Easy Monogram Ornaments

The kids get new ornaments every Christmas. This year I didn’t feel I could spend any of our Christmas money on ornaments, so I decided to make some using things I had in my craft stash.

I realized pretty quickly I needed a pattern. My ornaments weren’t looking quite the way I had imagined, then I got an idea. I just drew them out on paper.

Then shaped the glitter pipe cleaner on top of the pattern.

I decided I wanted some stars in the mix too.

Then I needed something cute to hang them from. I used regular ornament hooks and beads to make some cute ornament hangers.

I hooked one end of the hook around the ornament and twisted to hold it in place.

Then I added 4 beads and twisted a small piece of pipe cleaner around the top to hold the beads in place.

I love how they turned out. Simple and sweet.

And they look so pretty reflecting the Christmas tree lights.

They’re not quite the ornaments we’re used too, but they go perfectly with our tree this year.

And they represent each of us at home right now.

Do you buy or make new ornaments for your family every year?

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Alison @ Welcome Sunshine Home December 23, 2010, 6:10 am

    These are great! I especially like the A’s. I don’t have my gift wraps wrapped either.

    Your blog is a must read on my blog’s side bar but now I’m a GFC follower too. 🙂

    Enjoy the holidays!


  • Robyn :) December 23, 2010, 11:23 am

    I seem to buy ornaments every year, but not intentionally LOL

    This year I bought my husband a Harley Davidson ornament to commemorate buying his “new’ bike this year. I also bought a Dala Horse in Little Sweden yesterday, which I plan to make a yearly tradition. I also bought a few vintage ball ornaments with Santa on them at the thrift store for my all ball tree this year and one from the Goodwill with our town’s high school mascot 🙂

  • Makalani December 23, 2010, 2:42 pm

    I love them. I have a smaller tree for the guest bathroom that these will look perfect on for next year.

  • Goska December 23, 2010, 3:07 pm

    Incredibly simple and effective idea. This year too late for the next Christmas tree decorations, but for next year … who knows:)

  • DeniseMarie December 29, 2010, 7:54 am

    Girl, I did the same thing with the wrapping!! My mom & hubby had to help me but we got it done. Love your ornaments. I buy or sharpie marker everyone an ornament each year and my mom buys us 1 or 2 each yr too. It is such fun yrs later to see what each person was “in to” at that time. 🙂

  • Laura Ingalls Gunn December 12, 2011, 2:30 pm

    Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

  • Tamsyn December 14, 2011, 6:54 am

    These are so simple, yet so gorgeous. I love them!

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