Now that the big meal is eaten and leftovers are being nibbled on, shopping is a distant memory, gather round to spend time crafting Christmas ornaments with the family.
Not too long ago some blogging friends and I did an ornament exchange. We had so much fun. I thought today is the perfect day for you to gather up your crafting supplies and make some ornaments to give as gifts, spruce up a package and of course for your tree.
Ideas range from rustic to elegant and everything in between. So grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, put on the Christmas music and start writing down the supplies you need. And spend time crafting Christmas ornaments with the family and create beautiful memories.
Starting off with the one I made I will show you an ornament for all skills and styles. Creating ornaments from little clay pots is one of my passions and I do it every year. This year I made a little red car with a tree on the top.
Erlene from My Pinterventures created these lovely ornaments from embroidery hoops. Aren’t they just the prettiest embroidery hoops?
You know Terri from Christmas Tree Lane really gets into Christmas and created a beautiful ornament using mirror paint. Don’t they look like vintage ornaments?
Now who doesn’t love chalkboard? Amanda – The Kolb Corner made the sweetest little chalkboard ornament. Can’t you see this on a package?
And here is another chalkboard ornament created by Kati of Houseful of Handmade. I just adore these little chalkboards.
Home on the Corner, Pamela made this little deer head ornament. How clever.
Staying with the deer theme, Jelica, who writes at A Pretty Fix shows you her version which is precious.
Robin of Redo It Yourself Inspirations created a lovely ornament from walnut shells. It is so elegant with a rustic look.
Now if you live in a coastal area and have collected driftwood you too can make the little trees that Kim of Made in a Day created. And if you don’t live by the beach you can order bags of driftwood from various stores. What a nice memory of a beach vacation.
And every tree needs a fireplace. Isn’t it cute? Christene certainly is creative – Keys to Inspiration
Maureen’s blog is Red Cottage Chronicles, aren’t the 2 turtle doves sweet? I love bling for my Christmas tree and the gold does it.
I love Christmas ornaments, each and every one. Sherry – Olives -n- Okra made this star that looks like an antique. It has such a old world look and seems to tell a story.
Spend Time Crafting Christmas Ornaments With The FamilyShirley, Intelligent Domestications came up with this adorable Santa from a mason jar lid. I adore Santa ornaments, why not a little tree filled with different Santa’s.
And for a coastal Santa look what Beverly made. Her blog is Across the Blvd. Another wonderful idea to use the vacation mementos.
Our Crafty Mom, Michelle came up with this ornament from a wood slice. I love how she combines the rustic wood slice with the pretty china.
I was so lucky to have Emily, Two Purple Couches be my partner in the ornament exchange. The mason jar ring wreath ornament is gorgeous. I love its delicacy and elegance.
The Santa Star is so precious. And you can use scrap material which it a great idea. It was created by Donna of Two Chicks and A Mom. And it can be another addition to the Santa tree.
This snowball is the best one I have ever seen, Nicki of Sweet Parrish Place made it from pom poms. It looks so soft and cuddly.
Create and Babble‘s Jeanie fired up the saw and made wooden stars. I hope she inspires you to try to make these. I know I want to give it a try because every tree needs stars.
Aren’t the little snowman cute? Love them! Sherry of Savvy Apron shows you how easy they are to make. They are adorable.
Erin who writes at Suburban Simplicity, made the book page ornament. I love this idea. I can see using the pages of a favorite book.
Megan of C’mon Get Crafty came up with a darling snowman. They would make good place cards and the guests will have a nice little gift to take home.
I hope you enjoyed looking at all of the wonderful handcrafted ornaments made by these very talented ladies. That you have been inspired and will take time from the hustle and bustle of the season and Spend Time Crafting Christmas Ornaments With The Family. Create good memories that will be shared year after year. I love pulling out the Christmas decorations each year and as I put ornaments on the tree I will think of who gave it to me and the meaning of it. Merry Christmas