Buying ornaments can be expensive, and a lot of them are made from cheap materials that let you down. Purchasing a few skeins of yarn can make plenty of ornaments to decorate your tree for so much less. We all know that the economy has given us lemons, but trying to make lemonade with the knowledge of your craft can be also very rewarding. Making ornaments can also be safer for children, and pets in your home. I have made several ornaments into package toppers, and your recipients will adore them too. Here are ten of my favorites.
Adorable, and easy. Make up a few of them and hang them from the tree, or use as gift toppers. So much fun to make, and cheap.
Easy to change and add to. You can always make a leaf and holly and embellish them, or change hook size and yarn types to make bigger and smaller ones.
How fun. These are very easy to whip up, and take no time at all. Coordinate with colors, and make bigger or smaller by changing hook size, or using different weights in yarn. You could also add safety eyes to your hearts, and make them have happy faces.
You can play around with sizes on these as well. Make a simple crochet chain, and add a bunch to them and you have a strand of crochet lights!
You cant have christmas without a snowman. This is a great starter amigurumi project, as well. You should go take a look at my amigurumi animal article, and look at tips and tricks for starting amigurumi.
This is a classic. Sparrows, or birds. Change up colors to add a few more to the tree, or make them white, like doves.
These stars can be crafted oh so quickly, and embellished with a variety of things. Change hook sizes for smaller or bigger stars.
I have used this pattern several times. I normally make them a bit bigger, and alternate colors. Making them bigger you can mold two pipe cleaners together and clip off the excess.
Fun and festive. Make as much or as little as you need, no messy bits of stuff everywhere. Roll it up, and store it for next year.
This is a favorite of mine, and I have made several in my time. I like to put them on packages, or give them out as small gifts to co-workers. Cutest Santa I have ever seen.
Here is a great link that I wanted to share. This is an ebook from Red Heart yarns, and it is available for download for free! It has several fun and easy crochet and knit projects for the home, gift giving, and beyond. My favorite part is the nativity set, this is a must have at a nothing cost!