Sunday, February 1, 2015

My 2014 Shabby Chic Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Hello crafters!

Today is a project share that I did last year for Christmas. I know it's a little late but I really had no time to post it until now.....please forgive my tardiness, but at least you can make similar ornaments for this year. Shabby Chic design doesn't go away...I don't think it ever will either! LOL

I did do a voice over explaining what I did throughout the video tutorial so I'll just share the video with you.

Here's the list of products I used. Some are affiliate links, TY!!

~White cotton lace and Ivory Venice lace are available here
~"Noel" and "Poinsettia" flower die cuts are available here
~"Joy" word die cuts are available here
~Cheesecloth available here
~Surebonder glue gun here
~Ranger Stickles here
~White Plastic snowflake, pk of 25 -Walmart
~4x4 black tin ornament, mini pine cones and lrg Bells- Craft Warehouse. You can also find bells here
~Jute Twine here
~Old Book paper, tinsel and Vintage Buttons- my stash
~Spellbinder's die cuts "Parisian Motifs" (S5035)- my stash
~Impression Obsession Pine branch die- Online
~ Glossy Accents glue here
~ Prima Marketing white gesso here
~ Recollections Kraft Cardstock here
~ Liquid Pearls here

Here are some pretty pics of these ornaments....

Here they are on my Christmas tree...

I LOVED how these came out! You know, because of personal stuff my family and I have gone through over the last several years, we've rented homes for way too long and I hadn't decorated for my favorite holiday seasons....made me sad but this is the 1st time I've put up a tree in about 5-6 years and I was just so happy about it...which is why I made these to begin with! I'm happy to say that we are house hunting now and hope to have our own home within the next 4 months.....then, I can get back to decorating my house and doing whatever I WANT! LOL! :) 

I made some trees out of some tomato cages last year for my friends antique shop and so this year, I got to use them on my porch which I loved! It wasn't too much, but just enough to make me smile:)

 They were wrapped with pine and grapevine garlands then some strings of white lights!! I also left the muslin bows at the tops of the trees from last year, they still look great! I'm posting the video tutorial here below just in case you would like to make some for your own decor, I hope you'll enjoy it.

Thanks for coming by my blog to see my project. I hope to have some great decor ideas for this years Christmas so please subscribe to my blog posts and get emails of my posts as well as my blog shop fro sales and giveaways.

Have a great 2015 you guys!


  1. Both your ornaments and the trees are so gorgeous Jules, I areally love them all, soooooooooo beautiful in every little detail. Just don´t think, we can get these tomato cages here anywhere, as I´ve never seen anything like it here anywhere, but maybe we can make some ourself out of some thick wires. That must be a project for hubby, who´s always working with ironwires in his work in a concretefactory he he, so saved this vieo too for him to see too ha ha.
    Thanks again for sharing these great ideas, and have a wonderful day sweet lady.

  2. This was a great tutorial! Loved seeing how to make a shabbychic Christmas tree. xxx Love, Laurie

  3. Oh Jules! I LOVE your detail. Oh mercy! You did a beautiful job and make it looks so easy. Not all of us have your gifts. You are amazing!!!

    1. You're too sweet:) Thank you so very much for your encouragement!

  4. Love your Shabby Cic Christmas tree and tutorial!

  5. Thank you so much, these ornaments give us so many new possibilities.

  6. I love your Christmas ornaments, every one of them! I love your blog background too. Where did you get it from please? I cant seem to make my blog look at all nice. lol

    1. Hello:) Thank you so much! I had a wonderful blog designer create everything on my blog. I on the right side column is her link..."Valentine Design", just let her know that I sent you ok!! Have a great 2015!!!

  7. Love your ornament! I may have to try and make me some if not this year for next year! I have made some of those tomato cage trees also! They are cute when all lit up! I don't do any decorating outside where I live now since we rent a townhouse and there is no place to do any decorating. I just stick to the inside! That's about all I can handle anyway these days! God bless and Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

    1. Yay!! Thanks so much, I'm so glad you made the trees!! They are fun right?:) Sorry you couldn't do more....hopefully one day. Have a great 2015!!

  8. Like I said on your YouTube video, you are so creative! Everything you made is just wonderful I love it. I have a lot of these kind of craft things like you have, I hope to use some of your ideas. Thanks so much for the tutorials!


  9. Muito bom. Tem muito tempo que não vejo um tutorial que realmente ensine. Obrigado


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