Last year when I was taking down the Christmas tree I packed up the ornaments for my daughter who had just gotten married. Yesterday, I put the box in the mail and they are on their way to her in Illinois. There is nothing of great monetary value in the box, but it is full of memories from the baby's first Christmas ornament, to the violin ornaments her grandmother gave her, to the various ornaments purchased on vacations we took over the years. Ornaments are a wonderful way to mark time, help us preserve a memory, and not add to the clutter of our homes at the same time! So this Christmas why not take a few minutes to help create some memories by stitching up some Christmas ornaments for your loved ones. Below is a list of some of my favorite free and different ornament patterns for you to do just that! First up are these Upcycled Bulb Ornaments from Jules Madden. I love this ornament because it is just so fun and different!
Next is this fun Pinecone from Mr. Domestic. There is no sewing involved and he has now added a video tutorial.
I would also like to try some of this fabric weaving that he demonstrates with this Swedish Star ornament.
If embroidery is more your style, then you might like an Old Fashioned Ornament made from wool, from Pink Hollybush Designs.
Or perhaps a Darling Birdie Ornament from All Free Christmas Crafts.
I've always loved Snow Globes and these ornaments from Flamingo Toes could remind you of those precious globes without breaking!
Have you ever tried paper quilling? This Snowflake Ornament tutorial from All Things Paper will walk you through process.
Did you grow up making Gingerbread Houses? Then create an ornament with this tutorial from Down Grapevine Lane to remember that Christmas tradition!
Of course I couldn't have a list of ornament patterns without including a Smocked Ball ornament! You will find a list of free smocked ball ornaments in this post that I have written previously.