Beautiful Old Vintage Christmas Crafts And Ornaments You Will Love, Handmade.
Handmade Christmas Crafts and Ornaments, Vintage.
This is the season for going through our ornaments.I was going through our ornament boxes and pulled out all the ornaments you see on here. They're all handmade and most are vintage, we received from family and friends. Some of the decorations or ornaments I made. I hope you will enjoy looking at them. I have put on websites where you can find some of the patterns. I couldn't find patterns for all of them. I no longer have any of the patterns or instructions for making them.
The wreath on the wall is not homemade, but it is just bells wired together and bow added to it. You could do it in any color. Would be pretty in gold and silver or you could make them with smaller bells and make small wreaths you can hang on the tree.
Whatever you want to call it homemade or handmade they are all easy to make. Many the kids have brought home from school.
Santa For The Wall or Door
This Santa was made for us by a friend. She now has MS and is not able to do any of the beautiful crafts she used to do. I never made one but did find the pattern for making it.
When the granddaughters were little they loved this Santa. Papa would hold them up so they could look at him and touch his beard.
I noticed on Internet pattern they didn't show how the back was done. I included a picture of the back of the Santa. You can see how the pipe cleaners are pulled through.
Dried Bean Ornament
This little dried green bean is a Santa ornament for your tree. One of the kids made this and I'm not sure which one. It's an easy craft for children. Paint on the Santa and add a pipe cleaner for the hanger. I think he's a cute little guy. I know you can't see his face very well, but he has a cute painted on face.
I could not find a pattern for the Santa bean but you get the idea.
This stocking I made from a stocking template. It's made out of an old sweater. I lined the inside with some old brown fabric I had. It was easy to make. Then I added the string beads at the top. I put a site on here where there is a template for a stocking.
Any old sweater, shirt or whatever you have will do. Sweaters work great because they are so thick and look more like winter.
The video will help.
Youtube Video for Making a Stocking At Bottom.
Video at YouTube a little different then the way I did my stocking but will show you the basic idea. A stocking can be made out of anything you have. That outfit your sending to Goodwill, cut it up and turn it into a stocking. Add anything you want to it for sparkle. A white stocking done with pearly buttons would look great. How about that red plaid shirt of your husband's your throwing away cut it up turn it into a stocking. Denim looks great for that down home stocking country. Old wool coats or shirts make nice stockings. If you make them yourself you can make them as big as you want for more gifts or small for just a few gifts. The video and template will be at the bottom of this hub.
These are angels I made from clothespins. I don't have a pattern. I painted the face then I wrapped the clothespin in the crepe paper ribbon just so it would cover up the clothespin. I used lace that was long enough to hit the bottom of the clothespin and tied it at the top with a ribbon. Then I just used my glue gun to add whatever I thought looked good on the angels. The packaged wings you can get in any craft store and also the hair. It's all very easy to glue.
I sold these at craft shows. People loved them. I wish I had some kind of pattern, but I just don't.
I added the stings of beads to their hair. Just wrap around and use a glue gun to make them stay in place. Some of the beads in different colors I would braid together for her head.
I used miniature flowers, baskets, birds. Whatever you think will look good for her to hold. Even dried weeds from the yard will work or small pine cones.
I had fun doing these and the glue gun was my friend you can add on anything with it.
This little bead angel ornament, my husband's aunt made years ago. Every year she would mail us a beaded ornament. I did find a site that has instructions for this little angel. It's a little different, but it will work the same.
I have more homemade ornaments I hope to add to this hub. There was one box of ornaments I didn't get to. When I do I'll add them to this on here.
There are more beaded angels and bells in the bottom second picture.
Pearl Angel Craft
Snowflake Beaded Ornaments
Snowflakes can also be made from beads. The snowflakes you see in the picture are old I have had them forever. I can't even remember who made these for me.
This Santa I think is weird. My husband loves him. His mother made him for us in the 60s. We hang him up every year.
I tried to find the pattern on him but couldn't he is crocheted on a L'eggs egg. I don't know if they even have the L'eggs eggs anymore. I guess you could use a large plastic Easter egg.
If anyone finds this pattern let me know. I will also keep looking. There has to be a pattern somewhere.
Froebel Stars With Video Instructions
My mother-in-law used to make these German Stars called a Froebel Stars. She said they made lots of them during the war. My husband said he remembers her making them later on also. She gave us some. I couldn't find mine their packed away in a big box of ornaments.
She would dip them in wax. The yellow stars are stars my mother-in-law made. They are in bad shape and very old from the 1940s. I finally found them.
Here's a video on how to make these beautiful stars and a website on how to dip them. I think they are so pretty and they can be sprayed with glue and glitter added to them for that Christmas sparkle.
I have two places for you to check for a pattern for snowflakes. I also have another site for snowflakes right here on HubPages by faythef.
- Crochet Snowflakes
Lacy crochet snowflakes are beautiful hanging on a Christmas tree or used to decorate a package. They will remind you of a beautiful glistening snowy day...These homemade treasures will not melt away, but will adorn Christmas tree for years.
- Crocheted Snowflakes - Martha Stewart Holiday & Seasonal Crafts
Read Martha Stewart's Crocheted Snowflakes article Also, browse thousands of other holiday clip-art, decorating, crafts, hand-made gifts and project ideas.
- Knitting Snowman Patterns
- Crocheted Snowflakes: I opened some of my ornament boxes today and took out everything I could find that was homemade. The snowflakes were made by my cousin. I added a link to crocheted snowflakes by Martha.
- Little Knitted Snowmen: Our little snowmen with a link to how to make the snowmen.
- Baby Bottle Nipple: The reindeer is made from a baby bottle nipple.
- Copper Wire Wreath: The wire wreath my husband made. He used copper wire then added little-decorative balls like the ones you would use for jewelry. Wrapping the wire and adding a ball here and there.
- Knitted Wreath: Knitted wreath ornament can be found on whiskersandwool.blogspot. I didn't make this I got it from someone else.
- Yarn Angel: Angel made from yarn with a pair of wings and flowers in the front attached with glue. Plastic ball filled with flowers and beads added around the edge. The Snowman is a soda can be flattened and painted and face added. His hat is a sock cut in half and a sparkle ball added to the top. All good for kids to make.
- Plastic Canvas: These little ornaments are all made from plastic canvas. My poker friend made these for us every year. You can find patterns for them on freepatterns.com. The little house is also made of plastic canvas. The lid roof opens up. I received it full of candy. It's very cute.
8. Ribbon Ornaments: I made these. They're made on a Styrofoam ball.
- Items needed for this ornament:
3 yards of 7/8-inch wide ribbon * 20 or so inches of ¼ inch wide ribbon (for hanger)
3-4 inch foam ball
200 straight pins Instructions:
- Cut ribbon into 1¾ inch long pieces. To make each triangle point, fold right and left corners down to meet the center of the opposite edge to create a triangle. Finger press the folds. Put a little square piece of ribbon on one end of the ball that will be your starting point. Starting at that end of the ball pin a triangle point end down, the folded side against the ball and place one pin in each top corner. Make sure this first row overlaps your piece of ribbon that is already pinned to the ball. Keep doing this all the way to the top of the ball. Be sure to stagger the triangles. Pin a ribbon at the top for hanging.
9. Glitter Pinecone: Little pine cone made by one of the kids. Paint the tips of the pinecone, let dry add glue to the tips, shake on glitter.
10. Pasta Angel: This a little angel made from pasta her wings are bow tie pasta and her body is pasta and her hair is little tiny round pasta and her arms are macaroni pasta. Her head is a wood ball. She is painted white all over. I wish I knew the names of all the pasta, but I don't. The nose you see to the left of her is my cat checking her out.
11. Almond Loon: This ornament is so cute. He's a Loon made from an almond with a black puffy ball for his head and his beak is a toothpick end. You will need black paint for his body and white paint for his spots.
12. Crochet Baby Booties: This is a little crochet baby bootie with holly on the toe. I looked all over the internet trying to find the pattern but couldn't find. It's so cute I had to put the picture on.
13. Cinnamon Stick Reindeer: This is a reindeer made from fabric and cinnamon sticks. I also couldn't find the pattern for this one reindeer. I bought it at a craft show long ago. This lady comes close to the way it is made. Here is the website~cinnamon stick reindeer.
A Template for a Stocking
Christmas Craft Video
A new way to make a Christmas decoration. This little snow man looks so easy to make. I may think about it for next year.
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