Unique Ornaments to Craft for Christmas

Keep these handmade Christmas ornaments for yourself or use them as one-of-a-kind gifts.


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Heart-shaped ornaments
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Heartfelt Ornaments

    Spread your love this holiday season with heart shapes that brighten a bowl, your tree, or gift packages. Iron-on fabric scraps and a few embroidery stitches make the designs easy to craft in multiples.

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Sheet Music Ornaments

    Add a musical note to your Christmas tree with these quick-to-craft paper ornaments. All you need is some sheet music, some thread, and our helpful pattern.

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Beaded Beauties

    Make plain glass ball ornaments pop with beads and buttons. Place a rubber band around a glass ball ornament so it's slightly below the desired bead and button position. Secure small beads and buttons to the ornament with 5-minute epoxy, using the rubber band as a guide. Let the epoxy set; remove the rubber band.

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Tussie-Mussies

    Tiny bouquets of fresh flowers will give your tree an old-fashioned look.

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Stunning Silhouette

    Old-fashioned silhouettes are popular once again. Using a photo as a guide, trace a silhouette onto black paper and cut it out. Line the back of a small frame with decorative paper, then glue the silhouette on top. Hang with a pretty ribbon.

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Festive Facets

    Papier-mache goes from plain to pretty in minutes. Paint a six-sided ornament with blue or sage crafts paint; let dry, Dry-brush the ornament with silver paint; let dry. Turn the ornament upside down so the string is at the bottom; tie on a crystal. Glue ribbon down the middle of each side. Allow one of the ribbons to make a loop on the ornament top for the hanger.

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Flights of Fancy

    Detailed with glittery scroll wings and rhinestone eyes, these chipboard birds alight as fanciful trims on your Christmas tree.

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Bird Ornament

    Browse a clip-art library to find images of birds, and transfer them onto fabric to make a flock of ornaments for the tree.

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Crocheted Snowflake

    Create a playful display on your tree with lighthearted ornaments like this retro-inspired crocheted snowflake.

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