Friday Favorites–Christmas Ornaments

We’re getting our tree this weekend, so I have ornaments on the brain.  I try to add a new one or two each year, but I can never bring myself to get rid of any.  I’m either going to need a bigger tree or a taller ceiling.

When my kids were small, AOL was at it’s peak.  They were sending us a CD once a week, trying to get us to sign up for their service.  I could never bring myself to throw them away, thinking they would be perfect for a future craft project.  We used a few of them over the years, but I really wish I would have seen Helenismos’ Quilted CD Ornaments before I tossed the rest.

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I already made one of these Yarn Stocking Hat ornaments by Craft Elf.  They’re really cute and would be a great kid project.  Just make sure you read all of the directions, instead of trying to finish it without completing all the steps.  I don’t know who would do something like that.

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I. Have. To. Make. This.  We have ornaments representing the interests of everyone in my family, but I don’t think I have any sewing-related ornaments.  I love this Cute as a Button Ornament from Zakka Life.  I need a whole tree of them, in every color of felt I can find.

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This Royal Icing ornament from Food Mayhem looks so delicate, which is kinda what I like about it.  This is a top-of-the-tree ornament, so the kids won’t break it and the dog won’t eat it.

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This is actually a pattern that’s available for purchase from Rosie Little Things.  I can’t even tell you how much I love the red coat.  In fact, I wish it came in my size, complete with the mittens.

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I just like how these Paper Mache ornaments from Blue Cricket Design look.  That simple.  This would be a great way to repurpose old, scratched up ornaments.

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I try not to include something from Martha Stewart in every one of these things, but there’s a reason she became a bajillionaire by making stuff.  This Button Wreath ornament would be another good one to make with the kids and the color options are just about endless.

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I had to include these Mason Jar Lid Ornaments from Fun on a Dime because I remember having something like this on our tree growing up.  I think ours had photos of us in the middle, but I like the idea of using old Christmas cards.

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Anyone who sews has fabric scraps.  Unless you’re making big rectangles.  A few of those scraps and a foam ball and you have this cute fabric ornament from Jody on WhipUp.

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Argyle was popular for a while in the 80’s.  I don’t think I ever let it, or plaid, go.  No, I’m not sitting here in my neon tank, off-one-shoulder Flashdance shirt, zipper-ankle jeans and legwarmers.  You can’t see me, right?  Like everything I just listed, I think argyle is back and I couldn’t be happier.  This Argyle Applique ornament from So September is both current and nostalgic, making it a perfect fit on my tree.

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