Seven Handmade Ornaments

      part of the Twelve Days of Christmas Series here on Two Succulent Sisters


Pretty House Ornaments

Two years ago in 2010 I made these cute houses ornaments. I absolutely LOVED making these little houses. I used Pellon Peltex double fusible heavyweight interfacing for the stabilizer but you could also use just plain cardboard or chipboard from the scrapbooking section of the craft store. I show how to make them HERE.

ornament house


Happy Snow House Ornaments

I had so much fun making these (and I made a lot of them – I was still making them on Christmas Eve… ) Anyway, I saw some really cute houses similar to these in a magazine and they actually had an overlay of sparkling organza ironed on with a lightweight fusible interfacing.

snow house3

I then made up little phrases about the “little house” and the snow and printed them on fabric for the printer. I cut out the sayings and sewed them on by machine.

little happy snow house

blue house

house ornaments


Circle Lace Ornaments
I made these little circle ornaments the same year using the same method and then I sewed on ruffled lace and trims HERE.

round ornament


Little Felt Book Ornaments

I saw these on the blogs a few years ago and I made these up a few days before Christmas. Polly at Little Helping Hands did a tutorial on these so if you want to make them and they are EASY you can check out her blog HERE. I used Pellon Peltex for all these ornaments except for this one. Actually, it could be used for this also but it’s not needed. I kinda like a little soft booklet.

felt books

felt book ornament


Angel ornament

I used Pellon Peltex for these also but you could use cardboard.  I printed out pictures of angels, ironed  them onto the Peltex, and then put on a hanger and some polyester stuffing to make it look like the angel is floating on a cloud. Cute, huh?

angel ornament


Angel ornaments with real fabric

I saw these in a magazine several years ago. I printed out angel pictures in 3 x 5 inch sizes and ironed them onto Peltex. I tried matching fabric to the colors of the angel clothes in the picture and gathered a little square of fabric and attached it to the picture by sewing it. I then embellished with pretty trims, glitter, and a hanger. I printed out “Hark, the herald angels sing” on paper, cut them out in strips, and glued those on the back. When I gave them as gifts, it was a nice surprise to look on the back, don’t you think?

Angel ornament2


Shining Stars

Yep, same method. Once you get the fabric ironed onto the peltex you can cut out anything and you have a very firm base with which to work and add embellishment. I bought some fancy gold fabric at Joann’s and cut out a wonky star…


Next, meaning THIS year as in tomorrow, I’m going to make some different shaped ornaments. I took the idea from these pretty cardstock papers.

Christmas papers (623x640)

Aren’t these cute shapes and colors? I need to find the right, bright fabrics to make these….

Scrapbook paper1,

So Cute Snowman Cheese Ball 

Cute Owl Ornament

Burlap and Brown Paper Gift Wrap Ideas

It’s not too late to make something for Christmas! There are TWO DAYS LEFT! Plenty of time….
Love to all at Christmas.



  1. Such sweet ornaments:) The Angel and the Star are my Favorites:)
    Also Linda, I saw the painted signs you made for the angels of Newtown and they just brought tears to my eyes. What a sweet and wonderful memorial your family made. I loved how the angels were all painted just a little different. I hope you don't mind but I am sharing that post on both of my Facebook pages. It makes the heart warm and the star watching over them is just perfect.
    Sending prayers.

  2. really awesome ornaments, love the angel on the cloud !!!
    Merry Christmas and hope you have a wonderful New Year!!!

  3. Beautiful ornaments, I just love the ones with the angels. Thanks for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party. I will be pinning this for next year.

  4. Love the book ornaments!! I love to give books as gifts -- and a matching ornament would be the perfect touch! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!


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