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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Handmade, Homemade Frugal Christmas Ornaments

Since you have nothing else to do to prepare for the holidays…how about knitting up few free ornaments? Dive in to your stash for those small bits… Most only use 3-35 yards!

We all need a few new decorations right? My children all have a trees and I know they each could use a few more. Heaven know mine are looking a bit ragged with age. Use up your scraps & Make a few for your tree but also make some to use in place of bows on your gifts!

Mini stockings using about 30 yards of dk weight yarn scraps. Worsted weight will give just a touch larger free pattern here Fingering weight for a tiny sock here and here. I wouldn’t worry about staying with traditional holiday colors, mixing & matching scraps will look great.

A sweet patterned sweater mittens & Hat are here. These use sport weight.

Lets bring in a touch of nature with a Pine tree & another here, A little I cord wreath here

A few Lights for decoration

A Bird to flit in the branches

And a Christmas Pickle

Of course you will need a Snowman or 2

Every Tree needs a Teddy Bear family

Need a few icicles?…a sprig of Holly, or calorie free Christmas Pudding!

Angels, a simple reminder that although they are rarely seen they are always among us.


  1. I wish I could knit! Your things are so lovely and the ornaments are just adorable!!

  2. Boo Hoo, I Can't knit! Can't can, Can't follow a pattern, I don't wanna be your friend anymore, Boo Hoo,
    Just kidding! Wish I could though!
    Happy preperations! I think I will start working on Christmas in about a month and a half!

  3. Well Ladies, I guess I'll have to come up with some ornaments that are not knit or crochet! Off to look!

  4. I had to come subscribe to your blog after reading the vinegar comment on Tatersmama. I have to go clean up a kitchen and go grocery shopping, but I'll be back, BAH!!!

  5. Woo hoo! Love the links Katie...just more for me to finish before Christmas! Thanks. :)


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