If you're still searching for the perfect new addition to this year's holiday tree, it's time to give up the hunt for the elusive Perfect Ornament and build your own. To get started, check out The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book: 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer by Chris McVeigh. The colorful, hardcover how-to features 15 easy-to-build designs to get you into the swing of crafting LEGO ornaments. Because LEGO bricks aren't just for building houses and vehicles—they can be decorative too. 

McVeigh has crammed this seasonal book with plenty of festive ornaments, like a poinsettia, snowflake, wreath, present, Christmas tree, gingerbread house, and more. There's even year-round designs like a lantern, arcade, computer, camera, and cheeseburger. Each tutorial provides step-by-step instructions with photos and diagrams to help.

The guide is a great first step to starting your ornament-making career, but if the LEGO Ideas forum has taught us anything, it that it probably won't take long for you to start building your own original designs.