Handprint Snowman Ornaments

Each year our family buys a special ornament for our Solstice Tree. My husband and I pick out one each year, along with each child picking one out. Right now our tree is gaining these ornaments at a rather fast rate, but the day will come when our children are grown and take their ornaments with them. When that happens, our tree is going to be looking rather bare. So each year, we also make ornaments.

My absolute favorite ornaments this year are the handprint snowmen ornaments we made. We made two for each child: one for us to keep and one that will go with our children. They grow up so fast, and I am so happy that I will have these to look back on. I even got a little crazy, and we made a set for my husband’s parents.

These are exceptionally easy to make. If you aren’t a crafty sort, you can find a a step by step tutorial at Little Bit Funky.

velvet heart ornaments…

I was feeling rather unspired for my fourth set of ornaments for the ornament exchange. My commitment to only using items I already had on hand was contemplating things. Finally, after sewing some dresses for my daughters, my eyes fell upon some navy velvet scraps, and I came up with the idea for my last set of ornaments. The velvet was given to me by another member of our attachment parenting group. Her mother no longer wanted the fabric and I knew some day it would make lovely dresses. I used antique buttons, given to me by another member, who was parting with her grandmother’s button stash. Most of the buttons I used are white or silver, but this heart has an antique star on it. I’ll be keeping this one for our family.