Unique Handmade Holiday Ornaments

Posted by on Dec 08, 2014

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It's the most wonderful time of the year, so let's get crafty and make the most of it. To channel your holiday spirit, start with making unique ornaments for hanging on your tree or around the house. From snowmen to chip dip, we have some handmade ornament inspiration for you right here. First decision of the holiday season: which of these awesome ornaments do you start with? Happy Holidays, crafters!

Snowman Pot Ornaments
Who doesn't love a good snowman ornament? Well, here's one with a old-time twist. Channel the antique holiday vibe with vintage fabrics and friendly snowman faces. This clay pot snowman ornament tutorial calls for Antique Matte Mod Podge, paint and rusted wire to keep the homey feel. Now's time for hot chocolate near the fireplace and tree adorned with these irresistibly cute clay pot ornaments.

Wine Cork Trees
Have cork tops lying around? Well, put them to good use with this simple and quick DIY ornament how-to. To make the wine cork trees, grab some corks, a serrated knife, a hot glue gun, and some thread or ribbon for hanging. These trees are perfect for wine lovers everywhere or to add some rustic charm to any holiday.

Dip Mix Ornaments
Using ornaments and dips, here's a twist on the classic hot chocolate mix gift. This tutorial features recipes for five different dips and recommends storing the mixes in food-safe ornaments. These ornaments are perfect for foodies and anyone who loves a good homemade chip dip. Spread the holiday cheer with these cool recipes presented in cute ornament fashion.

Colorful Hanging Paper Lanterns
Spruce up your Christmas tree with toilet paper roll lanterns. Using some simple supplies such as scissors, glue and paint, you can transform your tree into a colorful extravaganza. With some acrylic paint, color the lanterns whatever colors express your personal or holiday style. Use wire to hang the lanterns, and light up your holiday.

Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments
Endearing and fun, these bottle cap snowman ornaments are great for kids and adults alike to create. With hot glue, paint, buttons and bottle caps, anyone can make holiday magic in four simple steps. Your tree will be filled with cuteness and cheeriness this year.

Sugared Chocolate-like Ornament
Unfortunately, this ornament is not edible but will keep you carving real chocolate with its life-like look. This chocolate effect is created with hot glue and milk chocolate spray paint. The ornament is topped off with plastic peppermint sticks and craft cranberries. Do you break for chocolate? Well then, break out the Mod Podge and have a go at this sweet treat for your tree.

Happy Holidays!

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