Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Some of My Favorite Ornaments

These are some of my favorite ornaments I've made.  I have more pics, but they are not digital yet, so whenever we get a printer hooked up to this computer I'll be able to scan them and then post.  Some of those include sleds made from mini craft sticks,  Snowmen, and more.  So stay tuned!

This Hymnal Angel was made from a Hymnal ornament.  The pages are blank, but the cover says silent night.  This is very easy to make, just a bit time consuming.  the head is a wood ball knob, the halo is a pipe cleaner and the ribbon came from the ornament, it was used as a bookmark.  

This link will give the instructions for a full sized Hymnal Angel, that can be adapted for a smaller book.

Here is an Angel made from large eyelet lace, a doll clothes pin, small ball knob for head,  embroidery thread for hair, pipe cleaner halo, mini craft stick arms, lace for wings.  Cute!

Here is a sock snowman ornament made out of a baby sock.  Unlike the larger versions, this one is only stuffed with stuffing to keep it light weight for hanging.  (Larger version has rice in the bottom to make it stay in place.)  Hat is a baby sock cuff, face is painted on with fabric paint, nose is tiny bit of orange fabric, blush for cheeks, fabric scarf, felt mittens, floral wire wrapped around a pen, (only wire I could find at the time.)  These are so fun to make because I mix and match the hats, mittens, and scarves.  No colors are the same, but all look great together.  I need to make more since I have a huge stash of materials just waiting to dig into.

So that's all for now.  I hope you enjoy!



  1. Hi A! This post is how I discovered your blog. I was looking at Christmas crafts on the Better Homes & Gardens site, where I saw a Hymnal Angel, with no description of how it was made. So I googled it and one of the pages that came up was yours! I love all your crafts! They're adorable! My email address is lilacsandviolets1@yahoo.com. I'd love to hear more from you! Leslie Anne