23 DIY Christmas Ornaments

Decorating the Christmas tree is a coveted family tradition and now you can make it even more so by decorating your own ornaments! Here are a few easy DIY ornaments the whole family can help make.

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1. Mini Snow Globe Ornament


Learn how to make a mini snow globe ornament for your Christmas tree.

From: No Biggie

2. Rustic Acorn Marble Ornaments


DIY rustic acorn marble ornaments will help you add a little holiday bling to your Christmas tree. Our tree looks gorgeous with them spread all about!

From: Rhythms of Play

3. Cactus Christmas Ornaments


These Cactus Christmas Ornaments have a vintage vibe and were retro inspired with a nod to the Mid Century Modern era’s love of Cacti.

From: My Poppet Makes

4. Easy Repurposed Ornaments


One of the easiest holiday crafts you can do is make Christmas ornaments for your tree. And if you’re anything like my mom, you have about 40 boxes of ancient glass colored balls of all colors. What to do with those old ornaments?

From: Honeybear Lane

5. Crochet Star Ornaments


These simple Christmas crochet stars are a free pattern that makes a fun and easy holiday project! Use them as ornaments on your tree or as decorations and appliques any time of year.

From: Persia Lou

6. DIY Button Garland


Eat the popcorn this year and replace the popcorn garland with this “cute as a button” DIY garland.

From: One Thousand Oaks

7. Painted Gold Leaf Ornaments


These ornaments are perfect for decking the halls, giving as gifts or exchanging as part of an ornament swap. They’re made with inexpensive clear glass ornaments and they’re also just so darn pretty!

From: The Sweetest Occasion

8. Tactical Ammo DIY Christmas Ornament


Guns and ammo are not for everyone, but they happen to be a big part of my family so it is only fitting that this tactical ammo ornament finds it way onto our tree this year.

From: A Thrifty Mom

9. Mini Deer Pallet Ornament


From: Love Create Celebrate

10. Glitter Twine Ball Ornament


Just because it’s “rustic” doesn’t mean it can’t be “glam.” In fact, I hereby dub my holiday decor style, “rustic glam.” Check it out!

From: Thinking Closet



Scrabble tiles can also be found at garage sales, thrift stores, Amazon, and even at craft stores. So why not make something fun and festive with them?

From: Crafts by Amanda

12. Gorgeous Frosty Pinecone


This frosty pinecone craft, although based on a classic, has a clever little twist that really gives its frosty appearance a special edge! These pinecones are super frosty, super sparkly and super fun for little hands to make!

From: Kids Craft Room



It seems like everyone has Mason Jars these days and maybe you’ve got some lids you don’t need! Now here’s something you can do with them!

From: Sadie Seasongoods

14. Paper Christmas Ornaments


These turn out amazing! There are a lot of details and steps, but luckily this tutorial is very easy to follow.

From: DIY Inspired

15. Pinecone Reindeer


From: Kids Craft Room

16. Popsicle Stick Sleds


Simple, rustic Wooden Sled Ornament for kids add a little bit of homemade love to your Christmas tree! Plus, they just look great!

From: Clean & Scentsible

17. Salt Dough Fingerprint Ornament


Salt dough fingerprint Christmas tree ornaments make an easy Christmas craft for toddlers and preschoolers that can be treasured forever!

From: Messy Little Monster

18. Hand Print Santa Keepsake Ornament


Make something personalized that you can treasure and hang on your Christmas tree for years to come.

From: From ABCs to ACTs

19. Wood Slice String Art Ornament


This is an easy project with parental guidance, plus it comes with a really cute origin and backstory.

From: Happy Brown House

20. Scrap Ribbon Christmas Tree Ornament


Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments are beautifully rustic and simple. They look especially cute dangling from the Christmas tree or a jar of homemade hot chocolate mix!

From: Fireflies and Mud Pies

21. Yarn Wrapped Christmas Tree


This yarn wrapped Christmas tree ornaments are a great project both as a Christmas craft or as an ornament for your tree. It’s fun to make and if you are crafting with preschoolers this will also make for a great fine motor skill exercise.

From: Easy Peasy and Fun

22. Easy Keepsake Chalkboard Ornaments


Easy Keepsake Chalkboard Ornaments are guaranteed to make your heart swoon every holiday season. Invite children to draw a small picture on the dried chalkboard paint and keep it forever!

From: Fireflies and Mud Pies

23. Name Candy Cane Ornament


Basically, the sky’s the limit with this easy peasy candy cane craft! Lots of fun and learning with some very simple materials. They can also make patterns with the colorful beads, create name ornaments for family and friends, and sort the beads by color.

From: Fun-a-Day

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