Christmas Projects / Inspiration

My handmade Christmas decorations!

Handmade Christmas decorations

I love handmade Christmas decorations! Not only are they more special, but it’s so much easier to keep a consistent theme going in your home. Interestingly, it’s turned out to be quite cheap too. I bought a lot of Christmas themed fabrics and felts in the first year on sale, and I’m STILL using them. I think there will be supplies for years to come!

Here are a few tutorials for handmade Christmas decorations that I’ve shared over the years:

How to make beautiful Christmas stockings // FREE tutorial Megan Nielsen Design Diary[TUTORIAL: handmade Christmas stockings]

[TUTORIAL: reusable felt gift tags ]

How to make a holly garland // Handmade Christmas // Megan Nielsen Design Diary free tutorial[TUTORIAL: Holly garland]

How to make a holly garland // Handmade Christmas // Megan Nielsen Design Diary free tutorial[TUTORIAL: Another Holly Christmas garland]

How to make a felt + leather acorn ornament // Megan Nielsen Design Diary handmade Christmas[TUTORIAL: Felt & leather acorn ornaments]

[Storing handmade garlands and buntings]

[Holly tree skirt]

Megan Nielsen's minimalist advent calendar

[ Minimalist Advent calendar ]

[Handmade ornaments]

DIY wood burned Christmas tree ornaments by Megan Nielsen // Handmade Christmas

[TUTORIAL: wood burned tree ornaments]

// BONUS //

Don’t forget to check out these awesome handmade ornaments too! I received them as part of a handmade ornament exchange three years ago, and my kids absolutely fight over who gets to hang them on the tree each year. That’s how awesome they are.

Narwhale Christmas ornament with FREE pattern

[TUTORIAL: Narwhale tree ornament by Grainline studio]

Red coat ornament by True Bias

[TUTORIAL: winter coat tree ornament by True Bias]

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Sara mayo
Sara mayo
8 years ago

On Saturday we had our third annual Christmas ornament party for my daughter and her friends. She was 10 when we started. This year we needle-felted our ornaments, using left-over sock yarn for hanging- ribbons.

8 years ago

thanks for sharing these! I love them all especially that garland. And that narwhal!!! I foresee a narwhal-filled Christmas in my future!

True Bias
8 years ago

this makes me so happy!