December 04, 2008

Homemade Personalized Christmas Ornaments

Every year Miss Bonnie and I set aside an afternoon and make some homemade Christmas ornaments. A few weeks ago I went to our local craft show and I saw the perfect idea for this year's ornament. All you need is:

A container of the clear "make your own ornaments" They have either six small or 4 large. These are on sale for $2. 49 right now at Michales. I bought two boxes of six because I plan on giving them to each of my neighbors along with some yummy fudge.

Christmas ribbon of your choice (on sale at Michaels now for 99 cents).

Shredded gift basket paper in either plain or metallic. As I was doing them I found out that I could have gotten away with buying the smaller bags for this project. These were the most expensive item ~ $2.99 each. Fortunately, I had my 40% off coupon!

Letter stickers (your choice of color to coordinate with paper and ribbon). I already had these in my craft stash!

Take off the top of the ornament.

Start stuffing in paper. You will need a pen or pencil to help push the paper through the hole.

Really pack it in nice and full.

Tie ribbon at the top.

Place monogram or person's name on front, tie a piece of ribbon through the hook, and hang on the tree or give as a gift Easy, peasy!!


Happy @ Home said...

How cute!! Thanks for the tips on the sales at Michael's too. I just may have to stop there later today :-)


Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a cute idea, Susan!

Tori said...

Those are really cute! That's a great idea!

Jackie said...

Susan those ornaments are just adorable. Like Happy@ Home said I may just have to stop and give these a try.

God bless.

Anonymous said...

What a great simple idea....this is so cool!!!! interesting little gift that will bring back memories for years.


Sharon Kay said...

Susan, love your bulb idea, I have a few of the bulbs you used from last year and now I know what to do with them. I good idea and thanks for sharing with one who saves every thing.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Susan, thank you for sharing this idea with us, complete with instructions too. Our 14 year old is having a few friends over tomorrow night, I think I may get these supplies for them to make an ornament to take home.

Thank you!!



SweetAnnee said...

Oh they are lovely

a great gift for family too
fondly, deena