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Ornaments to Make and Give

It’s tempting to use only your holiday ornaments from Christmases past to decorate your tree this year, but why not try your hand at a few DIY ornaments to commemorate 2020? And we’re not talking about the corona virus ornament we’ve seen on Pinterest. Might as well make a skull and cross bones ornament! No, we’re talking unique, handmade creative and crafty ornaments that you’ll want to hang on your tree every Christmas Yet to Come!

If your 2020 was all about emojis, check out these half-dozen faces to paint onto clear ball ornaments from A Subtle Revelry. The faces make awesome gift ideas – in a secret Santa exchange, white elephant party with your beloved health bubble peeps, or as stocking stuffers. You’ll need yellow spray paint and vinyl sheets for facial expressions – in black, red, blue white and pink.

At Alice and Lois, this idea from twin sister bloggers Sara and Melissa, started with white plastic ornaments they bought for $9.86 on Amazon. Creating marbled Easter eggs earlier in the year they thought, why not apply this technique to holiday ornaments? It took Melissa and her seven-year-old daughter five minutes to paint a dozen ornaments and if you scroll down past the tutorial you’ll find a slew of additional DIY ornaments, using clay, wood beads and fabric.

You can easily turn regular pine cones retrieved during a hike, into summer-sunshine pineapples with this tutorial from Aww Sam on Brit + CoAll you need is yellow paint, green paper and a glue gun! 

Why order photo ornaments from Etsy, when you can make your own with this how-to from Club Chica Circle. Bloggers Pauline and Lynnee, two crafty California sisters, took modeling clay, a rolling pin, paints, pics and some Mod Podge® to make personalized photo ornaments shaped like a smart phone to hang or gift this Christmas. But if you’re not handy with a rolling pin, you can always send pics to Shutterfly for $15-$26 or take your family or friend photos to Costco and they’ll make a commemorative 2020 ornament for you for $9.99 (!). 

Oh-so-Clever Handcrafted Ornaments

Blogger Claire at Pillar Box Blue likes to take ordinary things from her surroundings and create uniquely handcrafted décor – like ornaments for her Christmas tree. She’ll repurpose old wool sweaters into felted ornaments, reclaim cast-off denim jeans and reuse outdated road maps. Maps are actually, Claire says, a way of adding sentimentality to handmade ornaments – especially if you use the kind that have special significance to your family. Scroll down the page for angel ornaments made from lace doilies, mini-wreaths using felted balls with acorn caps, and felted ornaments traced from holiday cookie cutters.

Dreaming in DIY will show you how to engage your family in making personalized ornaments as a fun, annual holiday tradition. If you put up more than one tree, you can always make one super stylish and worthy-of-notice in a House Beautiful spread, and the other dear and nostalgic memories of holidays’ past.

Speaking of House Beautiful, even if you’ve put up your tree and hung your ornaments right after Halloween, you can still switch out a few with homemade DIY varieties and switch up your holiday décor – bit by bit. This curated collection of 45 homemade ornaments, from wood slices with deer antlers burned into the grain, to retro paper ornaments that kids will love making, offer easy to difficult, ordinary to extraordinary options.

Christmas Crafts in Colliers Hill

The holidays give us more things to do to keep us entertained in place, if we keep our antennae up and spinning! The master-planned community of Colliers Hill is one of the fastest growing in Northern Colorado, with welcoming interiors – designed with the 21st Century buyer in mind. From the paired offerings from KB Home, to the Seasons product from Richmond American Homes, and Century Communities exclusive floor plans – there are LOTS of options! Check out the amenities and the beautiful model homes – from the high $300s.