

Mason Jar Lid Christmas OrnamentMason jars in our household are used as cups so we have a lot of spare lids. My son asked if he could make an ornament and I thought it'd be perfect to use the lids!


Melted Snowman Ornament - melted snowman ornament on light wood surface

Melted Snowman OrnamentI'm just in love with this melted snowman ornament. It is made mostly of hot glue and paint, it's really easy to put together. Bring out the dimensions by layering on the hot glue, and making him an adorable top hat from soft felt.


Succulent Pinecone Ornament - hand holding up the decorated cone ornament

Succulent Pinecone OrnamentSucculents are very universal and easy to grow! You can incorporate succulents into so many arrangements and even make an ornament for your Christmas tree!


Folded Christmas Tree Ornament - hand holding the ornaments with fireplace bricks in the background

Folded Christmas Tree OrnamentI love reusing/upcycling my children's artwork especially my daughter's! She loves her dotting markers so I figured I would incorporate them into homemade Christmas tree ornaments! These would also be nice as gifts (to grandparents, aunts, or uncles) or to pair with their gifts as a gift tag!


Yo Yo Christmas Angel Ornament - finished ornament

Yo Yo Christmas Angel OrnamentThis is a little Christmas angel made from leftover yo yos from a yo yo pillow project I made recently.



Coastal Beach Ornaments - two decorated ornaments hanging on stands

Coastal Beach OrnamentsHere is a small way to bring my love for the beach into my home displayed in a glass or plastic ornament. This project can be used as everyday decor or for the holidays. Here's how!


Handcrafted Christmas Ornaments - several ornaments lying on a table

Handcrafted Christmas OrnamentsI am now finding so much scrap from doing crafts! But, I don't throw away anything. A scrap is another craft in the making. Wait and see! This was my easiest fastest craft and it's cute and cheap. Kids will love making these!


Decorated Clear and White Ornaments - clear ornament with a Santa sticker

Decorated Clear and White OrnamentsI am making handcrafted ornaments for a fall craft fair. All the clear and white ornaments are from the Dollar Store, so are all the bags of beads, snow, glitter, thin Sharpie markers and everything to decorate each ornament! These are very inexpensive to make!


Felt Elephant Ornament - ornament lying on a laminate countertop

Felt Elephant OrnamentI was part of a Secret Santa gift exchange at work last year. The person I was given loves elephants, so I made her this felt elephant ornament. I gave it to them as my final gift, so I attached a little pocket in the back, where I tucked in a note revealing my identity. I used backstitching to add all of the details to the elephant.


Felt Mismatched Sock Ornaments

Felt Mismatched Sock OrnamentsI decided to make all of my friends at work a felt ornament for Christmas last year. One of my friends always wears mismatched socks, so I decided to make this adorable purple pair of socks for her. I used both a backstitch and a whip stitch to attach the pieces together.


Hot Cocoa Ornaments - ornament on lighted Xmas tree

Hot Cocoa OrnamentsThese hot cocoa ornaments are an easy gift for kids to make for friends and family. Each ornament holds one serving of hot cocoa.


Cardboard Star Ornament  - ornament hanging on the tree

Cardboard Star OrnamentTry this fun wrapped cardboard star ornament for your toddler/child to do! You can make other shapes to wrap, but a star would be easier. This ornament will make a nice spot on your tree!


Candy Nose Reindeer Ornament

Candy Nose Reindeer OrnamentThis is a cute and inexpensive candy nose reindeer ornament or small gift you can make for your kids to gift to their friends at school.


Mini Wreath Ornament - finished wreath hanging on the tree

Mini Wreath OrnamentThis was just an experiment that turned out well! You can use all kinds of ribbon or string for this project.


French Macaron Cookie Ornaments - 6 different color cookies

French Macaron Cookie OrnamentsI think French macaron cookies are so incredibly cute. I love their soft curves, vivid colours, and matching filling. I have yet to make the actual cookies from scratch, but I've gone ahead and jumped the gun with these ornaments.


Plastic Bottle Cap Ornaments - ornaments hanging on the tree

Plastic Bottle Cap OrnamentsUpcycling makes me so happy. I had so much fun making these ornaments from plastic bottle tops. I love beautiful ornaments, especially vintage hand-me-downs. But there's something super special about making your own from scratch. I decorated the caps using scraps from my leftover craft supplies.


Sparkling Paper Ornaments - paper ornaments hanging from a mirror frame

Sparkling Paper OrnamentsBeautify your homes with glittery sparkling decorations. Use empty milk cartons and other simple materials to avoid spending too much this Christmas.


Fused Plastic Straw Ornament - Christmas tree shaped ornament made from fused drinking straw bits

Fused Plastic Straw OrnamentThis ornament is made from tiny pieces of plastic straws, fused together by the heat of an iron. When fusing plastics, wear a mask in a well ventilated area.


Toddler Safe Christmas Ornaments - ornament with pom poms and one with gem stickers

Toddler Safe Christmas OrnamentsHere are two effortless and easy ways to decorate some Christmas ornaments for toddlers/kids. Not only will these ornaments be easy to make, but they will look lovely against your Christmas tree! Especially with the gem stickers, they look as if they were bought!


Use Costume Jewelry as Mini Ornaments - closeup of an angel pin ornament

Use Costume Jewelry as Mini OrnamentsThe other day, I was going through a box of small keepsakes when I realized I've never worn a single pin I've ever been given. (Oops.) My favorite one is my grandmother's old butterfly pin that's too fragile to wear. Then I had a duh moment when I remembered I had no ornaments for my mini tree.



Shabby Chic Shell Ornaments - closeup of ornament with a tiny bow handing in a pink and white tree

Shabby Chic Shell OrnamentsI have a collection of shells that were from a box of pre-made stuffed shells entree. After the filling was eaten, I put the shells through the dishwasher to use at a later date. The shells cleaned up nicely and are in perfect shape! I decided to make them shabby chic for tree and decorative pieces in our home.


Paper Roll Ornament - finished ornament ready to hang

Toilet Paper Roll OrnamentI have collected plenty of paper rolls and I already started my decorations. Today I'm working an ornament made of paper rolls. It might be too early to prepare for Christmas, but I'll be making plenty of these so it's always better to create as early as possible.


Nature Stick Christmas Tree Ornament - finished ornament on tree

Nature Stick Christmas Tree OrnamentThis is a fun kid friendly project especially for toddlers who enjoy collecting rocks and stick on walks. You can make a cute nature stick Christmas tree ornament.


Poured Paint Ornaments - multicolored ball hanging on flocked tree

Poured Paint OrnamentsThis is a fun and inexpensive DIY poured paint ornament that anyone can make. The possibilities are endless and every design will turn out different, unique, and one of a kind. My favorite is the galaxy ornament made with gold metallic paint and blue being more prominent.


Christmas Triangle Candy Box Ornament  - ornament on tree next to bottle cap ornament

Christmas Triangle Candy Box OrnamentThis was my first trial run to make Christmas favors for my niece's classmates. I would recommend making the triangles at least 3 inches at the base or longer and taller to accommodate more candies.


Cupcake Liner Ornament - finished ornament

Cupcake Liner OrnamentThis a simple and cute ornament that looks like a carnation. All you need is a ball, some glue, and some cupcake liners. I like using metallic liners because they reflect light very nicely!


Lace Frill Sock Christmas Angel - finished angel with wings added hanging from a tree branch

Lace Frill Sock Christmas AngelTurn a girl's cotton lace frill sock into a sweet little Christmas angel. A great way to use a mismatched sock for something useful.


Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments - two ornaments on flocked tree

Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree OrnamentsThis is a fun Christmas Tree ornament project for kids. Plus, looks nice against the Christmas Tree!


Clear Ornaments with Christmas Confetti  - ornament hanging on the tree

Clear Ornaments with Christmas ConfettiI am seeing clear ornaments as a popular trend this year. Many stores are selling these Christmas confetti ornaments for $5-10 each. You can totally make some yourself.


Cute Reindeer Ornament - ornament hanging on the tree

Cute Reindeer OrnamentThis is an inexpensive and cute reindeer ornament project to do with your child. Most of the items you may already have at home.


Bottle Cap Ornaments - 4 completed ornaments

Bottle Cap OrnamentsInstead of tossing out the bottle caps, you could make ornaments. These ornaments are the perfect size for a mini Christmas tree. You could also use this as an accent when wrapping presents too.


Pasta Christmas Ornaments - ornaments against a wood background

Pasta Christmas OrnamentsI am in love with making these ornaments out of dry pasta. Some of my favourite pasta shapes to create with are penne and rotelle, but any variety can be used. Go ahead and experiment!


Upcycled Light Bulb Penguin - ornament hanging on tree

Upcycled Light Bulb PenguinLight bulbs that burn out make for fantastic crafts. Here, I've painted an old useless light bulb to look like a penguin, then wrapped it in some felt scraps and cotton balls so he's ready for the holidays. A simple piece of yarn glued to the top will make this a great ornament on your tree!


Gumball Machine Ornament

Gumball Machine OrnamentThis is a really cute ornament for the tree and also make nice stocking stuffers.


Cardboard Tube Santa Claus Ornament - finished Santa ornament

Cardboard Tube Santa Claus OrnamentThis is a fun craft for all ages using the cardboard tube from toilet paper and gift tissue paper. Use a marker to make Santas with different expressions! Happy holidays!


Miniature Wreaths - wreaths and silver snowflakes on silver tree

Mason Jar Ring Miniature WreathsI made three mini wreaths to hang on the tree using mason jar lids.


Photo Christmas ornament.

Making Glass Photo Christmas OrnamentsAdding a photo to a clear glass ball ornament is a good way to create very personalized holiday decorations. This is a page about making glass photo Christmas ornaments.


Spool Santa Ornament - finished and hanging by the string

Spool Santa OrnamentThis fun little homemade ornament was made by using items and scraps in my sewing box.


3-D Paper Ornament in tree

Making a 3-D Paper OrnamentThis is a page about 3-d paper ornament. This 3-D paper ornament is fun, easy to make, and will look great on any Christmas tree.


Tea Light Snowman Ornaments

Tea Light Snowman OrnamentsThis quick and easy craft makes the perfect Christmas tree ornament or decoration. You only need about 10 minutes to create these adorable snowmen, so make several! This craft will result in two snowmen wearing the most adorable ear muffs.


Fill and Chill Ornaments

Fill and Chill OrnamentsI recently brought tons of things to do a craft day and I was the only one to show up. So, being a person old enough to remember making foil chains for the tree, I am amazed at how many cool crafts there are now and how inexpensive it is to make really cute things out of new and used supplies.


Completed stars, one iridescent silver and one red.

Making 3D Paper Star Christmas OrnamentsThis page is about making 3D paper star Christmas ornaments. Recycle gift wrap or other paper to make a folded paper decoration for your holiday tree.


felt tree shaped Christmas ornamentornament

Felt Bling Christmas OrnamentsUse felt and cookie cutters to make your own Christmas ornaments. Jazz them up with rhinestones and mirror shapes and voila! You have added a special touch to your Christmas tree!


finished Angel ornament

Darling Angel Christmas OrnamentThe countdown to Christmas has begun! What better way to start getting into the spirit of the season than by starting to make your decorations. Make this little angel to decorate your tree this year. She is quick and inexpensive to make, so make ten, make twenty, no! Make enough to decorate your whole tree.


bulbs with hangers

Easy Christmas Lightbulb OrnamentsHere is a Christmas Eve craft for my grandchildren to do while the adults are have appetizers and cocktails. Homemade Christmas ornaments for Nana's Christmas Tree.


An ornament of a Christmas Dog

Christmas Dog OrnamentsFun little dog ornaments, a cute gift for the dog lover and fun to do a "litter" for fund raising. I picked up different colors of garland at thrift stores and garage sales so there were a variety of colors. I even made a few girlie pooches with pink ornaments!


Three ornaments made from cinnamon and applesauce.

Making Cinnamon Applesauce Christmas...This is a page about making cinnamon applesauce Christmas ornaments. Your whole house will smell of apples and cinnamon when you make these baked dough ornaments.


Finished ornament.

Santa OrnamentEvery few years, I teach another young crafter how to make these ornaments. My niece still has the ones we made together more than 30 years ago!


Finished snowmen.

Little Snowmen Ornaments from Yogurt BottlesEverytime I drank one of the Dannon Drinkable yogurts this year I thought the bottles were shaped like little snowmen.


Tea Light Snowman Ornament

Tea Light Snowman OrnamentThis is a page about making a tea light snowman ornament. These cute little ornaments are quick and easy to make and look great on your tree.


finished snowman

Tea Light SnowmanThe flame of the battery operated tea lights make a perfect carrot nose for a snowman. With a few supplies you can make an adorable ornament!


pom pom ornament on tree

Pom Pom Christmas OrnamentThis ornament was so easy to make and would be a perfect craft for children. There are so many color choice for pom poms so it can be made to match any theme on your tree.


finished gingerbread ornaments

Felt Gingerbread OrnamentsWhen I was little my mom made me a felt gingerbread ornament. I decide to make some new ones for my kids this year. They are easy to make and you can decorate them any way you want.


Closeup of finished ornament.

Silver Starburst OrnamentsThese ornaments can be used any time of the year if you use different colors of beads and sequins and they are lots of fun to make!


Outdoor Ice Ornaments

Outdoor Ice OrnamentsWe decorated out front yard for the winter solstice last year. We made different ice ornaments and hung them on our trees.


finished reindeer 1

Cork ReindeerWe have a huge bag of corks that we bought at a resale shop, so we have been trying to put them to good use. This adorable reindeer can be used as an ornament or even just set on a table top.


Gift Box Ornaments on Tree

Folded Paper Gift Box Christmas DecorationsMake shiny gift boxes to hang on Christmas trees, easily, using simple household items like blank papers and used gift-wraps.


Plastic Lid Photo Ornament

Recycled Plastic Lid Photo OrnamentPersonalized photo ornament for the perfect gift at Christmas time.


Completed stars, one iridescent silver and one red.

Folded Paper Christmas StarsMake stars to hang on Christmas trees, easily, recycling simple household items like blank papers and used gift-wraps.


Empty cone next to a completed Santa.

Santa Tree TopperThis is a cute little Santa tree topper made from an empty thread cone from a package of Peaches and Cream crochet cotton. Inexpensive and easy to make.


Completed tree topper star.

Skewer Star Tree TopperEvery time I opened my extra utensil drawer there was this bag of wooden skewers in the way so I decided to do something with them. I added some fuzzy yarn, a tongue depressor, a cardboard tube, and hot glue and ended up with a delicate, fuzzy, tree topper.


Completed train with hanger.

Candy Train Ornament (aka "The chocolate...Little Christmas train ornament any boy or girl would enjoy.


Ruddy Reindeer Ornament

Ruddy Reindeer OrnamentI saw one similar somewhere and took it a few steps further. The kids will really have fun making this quick ornament, a great teachers' gift or how about that neighbor you want to give a little something to.


Felt Gingerbread Man Ornaments

Felt Christmas Ornament IdeasThis is a page 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.


Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Homemade Christmas OrnamentsThis is a page about homemade Christmas ornaments. 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.


Christmas ornaments made from jar rings. There are two Santas and snowman ornament.

Jar Ring OrnamentsAnother quick ornament that you can change between a snowman and a Santa.



Pinecone Christmas OrnamentsHere's a great holiday project using scrap felt pieces and a little bit of nature. The end result is a one of a kind ornament, wonderful as a small gift, or just to add to your own tree. You can also use them as tags on gifts.


red painted sled with snowflake decoration affixed to top side

Handmade Wooden Sled OrnamentThese are so very pretty when you make them yourself. This is not an easy project, but the results are stunning. It has been a tradition in my family to give the children each an ornament for Christmas to add to their collection.


Pudding ornament.

English Christmas Pudding OrnamentMake an English Pudding with a plain Styrofoam ball!


An angel pinecone Christmas ornament

Pinecone Angel OrnamentAdorn any tree with this darling angel ornament handmade and ready in minutes to spruce up your tree.


Glitter ornament.

Gold Glitter Ball OrnamentCreate glittering holiday ornament to dress up your tree. Add bow and holly leaves for finishing touches.


full length photo of finished decoration

Felt and Beads DecorationWould you like to inject a fresh feel to your holiday decorations? If so, try making something with an Asian flavour for the festive season.


three ornaments

Tree Trunk OrnamentsChristmas ornaments made out of tree trunk slices. Great craft to do as a family, kids love it!


An ornament made from a juice can lid.

Juice Lid OrnamentsThrifty, easy, and lovely to behold! Let your kids or students help decorate the tree and house this year.


completed ornament

Tassel Angel OrnamentThese darling angels will make your Christmas tree very special. With only a few craft items you can make some wonderful ornaments for your tree or some very special package trims.


Book Pocket Ornament

Book Pocket OrnamentsI am a library director and we no longer use book pockets, but I notice scrapbooking companies sell them and people use them for photos, mementos, etc. I have used this idea for a versatile, quick ornament that most any age group would enjoy.


Photo of Holiday Heart Ornament

Holiday Heart OrnamentsMake several in different colors and scatter on your tree. Easy for kids to do too. If you visit with older folk, like at convalescent homes, it is a craft most can do without help.


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