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Before you know it, Christmas/ Hanukkah/ Kwanzaa/ Solstice will be here. Actually, if some of the department store windows are to be believed, Christmas got here about 3 weeks ago.

In any case, what better way to take a step back from the holiday shopping madness than to make some festive holiday ornaments at home with your loved ones. Here are 10 great ideas to get you started.

1. Amy Butler fabric ornament and tree topper featured in Blueprint. If you get the chance, check out the latest issue of Blueprint - there's a picture tour of Amy Butler's House.

2. Button Wreath Ornament from marthastewart.com. I really like this one because after the holiday you can simply re-purpose the buttons.

3. Ribbon pine cone ornament from WhipUp. More traditional but very clever.

4. Polymer clay ornament from craftster. Classy.

5. Mitten ornament from the Feathered Nest. Made with felt, ribbon and glitter - infinite possibilities for customization.


6. Pink ball ornaments, also from craftster. Super girly with satin cord and beads.

7. Embroidered felt ornament from Sunshine Creations (Via Craft). Use cookie cutters as templates for cute ornaments.

8. Fun clay menorah from the DIY Network. I love that the candles are stuck into people's mouths.











9. Papier mache Kwanzaa bowl from Holiday Arts and Crafts. So much cooler that the papier mache I made as a kid.

10. Kwanzaa kinara (candle holder) from Better Homes and Gardens. The same techniques could be used to make a menorah.

Happy holiday decorating!

  • mcsam

    I am looking for a pattern or how-to on how to make a Vietnamese Button Star Ornament.
    Much like the bead n' button star pattern here but without beads & wire; it's all buttons and stitched together.
    Anyone...?

    Reply
  • glgzk

    Hi~
    I wish I had these instructions, too. I've seen them but haven't figured out the how-to. Please let me know if you receive the instructions. I'll keep looking, too.
    Blessings


  • Dee

    Does anyone know how to make animal heads using Satin Balls. We have 1 that belonged to my husbands Grandmother but would like different patterns as well as how to make that one.

    Reply
  • Avinsh

    It was nice going through it. keep it up the good work.
    –thanks–
    picture framer glasgow

    Reply
  • aprilornament

    wow, what great ideas I can't wait to try out some of these ideas.

    Reply
  • marliesc

    Cool, I am always looking for inspiration and would like to add another link to my own design of a star ornament made with beads, buttons and wire: http://www.mcuniverse.com/Christmas-Beaded-Star.1748.0.html

    Reply
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