• Photo Transfer Wood Slice Ornament
  • Festive Paper Pennant Ornament
  • Mini Mason Jar Ornament
  • Glam Paper Christmas Ornaments
  • Ugly Christmas Sweater Time
  • DIY Nativity Ornament

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O Little Town of Bethlehem Ornament…

I’m just a little bit in love with today’s ornament. There is something about the simplicity and the meaning that I just really love. Clearly, to make this awesome little ornament, you need a copy of the song O Little Town of Bethlehem.  Mine is from an old hymnal.  (Did you realize hymnals have all the classic Christmas carols included?  So awesome for Christmas crafting!)  I tend to find hymnals by the dozens at estate sales, yard sales, and thrift stores.  Usually for about a buck each.  … [Read More...]


Photo Transfer Wood Slice Ornament…

Today I have another photo ornament to share.  I adore photos and already have several photo ornaments hanging on our tree with photos of my husband and I and the Christmases from our childhood.  This year I most definitely needed to add some photos of my adorable little boy and his past two Christmases. I decided to try transferring the photo directly onto wood for this one.  I like how it makes the photo look like it is actually part of the wood, not just stick on.  (Plus, I’ve been … [Read More...]


Festive Paper Pennant Ornament…

So are you sick of handmade ornaments yet?  Ready for me to shut up about Christmas already? I hope not because these last few ornaments I’m going to be sharing are definitely some of the best.  It seems my ornament making prowess greatly improved with all that practice! Today I’ve got the cutest little festive pennant ornament for you.  And you can most definitely make your own for less than a dollar! You need a clear ornament, some scrapbook paper, scissors, baker’s twine, and … [Read More...]


Mini Mason Jar Ornament…

Welcome to the eighth day of Christmas! First, a quick announcement before I get to today’s ornament.  Today I am sharing some super gorgeous DIY Christmas tea towels over at Domestically Speaking. Domestically Speaking is full of great, affordable DIY ideas and has been one of my go to blogs since I started reading blogs many years ago.  I am very excited to be a new contributor there and you are definitely going to want to head over and find out how to make these beautiful towels for … [Read More...]


Glam Paper Christmas Ornaments…

I’m back!  And since yesterday was ugly sweater day here at Lovely Etc, today I have not one, but two handmade ornaments to share with you.  (Well, really 24 if you count all of my wonderful blogging friends’ ornaments!) The most awesome thing about both of my ornaments today is that they are created almost entirely using scrapbook paper.  You can’t get much more economic that that! The first ornament has a bit of sparkle and a whole lot of holiday cheer. This one is pretty much as … [Read More...]


Ugly Christmas Sweater Time…

Alright guys, we are taking a little break from the ornament making today to make something just as important for a festive holiday – an ugly Christmas sweater.  If you are here looking for more handmade ornament goodness, come back tomorrow when I will have not one, but two great ornaments to show you. But today, it’s ugly Christmas sweater time. Last year we had ugly Christmas sweater day at my school…and I didn’t participate.  I know, it was totally lame of me.  Everyone else wore … [Read More...]