Handmaking The Holidays: Handmade Ornament Round-Up

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I have some amazing news for you!! Well, I think it’s kind of amazing anyway.

handmaking the holidays with muse of the morning

Last year, I tried to do a blog series called Handmaking the Holidays over at HerbNGrowth. I’m going to do it again this year! It was fun last time, but this year is going to be even better because I am being joined by 3 other awesome bloggers!

For the next 5 weeks, we are going to present some amazing tutorials and round ups for this holiday season, to help you find some amazing projects! The other wonderful bloggers joining me are:
Melissa from Love Bug Living
Heather from Feather’s Flights
Sandee from In The Hills of North Carolina

I think these ladies happen to have awesome blogs and they’ve got some really great ideas, so I hope you will check them out and join us all while we handmake the holidays this year!

I’m going to link to all the posts here as they are created, so you’ll have a handy place to come back and look. We have a lot of really fun things planned, so I hope you’ll stick around!

Post 1: Handmade Ornament Round Up by Me, of Muse of the Morning
Post 2: Biased Apron Tutorial by Feather’s Flights
Post 3: Stocking Stuffer Round-up by Lovebug Living
Post 4: Chocoholic Framed Gift from Sandee at In The Hills of North Carolina
Post 5: Handwriting Quote Pages For Christmas from me!
Post 6: 9 Gift Ideas for Boys for Handmaking the Holidays by Heather from Feather’s Flights
Post 7: Chocolate Banana French Toast by Melissa from Lovebug Living
Post 8: Reindeer Scene Ball Ornament by Sandee
Post 9: DIY Photo Canvas Tutorial by Melissa
Post 10: 12 Last Minute Gifts To Make by me!
Post 11: Gift Wrap Idea Round-Up by Sandee
Post 12: Watercolor Printable Gift Tags Tutorial by lil’ ol’ Me!
Post 13: A Christmas Tree Stacker Tutorial from Feather’s Flights
Post 14: Super Easy Last Minute Gift Cupcake Fire Starters by me again!
Post 15: A Round up of all the awesome posts!

What do you handmake around the holidays? Cookies and candies? Toys for the kids in your life? Gifts for everyone?

Making things by hand is incredibly satisfying, plus all that stuff about supporting local economies and decreasing consumerism…. It really just feels good to give someone something that you created, or to look around your house and see it filled with handmade goodness. I’m a big fan of handmaking everything, can you tell?

Today for Handmaking The Holidays, let’s kick things off with a round up of some beautiful and creative handmade ornaments that I have found around the interwebs:

This is one I created, it’s a tutorial for sewing up a Stuffed Star Ornament – I’ve got a bunch of these for my tree and I love them!

One of my partners in crime handmaking this year, created these two tutorials. One is instructions to make a fortune cookie ornament. The other post is 12 ways to personalize up those cute empty glass balls that you can find at craft stores.

Sew Mama Sew has a great tutorial for these cute embroidery hoop ornaments.

Christopher and Tia show this tutorial for some Yarn Wreath Ornaments.

Adorable houses are all the rage. Here are some that are really sweet:
These cute appliqued and stuffed houses are from Retro Mama.
Belle and Burger have these adorable cottages.

And more houses!
Michele Made Me has this beautiful cardboard house ornament.
Find these felty ornaments over at Whip Up.

You’ll find the pattern for this pretty little bird over at Roaring Design
Allsorts designed the pattern for these sweet elf clogs.

Creating pretty ornaments isn’t just for grown ups! Here are some that kids can do too:
Eclectic Chica has these cute Popsicle and Bead Ornaments that look like a lot of fun to make!

This beaded candy cane ornament is a kid’s classic activity from All Kids Network.

The Graphics Fairy has a great tutorial for this Glittery Paper Butterfly.
Creatively Breathing has a tutorial and patterns for all these sweet little ornaments that can be put together into a garland, or hung on a tree!

What sort of ornaments will you be making this year to decorate your tree?

I hope you enjoyed this first installment of Handmaking The Holidays. The next post will be at Feather’s Flights on November 26, when Heather will post her tutorial! Enjoy!!

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  1. What a fun and creative bunch of tutorials you have collected! You’ve given us all something to choose from!I LOVE your puffy stuffed heart, that is awesome!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina 🙂

  2. I got to your blog via Sandee’s “In the Hills of North Carolina” blog. I love most of the ornaments you shared today and look forward to all that Handmaking the Holidays has to share!!! Thanks for the chance to learn/make some new things…

  3. These tutorials are just lovely!i am certainly going to make some of these.When I do I’ll link back to you.Thanks!

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