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Handmade Christmas Ornaments

In last week’s round up we looked at some gorgeous Christmas wreaths.  It started me thinking about the other many wonderful crafts that are made, especially at this time of year.  So this post today is for all the crafties out there.

We are dedicating the post solely to taking a peek at some handmade Christmas ornaments.  There is a selection of eight crafts for you to browse, so make yourself comfortable.

Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Collection of 8 handmade Christmas ornaments:

Would you like to learn how to make those beautiful glass ornaments filled with snow?  This Christmas bauble by Blissfully Ever After gives you a step by step tutorial to do just that.  The end result is something pretty stunning, yet surprisingly so easy to do.  I love the addition of the words inside the baubles too, it really adds to the finishing touch!

Ideas for homemade Christmas gifts DIY

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without Santa, so I had to include something Santa related in this round up of handmade Christmas ornaments!  This Santa bauble by by Parent Pretty fits the bill perfectly.  This tutorial will help you make any kind of glitter bauble you choose, but I do love the Santa belt look on this one.  It is really cheeky and you can just imagine Santa popping up from behind it!!


I do love gingerbread men, and they make absolutely gorgeous ornaments.  So would you like to know how to make them yourself? Pop over to Craftberry Bush  for the tutorial to make these gorgeous little fella’s.  How adorable would these look hanging from the tree!


Once again Positively Splendid have come up with another great craft idea and this time it is a Christmas list from the kids.  I love how these lists are personalized with photos and the tutorial on the blog shows just how easy they are to make.  They would make a lovely keepsake to look back on in years to come.

mod podge metal tag christmas list photo ornament-3

These handmade Christmas ornaments by Honeybear Lane are simply adorable.  They are only the same lines as the Christmas wish list above, but a different spin on the design.  I love the simplicity of the design, yet the kids would still be so excited about them. A reel of Christmas wishes is the perfect ornament to hang to the tree and can be personalized however you want.


These singing angels by Zing Zing Tree  look very typical of the kind of ornament I used to make as a kid, so I’m sure there would be lots of budding crafters out there who would love to make them too.  They are a great school holiday Christmas activity and you could make a whole choir!

Handmade Christmas ornaments singing angels

Snow globes are always popular at Christmas which is why I had to pick this waterless snow globe by Sweet Something Designs.  This is definitely a Christmas project that the kids can get involved with and the end result is a magical Christmas ornament.

Handmade Christmas ornaments snowglobe

Don’t you just love handmade Christmas ornaments that look expensive but are actually very budget friendly?  This punched tin ornament by The Thinking Closet has just that effect.  It looks like a work of art and truly something that would look stunning with the lights flickering through it.  Yet it really is just made from a tin can!  This is an awesome tutorial, so go and check it out!


Are you a fan of handmade Christmas ornaments?  What is the favourite thing that you like to make?

I think you will agree that sometimes the simple things are the best and this selection goes to prove that.  These ideas are not just for the super crafty people, as most of them are incredibly easy to do.  Simply follow the step by step tutorials and see what happens!

I hope that this selection of handmade Christmas ornaments has given you the inclination to create something for yourself! Enjoy your Christmas decorating 🙂

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Thanks for reading

Catherine x

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6 Responses to Handmade Christmas Ornaments

  1. Jane @ Devoted Sonriser December 2, 2013 at 1:05 am #

    This came at the perfect time, because we just got our tree up and will be decorating it today, but we don’t have very many ornaments yet. I’ll definitely be browsing through these sites later today! Thank you!

    • Catherine Holt December 2, 2013 at 9:39 am #

      How exciting Jane…you could fill your Christmas tree with a selection of handmade ornaments 🙂 These tutorials are so easy to follow, and we would love to see what you create 🙂

  2. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet December 2, 2013 at 5:45 am #

    Catherine! Thanks so much for featuring my punched tin ornament tutorial. I’m honored to be included in this fine collection of handmade Christmas ornaments. Pinning your round-up to share with my followers!

    • Catherine Holt December 2, 2013 at 9:40 am #

      Your very welcome Lauren. Your tin caught my eye…it is so incredibly pretty and I know my readers will love this one!!

  3. Bizzy Mom December 8, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    Now we know what we’re getting everyone! We’re saving money and doing all homemade this year. So the cookies in a jar are our gifts for teachers and neighbors. And we’re making ornaments and snow globes for the grandparents. Thank you for all the ideas!

    • Catherine Holt December 8, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

      Sounds fantastic 🙂 Would love it if you could share a picture on our Facebook Page. Happy Christmas crafting 🙂

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