I usually make a few new ornaments for the tree each year, but didn't quite get around to it for 2009. Maybe I'll still sneak in a few. Here are the ornament projects I have my eye on this year:
Origami Glitter Cranes at Zakka Life
Felt Christmas Ornament at Zakka Life
Silhouette Ornaments at Roots and Wings Co.
Argyle Applique Ornament at So September
Simple Sewn Bird Ornaments at Purl Bee
Here are some ornaments I've made in past years:
I like to dress up plain ball ornaments with a silver sharpie and pretty beads attached with a few dabs of hot glue.
You can find cheap cardboard ornament forms at most craft stores. I give mine a generous coat of craft glue and top off with my favorite Martha Stewart glitter.
Add a bit of sparkle to pine cones by brushing the tops with rubber cement and dusting with glitter.
A few years ago I made these glitter snowflakes for an ornament swap (can you tell I love my glitter?). I cut the snowflakes out of sturdy cardboard and then coated them with craft glue and lots of glitter. Really easy!
In a different holiday category, this is the most awesome advent calendar I have ever seen. Ever!
Advent Calendar at Gingerbread Snowflakes
Yeah ... I don't have ten years to make an advent calendar either. Do you have ten minutes? Print up a free advent calendar at Mibo Studio.