We’re no different from the average person in that every year we buy new Christmas decorations, such as lights, ornaments, and wreaths. However, some of my favourite Christmas ornaments are handcrafted ones that we’ve kept for many years. Surely I’m not the only one whose Christmas tree has a wreath made entirely of macaroni. The elementary school child who crafted this ornament just enlisted in the Navy. Do you at least have a popsicle stick snowflake covered in black and yellow buttons to display your Steelers passion if you don’t have a macaroni wreath? Youngster who crafted Steelers snowflake is now 12 years old.
During our vacation in Japan, my then-tweenaged son also fashioned a taiko drum out of the plastic tops of Coca-Cola bottles.
I used to paint a lot of ceramic decorations when I was younger.
Considering how many times they’ve probably been relocated, I find it remarkable that so many of them are still around.
This stunning holiday decoration was crafted for me by a great friend.
I have no idea how she did it, but she somehow managed to fit a picture of my two sons that had been included in a Christmas card under a sheet of clear plastic.
It’s stunning, but really challenging to photograph.
Our beautiful cousin painted these clay figures for us.
She also painted one for each of the sons, but this one is supposed to be a representation of my husband and myself.
Some of my most treasured handcrafted holiday items were given to me by previous generations.
My grandma, who passed away when I was little, sewed me these Christmas animal figure pillows.
When I was very little, she died away.
Although I didn’t spend much time with her, I still look forward to putting them out each year.
In your Christmas tree, which ornament has the deepest importance for you?
If you’re looking for some Christmas decoration ideas, you should visit my Pinterest page.
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Some of my favourite homemade Christmas decorations are included in this gallery.
You may choose from a wide variety of styles and patterns, making them perfect for anybody on your list, from grandparents to teachers to yourself.
It’s possible that I got a head start on my holiday crafts this year so that I could try out these decorations for you before the big day.
There’s a chance…
There is an entire area dedicated to globe decorations (affiliate link), which are my absolute favourite.
Gather the kids around while you peruse them and pick out a craft they can help you with today.
The next day, as well as the day after that, you may build a different one.
The year won’t be complete without the introduction of this unassuming cabinet ornament at my house.
It may be difficult to find an additional “space” for decorations, but the kitchen is a perfect place to display your Christmas cards.
An international meeting point, indeed!
You can make your own version of this card holder with only a few yards of ribbon and some tape.