20 + Unique Animal Ornaments - Not Just For Your Christmas Tree!
If you love animals, you will love these unusual, adorable, animal ornaments from all over the world, most of them hand-crafted. Some may be your pets; others, animals you admire from afar. But I suspect that if you choose these to decorate your tree or to adorn other home holiday scenes, you won’t want to put them away until next year. So, start thinking about permanent places to hang them. These make unique gifts too!
Animal Tree Ornament No 1 : Old World Primitives Hand Made Dog & Cat Ornaments
Completely original, the hand-made craftsmanship of Old World Primitives are super-creative and expressive. These Dog and Cat Ornaments, and more, are available at Etsy.com.
Animal Tree Ornament No 2: Heartwood Creek Farm Animal Ornaments By Enesco
A beautiful threesome, fabulously decorated in garb that does them justice: a cow, rooster, and pig, made of stone resin. Available at Amazon.com.
Animal Tree Ornament No 3 : Artic Buri Fiber Animals
Aren't these a sparkling set of ornaments, all furry and white? Made with natural buri fiber, the fuzzy reindeer, bird, fox, and bear are available from the Pottery Barn.
Animal Tree Ornament No 4: Sir Hop Bunny Ornament
Sir Hop is charmingly wintry in his warm scarf, certain to keep him hopping until he arrives on just the right tree. Resin cast and hand finished, available at DetailsArt.com.
Animal Tree Ornament No 5: Glass Animal Finial Ornaments By Kurt Adler
Not real finials, but a set of architecturally perfect 6 inch glass Finial Ornaments - a zebra, tiger, giraffe, and cheetah - for your Christmas tree or year-round adornment. Available from Amazon.com.
Animal Tree Ornament No 6: Indian Artisan Lion Ornament
A miniature stuffed lion made of satin, cotton, and beads in the style of traditional Persian embroidery where coiled wire is stitched to the fabric. Made in India by a fair trade organization and sold by Uncommon Goods. (Update: This is sold out and no longer available. Other interesting lion ornamentsare available here.)
Animal Tree Ornament No 7: Chili Cat Ceramic Ornament from Amy Lacombe's WhimsiClay Collection
What a smug chili-lovin' cat won't do for attention... This charmer get's it. The Chili Cat is available at The Meow Store.
Animal Tree Ornament No 8: Wild Woolie Friends - Ornaments AND Finger Puppets
Oooh, this set - a squirrel, a moose, and a fox - are made by artisans in Kathmandu. Nepal, that is. From a fair trade production center, these sweethearts are made of wool, have hanging loops attached, and are also super finger puppets. Available at Duncraft.
Animal Tree Ornament No 9: Storing Up For Winter Squirrel Ornament, 2012, Christopher Radko
This gorgeous collectible from Christopher Radko is a mouth-blown squirrel, about 5.3/4 inches high, hand-painted using water-based paints. To die for? Order it at Christopher Radko Ornaments.
Animal Tree Ornament No 10: Bottle Brush Owl Ornament
Animal Tree Ornament No 11:Hand Painted Ferret Ornament
What a statuesque ferret, scarved and ready for winter. Available from The Jungle Store.
Animal Tree Ornament No 12: Buri Woodland Animal Hanging Ornaments by Kurt Adler
All four precious Buri Woodland Animals - the squirrel, raccoon, fox and beaver - come with this purchase. They're made of natural fibers and available from Amazon.com.
Animal Tree Ornament No 13: Crabbles Crab Ornament
Crafted from resin and hand-finished, this cute crabby crab would make the perfect gift for several Crabbles on my gift list. Unusual and whimsical, Crabbles is really a unique character, available from DetailsArt.com.
Animal Tree Ornament No 14: "No Pains - No Gains" English Rider & Horse Ornament By Loriece
Loriece creates stunning jewelry and accessories for horse lovers, but this ornament really speaks to me; 'No Pains - No Gains' depicts so well the relationship between horse and owner. Available at The Tack Room Inc.
Animal Tree Ornament No 15: Dog Silhouette Ornament
A classy, glassy Dog Breed Silhouette Ornament available in 160 AKC Breeds, 3.5 inches wide and 1/2 in thick, with gold bow and stretch gold string. For sale at In The Company Of Dogs.
Animal Tree Ornament No 16 : Animal Planet Lion, Tiger, Leopard, & Snow Leopard Ornaments by Kurt Adler
This darling set of wild animals are made of resin, painted metallic, and glittered for presentation in your home. Available on Amazon.com.
Animal Tree Ornament No 17: Indian Artisan Curly Sheep Ornament
This wooly sheep is a work of art created by Indian artisans working in a fair trade organization. Just wool and lovely beads, each curl made by hand. Sold by Uncommon Goods.
Animal Tree Ornament No 18 : Grey Kittles Cat Ornament
Grey Kittles, created by the same artist who created Crabbles Crab Ornament (above) and other whimsical ornaments for you to adore, looks sad, but clearly there's love in her heart and she's waiting for you to invite her in. You can do that if you order her from DetailsArt. com.
Animal Tree Ornament No 19: Handcrafted Glass Hummingbird by Bandhu Scott Dunham
What's a lovely hummingbird doing on your tree? Oh, it's not real, but hand-blown glass just about the right size for a hummingbird. The ornament is sold at Uncommon Goods.
Animal Tree Ornament No 20: Black Bear Feed Ornament For Birds
Your backyard birds need ornaments on their trees too at this time of year. This one won't last all year, like the other, but the Black Bear hand-made Nyjer Seed ornaments come in sets of 3, so birds can enjoy munching on their ornaments for awhile, anyway. Available at Duncraft.com.
Celebrate animals you love year-roundi
That's the buzz for today!