I always have the intention of doing crafty things for Christmas but it soon falls to the side as things squeeze away that time. This year I did a little better than years past.
Mom’s bible study group loves to come to my house and get crafty. This year they came over in November to make ornaments from old tart tins. I purchased the supplies from my favorite supply shops on etsy (links below) and started gathering supplies from my craft room days ahead of our party.
I put out all the supplies a few days ahead and having the supplies all ready, I found it easy to sit down and whip out a few ornaments for a handmade ornament exchange I am in. It’s all about having the supplies!!!!
I found these adorable plastic frozen charlotte dolls that became the inspiration for these ornaments. I hammered out the smallest tart tins to be more flat and then used the sweetest crepe paper to make medallions as the background. These were super easy and fun to make. Tinsel, ribbons, rhinestones and lace. And gift wrapping is half the gift!
I also found some supplies at Michael’s. It doesn’t take much. Here’s a few from the Bible Study Group.
Another quick little ornament to make, I was trying to embellish my little boxes and made a little scene on a milk carton lid. Using wooden monopoly houses from an old game, little trees and some wooden dogs I picked up at TJ Maxx of all places. I had some Moose that would be better but the bible study group loved them too and they are all gone. I made the little scene and glued to a tiny clothes pin. Cute touch to a small package.
Several years ago a friend gave me this star ornament. I keep it out year around and had more than one time thought, I need to learn how to make these. The week I was home sick, I found a source of how to make them and made a few. Very easy to do and only takes old papers and twine and some things for the center piece. I used old milk lids, or a button.
Here is a link to learn to make them. Paper Star Ornaments They are quick to make.
Hoping to inspire you to try to put some homemade into your Holiday.
PS: Favorite supply shops. I love these stores! They have beautiful things! Particularly the first three are etsy shops. so pictures are inspiring, items come sweetly wrapped and customer service is the best!
Julie Collins -crepe papers, tinsel and trims
32 North – cotton spun, dresden supplies, trims, paper
Smile Mercantile – plastic dolls, trims, tinsels, mushrooms,
Factory Direct Crafts – just about anything craft related
Love what you shared! Needless to say I always attempt some “craftiness” during the holidays but often fall short. Thanks to your inspiration I ordered some supplies and have a few things in the works. Thank you for letting us again sit at the feet of the master! It was truly a highlight of my holiday season!
Beth, thank you! I know you will enjoy making some more crafty things. It is fun to have friends to craft with too. Merry Christmas. Katey
Thank you, Katey for sharing. Very beautiful and very creative as ever. Love you
Thank you Natasha! Love you! Katey
I like the snow scene in the star with pink trees and mushrooms ! So simple and I expect a hedgehog to come strolling by momentarily . Merry Christmas!
Thank you Julie. I love those little pink trees too! And the mushrooms are the best! Merry Christmas ! Katey
Julie is an absolute sweetheart with a beautiful soul- I’ve known here for maybe 9 years, met her when I was teaching out on the coast of California. so talented!!
Your ornaments all look beautiful. I’m missing those craft times this year… my friends will have to get the tin ornaments for valentines …. maybe I could paint those little trees PINK, lol…. xo
Thank you Nina. I bought the pink trees online & bleached some. Valentine’s would be ideal! Julie’s shop is the best! I love her dear things! They are treasures! Katey
Ahhhha! Great as usual! Wish I had known you when I was your age. You inspire folks! Merry Christmas!
Thank you Jo. I always appreciate your kind words! Katey
With Sara down for the holidays, maybe we can make some ornaments. Thanks for the inspiration!