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Cute NEW Christmas Ornaments!

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I know.. so evil! I tell you about Christmas ornaments then I begin with a clock tower??

But Lora has been such a busy bee… she made TWO projects for today (more than that if you count both sides of the clock tower and FOUR ornaments)! See the wide photo below for the flipside of the clock tower (in a lovely shade of lime green).

I will let Lora tell you about her clock tower first:

My husband is an accomplished wood and metal worker. He has built everything from beautiful guitars to door hinges. So what is truly awesome for me is his ever changing, always fascinating scrap boxes. He has one for metal and one for wood. I love going out to his workshop and trolling through all the wonderful possibilities that lay in those boxes.

Because I am such a house freak, I tend to look for stuff I can turn into a house shape of some kind.

A couple of weeks ago, I found a longish piece of 2×4 that I decided to turn into a clock tower.

A lot of the supplies I used were from the Halloween Clock Kit including all of the papers (except the orange door and that was a bitty piece of scrap….you can make your door any old color you like!)

It was a lot of fun coming up with different ways to embellish the clocks from the Victorian Chipboard Shapes Sets.

I love the little lady peeking out of the grandfather clock at the rat on the bookcase!

What the heck is she doing in there, anyway?

The arch over the door (on that lovely GREEN tower at left) I made with scrapbook paper and chipboard. You can see a mini tutorial on how I made this HERE.

Here’s the link for everything in Lora’s Clock Tower supply list!

OK! Now let’s talk about CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS! I cannot believe how close we are to Thanksgiving weekend, so these quick and stylish ornaments are perfect timing.

Oh the possibilities! A couple of great ways to use the new Simple House Ornament Shapes!

You can stack them together to make a thicker ornament like the ones pictured here, or use them individually. Most of the papers I used were from the St. Nicholas 8×8 Paper Pad.

The wee tree comes from the Retro Bottle Brush Tree Set (wrapped up in some Glass Christmas Seed Bead Garland).

The snowflakes I found kicking around a box of old scraps. but the Large Snowflake Sequin Mix would look awesome.

I love the red doors on the house ornaments… they’re from the Tiny House Trims Collage Sheet.

See more photos from BOTH of Lora’s projects in her blog post.

UPDATE: Lora has posted more ornaments for 2018 here!


Posted by Leslie, November 10th, 2016

46 responses to “Cute NEW Christmas Ornaments!”

  1. Barb A says:

    I do Christmas crafting all year long! Everything from making cards to miniature Christmas villages. Am on track to start the decorating very soon.

  2. Jean Marmo says:

    So sweet! I love making ornaments and actually need to get a couple done in the next few weeks.

  3. Lisa R says:

    Nope have not started yet. Still working on haunted village. Thanks for the chance to win giveaway!

  4. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Starting to think about decorations for the tree (s) and cards.

  5. Denise says:

    I wish I had my Christmas scrapping planned!

  6. Ina Good says:

    Making gifts cards pocket letters oh my!!!I love making decorations also so its wonderful!!!

  7. Susan Nelson says:

    Started working on some Christmas projects for the house.

  8. Kathy Valent says:

    I am making a Christmas tree in a gazebo right now to donate to the Children’s Hospital Tree Festival. I do like doing Christmas scenes.

  9. Nancy Olsen says:

    I’m working on finishing Christmas Gifts I bought the supplies for over 2 seasons ago – I have serious shiny object syndrome and am always finding something new I want to create.

  10. Carla says:

    My goal is to make as many gifts as possible but the reality is it most likely happen!

  11. Kimberly says:

    Merry crafty Christmas season!

  12. Verna says:

    Oh what fun!! I have been crafting a little of both! I have started early enough I can play with new ideas too. Thanks for a chance at more goodies to play with.

  13. Michelle says:

    I am just starting the Christmas Crafting season. I am hoping to make some gifts. All my cards and tags. Im having so much fun.

  14. barb_j3 says:

    I am into Christmas now so I would add this to my Christmas setup!

    Very Very nice!!!!

  15. Jen R says:

    Don’t decorate, have too many pets but I will be giving gifts.

  16. I love this would decorate it for Christmas for sure Thanks

  17. barb macaskill says:

    I make ornaments for each of my sons and grandchildren every year so they will have a collection when they get their own places.
    This year I am making my 4 year old granddaughter a Victorian Dollhouse and all of the furniture, clothes, landscaping and dolls. It is a slow process but thanks to Alpha Stamps I am able to find lots of amazing miniatures to help me make it a showstopper!

  18. Jackie Dean says:

    I am still in that Halloween mode… thinking of doing an advent calendar for that instead of Christmas. But I will be making some small gifts for the folks at work.

  19. Karen says:

    Most everyone on my Christmas Gift List receives a homemade items from me. Some are useful, but most are just fun decorative items, but seasonal (so no need to clutter their house!)that can be put out for a while and then poof – gone for a while too.

  20. Sandra Manring says:

    Christmas is my most favorite time of the year ……love to make Christmas Vignettes so these would go in one of them!!!!

  21. Nadine says:

    I love making Christmas crafts all year long. I have been making quilted ornaments this year so far but need to finish some mini Christmas scenes I started awhile back.

  22. Jennie Ingram says:

    So far, so good! I’ve made 10 different canning recipes, resulting in many, MANY jars of homemade goodies to give away. Also made up jars of spice mixes, and am currently crocheting a new scarf for my husband. 😀

  23. Nancy E says:

    I love making Christmas treasures. Just love all these new treats!

  24. Emily Ann Dale says:

    I’m making jewelry.

  25. Mary Mac says:

    I am cross stitching Christmas ornaments now. Cards are done.

  26. Leah Fein says:

    I’m decorating my packages

  27. Jenny Bumb says:

    My Christmas crafting is going quite well. For the first ever in a long long time, I am well ahead of creating time. Happy Holidays to you all.

  28. Liz T says:

    My Christmas crafting is focused on apartment decorations right now — will add gifts once I figure out my list for this year.

  29. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    I just finished up lots of Xmas cards and handmade ornaments.

  30. Sharon says:

    I’m a world class procrastinator, so not making any Christmas crafts yet…we will see. Would love to win and have such a great starting point to get going!

  31. Noreen says:

    Not doing as much crafting this year as we are settling into a new home. But I will make some Christmas crafts because I enjoy it. I also make Christmas gifts. Thanks for the fun chance to win crafty supplies.

  32. Janet T says:

    I’ve been working making christmas crafts for gifts and a craft fair I sell at every year.

  33. Randi Scholl says:

    I have a bunch of cards to make and have planned several jewelry projects and a number of match box dolls. As usual I have all the materials ready but forgot to make time to do it. So it’s off to the races.

  34. Marilyn Hughes says:

    As always, love the projects.

    I’m not doing any crafting for Christmas for obvious reasons. So probably no decorating either.

  35. Vera Collier says:

    I am working on hand painted ornaments. Each year I paint an ornament for each person in my extended family.

  36. Since Christmas and Halloween are my two favorite holidays, I often mix them. Did you ever see a coffin ornament? Santa Dracula ?
    I’m busy making Christmas gifts. I love this time of year!!! Christmas music playing in the background, surrounded by bits and bobs for making gifts. Just doesn’t get any better then that. Unless you add a cookie and hot coco.

  37. Luanne Shoup says:

    I have made 80 Christmas gift tags so far and 38 Christmas cards!

  38. Cheryl Lee says:

    The day after Thanksgiving I will get out my Christmas decorations. Maybe if I’m fortunate to have some spare time I can make a few mini gifts for my mini friends! Love Christmas decorations! Congrats Traci on winning last time!!

  39. Kat Cashwell says:

    Making fun mini kits for gifts!! Love the project!

  40. Diane Lewandowski says:

    Just gathering supplies together for a cinnamon colored mini journal for Christmas lists.

  41. Kim Lucak says:

    Celebrating Christ’s birth at Christmas is the my favorite time of year! We enjoy crafting, but have not started yet for this year. Ornaments or gift tags would be fun to make!!!!

  42. Karen S says:

    Is it Christmas or Halloween Giveaway!
    Christmas starts in July to get everything and more done but and I’m still in the mood to finish those Halloween projects.
    Boo and Ho Ho Ho

  43. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful projects! Love those pretty ornaments!
    I haven’t started on anything Christmas yet…. I do want to get some cards, tags and ATCs made. I also plan on getting some baking done, as I love to share some goodies with friends and neighbors!

  44. Rosemarie Grant says:

    I am making gifts of personalized little house ornaments. Easy is painted and detailed to look like the giftee’s house or apartment.

  45. Christy Downer says:

    I just started my Christmas crafting shopping last night. I am so excited with all the new supplies coming out this season and can’t wait to get started!

  46. Jo says:

    I’m ready for Christmas! Want to make cards this year!