DIY These Holiday Ornaments

December 12, 2017

If you’re one of those procrastinators who doesn’t start thinking about  Hanukkah (you’re late!), Christmas or Kwanzaa until about now — take inventory of your holiday décor and see if there’s room for more! For your tree, wreaths and centerpieces we found easy ornaments to upcycle, DIY and craft from scratch and even a few seasonal online buys.

Piñata ornaments dress up your holiday décor with fuzzy filaments. Made with tinsel garland (from the dollar store!) and an easy sphere you glue together from poster board, the tutorial at Studio DIY is fun to follow.

Holiday ornamentsHomemade paper ball ornaments are as playful or elegant as the paper you choose, plus, they can be made to match your other decorations. By Stephanie Lynn has 29 more ornaments you can peruse and choose to DIY including pinwheels, glitter chopsticks and tissue paper rosettes.

Pine cones make easy ornaments, and for most of us in Colorado – they’re a short walk away – if not in your own yard! Adding pom-poms and ribbon is a breeze and One Little Project shows you how.

Got any old CDs sitting around or in storage? Crème de la Craft will show you how to take a pair of scissors and glue and turn them into shiny, reflective tree décor.

Holiday ornamentsThe Lettered Cottage has a clever idea for metal cookie cutters. Blogger Layla hot-glued decorative paper to one side for original DIY ornaments Layla also shares tips for stress-free holiday hosting and decorating this season.

Style Motivation offers 18 awesome photo ornaments to make and hang or give away. They are creative, fun, unique and customizable for loved ones.

The Clumsy Crafter took glass ball ornaments and polycrylic (from any home improvement store) and fine glitter for a how’d-they-do-that twist on plain glass ornaments.

Kiddos like to make salt dough ornaments for themselves and to give away as gifts. Mommypotamus provides the recipe and great pics. If you have a pet, you might want to try One Little Project’s paw print ornaments made from salt dough, and Pinterest has dozens more inspirational ideas along these same crafty lines.

Holiday OrnamentsAnd finally, for a tree-topper you can customize to match musical tastes, Totally Green Crafts recycled sheet music and added glue for avant-garde ornaments that harmonize with any holiday décor!

With 55 additional and simple DIY and upcycled ornament ideas, HGTV, Country Living and Good Housekeeping will keep friends and family busy and entertained as you create the ambiance for your holiday celebrations!

Holiday Happiness at Southshore

The holidays are happy times in the master-planned community of Southshore. The stunning new homes here are a step up, from the spectacular new model from Toll Brothers at Vista Point and the impressive Delaney model from Richmond American Homes. And don’t miss the latest designs Century Communities at The Hills in Southshore. New homes are available in ranch and two-story models and priced from the upper $300s to the $700s.