Ho, Ho, Ho: 3 Unique DIY Holiday Ornament Ideas

Click through for 3 unique DIY holiday ornament ideas (like this one for geo totem ornaments). #diy #holiday #christmas #diyornament #diyholiday #ornament #watercolor #geoshapes #totem

Each year, I make a couple new DIY holiday ornaments for Christmas to decorate the tree and give as gifts to friends and family. Sometimes I add them as gift toppers to make the package cuter and they serve as an extra gift that way too.

This year though, I may have gotten a little carried away because even though I already had plenty of ornaments, I couldn’t stop myself from making a few more. Honestly though, I’m so glad I did because the ornaments I’m sharing today are my favorites yet! I teamed up with Cricut and their Cricut Maker machine to bring all three ornament ideas to life.

Click through to see all three DIY ornament ideas and download my custom templates to make your own.

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Holiday Hair, Don’t Care: Simple Holiday Hair Two Ways in 10 Minutes

Simple Holiday Hair Two Ways in 10 Minutes #holidayhair #hairtutorial #holidaybeauty #updo

I’ve seen a lot of hair tutorials for the holidays popping up lately, but the ones that look chic are anything but effortless to throw together in a hurry. And I for one don’t have 45 extra minutes laying around to get my hair looking just right before flying out the door for holiday parties, etc. What about you?

So, today’s holiday hair tutorial is simple AND quick… Kind of a no-fuss holiday (or non holiday) hair scenario, two ways in 10 minutes! Click through for the tutorial.

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Crossing the Line: DIY Line Drawing Ornaments

Make these colorful and bold DIY line drawing ornaments for the holidays. They're great gifts too. #ornaments #diy #holiday #christmas #boldcolor #linedrawing #facedrawing #diyornament

Every year, Jeff and I get a few new ornaments for our tree and add them to the collection we’ve been working on since we got together (plus a handful of ornaments from my childhood and his). I love the tradition of adding a couple of new ones each year. The only downside is, that year after year, our tree ends up looking really, really similar to the year before…because we use the same ornaments every year.

As much as I love that, and still plan to use some of the ornaments that we’ve had forever on the tree, I wanted to make some DIY batch ornaments to fill in for a new look. And today is the first one those ornaments! Click through to see how to make these DIY line drawing ornaments.

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(Christmas) Cookie Monster: Easy Gingerbread Egg Nog Cookie Sandwiches for the Holidays

Easy Gingerbread Egg Nog Cookie Sandwiches for the Holidays #cookies #holidaycookies #holidays #christmasrecipe #holidayrecipe #eggnog #gingerbread

I’m getting seasonal in the kitchen this week with a Christmas cookie sandwich recipe that screams holiday vibes. It’s a gingerbread egg nog cookie sandwich recipe that is super easy to make and tastes amazingly rich (in a good way). And to make things more interesting, I’ve teamed up with a bunch of my blogger friends to share their favorite holiday cookie recipes too…it’s a Christmas cookie squad.

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Wrap It Up: DIY Fabric Gift Wrap for the Holidays

DIY fabric gift wrap for the holidays that you can customize for the giftee. #diyholiday #diy #diygiftwrap #giftwrap #stencils

When I was a kid, I would wrap the entire family’s gifts for Christmas…even my own! My mom would just wrap mine in simple paper beforehand so I wouldn’t be able to peek, and then I’d wrap over it. 

So, it probably goes without saying that when it comes to gift wrap during the holidays, I tend to get a little extra, and try to dream up unique ways to present / wrap the gifts that I’m giving. Whether it’s hand painted wrapping paper or custom gift toppers. And this year I’m getting a head start with DIY custom fabric gift wrap.

I partnered with Martha Stewart and Plaid Crafts to create some unique gift wrapping ideas that even the most beginner DIYer can totally nail.

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How to Make Asymmetrical Holiday Wreaths

How to make asymmetrical holiday wreaths (click through for the tutorial). #wreath #holiday #christmas #christmasdiy #diy #holidaywreath

I’ve been making asymmetrical DIY wreaths for the holidays for the last few years (ever since this holiday wreath workshop I hosted) and have been seeing them pop up more and more each year since. They’re probably one of my fave things to make during Christmas time because they’re so easy and look amazing (and smell good too).

So, today I’m sharing a tutorial for how to make asymmetrical holiday wreaths using fresh flowers and greenry. Including a must-have material for keeping fresh flowers alive longer for your wreaths that you’ve probably never heard of. Intrigued? Click through for the tutorial.
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Terracotta Clay Ornaments DIY for Christmas

Terracotta Clay Ornaments DIY for Christmas #diy #diyholiday #holidays #christmas #ornaments #terracotta #clay

I love making DIY ornaments around the holidays because they’re great gifts (if you actually make cute ones) and they’re usually super easy to make. So, this year, I made a whole bunch of ornaments to share and today’s is my absolute fave, so I’m sharing these first…

Terracotta clay ornaments! They’re super easy to make, super affordable, and actually look like something you’ll want to put on the tree (or add to stockings, etc). A batch of more than 20 ornaments cost me about $10 to make and they look like something your could buy from a cool local shop (bonus!). Click through to make your own.

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