Friday, November 13, 2015

Weekend Projects, Creating Christmas Ornaments

I know for most of us we are preparing for Thanksgiving 
in a couple weeks,
but creating for Christmas usually begins early
and I have a few ornament ideas to share.

These ornament ideas were created last year 
I'm working on new designs this season
but thought these worth sharing once again.

Perfect for gifts, trimming the tree,
sending as a card in a bubble envelope
or tying on a package.

Here are the supplies needed.
The rest is up to your own creativity
and imagination.

Most of the supplies are gathered
from the Dollar Stores,
Michael's  and  JoAnn's  Dollar  section
along with bits and pieces left from other projects.

Backside with designer paper
to open for a message.

Tinsel trimmed.

It looks so pretty on the tree.

The following is a variety of ideas
you might like to try.
Again the supplies were gathered from the dollar bins
at the craft stores.

Love the red snowflake for a pop of color.

Backside with designer paper  left blank to write a message.

Backside star to write greeting.

Since creating this ornament, 
I have decided to copy and print the fan graphic on both sides of the paper.
This allows the backside to look just as pretty as the front.

I always find vintage molds on my junkin hunts
and they also  make sweet ornaments.

For these below I used wood shapes with added graphics,
glitter and trims of tinsel and ribbons.
I glued the shapes inside the molds raised a bit with another
block of wood all hot glued in place.

I also use distress ink or paint adding to the edge of the wood
and papers.

Graphic papers cut to the wood shapes with charms.
They finish these old molds
to make sweet ornaments.

Here are a few more in a white theme.

Inside the mold I added wood glittered snowflakes
with word messages, like~

Inspire dreams~

or creative journey!

  This next ornament is designed using an old cookie cutter and
created the same way.
With wood shapes raised and glued in place on
another small block of wood.
Trims, glitter, and charms add the finishing touch over chalk
paint with distress.
I drill a hole in the tops of the molds to add a ribbon for
hanging on the Christmas tree.

Every  year ornaments seem to be
the best sellers in my shoppe.
I never get all that I want to offer completed.

It's an on going journey year round
and one I truly love and  thankful for.

Hand made ornaments for giving
at Christmas are so special 
and like nothing you
will find in the stores.
I think they are as wonderful to give as to create.

Thank you for stopping by,
 Have a great weekend!

Celestina Marie

Graphics for the designs used in these ornaments
are courtesy of


Stacey said...

These are all so sweet, Celeste. You really are creative and so talented!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Wow these are truly beautiful. They are a gift in themselves. Truly beautiful. Hug B

Betty said...

I love all your pretty ornaments, but the first one is my favorite. I would like to Thank You for all your wonderful comments on my blog. You are truly a wonderful and creative person.

Anna said...

All your ornements are gorgeous !!!! The touch of vintage is perfect !
Have a lovely weekend !
Anna said...

Good Morning
Love love love all the ornaments*** each one is gorgeous! I adore that tinsel trim. I have not seen that anywhere, its so pretty
Enjoy your weekend

lala said...

Wonderful ideas -lots of inspiration. I see those little frames at Michaels all of the time, but never thought to use them for ornaments. I will definitely be picking some up today!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Celestina Marie!:) Very pretty ornaments,and I especially like the snowflake, and the oval Victorian looking decorations.When I was a young girl I used to make handmade crafted decorations,and still use them today.
Have a great weekend!:)

Junkchiccottage said...

All of your ornaments are gorgeous. Your beautiful creativity shine through with you ornaments.
Happy Friday.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful ideas! I'm looking forward to decorating this year and you have just given me some great ideas! Thank you!!

Valerie-Jael said...

They are all beautiful, so sparkly and fun. Have a lovely weekend, hugs, Valerie

NanaDiana said...

My gosh! You are so talented, Celeste. I love everything you did here and it all has a vintage and/or romantic feel to it. Your ornaments are precious and would make great gifts for someone special. Beautiful work. Thanks for all the idea here, too.

Your heart for "sharing" is one of the best things about you- instead of keeping your ideas to yourself you freely share with others.

Hope you have a blessed weekend. I won't tell you to take it easy because you don't know what that means. lol xo Diana

Jan Hermann said...

Once again...beautiful, blingy, items from you! Love 'em...especially the birdie one.

Jan ♥

Nancy Chan said...

You are so creative and good with your hands. Those ornaments are so pretty. How I wish I could pop over to your shop to browse through all your ornaments.

Cynthia said...

Your are so talented my friend. They just kept getting more and more beautiful as scrolled down. I kept saying this one is my favorite and then I went to the next and so on. It is neat that some you are able tow rite little messages inside. How nice for a gift that will be remembered by writing something special inside. Have fun creating!


Dreaming of Vintage said...

Wow Celestina, you've been busy! You're ornaments are gorgeous! It's amazing what you can find in those dollar bins! Just a little bit of paint and sparkle and that little dollar bin item looks like a million bucks! Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Loving the white theme molds. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.
Peace & Blessings

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
your Christmas Ornaments are wonderful ! You are so talented in doing such beautiful things!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful work!
Wishing oyu a great and joyful weekend,
sending Love, hugs and Blessings,
Claudia xo

Sandi Magle said...

Ahh, I think I visited this like 3 times this morning, but the internet is dicey---we have such hideous wind here this morning. Gorgeous sunshine for the trees to shake their booties too...Just wanted to say---how much fun this sweetie ornaments are. Can't wait until the Grand is ready to glue and paste---might try some candy mold ornaments with her. Love your choices! Grins and thanks, Sandi

Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, Your ornaments are a Christmas blessing from you!
Very Beautiful!

Cynthia said...

Absolutely beautiful creations, Celestina!šŸŽ„

The Bear's Blog said...

Wow, I am in ornament making heaven. Thank you for the wonderful "how-to's". As Prudence would say (she is busy "helping" me with snowmen, "Miss Celestina Marie, they are bee-u-tee-ful."


Dorthe said...

Wonderful, sweet ornaments , and so many you have created , I love the moulds you decorated looking old and Victorian, and the folded stars !! Amazing Celestina Marie !!!
Hug ,Dorthe

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

This is ornament delight! Each and everyone is so strikingly beautiful, you definitely have inspired me to get going with some Christmas projects pronto!
Happy Friday, dear Lady,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest celeste! The joy you share is what I need right now, to remember what exists other than work!!!!

Rose L said...

My favorite one is the one with the turquoise star on it!!!! All are so cute!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Each and every ornament is a work of art, love and creativity, Celeste! Thank you for sharing all your resources, and how-to's for us to do at home. You're one busy, talented, lovely lady!!! Hugs and blessings are sent to you.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Celestina,
Wow your are really crafty and talented! You have made such pretty Christmas ornaments.
I hope you have a wonderful restful weekend.
Julie xo

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Celeste I love this share, so pretty. I see your house like a Santa's workshop with all the beauty you have been creating lately for Christmas.
Happy weekend sweet friend.

Kim said...

Wow, you are a prolific crafter! I love all of your ideas and I love how you use so many different elements to create the ornaments! :)

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Celeste your ornaments are all so beautiful! My Eiffel tower shell ornament usually hangs on my fireplace screen to enjoy all year. I love it so much! Have a grand weekend, Love Edie

Denise said...

so very nice.

Createology said...

My Dear you may use supplies found at bargain dollars but the end result is elegant and upscale. Your hand crafted touches really do make all the differences. Creative Ornament Bliss...

Donna said...

Wow, oh wow! I am in love with your gorgeous ornaments Celestina! And in awe of all of the great design ideas you always come up with! I especially love how you've transformed the vintage molds, such a good idea to mount wood inside as the base for your design. And even the back sides of your pieces are pretty! I am lucky to own many of your gorgeous ornaments, can't wait to hang them on our tree this year! Thanks for the inspiration!!

cynthia lee designs said...

Your ornaments are so pretty!!

Mari said...

Oh my dear sweet friend these handmade ornaments are sweet as they are beautiful, it's so special when a love one takes the time to make you something special from the heart....your creations as always are special and beautiful......


Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

I love all your beautiful Christmas decorations - not long now until the special day.
Like Donna, I have some of your gorgeous decorations and can't wait to decorate the house with them.
Have a lovely weekend, dear friend

Anonymous said...

Very pretty creations, Celeste. Wishing you a nice weekend.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You've created so many beautiful keepsake ornaments Celeste! My favorite is the first one you featured. Sweet!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kerri said...

What clever ideas for ornaments! You & I are doing the same thing this weekend... making ornaments. I have one custom order for a Shih Tzu ornament, and of course I'll paint a few extra. I wish you a wonderful creative weekend.


Debbie said...

You are so creative, Celestina! What romantic ornaments you have made!
Each one a glorious work of art. I love all of the detail you put into your pieces. You must have a lot of patience to work with such little items.
I want to thank you for your comment left at Lakehouse for my sister. I absolutely loved what you said about the Lord holding her hand, and her daughter's hand at the same time in Heaven. What a comfort to hear those words. I will be sharing that with Denise. What a Godly woman you are, Celeste.
Much love.

Kathy said...

This is gorgeous inspiration! I never thought about using the back side of cookie cutters that way and it's perfect. Oh my gosh, I'm looking forward to the day when I can fit crafting in to my too busy schedule!!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh my, everything is so pretty. You are so creative - thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful ornament decorations with us.
Have a great weekend.

craftyles said...

You have got me so inspired. I love all the ornaments, especially the ones using vintage music. Great ideas. Looking forward to meeting you this week!

Conniecrafter said...

I am so glad you shared this again, they are just beautiful and I happen to think it would be great ideas to use old images from past Christmas cards for these beauties, great way to recycle. Love the laces and frames!

Dianna said...

Beautiful creations, my sweet friend! You have such wonderful ideas and I love that you find so many of your supplies at Dollar stores or the dollar bins at craft stores!

Joy Junktion said...

So many wonderfully creative ideas, Celeste! I totally love the ornaments I purchased from your shop this year. Enjoy creating! Blessings, Cindy

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hi there~
I just wanted to say I 'peeked in'& just love your ornaments!
They're all beautiful; and I especially love the cookie cutter idea.
I would like to try that!
Thanks so much for sharing. you are so creative and inspiring.
Take care,
Karen O

decorayadora said...

Hi dear Celestina !, que linda inspiracion de adornos navideƱos , por lo que puedo ver tu ya tienes bastante avanzado para esta Navidad

Anonymous said...

Hi dear Celeste! Oh, your little decorations are just beautiful. I can imagine a lovely Victorian tree decorated with these. You are the most talented.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Alessandra said...

I fell in love with all of your ornaments.They are so beautiful in every single detail. I really love your crafts!

Gypsy Heart said...

You are so creative! All of these are just beautiful. You have to have the patience of Job to do all the tiny, special touches. :) Thanks for sharing all the beauty with us!


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Each one of them is beautiful. I know you must lay awake at night with your brain spinning new and wonderful ideas.

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my goodness! I love them all! Feeling inspired.....Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Anonymous said...

Very pretty ornaments

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Celestina Marie
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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..