You can recycle any kinda paper you have around your craft war zone for this ornament.Click to get the instructions.
I don't have instructions for this but you can paint just about anything on globes that you buy from the store. Maybe even paper mache them...oooh the possibilities!
Here's another example of a painted globe.
This guy is also a classic!
This rose ornament is really pretty. But don't just stick with one flower, let your imagination fly and use all kinds of colors and combinations. (oh, and the instructions are here)
I think that buttons have made it into just about every single one of my Christmas posts...but I love them so much!
Here's a cute idea... take your kids pictures and use them as a pattern to make your ornaments out of! Details here.
Now comes my favorite part of the post... We get to learn a craft together! This one has been brought to us by http://saidosdaconcha.blogspot.com!
"Why buy Christmas ornaments that look handmade when you can actually make them so easily? Sharon from The Key Bunch requested me for instructions on making Christmas ornaments so I've tried to document all the steps you need to take when making your personalised ornaments. So, this is not really a tutorial, but rather a bunch of suggestions written in an orderly manner. Shall we get to it?"
"1- First of all, you may want to look at some books, magazines, blogs and flickr photos for inspiration. Decide on shapes and look for patterns online. That's right, I'm not going to provide you with any template, sorry! Just google 'candy cane', 'Christmas stocking', 'gingerbread man', 'mitten', 'heart' or -- even better -- draw your own shapes. Then assemble all your materials: various pairs of scissors, a pencil/pen, your glasses (optional), as many types and colours of thread as you wish, baker's twine (if you own it), loads of buttons, fabric scraps, rick-rack, ribbon, pins and needles. You may notice that I've chosen a very limited colour palette because I believe that's the key to success. But of course you can go wild and pick all the colours of the rainbow."
"2- Gather all your felt scraps and turn your radio on!"
"3- I decided I'd make my templates the old-fashioned way: first I printed them out and then traced over them using some sheets of translucent tracing paper I found at the bottom of a drawer (I think I have these sheets since elementary school). I then traced the shapes onto a piece of a cereal box for durability."
"4- Trace all your shapes onto felt and cut them neatly. Always trace and cut in pairs because you'll be stuffing the ornaments later."
"5- Here they are all cut and ready to be embelished."
"6- Now comes the fun part: play around with rick-rack, ribbon, buttons and scraps until you are happy with how it looks. Then sew everything onto your ornament piece. There are so many possibilities here that I had to choose and show you how to make only one type of ornament. That means that from now on you'll watch how to finish this star; then, in the end of this set, you'll see other examples of ornaments you can make."
"7- Let us get back to the star: make a loop (you'll want to hang it on a tree branch, right?) and begin sewing the front and the back pannels together"
"8- You can do it either by hand or machine and use different kinds of stiches. Here I sewed it by hand using the simplest stich ever."
"9- When you're nearly finished, grab a bit of polyfill and stuff it through that little opening. You may want to use a chopstick or other pointy tool to get the stuffing in all the tiny and tricky places."
""10- Close the opening. You're done! :)"
Here are some more pictures of her gorgeous handcrafted ornaments!
I'm feeling a little better today health wise, or maybe I'm just running on adrenaline. Battling this Mono is really taking a toll on me. I sleep a lot (through some of my classes) and homework is the last thing on my list. I hope I can still pass all my classes this semester...