Beautiful Handmade Christmas Ornaments to Treasure

These beautiful, personalized ornaments will grace your Christmas tree for generations.


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Dala Horse Christmas Ornament
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Dala Horse Christmas Ornament

    Show off your stitching on this tiny felt version of the traditional Swedish Dala horse.

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Fleur-de-Lis Medallion Christmas Ornament

    Mix it up! Instead of a star or angel, top your Christmas tree with a beautiful, handcrafted fleur-de-lis medallion.

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Heart-Shape Snowman Ornament

    Add a quaint homespun feel to your Christmas tree with this heart-shape snowman ornament.

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Script Star Christmas Ornament

    Not all stars have to twinkle to stand out. This understated handmade script star adds instant elegance to any Christmas tree.

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Joy Cross-Stitch Heart Ornament

    Share your joy for the season by stitching your feelings on an elongated heart-shape ornament.

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Paper-Stuffed Christmas Ornament

    A clear ornament ball stuffed with cut up pages from an old book and sheet music adds a handmade accent to any bibliophile's Christmas tree.

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Pretty Felt Partridge Ornament

    This pretty partridge ornament made of snow-white felt and colorful scraps will make a great addition to your handmade Christmas ornament collection.

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Cornucopia Ornament

    Fill these pretty Christmas cornucopias with peppermint candy and hang them on the Christmas tree, a knob on a cabinet door (as shown here), or on a door handle as a sweet gift.

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Appliqued Heart Christmas Ornament

    This red-and-white fabric ornament has an old-fashioned Pennsylvania Dutch feel. Our free downloadable pattern makes it simple to transfer the design to the felt fabric.

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Toile Ornament

    A piece of toile pattern trimmed from a dinner napkin and decoupaged onto a basic ball becomes an elegant ornament.

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Fashion Statement

    Accessorize your tree as you would your best holiday attire by including some jeweled accents. This dainty wreath is made from petite faux-pearl beads threaded on a wire bracelet form and topped with a delicate ribbon bow.

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Memory Maker

    Frame a favorite photo with Christmas paper and trims for a touch of nostalgia. Use a black-and-white photo, which will stand out against the colorful embellishments.

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Art and Science

    Shrink-art film morphs paper into an interesting embellishment. Print designs from your computer onto this special paper and bake in the oven. The heat shrinks the design but also makes the paper thicker, resulting in a plastic, chipboardlike bauble. Give the technique a whirl with this pretty ornament craft.

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Nosegay Ornament

    Fashion your tree this holiday season with a Christmas version of a cheerful May Day basket.

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Swirled Ornament

    This white ornament is breathtaking nestled among Christmas greenery.

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Painted Ornament

    Follow our step-by-step instructions to replicate this snowy winter scene on a ball ornament.

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Chandelier Ornaments

    Mix up your room decor by adding an elegant chandelier-look ornament to the Christmas tree.

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Ribbon Candy Twist Ornament

    Wow family and friends with these handcrafted retro ornaments that resemble ribbon candy.

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Embellished Ball Ornaments

    Learn how to make these crafty ornaments, then play with your own variations, combining different trims, sequins, ribbon, and felt.

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Sweet Treat

    Turn a plain papier-mache disk into an ornament that mimics peppermint candy. Paint the disk white; let dry. Then paint red swirls; let dry. Apply two or three coats of glaze, letting it dry between coats. Apply silver glitter to the edges of two cupcake liners, fold each liner in half, then accordion-fold each. Hot-glue a liner to each side of the ornament. Add a ribbon hanger with hot glue.

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Silvery Snow-Capped Christmas Ornament

    Cascading glitter gives this holiday decoration the look of a snow-capped mountain. A purchased ornament and a few common supplies are all you need to craft this beauty.

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Wooden Whimsy

    Look through scrapbooking or gift-wrap supplies with a fresh eye and you'll discover new possibilities for decoupaging wooden cutout ornaments like this whimsical stocking. A coat of ultra-shiny clear glaze gives the ornament a perfect finish.

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Christmas Ornament with Frosty Blue Swirls

    Create a standout holiday decoration by stenciling on some eye-catching spirals. The work goes quickly thanks to a simple tip for creating the paint pattern using a spiral paper punch.

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Glass Snowflake Ornaments

    Put the icing on your holiday decor with beveled-glass diamond shapes edged with metal leafing. A gold snowflake sticker in the center appears to be floating in a gilded frame.

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Ornament Flurry

    Bedazzled with beads, these pretty snowflake ornaments are made from jewelry-making supplies. Use beads in colors that match your decor, or use a combination of clear and white beads for a traditional snowflake motif.

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Chipboard Bird Ornament

    Pretty details adorn these chipboard bird ornaments. Feather your flock with coordinating papers in different patterns, and give each one a unique combination of flourishes.

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