Homemade & Recycled Ornaments

Submitted by Nessa January 11th, 2011
Certifikitsch Winner

The holidays aren’t over at my house until after my birthday on 1/11. (1/11/11 this year!) So, here’s a few more ornaments that I thought were kitschy enough to merit submission to the kitschenette.

Here’s a mouse made out of a walnut shell that my then-babysitter made me when I was a little girl. Sequins for eyes!

A neighbor lady made me.. she made a bird house too but I can’t find it on the tree.. when I find it I’ll take a pic of it too.

Styrofoam and glitter Santa with a pipe-cleaner for a beard, and another pipe cleaner jammed up his behind in order to hook him to the branch. I have no idea where he came from but he’s pretty old.

12 Responses to “Homemade & Recycled Ornaments”

  1. Allee Willis

    That walnut mouse Santa is KILLING me! That’s definitely the perfect babysitter to have if she was making you that kind of stuff.

    Love that little 1987 pillow looking thing.

    Definitely shoot the bird house should you come upon it.

    The sequined Santa with the pipe cleaner smile and pipe cleaners stuffed ass is specially wonderful.. I really like that his nose is so misplaced and that one of his eyeballs has a piece eaten out of it. Is he made out of foamcore?

    • Nessa

      Yeah, he’s some sort of foamy stuff. I thought my mom made him, because he was in with some Christmas ornaments from my grandmother’s house, but mom said she didn’t know where Santa came from, so it’s a mystery.

      And the 1987 thing is a mailbox, actually.. the door really opens. I think it had Hershey kisses in it when she gave it to me. Somehow I typo’d and left out the “this is a mailbox” part.


  2. Karen

    I love the mouse! My mom used to make the needlepoint mail boxes and we got some sort of needlepoint ornament year after year. I am dying to get an aluminum tree! Oh my see how my mind wanders!!!

  3. k2dtw

    Sweet ornaments..Love the Mouse.. “Not a creature was stirring, not even a Mouse”… Always wondered why the “Mouse” was not a bigger theme for ornaments???

      • Nessa

        Thanks you so much! I tried really hard to come up with an idea of a cool 1/11/11 thing to do, and I found a lot of great places I could have stayed/traveled to that had 111 or 1111 addresses.. but in the end I ended up running around town and eating lunch at a place that had a 111 address… kind of disappointing but at least I did something 11 themed, hehe.