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Crystal Family Photo Pendant Ornaments. Chandelier crystals are pretty easy to find at most antique stores. Of course, most places (even hardware stores) that sell light fixtures often have chandelier crystals too.
Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments from the tubes by cutting them and assembling the pieces to form snowflake/flower inspired shapes. That could even be a fun kids' craft!
Wire Angel Ornaments like Rachel from Adventures of a DIY mom did. I think the primitive feel of these is so cool. And, look at the variety of shapes she was able to create! Of course, you could add other elements (beads/paper) to them, but the simplicity is stunning!
Salvaged Jewelry and Wood Ornaments from Carlene at Organized Clutter, I was absolutely swooning.
Wood Burned Spool Ornament that I think is an interesting take on upcycling a spool.
Mason Jar & Chicken Wire Ornaments. The lids and wire are things that I know I have sitting around my house. And, I love how versatile the decorations for the inside can be. You could go in any direction with them!
Paintbrush Ornaments. I mean, how stinking cute are these!?
Wire & Bead Ornaments touting that they're even easy for kids to make. I love the idea of using up some of my bead soup and old wire. The quality of beads doesn't even matter because once made they just add a pop of color. Fabulous!
Mini Wreath Ornaments from Smile like you Mean It are made of? Shower rings!! I've seen plenty of those at the thrift store, along with hunks of yarn. Of course, those materials can also be found at the dollar store too for inexpensive decorations.
Recycled Paper Twiggy Tags from Barb at Keeping Up with the Times. Old paper is one of my obsessions and the rustic-ness of the twigs warms my heart. So, these totally caught my attention.
Handmade Star Wire Ornaments from Alyssa and Carla are so very simple and stunning. Any type of wire could likely be used to create your style. And, beads or other charms could easily be added for an extra touch.
Paper Christmas Ornaments from Dream a Little Bigger. The technique is easy enough and I can totally see using any variety of papers to create a version of these.
Tea Strainer Christmas Ornaments from Sadie Seasongoods. It's a great reminder to look beyond the traditional craft supplies for inspiration.
DIY Vintage Farmhouse Style Baking Mold Ornaments from Kreativ K are perfectly rustic but still shiny. And, the link is part of a DIY ornament hop for even more ideas! How about that!?
As for the two hops I saw,
- Art Bead Scene is hosting their 7th Annual Ornament Hop with a Dec. 7th deadline.
- Art Elements has a reveal of Dec. 19 for their Christmas Ornament Design Challenge.
I have to admit that I haven't YET signed up for either of these hops, but now that I have all this inspiration...I guess I better hop on it (har har har). I hope this list has inspired you as well!