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10 Easy Handmade Holiday Ornaments and Decorations

Add a personal touch to your Christmas tree and home with these easy handmade Christmas ornaments and decorations that give your home a warm, joyful look during the holidays.

Natural Christmas Ornaments - look to your own backyard to add nature inspired elements to your tree. You can harvest acorns or fir cones during the fall and use the caps to create a cornball ornaments. Paint a Styrofoam ball brown and push the caps and with a dab of hot glue. Embellish them with any color glitter to match your tree and talk them off of the ribbon and twine for hanging. You can add glitter pinecones and greenery for a truly nature inspired Christmas tree. You can also reuse the ornaments by placing them in a clear bowl for the perfect fall centerpiece.

Citrus Accents - one can also take a simple orange and embellish it to bring a fresh look to a tree. Apply upholstery tacks to an orange and intricate pattern and loop a leopard print ribbon to bring an unexpected punch to a traditional tree.

Fancy Holiday Spirit - this is a medallion that looks intricate but is simple to make. To create this look cut three strips of book pages and fold them accordion style. Then attach the three pieces together to create one long strip and glue the ends together to create a circle. After bunching the circle together and going it, use the ornament part is an Advent calendar. Hanging ornament on the Christmas tree or anywhere in the house to spread the holiday spirit.

Festive Cookie Cutters - give your surplus of cookie-cutter's a new purpose. You can hot glue metal cookie-cutter's to decorative scrapbook paper. You can implement the same look throughout your home by making a wreath or garland for your mantel.

Oh Christmas Tree Topper - this gives new purpose to a sheet of music by transforming it into an unconventional tree topper. Simply twist sheet music into cone shapes and hot glue them to a cardboard circle backing. Glue the cone shaped pieces to a donut-shaped cardboard backing from matching wreaths to welcome guests.

Whimsical Christmas Bunting - bunting is a new trend that is quickly spreading. It is easy to create and makes a bold statement. Cut corn eating pattern scrapbook paper into triangles and punch two holes into the top corners. Thread twine through holes for whimsical, cheerful bunting for the tree. One can hang it on the mantle for an extra touch.

Bold and Dramatic - adorn your spaces ornaments for your next holiday dinner party use empty wine bottles with water and dry branches. Decorate the branches with bold ornaments and place a small light a candle nearby to create a beautiful shadow and reflection on the wall.

A Spoonful of Creativity - don't throw away any unused household items. You can reuse old spoons and make them into ornaments for a dining room Christmas tree. You can hang this phase would you to create the ornaments and make a great conversation piece at the dinner table.

Playful Ornament - for a one-of-a-kind ornament or gift topper, glue to playing cards back to back and punch a hole through the top. Hang the car to the small strip from a book page or ribbon. Had game pieces and colorful giftwrapping to complete the game theme of your tree.

A Rustic Christmas - wrap small empty jewelry boxes with vintage holiday sheet music and a thick ribbon for a rustic holiday look. Write names on the ribbon and place them on the dinner table is place cards or tuck the boxes into branches of the Christmas tree for an extraordinary twist. Carry through the rustic theme by filling the boxes with treats and place them in stockings.