Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Homemade Christmas Crafts: Easy Ornaments with Craft Supplies on Hand

I used to love making ornaments
like these when I was a little girl.

My own little girls like making them too!

Just fold some lace "accordian style"
string it on pipe cleaners with some beads
and you've got festive little
wreaths and candy canes to hang on the tree or in a sunny window!

When the weather outside is frightful...
we craft.

We've been making
pushpin and bead ornaments


Pom-pom and
rainbow yarn
garland for the trees.

simple crafts
for these quiet days
before Christmas.

I will be taking a blogging break
for a few days to enjoy
the holidays with my little family.

Wishing you all a very safe
and Merry Christmas!


EntertainingMom said...

the pushpin and bead ornaments are truly spectacular!

danita said...

the beads and pins ornament is just wow! amazing!

vanessa said...

The pom pom garland is so cute! I love it.

villager said...

My mother made wreath ornaments much like your first photo. I've been making Christmas ornaments since I was a kid (many years ago). It is great you are passing on the tradition to your girls!

artsy_momma said...

Oh wow! I totally forgot about making those 1st ornaments as a child... thanks for bringing back fun memories!

Rebecca said...

LOVE the pushpin ornament!

Cop Mama said...

I love the bead ornaments. I use to make these when I was a kid, but I forgot about them until now! Thanks for sharing!

Stopped over from SITS! Merry Christmas!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love the pushpin one! Merry Christmas!

Anne @ Floralshowers Crafts said...

Hey, Thanks so much for following me over at FloralShowers.com! And also for your comment! I hope you do make stories on CD! Aren't Mac's wonderful. ha ha. Anyhow, I have loved browsing your blog. So cute! I'll be checking back in for some more cute ideas. (absolutely LOVE that "pinned" ornament with the beads. ahhhh! =) Merry Christmas (a day late!)

Jerusalem said...

love the pom pom garland! thanks for popping in at my blog this week! hope your Christmas was merry and bright!

Our Little Family said...

Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog! I got so excited to see it, since I absolutely love and adore your blog and all the creative things you do with your girls. I remember the night I "found" your blog, I think I spent a good couple of hours reading every single post. You are an amazing inspiration!!!

Bridgett said...

So pretty!

Merry Christmas to you and your family (a few days late)!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. That pushpin ornament is awesome! I love it. How pretty. All of those ideas are so simple and cute. Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

w said...

love them. my oldest daughter decided to make an ornament this year - on her own.

it's a piece of construction paper. that has the word "christmas" written on it (by her teacher).

it's up on our tree. and she's quite proud of it.

visiting from sits... though i see you're also a fellow etsian!

The Activity Mom said...

I just wanted to ask your permission to link to your upcycled puzzle and to use your picture on one of my weekly Baby Activity posts (for 1-16). Let me know! Thanks =)

pink and green mama said...

Hi Activity mom!!

Yes absolutely, as long as I get the credit with a link back to me I love it when my projects are featured on other blogs!! : )

pink and green mama

The Activity Mom said...

Hi again,
I got your comment about the capes. YES I made that one by myself. =) B LOVES it!!! I used the tutorial that I linked to for the basic shape and measurements. SUPER easy! Good luck! =)


Yarni Gras! said...

I love these child friendly ornaments!

gina said...

I love that pom pom and yarn garland- I might adapt that for Valentine's Day!!

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