No matter what the economy does, making Christmas ornaments with the family is a priceless event. No one forgets who made them, and they are always cherished. Make a basket full for co-workers this season, for friends and relatives alike.
Here are ten sites featuring free patterns:
1. Peas Please Ornaments
All Free Sewing has hundreds of free sewing patterns. Make a garden ornament of peas to reminisce about summer, or choose from dozens of others.
2. Quilted Ball Ornament
These ornaments are easy to make and light enough to hang on any size tree. They are so pretty, they could become family heirlooms.
3. Snowman Ornament
With minimal sewing skills or fabric glue, this cute and cuddly snowman assembles in no time. Make several for co-workers, changing the “clothes” for distinct characters.
4. Jingle Bell Ornament
Make this remarkable ornament with leftover jingle bells from pet toys, baby shoes and more. Any sized bells can be used. Better Homes and Gardens also features dozens of other ornaments to make.
5. Crochet Christmas Tree Ornament
If you don’t crochet, this project is a good beginner’s project. The site also features a snowman ornament for the more experienced.
6. Angel Ornament
The entire family will have fun making these delightful angels. Make one for each child with their name on it and send them to the Grandparents. Don’t forget to include the year the ornament was made. They’ll be cherished forever.
7. Puzzle Pieces Ornaments
With old puzzle pieces, make angles, reindeer, Santas, wreaths and more. The kids will love the lesson in repurposing old things into new items.
8. Angel Bear Ornament
This bear is truly too cute for words. Anyone who crochets will love to make this bear for their own tree, or to give as a gift. Over a dozen other crocheted ornaments are also listed on this site, all free.
9. Patriotic Christmas Ornaments
Flag ornaments, and an Angel holding a United States flag are easy to make. Let them adorn your tree this year, or make them and send to a loved one overseas.
10. Knitted Christmas Tree Ornaments
For all those bits and pieces of yarn that accumulate throughout the year, this is a great answer. These trees take very little yarn to make, so make several, place them in a pretty box and give as a gift.
Instead of spending a ton of money this year, get together with the family and make your own keepsake ornaments. Most take only minutes to make, and the joy lasts a lifetime.