Category Archives: Christmas Ornaments

Tinsel Tuesdays: How to make Hot Air Balloon Ornaments

It feels like fall today, and I dug out my slippers from the back of the closet this morning. Summer is almost over, which means this is the last Tinsel Tuesday. I’ve saved an old, favorite Christmas craft for today … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesdays: DIY a Cozy Sweater Ornament

It is a hot, dry week here and my basil plants are fried. It’s definitely not sweater weather, but after today’s Sweater Ornament tutorial, I hope you’ll pull out an old sweater or two and make a few cozy Christmas … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesdays: A classic Christmas ornament with a twist

This fabric technique is classic, and here’s the twist – you’ll alternate between red and white fabrics as you go, creating a Peppermint Stripe Fabric Ornament. You’re already familiar with this technique, right? A red and white Christmas is one … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesdays: A new twist on an old favorite — folded paper pinecone ornaments

Christmas crafting doesn’t stop in the summer, right? A lot of you have told me that you craft year-round for Christmas, so welcome to Tinsel Tuesdays, when I share a new Christmas craft every summer Tuesday. Today I have a new … Continue reading

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Christmas crafts, cookies, cupcakes and the winners!

I have a crazy list to share today, from a few super-easy Christmas crafts, to Rosie O’Donnell’s first wife (I’m still trying to figure that one out – see #5 below), to the winners in our celebratory giveaway. It’s totally … Continue reading

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Another easy, no-sew fabric Christmas ornament made from an old shirt

Today I’m wrapping up the “Mad for Plaid & Paisley” ornament series with my favorite – the Patchwork Fabric Ornaments. I bet you’re familiar with the technique used to make these no-sew fabric ornaments, but the variations are endless. My … Continue reading

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DIY ornaments for woodland-theme Christmas décor

Today’s Rag Ball Ornaments are perfect for a woodland theme Christmas tree. These classic ornaments are slightly rustic, and will add a subtle pop of color to more natural woodland elements. The DIY fabric ornaments will be equally at home … Continue reading

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New, easy fabric ornament series: “Mad for Plaid & Paisley”

Can you believe that these pretty, DIY ornaments are made with repurposed shirts from the Goodwill, along with balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam? Designer Patty Schaffer worked her magic to repurpose several old shirts into this “Mad for Plaid & … Continue reading

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Have a ball making a Felted Snowball Ornament

Eight inches of snow fell here yesterday, so it’s a good time to stay inside and make a few needle-felted Snowball Ornaments. If you’re new to needle felting, then start right here. Not only is this an easy needle felting … Continue reading

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How to make a classic Christmas Ornament using fabric and foam balls

I promised a stash-busting Christmas ornament tutorial today, and here it is. I’ve called this week’s series of Christmas ornaments “classic crafts” for a reason. This is a favorite technique for making ornaments, yet it’s as fresh and new as … Continue reading

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