Monday, July 9, 2012

Christmas in July ornaments

Truth be told, I work on ornaments year round. I am always finding new ornaments to make and I love decorating my tree. I usually put my tree up after Halloween. Here is a picture of the tree from last year. I made the tree skirt too, and the little sock snowman. Here is how to make the snowmen http://smallfryandco.blogspot.com/2010/01/sock-snowman-tutorial.html and the Christmas Tree skirt http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2011/12/tutorial-overdyed-patchwork-tree-skirt-win-every-color-of-rit-dye/ in case you were interested.



I took out some ornaments to photograph for this post and my husband got worried that the tree was going up tonight O.o

Like these clothespin snowflakes http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2011/12/clothespin-snowflakes-handmade-ornament.html I love her website, such beautiful things.


I painted them teal because I think that they will match my black Christmas tree and most of my ornaments on it are purple (my fave color). I need to get more clothespins, three doesn't seem like enough even though they are rather large and my tree is small. I set it on my dining room table to keep it away from my dog and cats.

I also made these right after Christmas, with my abundant supply of sheet music paper and some glass ornaments I picked up for $.50 a box at Dollar Tree (half off after Christmas). That cute little bell was made by a co-worker for me years ago. Here is the tutorial to make them http://www.iheartnaptime.net/sheet-music-craft/




Here are some hot air balloon ornaments that I made, these were super fun to make. These take some ornaments that maybe you even have on hand and I used spray painted pop caps for my basket. I happened to have everything on hand except the paint for the caps. Here is the tutorial to make these http://www.thecheesethief.com/2011/12/how-to-make-hot-air-balloon-ornament.html


These are made from toilet paper rolls and pipe cleaners. Here is the tutorial to make those http://spoonful.com/crafts/retro-ornaments


These are popsicle sticks spray painted white and pony beads glued on.....These look better on the tree.


This is simply beads, buttons, flowers and leaves strung on wire. Here is the video tutorial for that one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbXgZJ85NrE


Here is a Grinch ornament made from pipe cleaners, a pill bottle and cotton balls. http://familycrafts.about.com/od/treeornaments/a/GrinchinChimneyOrn.htm



I made these with wood spools from Micheal's and embroidery floss.


These are made from the metal parts of the clothespins linked together. Here is how to make them http://lifeontheridgeside.blogspot.com/2010/12/clothespin-spring-star-ornament.html


Here are some that I am planning to make, maybe with Peter Pan or another Disney/Pixar character/characters. http://www.favecrafts.com/Ornaments/DIY-Vintage-Santa-Ornament/ml/1# 





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