For the past couple of years, I’ve handmade some ornaments for each of the members of our family. It’s been a fun tradition that I look forward to continuing for the years to come. Some i love, others not so much. whatever.
This year, since I’ve been using a ton of vinyl and my cricut, I just bought a box of 12 shatter-proof ball ornaments, and vinyl-ed their names across the front.
Simplest idea, but I love them.
I bought enough to make some for my neighbors kids, too
I love the bright fun colors, and I guess I just am obsessed with letters and words for decorations these days, so why not hang them on the Christmas tree as well?
Here are some examples of home-made ornaments from years past:
Snowman hands: love this one. We just painted everybody’s hand white, and slapped it on a clear ball. Then we decorated with puff paint circa 1985. these are some of my favorites!
Felt, lowercase monogrammed ornaments, with a touch of stuffing in the middle. Each person has a different color, and I love that it brightens up the tree.
and lastly, just a clear ball ornaments stuffed full of all of my red & green ribbon scraps I could muster. My kids stuffed them in, and then when it was full, I tied a bow on top and called it good.
Do you make your own ornaments? Please, share and give me some ideas for future use!!!
ps…i know I’m from Seattle, so it’s a little embarrassing, but…one day we’ll rock a real tree!