In our family every year we add a few new Christmas decorations to the tree. We have been doing it for over 25 years so the tree is like a bit of family history. We both buy and make our own its a nice family tradition.
There are numerous sites online that have instructions on how to make decorations but I thought this Beaded Ribbon Bow Brooch would make a lovely Christmas decoration if made in the right colour.
It could also be used to decorate a special gift. It would not be the usual quick piece that is often attached to gifts it would be a gift in itself and for the right person an ideal touch.
For something quicker you can embellish this Felt Stocking Tree Decoration with a button and if you like the primative look this Hessian Heart will appeal and these simpler designs are ideal to make with children.
You can use felt for all sorts of decorations such as these Gingerbread Men These Cloth Candy Canes look simple and quick.
Fifty five years ago my father climbed a pine tree and cut two clusters of pine cones to make candle holders for the Christmas table. They are rather tatty now but we still use them every year. I wrap a bit of tinsel around them and tidy them up a bit. I have very fond childhood memories of collecting cones to make decorations and collected cones with our daughter when she was little. Directions on how to make Christmas Ornaments From Pine Cones are here
Well thats enough family history for one day – so waving I push myself back from the desk and move away from the computer. See you tomorrow …
I’ve been making Christmas ornaments this week, too! I came up with a design I call my “Pompom Candy Cane Ornaments” which are a combination of pompoms and beads. Fast and fun with a touch of sparkle!
I’ve written up some step-by-step directions on how to make them, too. Take a look in Cameo’s Crafts:
Sharon, I can’t believe you still have the pine cone candle holders after so long! That’s almost as long as I’ve been alive. That’s amazing to me, and heart-warming.
Sharon, You always have such wonderful sitings. I always check them out. One day my blog will have pictures and links. In the meantime, you have shown me places to let me do all kinds of things.
You might like to check this site out. I thought it was wonderful, but then I am a cat person. http://www.fluffytails.ca/christmas.asp
thank you for all the great ideas for christmas…I’m sure I will be using some of the. I also want to be added to you take a stitch tuesday!!!