Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Designer, Kristine McKay shares five ideas for creating handmade ornaments that will personalize your Christmas tree.

Visit Kristine’s website at www.kmckaydesigns.com for templates and more complete instructions.

1. Take an inexpensive solid Christmas ball ornament and wrap it with adhesive flocking, add rhinestones, and sheer ribbon to create an elegant ornament in just minutes. I got this idea from my favorite scrapbook magazine Scrapbook Trends.

2. Use small frames such as this metal one from Pressed Petals. Add favorite family photos, punch a hole through the top, and string ribbon through.

3. Use basic chipboard pieces from Christmas collections as ornaments by simply punching a hole at the top and threading ribbon through.

4. Create mini ornaments by printing out vintage pics; punch out with a 1 1/2″ paper punch and adhere onto a 11/2″ wooden circle. Paint the edges if desired. Decopauge and add glitter. Punch a hole at the top and use floral wire to create swirled hook. For an added touch, decorate a small box to store ornaments in. It would make an easy inexpensive gift.

5. Advent ornaments 1-12 for the 12 days of Christmas. These are created with clear plastic pockets that I found at the Scouting Office. They are used to hold merit badges and the top slips over the buttons on their uniform. You can create 12 ornaments and in the back of each pocket place an activity to do each day. Such as favorite Christmas story, Share your favorite Christmas memory, sing your favorite Christmas song, etc.

Kristine McKay enjoys paper crafting and all things creative, and she loves to share her inspiration with other women.

For more great ideas and to read more about Kristine’s creative musings, you can visit her website at www.kmckaydesigns.com.

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