Dala Horse Christmas Ornament
Fleur-de-Lis Medallion Christmas Ornament
Show off your stitching on this tiny felt version of the traditional Swedish Dala horse.
Heart-Shape Snowman Ornament
Mix it up! Instead of a star or angel, top your Christmas tree with a beautiful, handcrafted fleur-de-lis medallion.
Script Star Christmas Ornament
Add a quaint homespun feel to your Christmas tree with this heart-shape snowman ornament.
Joy Cross-Stitch Heart Ornament
Not all stars have to twinkle to stand out. This understated handmade script star adds instant elegance to any Christmas tree.
Paper-Stuffed Christmas Ornament
Share your joy for the season by stitching your feelings on an elongated heart-shape ornament.
Pretty Felt Partridge 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.
This pretty partridge ornament made of snow-white felt and colorful scraps will make a great addition to your handmade Christmas ornament collection.
Appliqued Heart Christmas 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.
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.
A piece of toile pattern trimmed from a dinner napkin and decoupaged onto a basic ball becomes an elegant ornament.
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.
Art and Science
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.
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.
Fashion your tree this holiday season with a Christmas version of a cheerful May Day basket.
Follow our step-by-step instructions to replicate this snowy winter scene on a ball ornament.
Ribbon Candy Twist Ornament
Mix up your room decor by adding an elegant chandelier-look ornament to the Christmas tree.
Embellished Ball Ornaments
Wow family and friends with these handcrafted retro ornaments that resemble ribbon candy.
Learn how to make these crafty ornaments, then play with your own variations, combining different trims, sequins, ribbon, and felt.
Silvery Snow-Capped Christmas Ornament
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.
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.
Christmas Ornament with Frosty Blue Swirls
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.
Glass Snowflake Ornaments
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.
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.
Chipboard Bird Ornament
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.
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.