Adding some DIY Christmas decorations is an easy way to save money and give your home a festive look without going overboard. Crafting your own ornaments can also be a fun bonding activity to do with kids or friends.
Embrace rustic style this holiday with homemade natural Christmas tree ornaments. This tutorial from Planted in the Woods uses twigs, pine cones, and other elements found in nature.
Christmas tree ornaments made with your kids’ hands or feet make for quick and easy holiday crafts. Use this simple how-to to whip up a batch of homemade salt dough and help your little ones press their hand or footprint onto the ornament before baking. Write their name and the year on the back and you’ll have a lovely keepsake to remember a special milestone like baby’s first Christmas or a toddler’s growing hand.
Add a bohemian feel to your Christmas tree with this easy macrame ornament. A few different knots tied together with colorful cording creates this festive decoration, which can also double as a unique gift idea for grandparents or other family members.
Deck your tree in a swirl of color with these paper snowflake Christmas ornaments. This easy-to-make holiday craft is a great way to recycle music sheets or scrapbooking paper, but any thin, colorful double-sided sheet will do the trick. Punch holes into the tops of these paper stars and loop string through to hang.
Display a wintery scene on your tree with this snowflake ornament that features natural elements like pinecones or faux pine needle clippings. This festive DIY is a fun project to do with the kids, and it makes a thoughtful present topper for grandparents.
Make an adorable reindeer ornament with the kids to adorn your tree. This easy craft uses two thumbprints and a red pom pom to create the reindeer’s face. Older children can probably do this project by themselves, but younger ones may need parental assistance with the painting and gluing. Make sure to use nontoxic paint and keep wipes nearby for quick cleanup.
Transform patterned fabric with bold circles into a beautiful Christmas ornament. This easy DIY project requires no sewing and can be completed in less than an hour.
Bring a bohemian touch to your holiday decorations with these macrame ornaments. This simple project only takes a few minutes and uses mostly dollar store supplies.
For an elegant touch on your tree, cover inexpensive frosted ornaments with sparkly lace. This easy sewing project is a great beginner craft for kids. It’s also a way to redo old, outgrown or mismatched ornaments in your favorite colors.
Velvet and twine combine to create these enchanting Christmas ornaments. Make a batch to add to your tree or give as homemade holiday gifts.
Use a simple pattern to embroider a holiday message or carol lyric on a piece of fabric that coordinates with your decor. Attach the fabric to an embroidery hoop for a gorgeous, handmade gift.
Sheet Music Ornaments
Add a symphony of sounds to your Christmas tree with these easy homemade ornaments. Simply shred sheet music into strips, wrap around empty glass ornaments, and secure with a bow.
Repurpose a plain glass ornament with a swirl of craft paint and jute string to make this personalized holiday decoration. Then, add a message with adhesive scrapbooking letters to complete the look.
Make a stunning handmade Christmas ornament from a simple paper bag, and you’ll have enough to make a whole batch for your tree. Then, gift them to everyone on your list. Add a little glitter and a few strands of ribbon to embellish the design.
Paper Ball Ornaments
Decorate your tree with this simple homemade ornament. Choose patterned fabric with bold shapes and fuse it to a piece of fusible batting. Sew around each circle motif with a decorative stitch setting and add ribbon for hanging.
This elegant handmade ornament is easy to make with only four steps. Make a paper Christmas ball, glue it together, and add a hanger.
Kids will love helping to create these adorable ornaments. Use a template to draw Santa’s face, then cut pink cheeks and eyes, and red nose and hat from construction paper. Each day in December, have kids tape a cotton ball to the point of Santa’s hat and jot down the date.
Countdown to Christmas Ornaments
Get your kids in on the holiday fun with this craft that lets them count down the days until Christmas. Create a festive look with simple materials like twigs and twine.
Customize a glass ornament in a jiffy by painting it with crafts paint diluted with water. Remove the top, then swirl the paint inside until coated. Let dry upside down, and then add a message with adhesive scrapbooking letters.
Embrace your natural side with these DIY ornaments made from twigs, flowers, and branches. Kids can help paint and glue the pieces together. Give these ornaments a festive look with a coat of gold paint.
Felt Mountain Ornaments
Bring the outdoors in with a few felt mountain ornaments that celebrate your love of the snow. You can easily whip up these rustic DIY Christmas ornaments to adorn your tree or use them as gift toppers.
Bring a bohemian touch to your holiday decor with these easy felt ornaments, which feature macrame knots and colorful wool pom-poms. You can make them in different sizes to fit your tree and display.
Gold-leafed kraft paper gives this DIY ornament set a luxe look. To create the leafing, brush on random, imperfect strokes of crafts glue using a foam brush.
Wood Bead Ornaments
Make an adorable one-of-a-kind ornament with this fun and easy DIY project. Print out a photo of your pet or a family member and hot glue to a classic bauble for a unique Christmas decoration you’ll love to display year after year.
Turn a clear glass ornament into a shimmering jewel-tone piece with this simple upgrade. Simply hot-glue strands of raw silk ribbon around the ornament, starting at the bottom and wrapping in rings.
Countdown to Christmas with these colorful paper ornaments. Use bold ink and double-sided scrapbooking paper to stamp each one with a different number from 1 to 25. Hang them from a yarn-wrapped branch to keep track of the days until Santa comes!