It boggles my mind how creative some people are! After attempting my own little ornament (instructions to make your own Paisley Snowfake here) I went googling. The results made me feel unbelievably inadequate in the craft department but also supremely proud of how resourceful people are becoming in wake of the environmental crisis we are all facing. Here are my favourtie five DIY ornaments that I found in my travels…
Recycled Book Page Bird Ornament, by Stephanie Lynn
Well isn’t that just the sweetest! By Stephanie Lynn’s recycled bird ornament is so sweet and fairly simple to make. For the instructions (including a template) see this link. She has used recycled book pages in a few other ornaments as well, such as a flower and split sphere.
Cutest. Wreath. Ever.
What a gorgeous idea! Ties for only 50cents at most op-shops and out of that you create a wreathe that you can keep forever. It is a bit zany but perfect if you don’t want the standard Christmas decoration or are just a bit left of centre yourself! Instructions are found here at the Good Housekeeping website.
Twiggy Skates, by Michele Made Me
By far my favourite DIY ornament!!! Michelemademe is a crafting genius and these are so cute I could die. She has used sections of twigs to make little iceskates. Not for a novice of home crafts but worth the attempt if you are keen to be the King or Queen of your crafty friends. See instructions.
Felt and Burlap Owl, By Womans Day
Everyone loves an owl. Nuff said. Instructions and template for this gorgeous little burlap creature are here.
Mini Christmas Tree Paper Ornaments, by The Sweetest Occasion
This versatile little tree just makes me smile! The Sweetest Occasion is a gorgeous blog and this mini Christmas tree is one of the best innovations on there. It can be made with old book pages, newspapers, magazines or comics… or any other paper you can think of recycling! For instructions go see this link.
And of course, if those wonderous creations don’t all take you fancy, you could always have a go at my Paisley Snowflake invention! Have fun with your crafting.