Whether you're looking for homemade xmas ornaments to make or not, I think you'll be wowed by these!
I'm showing you my ornaments first -made by my inner child! The wooden gift tags featured on Handmade Gift Tags from Etsy Stores inspired me to make a few ornaments with wooden cutouts. So I went to the craft store (Michaels) and to my delight they not only had squares, but sea creatures too. At 29 to 49 cents a piece, these are frugalicious! I painted them metallic gold, same paint I used for my Shell Ornaments and shell candle holders featured on Decorating with Candles. Can you tell? I'm on a gold rush! You can drill holes to attach a ribbon or glue the ribbon to the back. And the squares are so fun to decorate. Great for (real) kids! You might recall, I introduced the seahorse ornament as a wine tag on Wine Decor & Wine Themed Gift Ideas.
We sure love Fishing Glass Floats around here. Kim of Sand and Sisal shows us how we can have them as homemade Xmas ornaments! Go see her post Glass Float Ornaments. I might do this for next Xmas! Kim hand painted clear ball ornaments she already had and the translucent colors are gorgeous. Still, I'd probably try to find them in a store, then just add the netting!
Heather's gorgeous tree goes all the way with the Under the Sea theme. From store bought fish to homemade Xmas ornaments such as sparkly sea urchins! She says they were a messy project! Everything with glitter is, right! So she starting with some small styrofoam balls, glued craft sticks and toothpick spikes, sprayed them silver and glued on the glitter. You have to go and see the tree -it's tall!
This seaglass Xmas ornament is my favorite from last year's Coastal Living's Editors Ornament Contest. The challenge was to take one plain, glass ball ornament and make it shine.
Alisa Burke is an artist and she used shell drawings from her sketchbook to make Paper Ornaments. She also crafted a paper garland, using photos that she took of shells. To see her tree go to Coastal Holiday Part 3. Her tree is white and looks magical!
Katie had a bunch of shells that she collected from the beach... and a glue gun! Here's her little piece of advise: "I would highly suggest starting at the bottom of the ornament and overlapping the thin part of the shell." Go to Sea Ornaments to see what else she created!
Oh, and the year before Katie made Rope Ornaments -instant nautical appeal!
And just like me, Stephanie used wooden cut out shapes for her homemade Xmas ornaments -Crushed Shell Stars. All you need to do is drill a small hole before you glue the crushed shells on. Looking festive with the satin ribbon! For all the details, hop over.
Then there are the oh so popular filled clear glass ornaments. The easiest homemade Xmas ornaments to make! You can find previously featured examples here: Make a Beach Ornament & Ideas for Homemade Christmas Ornaments. Barb of Turtles and Tails created a bunch of really lovely Vacation Ornaments!
But you can fill them with anything that's light weight and fits through the opening. Rope for example! Seen on Camilla's blog Family Chic.
Here's another idea, also from the Coastal Living editor's contest. A sailboat on a sea of swirls, made of magazine pages. This must be a clear ornament that opens.
And my seaglass ball ornament! So..., tell me, which one of these homemade Xmas ornaments would you want to make?
Browse all Christmas Crafts and everything in the subcategory Ornaments.
My Beachy Christmas by the Sea.
A Sea of Ornaments for the Ocean Soul
Guest Post -Homemade Shell Ornaments
Nautical Christmas Ornaments
Shared with Homemade Christmas Ornaments at Funky Junk Interiors.