Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Christmas Ornaments

We like to wait until the Friday after Thanksgiving to begin pulling out the Christmas decorations around here. However, it's totally ok to work on crafty Christmas creations. 

Last year about this time, I was busy creating ornaments. The first two had been in my to-craft pile for awhile. The wooden train was a kit we picked up on our trip to Alaska in the summer of 2018, and it went together fairly quickly.

The Humpty Dumpty was actually pieces of the base of a lamp from Robbie's childhood. The lamp was in pretty bad shape, so I had him take it apart and save the pieces of Humpty Dumpty that were spread out along the lampstand. I glued them together, touched up the paint, and added the flower and ornament hanger.

Next, (based on inspiration from Pinterest) I created some personalized ornaments using ribbon, twine, and Scrabble tiles.

Then I participated in a free online event with a variety of teachers and created quite a few more ornaments - painted balls, scalloped circles, and paper stars.

I had also noticed quite a few pandemic themed ornaments online, so I decided to turn one of the scalloped circles into our own personalized memento for the year 2020. Here's a look at the front and back.

The free Ornamentally Yours event is hosted by Lindsay Ostrom and is scheduled again this year with all new ornaments and a great line up of teachers, including Shimelle. Click HERE to join the Facebook group and participate this coming weekend (October 12-14).

I've actually already created a few ornaments for this year after seeing some FUN button trees while scrolling on the internet several weeks ago. I pulled out a variety of buttons and love the way these wonky trees look. 

They kind of remind me of Whoville! What do you think?


  1. I think you've been exceptionally busy - fabulous!

  2. Your button ornaments do remind me of Whoville. What a fun way to use up all those buttons.

  3. I'm a fan of the button trees. We have a variety of homemade ornaments on our tree, but there's only one that I made, and it's 48 years old--made the first year we were married!

  4. Loving the button trees. Reminds me of a little resin figure in my studio with stacks of buttons for arms and legs.

  5. Gosh, you've been busy - such a lot of incredible creativity here. I especially like your scalloped tree ornaments.


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