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Unique Animal Christmas Ornaments
Animal Ornaments Make Great Gifts and Kids Love Them!
I love Christmas ornaments. I buy them every year, I can never seem to get enough of them, they are so versatile! Beside the obvious function of hanging them on your Christmas tree, you can also hang them from the curtain rods in your windows on fishing wire to make a beautiful arrangement that can be enjoyed inside and out. You can tie them to the outside of gifts as a decoration. You can hang them from the bottom of a lampshade, for a holiday look, as well as from curtain tiebacks. The possibilities are as endless as the selection of ornament that you can buy, or make.
Below I have gathered my favorite kind of Christmas tree ornaments, ones with an animal theme. Everything from wild tigers to baby kittens, and from turkeys' to butterflies, we have all your favorite animals. I know you will find a herd for your Christmas tree!
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Woodland Animals Ornaments
These decorations are great for any outdoorsman or child that loves forest creatures. Beautifully crafted, they would make a great addition to any Christmas tree.
What is the Difference Between Wolves and Foxes?
Foxes and wolves have one thing in common, they are both endangered species, but what are some of their differences?
A fox is small, about 30 pounds and has a pointy muzzle, whereas a wolf is much larger, about 150 pounds and has a broader, heavier muzzle.
Wolves live in packs of 6 to 10 and foxes stay with a much smaller group of about 2 or 3.
Baby foxes are called kits and baby wolves are called pups
Foxes eat fruit and berries as well as meat while wolves usually only eat meat
Beautiful Koalas....Not Bears?
Did you know that Koalas are not bears at all? They are marsupials, which means that their young are born immature & they develop further in the safety of a pouch, like kangaroos. They sleep 18 to 20 hours a day, but not because they are lazy, it just takes that long to digest the leaves they eat for meals.
Old World Koala Bear Christmas Ornament - Blown Glass and Hand Painted
Old World Christmas Panda Ornament - and Hand Painted Panda Glass Ball Ornament,
Did you know that Pandas are one of the few bears in the world that do not hibernate in the winter? This means they are wide awake for Christmas! However, no turkey for them, as they only eat bamboo!
Sweet panda enjoying some bamboo!
Wild Animal Ornaments - Beautiful and Unusual!
I love animal prints and they are very hot for 2013. If you have animal print patterns in your home decor, these bulbs would be an elegant addition to your tree!
Animal print ornament set
What Do You Get When You Cross a Bell and a Skunk?
Dog Christmas Ornaments - Different Kinds
These ornaments are very popular because dogs are so popular. I have a friend that has two dogs and I bought her two ornaments for her tree and she was thrilled.
Old World makes a variety of different breeds of dog ornaments.
The Maneki-neko is also called:
Fortune Cat ~ Lucky Cat
Money Cat ~ Happy Cat
A Maneki-neko statue is often placed
at the entrance of a business
for good luck and to welcome their customers.
Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat) Glass Ornament With Glitter - Japanese Beckoning Cat
Cat Nap Christmas Ornament - and Letting the Cat Out of the Bag Ornament
Sweet kitty having a holiday snooze!
Make your Tree Jungle or Safari Themed
Here's What You Will Need:
White or Amber strands of lights
2 to 3 yards of animal print fabric or faux fur
Copper colored garland or strings of wooden beads
Two Skeins of Copper colored ribbon, or animal print ribbon with wire in it
6 to 8 dry branches (for normal 7 foot tree)
Copper spray paint
Copper colored or animal print round bulbs
Copper colored metal ornament like stars
Start by laying out newspaper and spraying your copper paint on the dry branches. Leave to dry.
Wrap the animal print fabric around the base of the tree, tucking in the raw edges.
String the lights generously. Either all amber, all white or a mixture of both.
For garland it's your choice if you prefer copper colored garland or wooden bead strands. Whichever you choose, drape it elegantly.
When the paint on the branches is dry to the touch, tuck them into your tree limbs to add texture and color.
Hang your ornaments, don't be afraid to add other other ornaments that go with the theme like tiki masks, carved wood totem poles, etc.
Make a VERY large and puffy bow to put at the top of the tree with a few streamers hanging down and tuck them in the tree's branches.
Big Cat Ornaments - Lions, Tigers and More
Do You Have Any Animal Ornaments on Your Tree ? - Enquiring Minds Want to Know!
Do you have any animal ornaments on your tree?
Shark Christmas Ornament
Sure to be a hit with all fans of "Shark Week!" This scary fellow is hand painted and mouth blown. Lots of glitter gives it a whimsical air, so it's not too frightening for little ones.
Shark Christmas Ornament
Largemouth Bass Ornament - This One's Not Hard to Catch!
This bad boy is the most sought after freshwater game fish in the U.S. He is also pretty tough to catch. The three most important things to look for when searching for a place to fish for these fish are Season, Structure and Food, Type of Water.
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