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Friday, December 19, 2008

SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY - Christmas Ornaments

For my Show and Tell Friday Post, I decided to post some of the ornaments I hung on my Christmas Tree. I have a small tree this year and have no room for many home made ornaments that are still packed away, but this will show you a sampling of them.


Here is my angel tree topper. I made this from an old cone that thread was on. She has snowflake wings, yarn hair with a side ribbon, pretty detailed face on a painted wood ball, bead necklace, lace bodice and buttons down the front. It fits nicely on top of the tree. I love her!


Here is a felt reindeer with cinnamon stick antlers, a bowling pin snowman, the cardinal and dove are made from felt and the angel is made with an icicle ornament with her wings shaped from red ribbon.



Here is a Santa with a mop beard and one of my cinnamon stick scrabble ornaments with David's name on it.



Here is a snowflake ornament made by my cousin Vera at Intouchwith, a Santa's list ornament made with a small wooden spool with list attached, a quilted birdhouse made from a vintage quilt piece with a cardinal on it (one of my favorites), in the low left hand corner is a gingerbread girl made from a lightbulb, and an open Christmas ball I put glitter on and inserted moss and a cardinal.



Here is an elf made from baby blocks, a snowman on the left made from a pine cone, a Santa made from a dowel rod, a pretty sheep made from wrapping yarn around a card stock cutout .



Below is an angel made from a craft stick, a hobby horse from a cinnamon stick, a gingham wrapped candy cane, and in the bottom an ornament made from one of my mom's old wooden spools (I love those because they were my mom's old spools and I made quite a few of them).


Here is one of my cookie cut out ornaments I made from an old quilt, my birdhouse I made from a napkin holder, a close up of my felt dove.



Here is a close up of the felt cardinals, a wooden birdhouse I stained and glued pearls and wedding bands on (this would be good to give newlyweds), and a stuffed heart I made from an old piece of material.


Hope you enjoyed some of the ornaments hanging on my little tree. The ones I showed are all hand made.

Now go over to Kelli's site to see everyone else's Show and Tell Friday posts.

18 comments:

  1. I love your tree and all of your ornaments!

    Merry Christmas!

    Linda C

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  2. Very pretty tree. I like all your ornaments.

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  3. Janet,
    Making ornaments is a gift because Shirley and I tried making those coasters that you featured on here a few weeks ago, and I must say ours look nothing like what you made. I'm even ashamed to take a photo of them. You gave perfect directions on how to make them, but I guess a person just has to be talented in that way. The fabric bunched up and was crooked, and then the glue stuff just got sticky and gommy. I think from now on I'll stick with woodworking!!!

    No wonder homemade ornaments are expensive when you get them at craft fairs, they truly are made by true artisans!

    Matthew

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  4. Why, thank you Matthew. I'm sorry yours didn't turn out right. I got the gift from my mother, she was a fine seamstress and also liked to craft. Be proud of your woodworking, that is also a gift. My middle son is a woodworker, too.

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  5. How talented you are! Everything looks so pretty and welcoming! Merry Christmas!

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  6. A lot of ornaments. Are all the ornaments on your tree homemade? I know I don't like Santa, but that elf is the cutest thing. I also like the one you made with the thread spool.

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  7. That ornament with the scrabble tiles is really cute. I hope I can remember that!

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  8. Lovely, Janet! I like the old quilt ornaments best. They look so homey.

    I like to vary my tree from year to year--last year it was all vintage ornaments, the year before it was stars, sometimes it's all homemade--just whatever feels right when I get started. My son Aason said I should toss out the ornaments I don't use, but then what would do if i wanted a different tree next year? does your tree stay the same one year to the next, or do you changes yours too?

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  9. WOW! Thank you for showing these! I think I might do the icicle angel and felt birds. Darling, just darling:)

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  10. Each and every ornament is special. I love that. Thanks for sharing. Please come visit me.

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  11. Janet,
    I love your tree ornaments. You gave me some ideas with your angel tree topper! I have a small fiber-optic tree (3 feet) & I'd like a 3-4 inch topper for it. They don't make or sell these. Right now, I'm using a small angel tree ornament which keeps falling. Do they make those thread cones that small? I'm thinking of opening up her skirt completely & inserting the cone. What do you think? Maybe I can do this for next year.
    Deb :-)

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  12. Thanks everyone for your comments. Granny Sue, I usually just put a mixture of everything on my tree every year. I never have a theme, unless you would call Home Made a theme. I think the only ones not home made on this tree are the 3 baby ornaments my boys got for their 1st Christmas. Ceekay I've been making scrabble ornaments for a number of years now, they are very popular with everyone. I use a cinnamon stick to glue the scrabble tiles to and hang with a wire and attach a jingle bell to the bottom. the cone I used for the angel tree topper was a vintage one, but I think they can be bought at some craft stores, they fit down perfectly on top of the tree.

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  13. I love handmade ornaments.
    And I love making them.
    Yours are beautiful.

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  14. You have some very sweet ornaments, it's evident that you've lovingly made them. Thanks for stopping by my blog and Merry Christmas!

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  15. I like your homemade tree ornaments, and you put mine on there too, Thanks

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  16. Beautiful ornaments and I especially love the sweet little angel. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    ~Kelli

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  17. Janet-your decorations are beautiful! But I already knew what amazing work you do-from the wonderful gift I won! I love love all the ornaments that you sent me. But my favorite is the snowman from the old quilt. I may just keep it out all year long! Thank you for you generous gift!! I went straight to my tree and hung all of them! Except of course the lovely pin!

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  18. Very nice. Everything looks ready for Christmas. Thx for sharing and Merry Christmas.

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