Clothespin Rudolph. I think we made these with my Girl Scout troop.
When I was growing up my mom, sister, and I had a tradition of making homemade Christmas ornaments every year. We'd make lots and give them as gifts to our teachers, neighbors, and relatives. I don't know when we stopped making ornaments--maybe around the time I reached high school and life got more hectic. I would love to start the tradition back up again because I loved the time we spent together crafting, and also because I love remembering each year when I spot the ornaments on my tree. I find myself drawn to handmade decorations and thought I'd share some that I've collected.
Okra Santa. Made from real okra! I bought this one at a craft fair a couple of years ago.
This sweet screenprinted kokeshi doll is a new addition this year. I bought her from my blog friend Amy. She's got more in her shop.
A wooden snowman that K's uncle Gary made for us last year.
A little felt bird that I sewed in Japan.
A pipecleaner and bead snowflake made by Mom.
I love this tiny flowerpot snowman that my mom made. His earmuffs and scarf are so cute!
And finally a cross-stitched Santa that I picked up for a dime at a yard sale.
As I write this I'm remembering all of the ornaments I've left out. There are so many special ones on our tree!
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Do you have a favorite ornament? What's its story? Is it homemade?