1. beaded angel / 2. beaded bell / 3. plastic canvas and beaded bell / 4. felt and tiny holiday bauble angel / 5. plastic canvas bird feeder / 6. crazy bleach bottle santa
Last year I shared 12 ornaments for Christmas, which were a mix of mostly vintage ornaments from my family’s collection and a few recently handmade items. Today for Christmas Eve, I wanted to share a few more vintage ornaments and one crazy handmade decor piece. They’re notable picks from my mom’s stash shot when I was home for the holidays last year.
I am not a beadwork DIYer at all, so ornaments 1 through 3 above are three I photographed but wasn’t capable of sharing a coherent tutorial for this year. They’re so beautiful (the work of my crafty genius Great Grandmother Louise), I just had to share some shots of them in case any of you are talented bead workers looking for inspiration.
Ornament 4 (above) is exceptionally gorgeous and subtle in person – you wouldn’t believe the quality of vintage crafting felt! It’s mostly constructed with glue and hand sewing. And finally, I shared a tutorial for ornament 5 here, and number 6 is actually just a crazy Santa decoration made with a recycled bleach bottle. A tutorial for the Santa tutorial is available here.
vintage image via the graphics fairy
Number 3 was made by your Great Grandma in her 90’s. Number 4 has always been my favorite and dates back as long as I can remember.
These are wonderful! I love vintage ornaments (really anything vintage Christmas) and seeing these handmade ones are wonderful! What great keepsakes!
I would love to have the pattern to the bell (#3) if you find it
I really love the bell (#3). Do you have the pattern so I could buy it?
Unfortunately, I don’t. My great-grandparent who made it passed 14 years ago.