Simple Handmade Holiday Ornaments

The family is in town, the kids are home from school and it is time to get together with friends. Here are some terrific and quick holiday ornaments you can make or makeover old ones that were not worthy of the Christmas tree this year, fix them right up and add them to the tree or store them away for next year.  If you love the idea of handmade holiday ornaments and don’t have any to repurpose, consider picking up some on sale right after Christmas even if the color or style is not right and make them over, store them away for next year and you will have a wonderful surprise.
Woodland Deer Mason Jar Lid Ornament
mason jar cover ornaments
Gather the left over lids from your mason jars as you empty them of jellies and jams this season and try this terrific idea by Crew Member Cherry Nelson.  Rustic chic ornament ready to hang on the tree or give as a homespun treat to someone special this year made with the gorgeous “Farmhouse Christmas” tags in ivory as your main image. It is easy to create several of these with a consistent theme to hang all over your tree this year. It is indeed a Farmhouse Christmas!!! – Cherry Nelson
Extras:  Metal mason jar lid – adhesive and hot glue gun – greenery – holiday die cuts – ribbon – round punches – jute cord
mason jar lid crafts
Punch papers and art to fit inside the mason jar lid.
Layer the pieces together finding a place to slip in a jute cord, metal chain or ribbon to hang your ornament.
mason jar lid ornament
Designed By:  Cherry Nelson – blog – Instagram

 Simple Burlap Christmas Ornaments
Hi everybody! December is the time when many Christmas markets take place. Also school and preschools organize them. Every year I prepare some items for sale. This year I created some very simple stuffed ornaments made with canvas, burlap and craft paper. I had lot’s of fun creating them and also satisfaction that they all were sold.
Burlap Ornaments you can make - Glimmer Mist Red
Quick and simple – trace circles from burlap, canvas or other fabric and cut two pieces.  Mist them with Red Glimmer Mist to give them a deep rich red color and let them dry.  You can iron them if they curl up a bit.  
red glimmer mist ornamentsCut burlap stars and glue them into place onto the red canvas rounds.  Stitch them all the way around adding a bit of jute or cord to hang them.
burlap and canvas handmade ornaments
You will also want to leave a little opening to fill you ornament with a bit of stuffing or potpourri that smell like Christmas.  Finish stitching after they are stuffed.  You can switch things around a bit and create burlap with canvas stars.  Mist them or leave them natural.
burlap and canvas crafts
Another simple idea is to cut our kraft shapes and add simple, dimensional designs through stencils using 3d gloss gel. Let the art dry and you have a beautiful finished paper ornament.
simple kraft ornaments
Designed By: Zuzia Bodakowska/zuziucha – follow her blog  and Youtube
Cord-waxed cotton/red
Cord-hemp rope
gel medium-Prima
heavy gesso/white-Prima
Tools Used – sewing machine – stencil – scissors

Doilies On Burlap Ornaments 

Ann at shares with us these adorable simple ornaments.  You can buy ready made doilies, crochet your own or use paper doilies and decoupage them on.  The simple combination of burlap and white looks terrific together and works well in rustic and modern styles. 

Here is what she used:
Canvas Corp Brands Stretched Natural Burlap, 2″ x 2″ and 3″x3″
2″ crocheted doilies
hot glue sticks
Tools Used:
craft scissors
detailer hot glue gun


Ugly Ornaments Repurposed
Here is a fun, simple, and quick way to repurpose old ornaments you’re tired of. Just pull out your yummy burlap and cut squares approx to the size of your ornaments and fold it up over and tie with jute. Then decorate with embellishments and ribbons … I’m so happy how easy and pretty they turned out !
burlap wrapped ornaments
Cover them with twine or jute for another great look.
jute covered ornaments
jute ornaments for the tree
Tint the jute with Glimmer Mist – the results are stunning.
Red jute ornaments - repurposed ornament ideas
Add a simple bow and bell and add to the tree or consider it for the bow on your gifts.
burlap and ribbon ornaments or bows for rustic gifts under the tree
Designed By:  Kimberly

Christmas Chain Of Stars
DIY Christmas Ornaments - Stars
“Start with wood, MDF, paper mache or cardboard star shape.  Add your personal style by covering them with mixed media art techniques to match your tree and holiday decor” – Kyriakos 

Tools Used- Glue – Craft knife – Palette knife – scissors
painted stars
Add all over prints of paper and tissue and also piece of foil to the painted stars.
paper and tissue decoupaged stars
Add paints, mediums, mists and try some of your favorite mixed media techniques on the stars – no two have to look alike.
mixed media stars - holiday ornaments
Wrap them with jute, wire, ribbon or twine.
handmade star ornaments
Make cotton tassels to add to your ornaments.
how to make a tassel
Top with jute, charms, ribbon, lace, wire and other cool embellishments to finish the design.
diy ornament ideas
You have a collection ready for the tree, a garland or gift tags for your gifts.
collection of handmade ornaments - ornament ideas
Designed By:  Kyriakos Pachadiroglou – Blog and Instagram


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