I got my first tree as an adult this year! We had zero ornaments to start out with and I really wanted as many handmade ornaments as possible.
I have been saving vintage wooden thread spools since I was little, so I painted the empty ones with acrylic paint and hung them on the tree.
We also got a little crazy with sequins and styrofoam...
...and I've only just begun playing with clear plastic ornaments and "stained glass" paint...
I have to be honest and say that my absolute favorite ornaments are the ones that came on the tree:
And the ultimate Goodwill score - five sets of these for two dollars!
I am addicted to the cross filter setting on my camera.