Make a Felt Avocado Toast Christmas Ornament For Your Favorite Foodie

I know people love to mock Millennials for our devotion to avocado toast, but I have no problem admitting that it's one of my favorite breakfasts (and snacks). If you have anyone on your Christmas list who is a fellow avocado-toast-lover, this might be the perfect handmade gift for them.         

Materials

 

  • Dark brown felt
  • Tan felt
  • Light green felt
  • Dark green felt
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Batting
  • Clear or silver seed beads
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Printable template

Step

Print and cut out the paper template, pin to the felt, and cut out the following pieces:

(2) pieces of toast from the tan felt

(4) larger crescents from the dark green felt

(4) smaller crescents from the light green felt

(1) 14 1/4-inch by 3/4-inch strip from the dark brown felt

(1) 2-inch by 1/2-inch strip from the dark brown felt

In addition, cut a piece of batting slightly smaller than the toast template.  Continue Reading

3 Ways to Give Plain Ornaments a Stylish, Scandi Makeover

If you’ve ever been inspired by try a whole new color scheme or style in your Christmas decor, you may have been deterred by the fact that you’d have to replace all of the ornaments you already have. But with a little paint, you can give your ornaments a makeover, saving cash and keeping your old decor out of the landfill. Here’s how I gave some glass bulbs a new look, three different ways.  Continue Reading

How to Decorate Your Tree in the Scandinavian Style with DIY Minimal Ornaments

 

DIY Scandinavian Ornaments
Images by Marlene Sauer

Finding minimal holiday decorations isn’t always the easiest. Let’s face it, this is not a season known for restraint! 

As my own decorating tastes are turning ever more minimal, I decided to take a cue from my favorite design style and make a few DIY Scandinavian-inspired ornaments. I just love how simple and natural this look is, while still being festive.

Keep reading to see how to make all three decorations so you can style your own minimal holiday tree!        Continue Reading

The Final Countdown: Make a Hanging Ornament Advent Calendar

DIY Advent calendar
Photo by Holly Wade

Are you ready to start the countdown?! Come December 1st, it's time to break out the advent calendars and find a little surprise every day as you count town toward Christmas. Advent calendars were a staple of my childhood, so I still try to make a DIY advent calendar every year to make the countdown more fun! This time, I used plastic fill-able ornaments to make a hanging ornament advent calendar that's easy to open and reveal a candy or small trinket inside (my parents often used to use give my pennies). Continue Reading

150+ Do-It-Yourself Ornaments You Can Make Before Christmas

A mega roundup of DIY ornaments for your Christmas tree, whatever the theme may be!

Can you believe it? Christmas is coming up quick! The holiday season always seems to whizz right by, doesn't it? If you're feeling like you've missed out on the festivities, don't fret – there's still enough time to make some last-minute baubles and bits. We've rounded up a few (well, not a few – over 150!) of our favorite DIY Christmas ornaments that you can definitely get finished this weekend, and enjoy for Christmases yet to come.        Continue Reading

Make These: Pun-tastic Christmas Ornaments

Punny, funny Christmas ornaments you can make

There's something about the holidays that invites silliness, right? Am I alone in this thinking? I enjoy a good pun any time of year, but I especially love and appreciate the Christmas-y ones. There's no shortage of groan-inducing jokes out there either (a quick internet search will show you that). A couple silly decorations will fit right in on your Christmas tree, plus they'll provide a nice chuckle. Keep reading to see how to make these punny Christmas ornaments, with printable designs!            Continue Reading

DIY Color Blocked Balsa Wood Ornaments

DIY Color Blocked Balsa Wood Ornaments
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

I love the holidays for many reasons, but my favorite is that they give you a good excuse to get super crafty. So when I walked by the balsa wood section at my local craft store, the wheels started turning. I came up with a fun project that uses paint and metallic tape to create totally unique color blocked triangular ornaments. Keep reading to find out how to make them yourself!   

 

DIY Color Blocked Balsa Wood Ornaments
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

One of the greatest things about this project is that it uses wood but no saw. Continue Reading

Oh Dremel Tree: Three Easy Ornaments Made with the Dremel Combo Kit

Three ornaments you can make with the Dremel Combo Kit
This post is sponsored by the Home Depot

How soon is too soon to put up a Christmas tree? Because I wanted to put mine up at 12:00 am on November 1st. We usually do a live pine tree at my house, so we have a few more weeks to go until we can put one up and not have it be a fire hazard by December 25th. In the meantime, however, I’ve been scrounging up ornaments, garlands, and lights to decorate with. Continue Reading

How To Keep Your Ornaments In Tip-Top Shape Year After Year

I hate to be a Debbie-downer, but Christmas will soon be over. After the big day, the pretty ornaments go back to storage for another eleven months. How do you protect your ornaments every season to keep them safe from shatter hazards and little hands?      

 
Stephanie of Henry Happened shares all her tips for packaging and protecting those lovely ornaments that grace your tree year after year. Have little children in the home? Keep those special ornaments near the top of the tree or in a bowl out of reach of little hands!  Continue Reading

How to: Make Giant Wood Veneer Christmas Ornament Decorations

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is decorating the Christmas tree. I just love vintage ornaments and I scour flea markets every holiday season to add to my Shiny Brite collection. We won’t have the space for a big Christmas tree this year, so I decided to make some oversized ornaments from wood veneer to hang on the wall instead!        

1. Supplies:

  • Birch wood veneer sheets
  • scissors
  • bakers twine
  • pen
  • dinner plate
  • silver glitter paper
  • glitter washi tape
  • hot glue gun (not pictured)

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