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39 Handmade Christmas Ornaments & Trimmings

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39 Handmade Christmas Ornaments & Trimmings

Decorating the Christmas tree every year is a time honored event. Whether you use artificial or go out hunting for a fresh tree every year, hanging ornaments, lights, and trimmings is a fun way to gather the family together. At my house growing up, putting the tree together (usually about a week after Thanksgiving), was a huge family affair. We unloaded the boxes from the attic, put some festive music on, and helped each other out while finding the perfect spot for each unique thing. Some were childhood handmades, others were collected from generations handed down, or bought recently at Hallmark. As I got older, new editions got less and less (man, we had a ton of ornaments!) but we did try and get a new piece during family vacations or for special memories throughout that year. If your family is looking for new additions this year, we’d love to share with you these unique and handmade ornaments and trimmings from some of our favorite online artisans. Happy holidays, everyone!

P.S. Like what you see? There is so much where that came from. Head to and search “ornament” or “tree trimming” for thousands of awesome options. The Monday after Thanksgiving is also known as “Cyber Monday,” so there are great deals on many online finds.


Twelve leopard print ornaments from Simple Offerings.


Set of five handmade reindeers from A Casa do Guaxinim.


Four cupcake ornaments – they look so tasty, you might try and taste them! From Little Pumpkin Munkie.

Six starfish ornaments – perfect for those who live by the sea… or just wish they did! From I Do Artsy Weddings.

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Lo Lankford

Lo Lankford is a recent Los Angeles transplant after a decade in the Big Apple. In her "spare time" (ha!) she used to run a dog rescue called Badass Brooklyn and helped save over 400 dogs. Otherwise? Nerd'do well, whistle blower, proud hillbilly from the sticks.


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2:53PM PDT on Jul 18, 2013

nice ones.

3:24PM PST on Feb 27, 2013

I LOVED these! I got some great ideas! thank you so much!!!

3:14PM PST on Dec 14, 2012

u can find directions on-line. i made cross stiched ornaments for several years. there are several christmas themed counted cross stitch books available at craft stores. also, i know it's so simple, but i like making paper snowflakes. there is a huge variety of paper available now with scrapbooking, plus you can embellish with glitter. in addition to snowflakes, you can make origami flowers. i use them as bows on packages that can then be hung up.

9:39AM PST on Dec 6, 2012

I hope the star fish ornaments are from porcelain.

12:29PM PST on Dec 3, 2012


6:30PM PST on Dec 2, 2012

I was looking forward to making these with my family, but, alas...just another commercial to buy more stuff.

9:57AM PST on Dec 1, 2012

handmade items for sale...
not instructions on how to make your own...

2:39AM PST on Dec 1, 2012


3:45AM PST on Nov 30, 2012

There's some really great ideas...
but asking the same like Sue H.

4:39PM PST on Nov 29, 2012


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