Apparently making clay ornaments is addicting. 24 hand made clay ornaments was enough to cover the tree, although I could have kept going.
I used A Beautiful Mess' clay ornament tutorial for inspiration and went wild. This year for our tree, I decided on a silver and gold theme (with a few splashes thrown in, cuz that's how I roll), so once baked, I decorated my ornaments with silver and gold Sharpie paint pens. It reminded me of doodling on middle school notebooks, but a whole lot more sophisticated. With no "wrong way" to decorate them, the possibilities are endless.
I used extra gray burlap fabric that I already had as a simple tree skirt and swagged my Mexican souvenir antiqued mirror star light as the tree topper.
After an initial lack of holiday decorating motivation, I think I found my mojo. All it took was a little clay and some Sharpies to make my tree really shine.