Best of Etsy: Original Christmas ornaments
Of course you can buy batches of cheap decorations from your local department store, but where's the fun in that? Dress your tree in a unique style with these handmade ornaments from Etsy.
Truly unique ornaments
Etsy is an online marketplace where artisans from all over the world sell handmade goods and crafts. You can find anything from paper goods to clothing. Each week we're combing through the shops to find the best of Etsy. This week we bring you unique Christmas tree ornaments.
You'll be hard pressed to find Christmas ornaments as clever, thoughtful and elegant as this set of handmade ragballs from Quotes & Notes. The words to "Silent Night," "Joy to the World" and "Angels from the Realm of Glory" have been printed on them in beautiful detail. So lovely!
Paper quilled gnomes
Talk about adorable! These paper quilled gnomes from Wintergreen Design (also on Facebook) will be the cutest additions to your tree. And it doesn't stop with gnomes! The shop has ornaments in all sorts of designs, such as elves, poinsettias, angels, reindeer and Santa Clauses. And they're all made entirely of paper! Now that's too cool a concept to pass up.
Hand-painted ornaments add a lovely, homemade touch to your tree. If you're trying to create a cozy-looking tree, check out Painting from the Heart (also on Facebook). The artist, Effie, has dozens of gorgeous hand-painted ornaments in a variety of themes, so it's easy to find a collection of pieces that will work with your decor.