Ornament Parade

Make a Felt Embroidery Ornament

Make a Felt Embroidery Ornament

Caitlin of Hardly Housewives is here today sharing a charming felt embroidered ornament. Thank you, Caitlin!


  • Embroidery thread
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Thick needle
  • Cotton balls for stuffing the ornament once it’s finished.

Start by cutting out a heart shape in white felt.  Thread your needle with your thread and start stitching out your pattern.  In this case, I did a vine with leaves using the green thread.  I did this without a pattern so the shape is somewhat asymmetrical and the leaves aren’t exactly the same size, but I like it.

Once you’ve got the vine down, switch to a new color.  I grabbed the red thread and started stitching in some flowers.

Switching out to the yellow thread, I made some more flowers and filled in the center of the red flowers I’d already done.

I decided to add red felt as the backing to this ornament, so using the existing white felt heart as a guide, I cut out a red heart…

…and stitched the whole ornament closed, stuffing in the cotton balls to fill out the heart.  To hang the ornament with, I braided my three thread colors and looped it through the top of the heart:

Here it is…

Hourglass Christmas Ornament

Hourglass Christmas Ornament
Hello there! It’s Melissa of I Still Love You. I’m here to share with you a quick paper ornament tutorial that you can do with objects you’re likely to find already at home! I’m not one to decorate for the holidays, I’ve said this before, and I just don’t think I can really justify buying/making crazy amounts of Christmas (or any holiday) decorations when I don’t even own the home I live in. If the decorations can’t fit in one rubbermaid container, I’m not buying it or making it.

These little DIY ornaments are easy enough to duplicate over & over. Even easier if you have a cutter like the Silhouette or Cricut! Let’s get started, shall we?

Paper Hourglass Christmas Ornament


This ornament design is heavily inspired by my sister-in-law Shelley. She was showing me around her Industrial Design classroom and showing off the different iterations her group had made for their lamps they recently produced. This ornament is similar to one of the ideas she had.

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• S U P P L I E S •

Cut out your ornament pattern. If you have a Silhouette (or other cutter) use that. Otherwise, print the ornament pattern onto the paper of your choice & cut out using an X-acto knife & ruler. Use a hole punch for the holes.

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Make sure your paper is right side up & with your threaded needle, go in the first slit.

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Alternate going in & out with each slit.

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Match the ends up so the last two slits overlap. Tape ends together.

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With your string, tie a knot as tight as you can, bringing the inner slots together to form an hourglass shape. Get them as tight as possible. let the alternating slits bow out evenly.

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Thread your ribbon through each hole & knot. Repeat for the other side.

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Hang ornament on a bow of your Christmas tree or cluster several together (in different patterns & sizes) for a little festive chandelier for your front door. Happy decorating! For the pattern (printable & cutting files) click the download button below. Check out I Still Love You for more refashions, printables & tutorials than you can shake a stick at. Each year I offer a candy box printable for readers to download. Check them out here: 2010 Christmas candy box2009 Christmas candy box2008 Christmas candy box2007 Christmas candy box. Be sure to subscribe to ISLY for more crafty goodness and this year’s Christmas Box printable!

This tutorial/freebie is free for personal use and should not be distributed/republished without my consent. Altering the file is NOT ALLOWED. If you would like to use this tutorial for commercial purposes, please email me. Thanks!


Ribbon Wreath Ornament

Ribbon Wreath Ornament
Hi, I’m Marie and I craft over at Make and Takes. I’m happy to be joining the ornament fun over here at Craft Snob! Today we’re making a ribbon wreath ornament complete with a few jingle bells. I’ve crafted these fun ribbon wrapped bells before, but we’re using green ribbon and red bells to give this ornament the resemblance of a Christmas wreath.


  • 2-3 inch ring, mine is a shower curtain ring
  • 4 feet of green ribbon, best to have the ribbon 5/8 in. width
  • 3 red bells
  • scissors

Wreath-Bells-Ornament-21. Wrap your ribbon around and around the ring until it’s all covered in ribbon. Tie off the ends together in a knot.Wreath-Bells-Ornaments-32. With the ends of your ribbon, thread on your bells. Tie them together in a knot again after the bells have been added.


3. Trim your excess ribbon and it’s ready to hang!

Painted Santa Ornament

Painted Santa Ornament
Hello Everyone, I’m Cindy and I am thrilled to be here sharing one of my favorite handmade Christmas ornaments! I hope you will come visit me at Skip to my Lou for some crafty tutorials, handmade gift ideas, teacher appreciation ideas, sewing patterns and recipes!

Santa-Ornament-2This little Santa ornament is quick and simple to make! Tie it to the top of a gift package or give it alone as a nice little gift handmade by you!

Painted Santa Ornament


  • One medium size round ornament
  • Paint (flesh color, white, black and red)
  • Snow-Tex
  • Paintbrushes
  • Snow Writer


Paint a flesh color rectangle on the front of the ornament. It will need at least two coats.Santa-Ornament-1With the end of the paint brush handle make dots for the eyes and nose.Santa-Ornament-2Mix the Snow Tex with a little white paint (about 3:1 ratio) to make it a bit thinner consistency. Paint down the sides of the flesh rectangle and around the top of the ornament.Santa-Ornament-3Paint a mustache, beard and add a small little dot for the mouth. TaDa you are finished!Santa-Ornament-4If you are looking for more homemade gift ideas, from edible gifts to sewn gifts you might enjoy browsing my Handmade Gift Guide!


Sea Shell Ornament

Sea Shell Ornament
Hey there, everyone! I’m Julie and I blog over at Gleeful Things where I often post crafty inspiration, DIY tutorials, and free crochet patterns! I run a little shop on Ravelry where I sell crochet patterns that I design, as well as a shop where I sell hats that I crochet. I’m excited to be doing my first ever guest post here on Craft Snob! Thank you, Sara, for inviting me to the ornament parade!

I’m from a little beachy area in southern California and a lot of people around here like to decorate their Christmas trees with sea shells! So I put together this easy tutorial so you can too!

DIY Sea Shell Ornament

Don’t worry if you don’t live by the beach, most craft stores sell shells!



  • Sea Shells
  • Glitter
  • Beads
  • Cord or ribbon
  • Sponge brush
  • White glue
  • Hot glue gun

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Step 1: Cut a piece of cord or ribbon. Put both ends through the bead and tie a knot.


Step 2: Hot glue the cord to your shell. Don’t worry if the glue shows, you can cover it in glitter to hide it.


Step 3: Use your sponge brush to paint your shell with white glue.


Step 4: Cover the shell in glitter.

Give it some time to fully dry then repeat steps 3 & 4 on the other side.

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If you don’t like working with glitter (and the mess it makes!) you can always find shells that are pretty even without glitter!

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Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you’ll stop by my blog and say hi! You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter! Let me know what you think of the tutorial. And I’d love to see yours if you make any!

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