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
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
Materials Used :
Mini or Small Clothespins
Extras: Metal mason jar lid – adhesive and hot glue gun – greenery – holiday die cuts – ribbon – round punches – jute cord
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.
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.
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.
Cut 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.
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.
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.
Tools Used – sewing machine – stencil – scissors
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