coastal decor and crafts

12/5/11

12 Homemade Xmas Ornaments to Make

Whether you're looking for homemade xmas ornaments to make or not, I think you'll be wowed by all these ornaments!

homemade wood xmas ornaments
Here are my ornaments, made by my inner child! They're made with wooden cutouts that I bought at Michaels. I painted them metallic gold, same paint I used for my Shell Ornaments and Shell Candle Holders. What can I say, 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 here.


homemade glass ornament
Who doesn't love Fishing Glass Floats! These really turned out great, don't you think. They're painted clear ball ornaments with netting added. To learn the ropes, head over to Sand and Sisal!

homemade urchin ornaments
Dive under the sea for these homemade Xmas ornaments -spiky, sparkly sea urchins! The center is a styrofoam ball, and all the spikes are craft sticks and toothpicks. Then a coat of silver paint and lots of glitter is applied.

seaglass ornament
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.

paper Xmas ornaments
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 the entire tree, click here -it is all white and looks magical!

homemade shell ornaments
A bunch of shells and a glue gun is all you need to create this handsome ball ornament. Start at the bottom of the ornament and overlap the thin part of the shell. To learn more, click here!

rope ornaments
Or give an ornament a Rope Wrap -instant nautical appeal!

diy star ornament
A wooden cutout was used to make this elegant Crushed Shell Star. All you need to do is drill a small hole before you glue the crushed shells on. The satin ribbon adds festivity.

filled clear glass ball ornaments
Then there are the oh so popular filled clear ornaments. The easiest homemade Xmas ornaments to make! You can find previously featured examples here and here. Here the theme is vacation ornaments. What a great idea!

rope filled ball ornament
But you can fill the clear balls with pretty much anything. Seen here.

clear ornament filled
A sailboat on a sea of swirls, made of magazine pages. Also from the Coastal Living editor's contest.

filled ball ornament
And my seaglass ball ornament! So, which of these homemade Xmas ornaments would you want to make?

19 comments:

Loui♥ said...

wow!!!
all are simply gorgeous..
loved the green sea glass ornament..
but isn't it HEAVY?
now.. gotta go check them out..
warmest hugs..
Loui♥

Karena said...

Maya the sea glass is my very favorite. I have never seen anything like it!!Gorgeous!

Please Come and enter in My 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways. There are so many exciting & special Gifts! Tis the Season!

xoxo

Karena
Art by Karena

Kathy said...

Oh, I like all of these, especially the rope ornaments.

BluKatDesign handmade artisan jewelry said...

Love all of the gorgeous ornaments! Thanks so much for featuring my sea urchins!

Kim @ Sand and Sisal said...

Thanks for featuring my Glass Float ornaments! I love the collection of coastal inspired ornaments! So pretty!

beachcomber said...

i'd love to make all of those gorgeous filled glass ornaments. so cute!!
x

michelle said...

Hi Maya! I love these ideas!! The waves and sailboat in the glass ornament are so cute!
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying the Holiday season. :)
xoxo

Sherri said...

Maya, these ideas are great!! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Wow. I love them all.

dollstitch said...

Oh Maya...I love them all! Very nice eye candy and I can't wait to try some of them for my tree this year.

Love of the Sea said...

The clear glass balls with sand and shells...Love those. I made about 10 last year. I am going to make some more this year. And I do love the glass float ornaments from Sand and Sisal. Those are so clever.

Anonymous said...

Hey Xmas is coming & now this coastal natural ornaments can make anyone very gorgeous & a Good relation with the nature.Longest Sea Beach

Jen Maddox said...

These are going to make great gifts. I can't wait to get started! I'm making all of them. :) Thanks so much for sharing these great ideas.

Shellbelle said...

The answer to your question is simple — all of them!

Hi Maya, missed you so much, it is nice to be back with my friends.

Now I need to make some Driftshell ornaments!

Hugs xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Love Where You Live said...

These are great! You always share the best of the best!
Especially love the seaglass and netted ones! Very cool.

May I invite you and your friends to enter the customized pillow giveaway I'm hosting? It's a cool little item, too.

Happy Holidays!

Lili said...

My 2 favorites are the ornaments with the netting that look like glass floats and your sea glass creation Maya! ~Lili

An Island Mom said...

Honestly, they are all gorgeous. All I want to do right now is ditch all responsibility, head first to Michaels, then to the beach for a few filler pieces, and then home to spend the night crafting as many of these as possible. And I'm not, by nature, a crafty person.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

So many great ideas. I love the rope ornaments. I was trying to thing of ways to add some rope!

Linda Shaw said...

So awesome..my new goal for 2014 has to be to have a christmas tree covered with repluca ornaments like the ones you made...ill call it the coastal tree...love your crafts! lk shaw