Make Your Own Homemade Christmas Ornaments

This Christmas, add a touch of homemade elegance to your holiday experience with homemade Christmas ornaments

No matter how many ornaments the stores stockpile, there's something special about homemade Christmas ornaments. You just can't get around it. And these days, with craft supplies so inexpensive and abundant, don't settle for twisted straw, either. It's fun, easy, and inexpensive to make Christmas ornaments that will last for years to come. Curious? Try out these great ideas.

1. Christmas tree baubles

Looking for a stylish, elegant, and simple approach to decorating your tree? These are such easy Christmas ornaments to make you can easily cover an entire fir tree and still have some left over to give as gifts. With nothing more than some beads and wire, you can make Christmas ornaments that will leave the ones you remember from grade school in the dust.

2. Paperback Christmas tree

Got any old novels you don't want anymore? Before you recycle them, why not transform them into beautiful personalized Christmas ornaments? With nothing more than some glue, some paint, and some glitter, you can make decorations so beautiful your friends will be begging to know where you bought them. Speaking of which, do you need any extra holiday cash? These are a major hit at craft sales around the country.

3. Beautiful paper ornaments

Yup, that's right: you can make amazing homemade Christmas ornaments out of nothing but a sheet of paper. You won't believe how easy these ornaments are -- or how beautiful they look after you work them up. Get those old paper chains out of your mind. These are Christmas ornaments to make recycling fun.

4. Ornaments kids can make

What would Christmas be without kids? While you make Christmas ornaments to wow the friends and family, turn the kids loose on these ideas. They'll churn out fun and interesting decorations for their rooms.

Forget expensive store-bought decorations. This year, homemade Christmas ornaments are the way to go!



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