Here’s the 4th and final part in the series on handmade ornaments that my daughters and I have made over the years.
Category 4: Mixed Media
There’s a real smorgasbord of styles and techniques in this group, including applique, embroidery, beading, plastic canvas, general crafts/glueing, and knitting! The icicle, candle, and lollipop were made by my girls when they were in grade school. The mini stocking – one of my favorites in this group – was knit on regular knitting needles, and then transferred to “tiny needles” made from round wooden toothpicks and beads! Notice the little red bird with a strand of the yarn in his beak.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this series as much as I have enjoyed presenting it. I encourage everyone to make a few Christmas ornaments each year. It’s amazing how quickly your collection will grow! There’s no need to make complicated designs. Simple is always beautiful. Before you know it, you’ll have a “family heirloom” kind of tree!
In case you missed the earlier parts of the series, here’s a quick photo recap . . .
Part 1 Cross Stitch
Part 2 Embroidered Felt
Part 3 Fabric Ornaments
Part 4 Mixed Media