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Make Your Own DIY Handmade Ornaments

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This is a round up of some of the different DIY ornament craft projects available here at About.com. Find ideas for making ornaments using a wide range of different techniques. Many of these projects can easily be adapted to other occasions or for other uses. Try making small versions to add to handmade cards or other projects as interesting embellishments.

Globe Ornament

Globe Ornament
Kate Pullen
This ornament uses a number of discs of paper that are joined together to form a globe shape. This is perfect for customizing with rubber stamps. It is also a great way to use up odds and ends of paper. An interesting variation is to use old greeting cards! The project comes with a free printable template.

Small Ornament

Small Ornament
Kate Pullen
This small ornament is a variation on the ornament above. It uses less discs to form a smaller shape.

Air Dry Clay Ornament

Air Dry Clay Ornament
Kate Pullen
Use rubber stamps and air dry clay to create festive ornaments. This is a simple, yet effective project and requires little in the way of special equipment. This can be adapted in many ways. Make small versions to add to handmade cards as embellishments.

Cube Ornament

Cube Ornament
Kate Pullen
This quick to make ornament can be customized with rubber stamps. Use decorative edge scissors to cut the card pieces to give added interest to the project.

How to Make an Egg Ornament

Egg Ornament
Kate Pullen
These decorated eggs have been turned into cute mobiles. The beaded tassels catch the light as the egg turns. Follow the rubber stamped theme through by adding some charms made from rubber stamping on shrink plastic.

Make a Photo Ornament

Use this interesting technique to add a photo to an ornament. About.com Genealogy Guide, Kimberly Powell, explains how.

Paper Chadelier Ornament

Paper Chandelier Ornament
Kate Pullen
Make this paper chandelier ornament using the free printable template.

Paper Bead Ornament

Paper Bead Ornament
Kate Pullen
Make a paper bead ornament using a giant paper bead or make a few large beads and join them together to make an unusual garland.

3D Paper Star

3D Paper Star
Kate Pullen
This is an unusual three dimensional paper star that makes a great ornament.

Round Paper Ornament

Round Paper Ornament
Kate Pullen
Decorate paper with rubber stamps to make this round paper ornament. This ornament is made from strips of paper and by changing the width and length of the paper different sized ornaments can be produced.
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