Attach a strand of string or wool to the base of a plastic or foam ornament with hot glue and then wrap, switching colors as you like. A pink, orange and gray palette provides a welcome alternative to red and green.
String and Brass Tacks
Raid your cabinets and drawers to dress up plain Styrofoam balls. Kitchen twine looks rather rustic, and studded tacks add a glam serious factor.
Adopt a white Christmas theme and keep things monochrome. The details on these folded doves pop even more in a neutral hue.
Look back on the year’s best moments with homemade photo ornaments. They’ll cover a tabletop tree in no time; just print, mount and glue on ribbon. Get ready for the nostalgia.
What you’ll need: ribbon ($6, amazon.com)
Don’t forget the trees outside. A frozen treat attracts blue jays and goldfinches even in the wintertime, but the cookie-cutter shape looks at home indoors too.
Even the laziest crafter can stick letters on generic ornaments. Spell out “joy,” “peace” or other short words to use up the rest of the alphabet. And don’t forget a red felt hat as a tribute to Saint Nick.
Get homemade tree trimmers courtesy of a kid’s craft project. Follow the instructions and then cut out the silhouettes using heavy-duty scissors.
What you’ll need: paint set ($9, amazon.com)
Don’t throw out those gift- wrapping scraps just yet. Fill glass ornaments with ribbon curls or colorful confetti. If there’s no more room on the tree, make ornaments to match your tablescape.
These mini hoops require zero embroidery skills. Just iron on three different designs (a tree, reindeer and star) to fake pretty needlework.
What you’ll need: embroidery hoop ($14 for 6, amazon.com)
A red-and-white theme inspired this quartet of decorations. Use actual candy to create edible garlands and a crimped ornament, or copy the color palette on cookie-cutters and Christmas rosettes.
For more ornament ideas click good housekeeping. This site is so great and includes so many of the ornaments that I am going to add to my tree. Another great perk is that they will be one of a kind. Yes it is true that tons of other people have probably made these ornaments but everybody makes them differently and that is so wonderful!
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