Christmas Ornaments Part 4

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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

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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

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Part 2 Embroidered Felt

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Part 3 Fabric Ornaments

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Part 4 Mixed Media

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Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Ornaments Part 4 — 5 Comments

  1. I really like the cross-stitch ornaments! I love to cross-stitch, but I have a short attention span. This is a great way to accommodate both!

  2. Kermit the frog is my personal hero. These ornaments are gorgeous, and all the more precious for being handmade. Enjoy your Christmas, and best of wishes in the coming New Year!

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