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10 Handmade Christmas Ornaments That Make Me Smile

Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Handmade Christmas ornaments are my favorite. They usually have a story. I love a good story.

Can you believe it’s November? I think it’s the weather. Seems more like May than November. Even though I feel like heading to the beach (dreaming), I’m starting to think of Christmas, especially my Christmas tree.

Christmas trees make me smile. I can’t help it, they just do. Even the Charlie Brown Christmas tree. The last couple of years I’ve made a few ornaments for the tree. They hang alongside my collection of vintage Shiny Brite ornaments.

I hand selected a few favorite handmade Christmas ornaments made by crafty friends….and me. These are the ornaments that make me smile.

Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments Petticoat Junktion s

Vintage Christmas Card Tree Ornaments from Petticoat Junktion

The Chrismas tree ornaments are featured in this month’s Country Sampler’s Christmas Decorating special edition. I made the ornaments last year.

I had a collection of vintage cards and I also ordered more from eBay. The vintage cards have so much character. The ornaments can be put together in minutes. This would be a great project for the kids. If you don’t have any vintage cards just use new!

Fun Snowman Handmade Christmas Ornament Is The Tops project by Petticoat Junktion 1

Snowman Ornaments from Petticoat Junktion

I made the Snowmen ornaments last month. Who would think of painting Ball Jar lids and adding wiggly eyes but me. The orange nose is part of an artificial flower.


No Sew Sock Penguin from Up on Tippy Toes

The penguin is adorable. You’ll be surprised when you see what’s in his belly.


Driftwood Sailboat Ornament from An Extraordinary Day

I have to say the sailboat is probably my very favorite of the bunch. I don’t know if it’s the neutral color or what but I like it.


Rustic Wood Painted Christmas Tree Ornament from Domestically Speaking

Wood rounds are popular for all kinds of DIY. I think even I could make this tree. No special painting skills required. It sure makes a statement though.


DIY Mistletoe Ornaments from The Silly Pearl

I have a soft place in my heart for felt. The mistletoe ornaments are too cute.


Hot Cocoa Mix Ornaments from Cupcakes and Crinoline

Okay, I have to say the Cocoa mix ornaments are cute but not sure I would make a cup of hot chocolate using the ingredients in the ornament.


Bottle Brush Christmas Tree Ornament from Pet Scribbles

Bottle brush trees are a win-win. Doesn’t matter what you do with them, I like it.


Birch Wood Ornaments from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Another wood slice DIY. I have got to get on the wood slice bandwagon. Anytime I see the word JOY I get a good feeling.


DIY Nativity Ornament from The Heathered Nest

I’m gaga over this ornament. So creative. Who would think to use peanuts for Baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. You have to see the tutorial.

Did those ornaments make you smile? Which was your favorite?

31 Handmade Christmas Ornament from 31 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments BLOG HOP

There were 31 of us who made ornaments in October. To see the complete list just click here….Snowman Handmade Christmas Ornament Is The Tops.

Tomorrow is Thrift Store Décor Day, Don’t miss it. I have something special for tomorrows thrifty project.

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Since I have a great love for anything “snowman”, I love the canning jar lid snowman. He is just gonna shine on my tree. That white will pop on the green branches.
    Love it!