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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.