Handmade Holidays Nov. 30: Handmade Christmas Ornaments

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 Today is the last day of Handmade Holidays 2016! To celebrate, we leave you with a collection of awesome handmade Christmas ornaments to make as gifts or to decorate your own tree!

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Felt Ice Skate Ornament
Stephanie of Swoodson Says shares a pair of felt ice skates to sew and hang on the tree. The metallic thread and the jingle bells on the laces add some extra fun!


Set of 8 Felt Christmas Ornaments
Laura of Bugs and Fishes shared a series of eight fun and festive felt Christmas ornaments recently. Pick your favorite or sew the whole set! (Laura has a whole collection of felt ornament patterns from previous years.)


Polar Family Felt Ornament Set
Stephanie of Imagine Our Life is the queen of fun, felt projects and her polar theme ornaments do not disappoint! (Check out some of her past ornaments too!)


Hexie Ornament 
You can’t help but admire the tiny patchwork on these felt-backed hexie ornaments by Rebecca of Hugs Are Fun. While you’re there, check out her embroidery floss ornament and cross stitch ornament too!


3-D Hexie Ornament
Mollie of Wild Olive came up with another unique take on using hexies to make ornaments.  While you’re there check out her felt unicorn ornament, sweet llama ornament, and her ornamentation series for lots of ideas


Wooden Mushroom Ornament
Cheri at Tinker With This shows you how to paint these cute little mushroom ornaments. Perfect to accompany all the ever-popular woodland creatures!


Ribbon Candy Felt Ornaments
Purl Soho shares some of the sweetest projects on their blog. These ribbon candy ornaments are super quick and simple to create!


Gingerbread House Ornament
Wendi at Shiny Happy World designed this gingerbread house ornament out of her love for gingerbread houses so you can get all the colorful fun while it lasts for years!


Liberty Scrap Tree Ornaments
Anna at Noodlehead designed these tree ornaments to show off Liberty scraps but they would look beautiful displaying any of your favorite fabric scraps!


Mini Stocking Ornaments
Abby at Sew Much Ado shares these adorable mini stocking ornaments, another awesome scrap-busting project!

Related tutorials you might enjoy: 10 Favorite Christmas Ornaments, More Ornaments 2013, Woodland Ornaments, and Ornament Time 2015

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Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these prizes!
Tip: If you’re hoping to win a prize that notes “US shipping only,” include your state in your name (i.e. Beth in WA) so we can confirm residence and avoid any disappointment on your end. Shipping range is determined by the generous companies that contribute prizes.

Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way (Guided Sketchbook): Sketch, Paint, and Doodle Through One Creative Year

Author: Jennifer Orkin Lewis
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

To conquer the intimidating prospect of filling 365 blank pages, Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way is divided into monthly themes, with undated daily prompts that suggest what to draw each day. You can work through the journal from front to back, or jump around and draw whatever appeals to you at the time. Monthly themes include: a month of nature, a month of your favorite things, a month of characters, a month of print and patterns.

Jennifer Orkin Lewis (aka @augustwren) encourages experimentation with a one-page tutorial at the beginning of each month that outlines accessible ways to draw with different materials, such as ballpoint pens, colored pencils, paint, and collage. Coupled with sections of varying paper types, there is an unlimited canvas available to flourish artistically; brown craft paper pairs well with black ink and white pencil, black paper is great for white and metallic gel pens, and heavy white paper is included for painting.

The journal is not only useful as a stress-reliever and as a mode of personal exploration, but also as a way of changing visual thinking. And when completed, it will serve as a reflection of its owner.

With prompts, tutorials, and unique packaging, Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way is a must-have for those looking to sketch and doodle their way out of an inspirational rut.

Change-Up Patchwork

(US shipping only.)

Author: Nancy Zieman
Publisher: Nancy Zieman

Nine quilt designs based on the traditional 4-patch, 9-patch and square within a square, made new with a little creative flair. Learn Nancy’s speedy-and-easy process of using strips and straight stitching to make a variety of modern patchwork quilts and table runners. Use Nancy’s method to create additional designs with graph paper. Turn to the front of the book for recommended supplies, tools and tips on basic quilting techniques such as cutting fabric strips, stitching and pressing strips.

The Mighty Lucky Quilting Club Subscrition

The Mighty Lucky Quilting Club is the first monthly subscription club of its kind that focuses on challenging you with design concepts in the quilt making process. It’s like a gym membership for quilters! From playing with surface design techniques to improvised quilt (and quilting!) designs to finding inspiration …and everything in between… you’ll be challenged each month with a new skill to try, with pages of instructions, examples, and inspiration from one of your favorite quilters.

Check out our 2015 Handmade Holidays list for more fun, creative ideas.

Here are our 2016 themes:

November 29: Totally Tropical Gifts
November 28: Upcycled Gifts
November 27: Sweet Softies
November 27: Sweet Softies
November 26: Luxe Gifts
November 25: Gifts for Crafters
November 24: Gifts for Fitness Lovers
November 23: Wonderful Wreaths
November 22: Gifts for Design Lovers
November 21: Bags to Make and Give
November 20: Lacey Christmas
November 19: Gifts for Artists
November 18: Scrap Busters
November 17: Gifts for the Dapper Gentleman
November 16: Gifts for the Girl Boss
November 15: Easy to Ship Gifts
November 14: Table Runners
November 13: Gifts for the Cook
November 12: Gifts for the Entertainer
November 11: Quick and Easy Gifts
November 10: Gifts for Book Lovers
November 9: Heirloom Gifts
November 8: Fast Projects for the Holidays
November 7: Gifts for Babies and New Parents
November 6: Gifts for Geeks
November 5: Stitched and Sewn Stocking Stuffers
November 4: Gifts for Playtime
November 3: Gifts for Four-Legged Friends
November 2: Gifts for Travelers
November 1: Gifts for Students

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104 Responses to Handmade Holidays Nov. 30: Handmade Christmas Ornaments

  1. Kathryn in VA says:

    Handmade ornaments are in my to do list, so this is great.

  2. Rose in MN says:

    What a neat idea to make hexies in 3D! Love Wild Olive!

  3. Jess in WA says:

    I know someone who would love the polar animals set; will have to try it (everybody is getting ornaments for Christmas this year!)

  4. Ruth L says:

    Great ornament ideas! I’m adding a few of these to my growing to-do list!

  5. Jeanne says:

    That Gingerbread House ornament looks like a lot of fun to make…and NO Calories! 🙂

  6. Lydia in WA says:

    The polar ornaments are especially sweet. Luv thosr and the hexies too.

  7. Judy In OR says:

    Beautiful ornaments I love the ice skates.

  8. Kerry in HI says:

    Cute ornaments!

  9. Anne in Tx says:

    I’ve been waiting for this theme. It did not disappoint.

  10. Catherine in Australia says:

    I love making ornaments – quick and achievable, and I can get my daughter involved in the making! Thank you for so many new ideas!

  11. Amy in IL says:

    I love the gingerbread house ornaments.

  12. Deb Martin says:

    Love the ribbon candy idea.

  13. Marrianna says:

    I’m so grateful for this post. I’ve been looking around the Internet for handmade ornaments.

    Marrianna in Arizona

  14. Gia says:

    These ornaments are all amazing! I especially love the Liberty tree ornaments!
    And the books look fabulous! I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on Draw Everyday Draw Every Way, I can tell you!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  15. Mary Beth says:

    I love the ribbon candy ornaments!

  16. Jo says:

    Super ideas for gifts! Jo in NC

  17. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  18. Laurie in CO says:

    I really love the candy ribbon one- will try it soon.

  19. Tina says:

    Great ideas.

  20. Renea says:

    thanks for all the great giveaways.

  21. Brenda in Washington says:

    I can’t wait to try some of these ornaments – a love and weakness of mine! thanks!

  22. Judi B in VA says:

    I adore the ribbon candy ornaments! Everyone might be getting a box for Christmas!

  23. Patty in MN says:

    Ornaments can be used in so many ways . . . these all fit the bills.

  24. Ann from OH says:

    love your ideas for ornaments!
    would love to win drawing book!
    Happy Holidays!

  25. Amber says:

    so many great ideas!

  26. Cathie, CA says:

    Great ideas.

  27. Sarah J in OH says:

    I have had the ribbon candy ornament pinned for a while, thanks for reminding me to put it on my to-do list this year! Love all those sweet felt ornaments- so cute!

  28. SandyB in CA says:

    I find this post to be inspiring & fun! Looking at all the creativity gets my ideas flowing & I grab for my sketchpad. Then, going through my fabric & thread stash has me creating new quilts. So much fun!

  29. Rebecca Kuck says:

    Love love the ornaments! Especially the skate and the ribbon candy ones! Thanks!

  30. Lisa McGriff says:

    The skate ornament is so cute!!

  31. Sheri Ricker says:

    The felt gingerbread house is especially precious. Thank you so much for a whole month of fun and great ideas for making. You are so appreciated.

  32. jessicac says:

    The mushrooms would make perfect gift toppers!

  33. Kristin says:

    Some cute ideas here!

  34. Charlotte in WI says:

    Giving lots of alpaca scarves from Peru for Christmas this year, so the llama/alpaca ornament is just right to include.

  35. DeborahGun says:

    Such a great choice of ornaments – the Liberty trees are always one of my favourites!

  36. Gweneth says:

    WOW I love all of these ornaments, thanks.

  37. Donna says:

    Love these ideas! Thanks once again for a great list of things to choose from.

  38. Jayne - TN says:

    What fun! I never think to make ornaments! After seeing these, I may be rethinking that! Adorable!

  39. Monica in MD says:

    I love Christmas ornaments. I went into the ADMIN’s office yesterday and noticed she had ornaments all over her cork board. I think I’ll make her one.

  40. Beth in MI says:

    I love all of these!

  41. Linda Fleming says:

    Beautiful selection of ornaments!
    Love Wendi’s Gingerbread house and Anna’s scrappy tree!

  42. Dreams and good intentions! Lol!

  43. Marilyn in WA says:

    Those ornaments are all awesome!

  44. Stephanie S says:

    Love, love, love these! The Hexi ornament is by far my favorite.

  45. Claudia says:

    I can’t wait to try making these ornaments. I like them all.

  46. Sandy in Ohio says:

    Lots of cute ideas here!

  47. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for including my ornament! There’s a ton of fun ones on here I’ll have to try!

  48. Mandi in CO says:

    So cute

  49. Emma in FL says:

    Such cute ornaments!

  50. Charlotte in GA says:

    Love so many of these! Thanks for a great Handmade Holidays!!

  51. Beth T. in OR says:

    These are just what I’ve been needing! The perfect projects for late nights, when I’m too tired to take on a quilting project, but want to do something Christmas-y. Thank you for this, and for a month of inspiration. Once again, Sew, Mama, Sew has helped me feel less overwhelmed and more inspired.

  52. Joy says:

    I love all the festive ornaments; they will be quick gifts.

  53. Parrt says:

    Love those ice skates

  54. Kathy Slaughter Cummings says:

    Wonderful crafts! Thank you.

  55. Danielle Montague-Judd says:

    I love making ornaments! Thanks for holding the giveaways! Danielle in UT.

  56. Linda in Indiana says:

    What great books

  57. This collection of ornaments is just beautiful!!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway; I would be over the moon to receive the drawing book!
    Natalie in MD

  58. leanne says:

    so many adorable ornaments – love the little felt ornaments, especially santa !!

  59. Delia in VA says:

    The mushrooms are really fun!

  60. Bernie says:

    I love this collection – it may be my favorite. I try to make a Christmas ornament or decoration each year and there are lots of great ones to choose from here. Thanks so much!

  61. Oh my, we need to add the felt ribbon candy to our felt food collection.

    • Sandy in WA says:

      So cute, especially the gingerbread house.

  62. caroline says:

    I have really enjoyed these articles.

  63. Julie says:

    That ribbon candy brings back a lot of memories!

  64. Marian in GA says:

    So sad that this is the last post! I have really enjoyed them, thank you so much

  65. Christina in VT says:

    Love love love the mushrooms!

  66. Chris Jones says:

    I’m definitely making the little mushrooms! This will be a great project to go with the grands.

  67. Gwen in NJ says:

    Wooden mushroom ornaments has inspired me to look at craft stash and perhaps use cork for stems. I love the variety you provide us.

  68. Lee in MI says:

    The Polar ornaments are on my to make list!!!

  69. Cyrus says:

    Love the wooden mushroom ornaments!

  70. Linda in CA says:

    The little mushroom ornaments are adorable. I would love the drawing book.

  71. jackie in indiana says:

    love the little mushrooms!

  72. SS in NH says:

    I love the polar family and the felt ribbon family

  73. Ann says:

    I’ve just pulled out the felt box with the intention of using some before the end of the year, perfect timing on these charming ornament patterns!

  74. Heidi says:

    Ribbon candy brings so many childhood memories to kind! Thanks again for a great handmade holidays!!

  75. calypso says:

    The set of 8 Christmas Ornaments is so cute!

  76. Lulu says:

    Love the hexies ornament!

  77. Susan in MA says:

    Great ideas today. I would love that drawing book.

  78. Karen from Maine says:

    Such adorable ornaments! Now if there were just a grandchild in my future 🙂 There’s several I can’t wait to make–but guess I have to 🙂

  79. Wendy in MI says:

    I’m looking forward to making these.

  80. Sherry says:

    Thank you for all the wonderful holiday inspiration! sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  81. Barbara says:

    Love the Felt Ice Skate Ornament!

  82. Shannon in WA says:

    I love ornaments! I think my 8 yr old would enjoy making one for her teacher 🙂

  83. L says:

    Thanks for a great month!

  84. ElizabethD in NY says:

    Adorable! I’m thinking some of these would be great on a key ring, too. Thank you for this month of wonderful ideas!

  85. Janelle says:

    I really like these little ornaments. Some are perfect for family craft time!

  86. Cinnamom In MN says:

    I really like the ice skates. Clever.

  87. Kathy L in VA says:

    The Polar Family ornaments are so cute!

  88. Anne Marie says:

    These ornaments are all so cute – thanks.

  89. Serena says:

    The gingerbread house ornament is adorable!

  90. Kristin H says:

    So many great ornament ideas!

  91. ParisGrrl at US 09777 says:

    Love the ribbon ornaments! I’ve got a candy theme on my tree and these would fit right in.

  92. Ramona in MI says:

    So many cute ornaments! Can’t wait to make some!

  93. Eleanor says:

    Cute polar animals!

  94. amy says:

    Great prizes today! (NY)

  95. Chelsea says:

    The ribbon candy ornaments are brilliant! Can’t wait to make some.

  96. Julie from FL says:

    I love the felt candies. They are so cute.

  97. Barb B in BC says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

  98. Tracy Thompson says:

    Love the little felt decorations

  99. Tammy in SC says:

    I’ve enjoyed this year. Thanks for doing this yet again!

  100. Morgan D. in CA says:

    These ornaments are all so adorable! Can’t wait to try to make them all this holiday season!

  101. Susan M in AK says:

    Thank you for this month of great ideas!

  102. Kate in MO says:

    The polar ornaments are amazing!

  103. Alexa says:

    Beautiful ornaments! And I’m so sad November is over. I love this series every year! Great collections!

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