DIY Mitten Ornament {no knitting required} +Over 30 More!

Handmade Christms Ornaments Blog Hop

Do you make Christmas ornaments as gifts? Is it something you do every year for your special friends and family? My older sister and her daughters make a new ornament each year for us. They started when her girls were young. Now they are 17 and 22,  and we still get them, and I truly look forward to seeing what they create each year. My amazing friend, Christa, receives several handmade ornaments from her MIL that she makes to giveaway, and I look forward to being the lucky recipient of one those every year as well. It’s such a wonderful tradition.

Today I’m sharing an ornament I created, and at the end of this post feel free to check out 37 more handmade ornaments at the links below!

I recently made these Anthropologie knock-off sweater stockings, and I had a bunch of scraps left over. Of course I couldn’t throw them away, and I’m glad I didn’t.

I used them to make my ornament…sweater mittens!

DIY Mitten knitting required!

No knitting required here because they were made from sweaters!

Here’s how:

DIY Mitten Ornament knitting required!

I used fine fishing line and these beads I found at Hobby Lobby for $1.49 to join the mittens together.


The beads add a touch of sparkle to the textured mittens.

DIY Mitten knitting required!

I cut these out of the sweater sleeves and used the finished edges for the wrist part.

DIY Mitten knitting required!


DIY Mitten knitting required!

I included these in the box with the gift I made for my Secret Santa. But I just had to make a set for myself too.

I didn’t have any finished edges left from my sweater scraps, so I cut the wrist part a bit longer , then folded them over and sewed them to create a finished edge.

They still look just as cute:

DIY Mitten knitting required!

There are a ton of fantastic handmade ornament ideas from my fellow crafty bloggers below! Maybe you’ll be inspired to start an ornament tradition of your own?



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  1. Too cute! I love this mittens and I love your box filled with goodies. Heading over to enter!

  2. These are adorable! And I love the little strand of beads. Pinning and adding these to my to -do list.

  3. Christy,
    These are fabulous. How sweet and what a great gift. Love this and love that is is easy to make. Thanks for sharing this and all the other wonderful inspiration ornaments.
    Have a great start to the new week.

  4. Adorable Christy, especially with the stand of beads! I love ornament exchanges – my sister and I have been doing this for decades and I always look forward to our annual ornament exchange get together.

  5. These are adorable, Christy! They remind me if mittens we had as kids! So cute 🙂

  6. These are adorably cute and coordinate perfectly with the stockings that you made. I love them!

  7. These are so adorable! Remind me of some of my ornaments on my tree that my great grandma made. Love your mittens!

  8. So cute! I would love these hanging from a winter wreath too, or an outdoor christmas tree. Great idea!

  9. I had a feeling these came from the same sweaters as your gorgeous stockings! Who knew that old bag of clothes was actually a gold mine of Christmas decor! Your mittens are adorable.

  10. These mittens are just the cutest! I love the pearl and rhinestone little “hook” that attaches them to each other.

  11. such a great idea! love this and I have some sweater scraps so perfect!

  12. Adorable! But, now I want a pair for myself – to wear. lol 😉

  13. Love Love Love!!

  14. Those are so stinkin’ cute! I’m featuring them this weekend. Thanks for sharing them at Inspire Me Monday!

  15. You had me at “no knitting required”!!! I love these little mittens! Gotta make some for my tree – so cute 🙂

  16. These are sooooo cool! I love that I, the non-knitter, can do it! Thanks for sharing! I also wanted to give you a heads up that tonight, Saturday night, at 8PM, there’s an all new linky party in town called Found & Foraged. We debuted last week and would love for you to join in the fun! You can find us at

  17. That’s the kind of knitting that works for me. 🙂 Love them! Hey, leaving now to get those sweaters!

  18. These are sooo darling!! So glad you shared at Found & Foraged- hope you’ll plan on coming back tonight!! xo, Laura

  19. I was thinking these gloves would be cute for a couple that were dating/engaged/just married! and you could put each of their initials on each mitten. And with them being joined(the mittens) well how cute, maybe even making them more personal if just married-putting their “wedding colors” onto the beads.

  20. These are too cute! I’m not a knitter, so this project is right up my alley :). Thanks for linking up to the 12 Days of Handmade Ornaments linky party – I’m including this in my roundup of favorites tomorrow!


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