Christmas ornament patterns, crafts, and fun stuff like that…

For all of you Christmas ornament lovers out there…here is a list of all of the FREE ornament crafts and diys that I’ve written…I hope these ideas inspire you! (Homemade ornaments make THE most awesome gift ideas, too.)

Happy ornament-making!

(Just click the pictures to read the instructions for how to make each ornament.)


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  • Geraldine Hurst November 3, 2011, 12:26 pm

    are the jingle bells ornaments available or is there a DYI for it??

  • Kate November 26, 2011, 11:48 am


    I painted some clear glass ornies with a paint pen and within the hour it had dried but went kinda streaky and when I touched it, it completely rubbed off. What kind of paint should I be using and should I seal it…I would prefer to use a pen to paint and brush.


    • ornamentgirl December 1, 2011, 1:58 am

      Hi Kate…I haven’t actually tried any paint pens YET…so far I’ve only tried the acrylic paints with a brush…but let me do a little experimenting and get back to you.. (By the way, what kind of paint pen did you use? Was it acrylic paint?)

  • Leah December 10, 2011, 12:30 pm

    Hi there!! You are sooooo talented! And I am so envious of your work space!!! I wish I could have that..mine still looks a lot worst than your old space ….I mean, at least with the old space you still can work. Mine you can’t even find what’s around!!

    Anyways, I was interested in a few things if you could help me out. I’d like to make some purchases. Do you sell the items such as the “moonlight ornament” along with the tutorial? I need the materials you used more than the tutorial.
    I am willing to pay for it but I want to make it myself for my husband as his late grandmother used to make ornaments when he was a child – so it would mean more if I made it than if I just bought it from you. If you do sell the materials these are the ones I am interested in….
    -moonlight ornament
    -Christmas carol

    there are two more but I don’t see them on your site right now. luckily I saved the picture when I was looking at it so if you’d email me, I’d be able to send you the pictures.
    I look forward to hearing from you!
    *keeping my fingers crossed!*

    Thanks so much for your time!


    • ornamentgirl December 16, 2011, 9:08 pm

      Leah, I replied to your email about the Moonlight and the other two ornaments you sent the photos of…just let me know, and thank you!!

  • Judith Soulliere November 3, 2012, 1:27 am

    Dear ornamentgirl,

    Could you please tell me what “DIY” means. I am new to this abbreviation.
    Thanks very much. Your work is dazzling and your web page is very easy to use and friendly. I know I will visit you often.


    • ornamentgirl November 3, 2012, 2:29 am

      Hi Judith!

      DIY means “do it yourself.”

      Thanks for the compliment…I really appreciate it!

  • lynda November 11, 2012, 3:55 am

    What do you use to make glitter ornaments for plastic, not glass, balls?
    Do I use the same “adhesive”? I really appreciate your advice.

  • Kitty Owens January 1, 2013, 12:51 am

    Love your ornaments!! I have a very large family and make an ornament for them every year instead of buying gifts. I usually make 40 or 50 so I have some to give friends.All during the year they keep asking me,”what is the ornament for this year?” I’ve made “stinky cheese men” ,quilted birds, quilted cat/fish (head of a cat and tail of a fish), At family gatherings we always have a catfish fry dinner. I will definately use some of your ideas for next year. Thanks, Kitty

  • Ellen Gause November 24, 2013, 12:25 am

    Hello … was wondering if you would sell just the KITS (supplies only) without the tutorials? I’ve been making ornaments for seven years so I know the process. But I LOVE the fabrics in some of your kits. I live in a small town and only have one place to buy fabrics and the choices are very limited. Your work is amazing! Thanks

    • ornamentgirl December 1, 2013, 8:53 pm

      Ellen, I’d be glad to work something out with you. Would you send me an email to staciann (at), and let me know which kits you’re interested in? Thanks so much! :)

  • Cookie Pieczonka November 30, 2013, 12:55 pm

    Due to your inspiration, for the third year in a row I have made ornaments that are used to make money for my local animal shelter. They are always a big hit and bring in alot of money for the animals. Thanks for inspiring me and helping the animals.

    • ornamentgirl December 1, 2013, 8:51 pm

      Cookie! You just made my Christmas; that is SO wonderful!

  • Christy December 11, 2014, 9:30 pm

    These are awesome ideas! Thank you so much for posting these, and I look forward to ordering the pattern for the quilted ornaments too. I may get so caught up that I order today. Thanks again, you are very talented and I appreciate you sharing

  • Anonymous January 13, 2015, 10:53 pm

    How can I get the instructions for all of these creative ornaments??

    • sue September 29, 2015, 2:44 pm

      although not my comment……. how can I get a hard copy of your instructions. My printer is not capable of printing a 40 plus page document. many thanks

      • Staci Ann Lowry September 30, 2015, 7:23 pm

        Hi Sue…. Unfortunately, I don’t have printed books available just yet, but it is something I am working on and hope to have available in the very near future. It has just been a matter of being able to get it done affordably. I’m definitely so sorry for the inconvenience!

        If it helps, I know that many of my customers just use them straight from their computers or tablets. They’re in PDF format, and they look fantastic on tablets/iPads.

        • Valerie Davis October 22, 2016, 7:16 pm

          If it helps, I went to Staples to print other newsletters (I like to have the paper in my hand not on the computer…that way I can go outside to read it if I want) and it was $.10 a page. Very reasonable.

  • ruth January 20, 2015, 6:09 am

    you do beautiful work!

  • MARY FRANCES HAAD March 16, 2015, 4:38 am


  • Mary Morrow August 26, 2015, 8:48 pm

    How about an Irish one with shamrocks or the 40 shades of green the my wonderful Ireland is known for.
    I don’t remember if you have done one for Chanukah.

  • Deborah Wright September 18, 2015, 9:47 pm

    was wondering are you going to be at the quilt show in Sept 24-27,2015 in Jacksonville Fla.

  • JoAnn Joe September 21, 2015, 10:47 pm

    Thank you,thank you ….I’ve been trying to start one myself I just got confused…lol! The ornaments are so beautiful. I need to learn how to start it. I got a pincushion n I undid it just to see how it’s done, just made a mess.. Please can you show r send instruction to me. Thank you..

  • Kathy Yannizzi October 1, 2015, 2:47 am

    Signed up for newsletter. Have not received any email.

    • Staci Ann Lowry October 1, 2015, 11:00 am

      Hi Kathy,

      I’m so sorry about that. I’m re-sending it right now. Will you let me know if you still don’t receive it? Thanks so much! :)

  • Doris December 22, 2015, 8:11 pm

    Is there a certain size ball we’re supposed to use for the size square?

  • Shirley Van Pelt November 18, 2016, 8:54 am

    Do you have a pattern for making a styrofoam Christmas tree with fabric squares?

  • june day November 18, 2016, 1:17 pm

    I just joined and am awaiting my FIRST ornament which should arrive sometime middle of December I was told. YEAH. After reading some of the above remarks I hope I don’t run into problems as I DO have a computer but NO printer. Does that mean that I will not be able to have the booklet that was mentioned? I will wait and see. Looking so forward to starting one of your lovely ornaments. I make ornaments for 52 people; 33 of them family every year. This year I made Shell Angels AND also some Bead Angel ornaments. I will start right away (work on them all year) to make the material ones (yours) for 2017 Christmas.

  • mary February 22, 2017, 7:09 pm

    i never received any previous instructions before today, i am so happy to get them today . thank you so very much. mary

  • Emily Skinner March 2, 2017, 9:49 pm

    My mother-in-law taught me how to make quilted ornaments in the late 1980’s, and I made some for gifts for my younger boys’ teachers. I had forgotten how to do the ornaments until I found several tutorials this past fall. I made a special ornament for a friend whose father had passed away earlier in 2016. She gave me a sack of his ties and asked me if I could use them. I made one for her from three of his ties (cutting them apart to make the pieces). I placed one of his tie tacks in the center of the star on one side. It was a cross painted to look like an American flag. She was thrilled!! I plan to use some of your patterns to make more for her this year.

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