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Decorating For The Holidays: 10 Handmade Ornaments For Your Christmas Tree

Dec. 16, 2013
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One of the most exciting times during the holiday seasons is the decoration aspect. From Christmas tree to blinking, colorful lights, holiday decorations are essential to spreading the holiday cheer! For this gift guide, we’re focusing on incredibly made holiday ornaments from indie sellers. These ornaments not only make fantastic holiday embellishments for your home, office, Christmas tree and more, but they also can be used as presents for the decorating fanatic in your life. With handmade ornaments, you also get the uniqueness that comes with them, which will give your holiday decoration a major boost. Check our indie coupon directory for excellent savings and discounts in shops for your holiday shopping.

 Set of Felt Plush Christmas Ornaments

by Drops Of Color

Embellish your Christmas tree cutely with Drops Of Color’s felt plush Christmas ornaments! In this set, you’ll find popular Christmas and winter characters, from a penguin to Santa. Made by intricate and delicate sewing and eco-friendly wool, these ornaments also make excellent stocking stuffers, door hangers and decorations for table Christmas trees.

 Gold & Silver Ornament Wreath

by Judy Blank

Although not an ornament for a Christmas tree, Judy Blank’s gold and silver ornament-made wreath is a stunning ornament for your outdoor home decor! Crafted symmetrically with vintage and modern ornaments with various designs and colors, this wreath gives your front door that perfect shimmer for the holidays. Find more Christmas ornament wreaths in Judy Blank’s shop to fit your home decor this holiday season!

Glittery Acorn Ornament Set

by Anna Bella Arts

Dot your Christmas tree with Anna Bella Arts’ acorn ornament set! Made from real acorns, these ornaments are made by needle felting wool around the seed of the acorn and sprinkled with a variety of glittery glass on the top for a shimmery decor. This set includes five glittery acorn ornaments, and you can find other acorn ornaments in Anna Bella Arts’ shop.

 Cameo Silhouette Ornaments For Kids

by Once Again Sam

Give your kids a place on the Christmas tree with Once Again Sam’s cameo silhouette ornaments! Framed in an elegant, vintage-like wooden base, your child’s silhouette will be laser engraved in paper, which can be in the color of your choice. You can find other laser engraved ornaments in Once Again Sam’s shop.

 Personalized Baby’s First Christmas Wooden Snowflake Ornament Set

by Timber Green Woods

Commemorate your baby’s first Christmas with Timber Green Woods’ wooden snowflake ornament set! This set includes intricately laser-cut snowflakes in various sizes. The largest snowflake will have your child’s name engraved along with the year of their first Christmas. Placed in a customized box, this wooden snowflake ornament set makes a wonderful gift for friends and family members who have a newborn.

 Rustic Ribbon Pine Cone Ornament

by Ornament Boutique

Charm your Christmas tree with a unique pine cone ornament from Ornament Boutique! Made from plaid-patterned fabric or ribbon with a special technique, this pine cone ornament is a great addition to your tree, table centerpiece, entryway or anywhere you desire for your Christmas decoration! Find other pine cone ornaments in various colors and sizes in Ornament Boutique’s shop along with other creative embellishments for your holiday decorating!

Folk Art Snowman Mitten Ornament

by Paxton Valley Folk Art

Add a primitive touch to your Christmas tree with Paxton Valley Folk Art’s snowman mitten ornament! With a handmade mitten and felt snowman applique, this mitten ornament displays a winter-y scene, fitting for the holiday season. Soaked in a coffee, vanilla and spices bath, this mitten has been made to look aged yet it has also been sprinkled with mica flakes for a fresh, glittery embellishment.

 Silver & White Christmas Embroidery Hoop Ornaments

by Classic By Nature

Instead of shiny, round ornaments this Christmas season, take Classic By Nature’s embroidery hoop ornaments and hang them on your tree! With designs of deer and pine cones in silvery thread, this set of hoop ornaments make for a great addition to a white Christmas-themed home decor. Classic By Nature also has many other embroidery hoop art in various designs and colors for your holiday decor. You can also find stockings for your fireplace in Classic By Nature’s shop!

Red & White Hand-Painted Christmas Ornament

by Pearle’s Painting

Give your ornaments a unique look with Pearle’s Painting’s hand-painted Christmas ornament! This red ornament is painted with whimsical and flowery designs in white. Pearle’s Painting also has many other hand-painted Christmas ornaments, which gives you plenty of options to choose from to decorate your Christmas tree.

 Blue Hot Air Balloon Ornament Beading Tutorial

by Zaney May

Interested in having a unique ornament for your Christmas tree this year? Then take Zaney May’s ornament beading tutorial to enhance your ornaments! This tutorial teaches you to create a drape of beads in intricate designs and make it look like a hot air balloon. Made with pearls, seed beads and bulge beads, this delicate beaded ornament will surely shine on your Christmas tree! This tutorial also lets you create a one-of-a-kind gift for friends, family, and coworkers.

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Decorating your Christmas tree can be a great family tradition, so having unique ornaments will only make this Christmas tradition more fun and special. However, when your shopping for new ornaments, be sure to stick to a budget so that you don’t go overboard on your Christmas decorations. Before buying ornaments, know how much you can fit on your tree and how you want your tree to look by roughly sketching how you’d like your tree to look. By doing so, this helps you narrow down the perfect ornaments for your tree this holiday season.

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Written by Emily Nguyen, a core contributor to NerdWallet Shopping.