One of our favorite Handmade Charlotte contributors Mari Richards, of the super awesome blog Small For Big, shares with us 7 of her favorite DIY Christmas ornaments—just in time for the big day. So gather some readily available crafting supplies, cook up some hot cocoa, turn on the tunes, and start a new tradition this Christmas Eve with a DIY activity the whole family will enjoy!
DIY Thumbtack Ornament 1 of 6
This is why I love office supply stores: you just never know what you can make with a humble item like a thumbtack. What an easy project, with such shiny results.
Visit Fellow Fellow for the tutorial
DIY Striped Paper Ornament 2 of 6
So many variations are possible with these striped paper ornaments — monochromatic, an ombrÃ© fade, rainbow hues for the kids, pattern mixes. That's what makes them personal!
Visit How About Orange for the tutorial
DIY Clay Ornament 3 of 6
With so many jingly jangly crazy ornaments on our tree, simple black and white designs like these would stand out in the best way. This is a great project to share with the kiddos too.
Visit A Beautiful Mess for a tutorial
DIY Honeycomb Ornament 4 of 6
Wow, this is a pretty stunning use of a honeycomb technique. And again, color and paper selection can make it unique to you and your dÃ©cor.
Visit Amazing Paper Grace for the tutorial
DIY Felt Ornament 5 of 6
As long as you can find the time to cut a ton of little felt circles, this project is a breeze. I think I'd do this repetitive project while watching White Christmas.
vist Strawberry Chic for the tutorial
DIY Pom-Pom Ornament 6 of 6
Ok, this is one of those "Duh" moments. If you love pom-poms, what better place to add them than on a Christmas tree? I think we'll need to make several.
Visit Better Homes and Gardens for the tutorial