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Ideally we would have decorated our home for Christmas a week ago but we had to wait for our floors to be finished.  Now that we can get back to life as usual, the holidays are in full swing for our family!  I’ve yet to start my Pinterest craft extravaganza, but as we dug out the ornaments I came across some fun projects from last Christmas . . .

Snow Filled OrnamentThis adorable snow filled ornament really doesn’t even require a tutorial.  Just fill clear globe ornaments with craft snow or glitter – I used both – add a cute holiday greeting, and tie a ribbon on it. Simple!  I also used some small jingle bells to fill globes for gifts last Christmas.  Feel free to mix things up.  Crafts like this one are fun around the holidays because they’re easy, complicated DIYs can create some unnecessary stress . . . just have fun with it!

Knit Poinsettia OrnamentThis ones made from the sleeve of an old sweater.  What a pretty holiday upcycle, right?  The tutorial comes from Better Homes & Gardens, i just changed it up a bit.  I used more of the clear ornaments (they’re very inexpensive at Hobby Lobby in glass or plastic) instead of foam and decided to quickly stitch up the ends of the sweater so nothing came loose.  I also added leaves from green felt and decided to let the ornament hanger be the center of the flower.  This one is a little more complex but they add some great texture next to all of the other sparkly, shiny ornaments.

Bow Tree TopperFinally, I decided to make an unexpected topper for our tree this year.  This ribbon topper tutorial from Kristen’s Creations is much easier than the finished product would lead you to believe.  Just have a little patience when shaping the loops and making your bow look full and beautiful.  Mine is much more basic than hers but I wanted to keep it simple so it didn’t compete with our over abundance of ornaments!  We’re still not done decorating but oh what fun it was to get a little crafty.  Hope everyone’s ready to deck the halls now, too!

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