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!
No knitting required here because they were made from sweaters!
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.
I cut these out of the sweater sleeves and used the finished edges for the wrist part.
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:
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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