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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly – Brilliant and Brilliantly Bad Homemade Christmas Decorations

Christmas decorations are always best when they’re made lovingly by hand. We cherish the ones made by our children who come home excitedly from school with holiday decorations made out of macaroni and bits of glue-covered string! These decorations hold such strong memories and feelings. But then there are other kinds of homemade decorations that cause very different reactions.

The first of these consist of those amazingly modern and artistic Christmas decorations that make us stare in holiday awe at how well crafted they are and how they are just too good to be bought in a store! The second consist of those hideously bad or strange decorations that make us chuckle at their ridiculousness.  It is these kinds of holiday decorations that we can’t wait to share with you in this blog post. So sit back and stare in bewilderment at how good and how bad the following decorations are.

Holiday Decoration Win

String Decorations

best homemade decorations

These beautiful decorations are made entirely from string and glue. Not that difficult an effect to achieve and they look spectacular as standing candles or tree decorations – very stylish indeed.

See original tutorials:

http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/miniature-christmas-tree-ornaments.html

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/338192253242754307/

Holiday Decoration Fail

Rudolph’s Hoof

deer hoof decoration

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” and makes the kids smile like Rudolph’s severed hoof!? Especially when you stick bright red baubles on it! Like most of the decoration fails in this post,  we’re not quite sure is absolutely brilliant or just plain bad?

Original source:

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/crafts/craft-disasters-regretsy#slide-5

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Holiday Decoration Win

Button Decorations

best holiday decorations

These Christmas decorations use clear buttons to create a fabulous light-reflecting effect. A super-simple but absolutely magical decorative addition to your tree.

See original tutorial:

http://uklassinus.blogspot.de/2011/11/motivation-needed.html

Holiday Decoration Fail

Brain in Hat

Holiday brain decoration

Tee! Hee! This homemade severed brain decoration is hilarious and whether you love or hate it, it represents a gloriously gruesome and brilliant fail!

Original source:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/11/wtf-ornaments-45-worst-christmas-tree-decorations_n_2278305.html

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Holiday Decoration Win

Paper Tree Decoration

paper tree holiday decorations

Paper tree garlands are hardly a new thing, but the way these have been made and executed creates a super-stylish touch to any fireplace or entrance. Easy to make and brimming with holiday elegance.

See original tutorial:

http://www.nalleshouse.com/2013/11/diy-modern-paper-tree-garlands.html

Holiday Decoration Fail

Clothes Hanger Tree Decoration

clothes hanger decoration

Now here’s a very different tree decoration. You have to hand it to the creator of this window decoration, it’s very ingenious!

Original source:

http://yaydecor.com/2010/12/21/horrible-holiday-decorations-tacky-light-tickets-issued/

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Holiday Decoration Win

Paper Flowers

exquisite hand made holiday decoration

These handmade paper flower designs are simply stunning. They will look amazing as table decorations or decorations for the mantle.

See original tutorial:

http://wintergreendesign.weebly.com/

Holiday Decoration Fail

Beer Box Manger

Budweiser manger

“And lo did she wrap him in swaddling clothes and lay him in a manger made from the most holy twenty-four pack!”  I’m pretty sure this verse was never in the bible? Using a 24 pack of beer box as the manger for a nativity scene is just so wrong on every level!

Original source:

http://heavy.com/comedy/2012/12/the-20-worst-christmas-decoration-and-lights-fails/

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Holiday Decoration Win

Homemade Stockings

best holiday stocking homemade

These stockings from the Martha Stewart website are so modern and decorative. They look Macy’s shop window ready!

See original tutorial:

http://www.marthastewart.com/273391/sweater-stocking

Holiday Decoration Fail

Nude Santa

Santa nude decoration

From one extreme to another as far as taste level goes! In fairness though, this nudie Santa Claus is really funny (I’m so glad he at least had his hat!)

Original source:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/120367349/mr-naughty-santa

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Holiday Decoration Win

Snowballs

best holiday decoration snowballs

A wintery wonderful decoration to place around the home that is a ton of fun and boutique-cool!

See original tutorial:

http://lellaboutique.blogspot.com/2011/11/fabulous-faux-snowballs.html

Holiday Decoration Fail

Weird Baby

weird baby jesus decoration

This is meant to be the holy infant but looks like something very unholy from a Christmas nightmare!

Original source:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/11/wtf-ornaments-45-worst-christmas-tree-decorations_n_2278305.html

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Holiday Decoration Win

Hanging Decoration

homemade hanging decoration

Here’s a gorgeous and original way to hang your baubles, turning them into a super-sophisticated hanging decoration or hanging tree shape.

See original tutorial:

http://www.notmartha.org/archives/2010/12/21/christmas-tree-ornament-mobile-how-to/

Holiday Decoration Fail

Lavatorial Decorations!

poo and pee christmas decorations

As much as I personally love these hilarious homemade’s, not sure Grandma will be so impressed by “bodily function” tree decorations!

Original source:

http://inventorspot.com/articles/11_hilariously_stupid_strange_and_ugly_christmas_ornaments

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Holiday Decoration Win

Pom Pom Decoration

pom pom tree decoration

There’s something extra-stylish about decorations that utilize simple cloth and materials. Take for instance this cloth pom-pom decoration with hessian bow,  it looks so unique and chic.

See original tutorial:

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2011/09/23/jersey-pom-pom-ornament/

Holiday Decoration Fail

Conjoined Twin Embryo Decorations!

conjoined twin decorations

Aaaah! Just like reindeer, elves, penguins, and cute little robin redbreasts, nothing is quite as seasonally cute or festive as a hanging conjoined twin embryo!!?!

Original source:

http://inventorspot.com/articles/11_hilariously_stupid_strange_and_ugly_christmas_ornaments

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Holiday Decoration Win

Embroidery Hoop Ornaments

homemade holiday wall decoration

A simple decoration idea that has turned embroidery hoops into beautifully hand-crafted Christmas decorations.

See original tutorial:

http://craftycupboard.net/2010/12/embroidery-hoop-ornaments/

Holiday Decoration Fail

Wrecking Ball

miley cyrus wrecking ball decoration

Not sure if I should call this a big win! There’s something quite brilliant and clever about this homemade decoration of Miley on her wrecking ball that’s not to everyone’s taste but gets a round of applause from me!  It’s also an easy one to make, not much “twerk” at all [sic]!

 Original source:

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/391602130073825447/

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Holiday Decoration Win

Pine Cone Trees

holiday pine cone decoration

It seems so obvious to take a pine cone and make a beautiful little Christmas tree out of it, I’m surprised no one ever thought of it before?

See original tutorial:

http://amysdelights.blogspot.com/2011/11/tutorial-pine-cone-christmas-tree.html?m=1

Holiday Decoration Fail

Beer Can Wreath

budweiser can holiday decoration

It seems so stupid to take a bunch of empty beer cans and make a ridiculous Christmas decoration out of it, I’m surprised someone ever thought of this? (Sigh!)

Original source:

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/132363676521794615/

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