Every year I look forward to making unique handmade Christmas ornaments for gifts and to add to my own Christmas tree decorations.  I love windows,  snowmen and birdhouse dies and thought it would be fun to use all these elements to create my unique ornaments.  I’m sure if you picked out a few of your favorite crafting supplies you could come up with some unique ornaments of your own. 

For my ornaments I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Window 4 Pane, Snowman, Holly, Tiny Leaves, Birdhouse Set, Cardinals, Greenery #1 and Wreath Set.

Come see how I made two unique handmade Christmas ornaments with supplies in my craftroom stash.

The Windows

I layered three windows together to create a substantial ornament base.

  • Cut three windows and two window boxes for each ornament.
  • Glue two windows together using glossy accents.
  • Turn the windows over and apply glossy accents to the back. 
  • Tuck the embroidery floss hanger to the back of the attached windows and attach the third window facing out.   Note:  I wanted both sides of the window ornament to have a nice finished appearance.
  • Attach a window box to the front and back of each ornament using glossy accents.

 

Click thru to see this unique handmade Christmas ornament with Frosty the snowman.

The Snowman and Holly Window

  • Cut the snowman parts using white, black, red, woodgran and orange cardstock.
  • Assemble the snowman parts using glossy accents.  I only used two sections of the snowman body and cut the lower section off in the middle to fit on the window sill. 
  • Apply glossy accents to the bottom of the snowman and a strip of mounting tape to the top portion of the snowman body and attach it to the window.
  • Cut the holly using green and red cardstock.
  • Place the holly branches and leaves on the molding pad and score and form the leaves using the leaf tool from the Garden Tool Kit. 
  • Use glossy accents to attach the red holly berries to the holly branches.
  • Apply glossy accents to the holly branches and attach them to the window. 
  • Attach two tiny holly leaves and a berry to the snowman hat using glossy accents.
  • Finish by attaching a ribbon scarf to the snowman neck using glue dots.

The Birdhouse and Cardinals Window

  • Cut the birdhouse sections using red and white cardstock and attach them together using a rolled up strip of 1/8″ double stick tape.
  • Apply glossy accents to the lower base of the house and a strip of mounting tape to the upper portion of the house and attach it to the window.
  • Use green and red cardstock to cut the greenery and holly.
  • Attach the red berries to the holly branches using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the greenery and holly and arrange and attach them to the window and birdhouse.
  • Cut the cardinals using red cardstock, color the beaks using a black marker and attach to the birdhouse and greenery using small pieces of mounting tape.
  • Finish by attaching a single loop bow to the greenery using glue dots.

Click thru to see this unique handmade Christmas ornament with cardinals and birdhouse.

I might be prejudiced but I think these unique handmade Christmas ornaments are as cute as they can be.  They will be wrapped together with a nice gift card for one of my favorite people.  If you want to see more unique handmade Christmas ornament ideas you can see lots and lots on this Pinterest link. I sure would love to see links to what you come up with.  Please feel free to come back to this post or any of my posts and leave a link in the comments sections.  I would love to get ideas from you for my next unique handmade Christmas ornaments. 

The dies I used.

 
5157D window 4 pane
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5162-13D Snowman Die Cut
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Bird House Die Cut 5147-11D
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Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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5217-02D Cardinals Die
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5217-03D Wreath Set Die
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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The tools and supplies used for my project.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Woodgrain Embossed 110 lb Tan – 10…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Circus…
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
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Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
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Mcgill Rubber Paper Blossoms Molding…
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Fiskars Recycled 12-Inch Bypass…
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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