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Topic: I need new ideas!--please post your homemade Christmas ornaments  (Read 59690 times)
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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2008 04:16:51 PM »



First take you styrofoam ball and use a pencil or awl or screwdriver to poke a hole all the way through trying to stay as centered as possible.

Second insert your pipe cleaner leaving about an inch or two sticking out of the bottom. Thread that through the the styrofoam to secure it (not through the hole you made but beside it, actually stick it through the foam)


What is the purpose of the first hole you made?  I am just wondering because these are beautiful and i would like to make some for my family this year.

You are sticking the pipe cleaner through the hole so you have a way to hang it. It's hard to push the pipe cleaner completely through the styrofoam because it's bendy so you'll need a starter hole.

Then you stick a couple inches of pipe cleaner through the styrofoam for security so it will be strong to hold itself. If that makes sense. These are heavy.

I am gonna make a pic tut soon! If not tonight this weekend.
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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2008 04:55:19 PM »

Disclaimer:  I DID NOT MAKE THESE (they were sold last year at Viva Terra)



I saw these pretty & simple ornaments, and I just loved them.  They actually seem quite similar to mimiw's & I love those too!  These were made from recycled sweaters (I can't tell if it is just a bundle, or wrapped around a ball) and embroidery thread or yarn.  They've gone on my list to make at some point.  And now my list is getting longer - I love all the ideas! 



They also were selling a wreath made from squares of recycled sweaters (I got it on sale!) But again, if you have a lot of scraps or a source of sweater scraps, I think these are really cute and probably not too complicated to make. 

Hope its okay that I posted them as inspiration!*cause I did not make them*
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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2008 07:01:01 PM »

I was actually looking up ornaments to make. I came across these links.

mittens - http://the-feathered-nest.blogspot.com/2007/10/mitten-ornament-tutorial.html

Ribbon Pinecone - http://whipup.net/2007/10/09/tutorial-ribbon-pinecone-ornament/

Button Wreath - http://www.marthastewart.com/article/button-wreath-ornament?lnc=d3d67c769e7ee010VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&rsc=collage_holiday_christmas-decorations_p2

Plastic bag wreath - http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/cg_display.asp?cmd=display&seed_id=25749

My favorite is the plastic bag wreath because I have everything I need to make it. The tut is actually a full sized wreath but I imagine its not too difficult to scale down.
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2008 09:37:11 PM »

what great inspiration you guys...

i <3 this thread
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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2008 10:27:03 PM »

So far this year I've made Pipecleaner ornaments...
http://aboxliving.blogspot.com/2008/11/pipe-cleaner-christmas.html

...and Clothespin toy soldiers.
(just scroll past the oatmeal cookies Wink)
http://aboxliving.blogspot.com/2008/07/baking-and-crafting.html
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« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2008 03:59:40 AM »

oh my goodness that sweater wreath is fabulous!  I have a ton of sweater scraps - I may have to give that one a try!
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« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2008 04:19:21 AM »

Ooh fun ideas! I so want to try a sweater wreath!

Here are a couple that I've done:



I love this but it did take awhile. I painted the tips of the pine cones white and dusted them with gold glitter. It sparkles like crazy but the picture didn't capture it.

A load of felt ornaments:





And this one wasn't my idea, I found the idea on ravelry:



If I can find any more old cards I'll be making more!
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« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2008 06:48:59 AM »

So far this year I've made Pipecleaner ornaments...
http://aboxliving.blogspot.com/2008/11/pipe-cleaner-christmas.html

...and Clothespin toy soldiers.
(just scroll past the oatmeal cookies Wink)
http://aboxliving.blogspot.com/2008/07/baking-and-crafting.html

Both of these are wicked cute!  I like the first one because its so simple to do but yet still amazing.
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« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2008 07:17:23 AM »

I posted a topic about the marble ornaments I made and added a tut here is the link
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=278209.0
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« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2008 07:31:49 AM »

Here's some I made last year.


Tutorial: http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/dc_occasions_december/article/0,,HGTV_3472_1390729,00.html


Craftster Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177065.0


Tutorial: http://members.tripod.com/~Beadme/Ornament.htm

I'll post more after the Ornament swap I am in is over Cheesy
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