This tutorial will show you how I made these fun rustic homemade Christmas ornaments from some recycled tin cans and a few items from the Dollar Tree. They are inexpensive to make, and you can cut them in a lot of different shapes. I used a bell, star, snowman, stocking, and a couple of ball shapes for my ornaments, but you could also make candy canes and gingerbread men. You want to keep the shape reasonably simple. You can find lots of shapes online or use some Christmas cookie cutters to make your paper patterns. Just make sure that the size of your design fits on the piece of the flattened tin can.
By the way, I do know that it is August, but maybe if you are like me, you could use a little Christmas right now.