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How To: Make a Faux Fused Glass Geometric Christmas Ornament

by DIY Maven

This holiday season, a group of the Curbly writers decided to team up and each of us created a simple and stylish new Christmas ornament. We're calling it the "Curbly Ornament Challenge" but there's not much competition involved...just a lot of fun, seasonal crafting. See all of the ornaments here.

I've been iffy about the longevity of geometric everything for awhile now, but it doesn't seem like it's going anywhere. Uncle, I cry! The simple lines and representative shapes are fairly easy to recreate and the result looks clean and crisp, especially at a small size. So, I decided to embrace the trend by marrying it with the classic look of fused glass and a holiday 

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How-To: Gold Thumb Tack Ornament

by Faith Towers
How-To: Gold Thumb Tack Ornament
Photo: Faith Towers

This holiday season, a group of the Curbly writers decided to team up and each of us created a simple and stylish new Christmas ornament. We're calling it the "Curbly Ornament Challenge" but there's not much competition involved...just a lot of fun, seasonal crafting. See all of the ornaments here.

 

During the busy holiday season there's always less time for complicated DIYs, so simple down-and-dirty projects are much more feasible. In that vein, today we're sharing a fun tutorial which will show you how to create a gold Christmas ornament using thumb tacks! Click through to check it out.   

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How to: Easy and Adorable DIY Pet Portrait Christmas Ornament

by Jennifer Farley

DIY Printed Pet Christmas Ornament

This holiday season, a group of the Curbly writers decided to team up and each of us created a simple and stylish new Christmas ornament. We're calling it the "Curbly Ornament Challenge" but there's not much competition involved...just a lot of fun, seasonal crafting. See all of the ornaments here.

 

My Christmas tree is filled with my pictures and things that represent everyone in my family. This year I decided to make a little ornament with a sweet picture of my dog. Piper, my Vizsla is getting older but she is well loved and I can't believe we have nothing representing her on our tree. I love these pet photo pillows so here is how I made an ornament version for my tree.  

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Make It: Colorful DIY Stuffed Elf Plush Ornaments -- Free Download!

by Capree K

We're excited to welcome Sibylle Roessler from Funkytime on the blog today! She's sharing a tutorial and free download for making your own stuffed elf Christmas ornaments.

These Elf Christmas ornaments will add a little bit of magic and color to any Christmas Tree this year. They are so easy to make, even adults can do them, but only with kids supervision of course! They're a perfect little project for a snowy Sunday afternoon.       

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How to: Make Sparkly, Glittery Animal Christmas Ornaments

by Chris Gardner

created at: 12/08/2011

The inspiration for this easy holiday project came to me in a dream. I know, I know...that sounds like an elaborate and somewhat ridiculous setup for a blog post, but it's true, in this case. Sparing you the details, I'll just share the effect- in which I woke up a few days ago, and immediately felt compelled to Google "sparkly OR glitter platypus ornament". No results. Surprised?

At some point that day, I decided I couldn't bear to live...

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Grosgrain Snow Globe Ornaments

by DIY Maven

created at: 12/02/2010

Make the spirit of Christmas last longer than a December snow storm with these grosgrain snow globe ornaments. 

What 'cha need:

  • glass ornaments, available at any old craft store (mine are about 8.5" around)
  • grosgrain ribbon, with appropriate sentiment/design, 1/2" wide or less (calculate about 9" per globe) I used ribbon in my stash, but a quick search of the internets turned up this one, this onethis one and this one, all of which...

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Glossy Photo Bottle Cap Ornaments

by DIY Maven

created at: 12/02/2010

Scrap-bookers make some rather cool things with bottle caps. They create 3D collages to fit the caps' interiors and then pour resin (preferably) or something such as Diamond Accents into the caps to create a hard, glossy coating. Personally, I've been only disappointed when using the later, as it has a tendency to bubble and make ink bleed. The former, I've heard, can be time-consuming and a bit messy. To get around using these products for...

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Snowboard Accident Santa Ornament

by DIY Maven

created at: 12/02/2010

This just in: Santa has been involved in a snowboarding accident. Reports suggest an altercation between Father Christmas and a still-resentful Rudolph resulted in the former taking a tumble down a rather steep run. After gathering much speed--and snow--St. Nick's bowl full of jelly now looks more like shaved ice. Mrs. Kringle says her husband

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