Homemade Christmas Ornament Roundup

Good morning! Can you believe it is almost the middle of November already? That seems so crazy! Now is the time to create some new ornaments for your Christmas Tree. Have you ever hosted an ornament party or attended one? I think that would be a lot of fun.

I went back through the blog to look at what ornaments I have made throughout the years. I was surprised at how many there were! There are lots of different ideas and skill levels to choose from. I hope you find something to inspire you!

Paper Pinecone Ornament-This was one of my first ornaments I made for the blog. I still hang this one on my tree and love how it turned out. It does take a bit more time, but it was so worth it.

Faux Deer Ornament-This ornament was made for a fellow blogger and was the first Ornament Exchange I participated in. It was always fun to create a special gift for someone else.

Glittering Silver Sequin Ornament– This was one of my first ornaments, hence, the blurry pictures. This one takes a bit more time, but it’s not difficult. It’s very pretty on the tree!

From Sea Urchin to Jellyfish Ornament– Here is another one from the Ornament Exchange. I made this one for a fellow coastal lover!

Wooden Buoy Ornament– More coastal! This one I made for my own tree and love how they turned out!

Wire Star Ornament– Lauren and I made this one together and would be a great one to make with your kids.

Seashell and Driftwood Ornament– Here is another ornament for the Ornament Exchange. It was so fun to make one and to receive one!

Minnie Mouse Wooden Bead Ornament-Here is a fun one for all the Disney lovers!

Nautical Inspired Seashell Ornament– This is the last one I made for the Ornament Exchange. I always make an extra for myself too. 🙂

Christmas Cat Ornament– Lauren made this one last year. Perfect for the kids and for cat lovers!

Wow! That’s a lot of ideas for you! I hope you found something to inspire you! I added some links below to some craft items you may need or want to purchase. We are an affiliate for Amazon, so we earn a little commission on anything you purchase, at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for being our faithful followers!!

Star Wire Ornament

Hello everyone!  Here is a post from last year. Hope you enjoy!

This is a super simple project that my mom and I put together with the short amount of free time that we have had.  Hope that you enjoy!

First of all, gather your supplies. You will need 2 gauges of wire, 20-24 gauge and a thicker one, around 18 gauge. You also need your cookie cutter and wire cutters.

Star Wire Ornament Christmas 2016

Start by making a loop at the end of the thicker wire. I used a pencil and wrapped around it. Secure the end by wrapping it back around the wire.

Star Wire Loop Ornament Christmas 2016

Now you can wrap the wire around the cookie cutter. I ended up wrapping twice, just to make it stronger, but once will probably be enough. You want to be able to push it into the corners and around edges.

Star Wire Wrap Christmas Ornament 2016

Once it is wrapped, secure it by wrapping around the part where the loop is. Then you can remove it from the cookie cutter. Cut off any excess with the wire cutters.

Star Wire Outline Christmas Ornament 2016

Now for the fun part! Start wrapping wire around the star shape. This is where you use the thinner wire. I just kept wrapping around all different ways until I felt like it was finished.

Star Wire Wrapping Christmas Ornament 2016

This will look so pretty on the tree! You could pick different colored wire too, like copper or gold.  I tied a sheer white ribbon around the top. I did try with with a heart shape too, but it didn’t have enough edges to keep the wire in place. Too bad, because it would have looked really cute :(.

Star Wire Finished Christmas Ornament 2016

 

wire star ornament sheer bow

star wire ornament on tree

Aren’t these cute?  They are so simple and are a quick and easy project.  Hope that you all have a wonderful week before Christmas!

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