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Tutorial: How to Make 1950s Pixie Christmas Ornaments

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


how to make retro kistchy 1950s pixie Christmas ornaments with free pattern download


Last year, I made these 1958 mischievous pixie ornaments from a vintage magazine.They turned out so cute and are now some of my favorite holiday decorations. This is a fun project that the kids can help with and they match beautifully with your other retro Christmas kitsch.


how to make retro kistchy 1950s pixie Christmas ornaments with free pattern download


how to make retro kistchy 1950s pixie Christmas ornaments with free pattern download

how to make retro kistchy 1950s pixie Christmas ornaments with free pattern download


You will need:
ball ornaments- I used plastic modern ones. I love unbreakables with little ones around!
craft felt
small pom poms
colorful foil scrapbook paper (available in full sheets or small sample packs from craft stores)
red seed beads (for the mouth)
ribbon or yarn for hanging the ornaments
glue- we used hot glue and tacky glue
other bits such as spangles, sequins, tiny foil or bottle brush trees.

retro spangles, sequins, pom poms and rick rack for how to make retro 1950s pixie Christmas ornaments


tiny bottle brush and cocktail pick metallic Christmas trees for how to make retro 1950s pixie Christmas ornaments

metallic foil paper for how to make retro 1950s pixie Christmas ornaments

Download the pattern and instructions from Dropbox. Set your printer at 100% to print pattern at actual size

If you have a hard time finding trees, I found some green foil cocktail picks at the craft store and when you snip them short, they're great little trees!

how to make retro kistchy 1950s pixie Christmas ornaments with free pattern download


You can also curl metallic pipe cleaners into spirals to make a tree. if you do this, hot glue the ribbon to the ball and pull the ribbon up through the center of the spiral tree, as pictured.

how to make retro kistchy 1950s pixie Christmas ornaments with free pattern download


I hope that you and your family enjoy making memories with these funny mid-century sprites!


Stay tuned later this week for more vintage Christmas DIY projects!

8 Responses to “Tutorial: How to Make 1950s Pixie Christmas Ornaments”

  1. Brittany these are DARLING. I am so making these this weekend!!

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing! I think this going to be my year for making vintage ornaments, I just posted a tutorial for vintage fabric scrap ornaments, so I'm just going from one vintage ornament to the next ! :)

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  3. These are so stinkin' cute! I want a whole tree of these now. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. These are so splendidly cute! I could see myself whipping up some in the future to use on handmade Christmas cards, too. Oodles of thanks for sharing this great holiday how-to, honey!

    ♥ Jessica

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  5. They are so gorgeous and so many lovely details in them.

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  6. Oh my gosh, those are simply adorable!! I have to find some time to make those before Christmas. What a great tutorial, thank you!

    Deborah
    Hellcat Vintage

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  7. Coming over from Top Vintage Blogs - love these cute ornaments. They look like a Pixie version of Miley on the Wrecking Ball! :)

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  8. What gorgeous ornaments! I love them!

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