Create for Christmas!

It’s that time of year….time to start planning for the Christmas season! If you begin early enough, you should be able to have a stress-free Christmas, and we’re here to help you achieve this goal!

Every year, we eagerly look forward to working on our annual ornament issue. In early spring, a bevy of ornaments arrive on our doorstep from some of our favorite designers. These ornaments range in style from country primitive and whimsical to a modern, trendy, contemporary look. We are certain that you will find the perfect ornaments to paint for your tree.

Wouldn’t it be fun to decorate a tree with ornaments to give to family members and friends? A two- or three-foot-tall tree would make a perfect size to fill with these goodies. Some of the ornaments presented in this issue can be painted in no time at all, making it easy for you to fill this giving tree…or perhaps we should call it the sharing tree. What a great way to add a personal touch to your holiday festivities!

Also, keep in mind that a number of the designs used for these specially crafted ornaments can be adapted to other surfaces, including holiday gift tags, greeting cards, pins, pendants, and more.

Use the designs in this issue for inspiration to make your special keepsakes. Bring the spirit of Christmas to your home and create ornaments that will be cherished for years to come.

Happy Holidays!

Linda R. Heller
Editor in Chief

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Projects
Partridge and Cardinal Tree Trims
Partridge and Cardinal Tree Trims
Christmas Ball Ornaments
Christmas Ball Ornaments
Pearls & Lace Ornament
Pearls & Lace Ornament
Angel Trio
Angel Trio
Elegant Retro Ornaments
Elegant Retro Ornaments
Pine Bough Paddles
Pine Bough Paddles
Santa’s Starlight Journey
Santa’s Starlight Journey
Bedazzling Trees and Ornaments
Bedazzling Trees and Ornaments
Faux Cloisonné Reindeer
Faux Cloisonné Reindeer
Christmas Treasures
Christmas Treasures
Christmas Nantucket Baskets
Christmas Nantucket Baskets
Odds ‘n Ends
Odds ‘n Ends
Winter Watchmen
Winter Watchmen
Winter Woolies
Winter Woolies
Williamsburg Gift Tags
Williamsburg Gift Tags
Wreath Hangers
Wreath Hangers
Three-Dimensional Sheep
Three-Dimensional Sheep
Banner Banter
Banner Banter
Max Hatter Tin Pocket
Max Hatter Tin Pocket
Santa and Friends
Santa and Friends
Holiday Tree
Holiday Tree
Seasonal Ornament Quartet
Seasonal Ornament Quartet
Gingerbread Bakers
Gingerbread Bakers
Winter Frosties
Winter Frosties
Christmas Cutouts
Christmas Cutouts
Candy Cane Cranberry Mice
Candy Cane Cranberry Mice
Holiday Dangles
Holiday Dangles
Tropical Fish Ornaments
Tropical Fish Ornaments
End-of-Day Ornaments
End-of-Day Ornaments
Colorful Christmas Trio
Colorful Christmas Trio
Whimsical Stockings
Whimsical Stockings
In this Issue
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Christmas Ornaments 2012

Projects

Partridge and Cardinal Tree Trims Della Wetterman

Christmas Ball Ornaments Tammie Wilson

Pearls & Lace Ornament Patricia Rawlinson

Angel Trio Cheryl Poulin

Elegant Retro Ornaments Vera Collier

Pine Bough Paddles Nancy Scott

Santa’s Starlight Journey Sharon McNamara Black

Bedazzling Trees and Ornaments Chris Thornton-Deason

Faux Cloisonné Reindeer Tracy Moreau

Christmas Treasures Chris Haughey

Christmas Nantucket Baskets Debby Forshey-Choma

Odds ‘n Ends Cynthia Erekson

Winter Watchmen Debby Forshey-Choma

Winter Woolies Deb Antonick

Williamsburg Gift Tags Susan V. Cochrane

Wreath Hangers Nancy D. McClare

Three-Dimensional Sheep Joanna Carter

Banner Banter Nancy Wood

Max Hatter Tin Pocket Debra Henkener

Santa and Friends Vera Collier

Holiday Tree Jane Allen

Seasonal Ornament Quartet Laurie Speltz

Gingerbread Bakers Linda Hollander

Winter Frosties Deb Antonick

Christmas Cutouts Shara Reiner

Candy Cane Cranberry Mice Monika Brint

Holiday Dangles Chris Haughey

Tropical Fish Ornaments Jane Allen

End-of-Day Ornaments Christy Hartman

Colorful Christmas Trio Robin Mani

Whimsical Stockings Cheryl Nuccio

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