Holiday Crafts

Published on December 1st, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

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Five Handmade Christmas Ornaments to Green Your Holidays

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Handmade cat ornament

Wow, the holidays really started off with a bang this year! Can you believe Thanksgiving is already behind us? With Christmas drawing close, it’s time to deck the halls and trim the tree. Here are some eco-friendly handmade ornament ideas to help you add a little DIY to your decorations.

1. Fabric Scrap Ornament

Grab some scraps from your stash, and you’re ready to sew your very own handmade ornaments! You can screenprint or use fabric pens to draw your design, then stitch and stuff your custom ornaments. Don’t forget to add in a little loop of ribbon or bakers twine before stitching to make hanging easy.

Bonus points if you stuff your ornament with teensy scraps and salvaged thread.

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



  • Iris B.

    This crafty Christmas ornament seems so easy to make…I will surely make some for my tree this time. Thanks for the tip!!!

  • Iris B.

    This crafty idea will sure to please this Chirstmas as I stach little, sweet nothings in them for my kids…

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