Holiday Crafts Roundup – Ornaments

With jingle bells in the air, I’ve got my crafting on these days, and it’s like Santa’s workshop around here. K made these beaded snowflake ornaments last year (using this) and they add great sparkle to our tree – aren’t they pretty?

In a couple of weeks winter break will start, which means loads and loads of extra time with K. I’ve been gathering a jillion craft and diy ideas and thought I would feature a few of my favorites every week – it’ll be an easy reference for me for those moments when screechings of “I’m bored!!” begin. Some of these may be a bit advanced for very little ones, but would be fun ideas for a crafty party with grown-up friends.

For this week, I’ve scoured the net for handmade ornament inspiration!


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I love the idea of bringing nature inside of a glass ornament and how beautiful are those ombre ones?


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Every tree deserves some bling. I think the miniature tinsel wreaths en masse would be so darling.


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Give me a piece of felt, and I can happily craft for hours. I especially like these two – one for the kirigami-inspired style and the other for the unexpectedly cute humor.


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These gorgeous wooden ornaments are by artist Leise Dich Abrahamsen and are so inspirational! I wouldn’t copy it exactly of course, but it would be fun to make balsa wood ornaments with movable joints. And those washi tape + toothpick stars are too sweet.


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There’s something intensely satisfying about shaping ornaments by hand out of clay or dough. The added bonus of the gingerbread (1) and cinnamon/applesauce (3) cookie ornaments is that your house will smell cozy and delicious. And the clay feather! Must absolutely make.

I hope these inspire you too and I’ll be back tomorrow afternoon with the Happy Friday outfit!

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