We haven’t had a Christmas tree the last couple of years but this year, in our new house, we have enough space! We had sold our old tree but I was happy to find a nice pre-lit tree almost 50% off because the box was all beat up. Yay! No more tangled lights!
Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to find our bin of decorations. I don’t really miss our ornaments much; they were cheap, ugly, plastic ones. But we needed something to fill up the tree! All I had was a couple of burlap garlands and jingle bells from the dollar store.
So we got to work!
The kids made some felt Christmas trees and mittens with ribbon, buttons, and glitter glue pens. I scoured Pinterest and found a few different ideas. I haven’t made everything I want to yet, but here are a few ideas if you’re looking for some for your own tree.
I made a couple of small crocheted wreaths first. I just used the plastic ring that breaks off from the cap of a plastic bottle as my center. You can find the pattern here.
I made a few mini yarn hat ornaments. The pattern here uses a chunky yarn; I used worsted weight because I have tons of scraps of it.
And I made some mason jar ring ornaments, just by tracing the ring onto the fabric, cutting out the circles, and hot gluing the fabric and ribbon to the back.
I must say, I love our tree! I was looking on Amazon for some ornaments to order but I don’t think I will now. We live in an old country farmhouse that is well over 100 years old and I think the rustic, country, handmade style the tree is taking on suits it perfectly. I have a few more ideas in the works for some more handmade ornaments and will share those when they’re finished.
Are you making any gifts or ornaments for Christmas this year? I’d love to hear about it!
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