A small group of five “Internet” friends decided last year we would make and exchange handmade ornaments with each other. It was as much fun to make the ornaments as it was to receive them. Everyone’s ornament was so creative and it was a great joy to get them in the mail and see the uniqueness of each ornament.
For this year’s ornament, I saw these cute star-shaped molds and there were 4 of them and so I decided to make my ornament based on them. I painted the inside bottom of them and after it dried I poured a little resin down inside along with some words I cut out of old books and sprinkled some glass glitter around. I chose words like: silver moonlight, a little woods, into the forest, the clear twilight.
After this dried overnight, I drilled a hole on the top and bottom and used a silver craft wire to make a loop for the holder and then dug through my embellishments to find something to keep it from coming through the hole, like a jingle bell, a star, a bling, etc. I found some other goodies to hang from the bottom. I used some tiny light bulbs on two and glued some words to the light bulb. one wish and the way.I added an empty watch face with a silhouette inside and another a little jewelry bit I found with buttons added.
I lost myself in crafting these. It was 2:30 before I knew it and I had crafted through lunch and was happily humming along to the Christmas channel. I love homemade Christmas.
These favorites are some things I spotted on Etsy that are homemade. Hope you enjoy it and find some time yourself to make some homemade things.