DIY Handira, Evil Eye and Felt Tassel Ornaments

Hello and welcome to the kick off of Christmas week here at A Designer At Home! Today I have a 3 in 1 Christmas ornament tutorial that’s all about bringing in global style for the holidays. The tutorials start easy, then go to medium difficulty, and then a level hard DIY. I was inspired by handira blankets for the easy ornament. I wanted to recreate an evil eye talisman for the medium skill ornament. And the hardest of them is inspired by Mexican Felt ornaments.


So hopefully the variety gives you something in a skill level you’re comfortable with. And a style that compliments your holiday aesthetic.

This post is the December installment of the Global Styler series which means Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living and Kathy from Up To Date Interiors are also sharing global style ornaments today. Stick around until the end to catch the links for their projects.


Handira Ornament

  • White, ivory, linen and sequin trim scraps
  • Circular wood cut outs
  • White acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Hot glue and hot glue gun

Evil Eye Talisman Ornament

  • Blue paint, white paint, black paint
  • Circular wood cut outs
  • Paint brushes
  • White glue (optional)
  • Blue, white and black glitter (optional)
  • Hot glue and glue gun

Mexican Inspired Felt Ornament

  • Sheets of felt
  • Fabric cutter
  • Embroidery thread
  • Embroidery needle
  • Polyfill
  • Tassels
  • Felt Balls
  • Hot glue and gun



Once everything is dry, they’re ready to hang. You can go the traditional route and hang them on a Christmas tree orrrrr….

Handira wedding blanket inspired DIY ornament tutorial with video!

You can hang them on a guava tree! Mine will most likely end up on the Christmas tree, but I’m dragging my feet getting the tree put together. This is totally working for me right now though

Mexican Felt DIY ornament tutorial with video!

What do you think? Could you see yourself making any of these? I think they could make for a really fun activity in between baking cookies, wrapping presents or just winding down at the end of the day with some hot chocolate (or wine works, too).

Evil Eye Talisman Ornament DIY tutorial with video!

If you enjoyed what I have shared today, please share with your friends on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter!


As promised, here are the links for my friend’s global inspired ornament tutorials.  Happy creating and be well!

Nordic Style Ornaments

Created by Kathy of Up To Date Interiors


Tribal Driftwood Ornaments

Created by Stephanie of Casa Watkins Living


Keep the creativity going throughout the holidays with this DIY botanical inspired dollar store gift wrap idea!

Holiday Gift Wrapping Idea With Dollar Store Supplies- botanical inspired


  1. says

    I would totally make these! They look great on your guava tree. He could take place of your Christmas tree! It totally suits you!

    • says

      He’s acting as the dining room christmas tree and I haven’t the heart to take the ornaments off of him haha