What’s your most favorite time of the year?

Mine is Christmas.  But not for all the reasons you might guess.

The days leading to Christmas are when my creative juices are at an all-time high.  You can usually find a mess somewhere in my home because I’m creating a storm of home decor and handmade Christmas ornaments and gifts.  And when I’m creating… I couldn’t be happier.

Whether you’re creative, crafty, or simply wannabe… you will want to grab your favorite drink, get your pinning finger ready, and get prepared to be inspired…. 31 times!


31 Easy Handmade Christmas Ornaments to Make


31 Easy Handmade Christmas Ornaments to Decorate the Tree or Give as Gifts this Christmas CLICK through for all the for ALL the Terrific Tutorials at AnExtraordinaryDay.net
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If you missed it, my handmade Easy to Make Sailboat Christmas Ornament was featured, too. 


Create a Christmas Tree Full of Handmade Sailboat Christmas Ornaments with this Easy Tutorial from AnExtraordinaryDay.net


I’ve been in love with sailboats forever, and so when I was deciding how to decorate my nautical Christmas tree last year, I knew that handmade sailboats would steal the show for sure.  You can see how beautifully the tree came together here.

I did all the figuring for you.  Just follow my super easy tutorial and you’ll have a fleet of boats under sail in no time.

These driftwood sailboats can be made in any size and will make fabulous package toppers and gifts for the lake-lover or sailor on your Christmas list.


Give a homemade Christmas ornament for a teacher or hostess gift. 31 EASY IDEAS here for DIY tree decorations even kids can learn how to make from rustic to vintage in paper, fabric, wood, painted, and more. Great Handmade Resource from 31 Creative and Talented Bloggers.


Thirty bloggers joined me for our second annual blog hop.

Please click on the links below and check out their extraordinary ideas for decorating the tree and making your Christmas sparkle.

Day 1The Silly Pearl
Day 2 – Yesterday on Tuesday
Day 3Cupcakes and Crinoline
Day 4 – An Extraordinary Day
Day 5Knick of Time
Day 6Pet Scribbles
Day 7Simply Kelly Designs
Day 8Town and Country Living
Day 9Petticoat JUNKtion
Day 10The Everyday Home
Day 11Up on Tippy Toes
Day 12Remodelando la Casa
Day 13DIY 180
Day 14504 Main
Day 15Sum of their Stories
Day 16At Home with Jemma
Day 17The Kim Six Fix
Day 18Shabby Art Boutique
Day 19Morena’s Corner
Day 20My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Day 21Our Southern Home
Day 22Domestically Speaking
Day 23The Crafting Nook
Day 24Sweet Pea
Day 25Dukes and Duchesses
Day 26Heathered Nest
Day 27Lovely Etc.
Day 28Stone Gable Blog
Day 29Mod Podge Rocks
Day 30Running with a Glue Gun
Day 31All Things Heart and Home


If you missed our first annual 31 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments BLOG HOP

31 Handmade Christmas Ornaments created by 31 Bloggers in 31 Day and featured at AnExtraordinaryDay.netcheck it out here.

Here are a few of my favorite handmade ornaments…

Fun and easy to make Mason Jar lid Christmas ornamentsEasy Trees on Cars Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornaments

Make classy marbleized metallic Christmas Ornaments from AnExtraordinaryDay.net Make the Tree Sparkle with Handmade Marbleized Ornaments


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  1. Julie says

    So many lovely ideas, it’s been so much fun being part of this. Thanks so much for hosting and all your work putting this together.

    • Julie… it’s such a fun event. 🙂 Thank you for your kind words and for joining us again this year. {hugs}

  2. Such beautiful ornaments to make! Thank you Diane for all your hard work to organize our blog hop this year!

    • Thanks Steph! You have been my right hand. I so appreciate you and how you step up ALWAYS at just the right time. Here’s to another good year!! Cheers!

  3. Diane,
    It’s been so much fun. Thank you for this inspirational hop. I love it so much. Have a great week.

    • It HAS been fun! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us, Vanessa!
      Be blessed!

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