Make Christmas Extra Special with Our 30 DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas
Do you love decorating the tree, but get bored with all the cookie cutter ornaments? Do you wish you had something a little more personal? Well, now you can! With this list of some of the best Christmas tree ornament DIY ideas, you can start creating your own amazing decorations that will add that extra special touch to your holiday season.
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- 1 DIY Christmas Ornaments Ideas – Be Merry this Holidays
- 1.1 Woodland Creatures- Because Nature and Trees Just go Together
- 1.2 DIY Sleds-Enjoy Popsicles and Crafts
- 1.3 Tea Light Snowmen-Too Easy and Too Cute
- 1.4 Matchbox Car Ornaments-Upcycle Those Old Toys!
- 1.5 Santa Cam-Will You be Naughty or Nice?
- 1.6 Graduation Tassels-Recycle the Celebration
- 1.7 Christmas Cactuses-Because Why Not?
- 1.8 Rustic Stars-Matches Everything
- 1.9 Seashell Ornament-For Christmases by the Beach
- 1.10 Superheroes-Decorate with the Kids
- 1.11 Photo Transfers-Get Extra Personal
- 1.12 Cork Grapes-For the Wine Lovers
- 1.13 Golden Animals-Make Any Toy an Ornament
- 1.14 Write it Out-Use Your Words
- 1.15 Hot Air Balloons-The Work is Halfway Done
- 1.16 Suitcase Ornament-For the Traveler
- 1.17 Personalized Light Bulbs- One for Everyone
- 1.18 Harry Potter Idea-For the Theme Lovers
- 1.19 Keep it 2017-Go Emoji
- 1.20 Galaxy Ornaments-Upcycle Old Crayons
- 1.21 21. Who Said Stars Only Go On Top?
- 1.22 22. Light It Up!
- 1.23 23. Sparkle Like a Star
- 1.24 24. Candy Cane Inspiration
- 1.25 25. Sleigh This Ornament!
- 1.26 26. Edible Excellence
- 1.27 27. “Touching” Ornaments
- 1.28 28. Balls of Fun
- 1.29 30. Cartoon Cuteness
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DIY Christmas Ornaments Ideas – Be Merry this Holidays
Woodland Creatures- Because Nature and Trees Just go Together
This year, make some adorable animal ornaments! It’s not nearly as hard as you’d think it would be. With some paint, felt, and a bit of craftiness, you can have cute decorations like these as well! See DecoArt Inc. for more great projects like this one.
DIY Sleds-Enjoy Popsicles and Crafts
These charming little sleds are so easy to do. All you need are some popsicle sticks, little bells, and a touch of garland. Glue them all together to make some mini sleds that will be sure to liven up the Christmas spirit surrounding your tree this year.
Project is courtesy of Clean and Scentible
Tea Light Snowmen-Too Easy and Too Cute
If you want something super cute with minimal work, this is the ornamentation you’ve been looking for. Just buy some small tea lights, and draw on them! What’s so fun is that you can decorate the faces any which way you want, whether you want them to wear scarves, hats, or baseball caps!
Go to hoosirehomemade.com for more projects like this one
Matchbox Car Ornaments-Upcycle Those Old Toys!
Do you still have some of those old Matchbox cars lying around? Now that the kids are all grown up, put them to use! All you need is a mini tree and some glue, and now you have a car that looks like it’s taking home the tree!
Santa Cam-Will You be Naughty or Nice?
Keep your kids nice this year instead of naughty with the Santa cam ornament! Simply decorate any round ornament to look like a camera, and your children will stay on their best behavior since they think Santa Claus is watching!
Graduation Tassels-Recycle the Celebration
Most of us still probably have our graduation tassels from high school or college or both. Instead of letting them collect dust, do something creative with them! Now you can showcase them elegantly in a clear tree ornament.
Photo courtesy of DoItand How.com.
Christmas Cactuses-Because Why Not?
It’s safe to say that the popularity surrounding little cacti have been on the rise. And why not? They’re so small and cute in their mini pots. Now you can make some of your own to decorate the tree with! It may not be seasonal exactly, but they will definitely add some interesting character to your tree.
Find this project and more from My Poppet.
Rustic Stars-Matches Everything
Rustic decor is very in these days, and for good reason. It’s quaint and easy to match with other decors. This year, extend that look to your Christmas tree! These little stick stars are sure to be a new favorite, to hang and to make.
Photo courtesy of Esmerelda.blogspot.com
Seashell Ornament-For Christmases by the Beach
Do you like to collect seashells, but don’t often know what to do with all of them? Well, now you do. Fill up some clear glass Christmas ornaments and make cute decorations! Just add some hemp string for effect, and you have some beach themed ornaments.
Photo from Busy Kids Happy Mom
Superheroes-Decorate with the Kids
With so many hero movies coming out now, the kids will jump at the chance to make these ornaments. Grab some round glass ornaments and some paint and start crafting. Make however many you like. You could create the whole team of Avengers!
Photo from Happy Looks Good
Photo Transfers-Get Extra Personal
This DIY idea takes a little extra work, but is so worth it in the end. You can transfer any photo you have onto a small slice of wood. Save those important memories in a creative yet beautiful way this year.
Find this and more at Landeelu.
Cork Grapes-For the Wine Lovers
I think it’s safe to say that most people have a small collection of leftover wine corks. After all, there are so many things you can do with them! This is another great idea. Take some inspiration from the wine itself and turn those corks into grapes. They make wonderful tree ornaments.
Photo from ribbinco.com
Golden Animals-Make Any Toy an Ornament
We’ve all seen those cheap dollar store animal toys right? Well if you’re looking for a way to spruce up your tree this year, those might just be the key. Spray painting things like bear, deer, and mice change the effect completely. Use either gold or silver to make any animal toy a holiday decoration.
Via Snowman Crafts
Write it Out-Use Your Words
Scrabble is a fun game, but also a fun decorating tool. Steal some of the letters to make a personalized tree trinket. All you have to do is find a short holiday phrase, glue the words together, and attach a loop! Feel free to add some fake snow for an extra festive effect.
Hot Air Balloons-The Work is Halfway Done
Make some fun hot air balloon ornaments this year using pre-decorated ones. There are plenty of stores that sell fancy glass ornaments, all you have to do is continue with the color scheme. Add some ribbons and a cute little basket and you’re done!
Find this and more at CraftsnCoffee.com.
Suitcase Ornament-For the Traveler
For those of you who love to travel, this is the perfect ornament. Basically, all you have to do is decorate an Altoids tin! Super light and super easy, this adorable ornament will be a great addition to your tree.
Photo courtesy of Sadie Seasongoods.
Personalized Light Bulbs- One for Everyone
This is a great idea for those of you who have large families. Big bulbs are pretty easy to find and cheap to buy, as are some sparkles and sharpies. Include everyone in this cute and festive DIY ornamentation idea.
Photo from My Busy Beehives
Harry Potter Idea-For the Theme Lovers
I think it’s safe to say that most people in this day and age love Harry Potter. If this rings true for you and your family, then this is a great idea to blend that world and the world of Christmas. All you have to do is find a gold ornament, add some decoration and wings, and you’ve got yourself a snitch!
Keep it 2017-Go Emoji
Emojis have become a huge deal this past year, with all of their cute and expressive faces. Now you can have a hilarious tree full of them! With straightforward colors and designs, this is a craft idea that the whole family can do.
Photo from True Blue Me and You.
Galaxy Ornaments-Upcycle Old Crayons
Like most families, you probably have a ton of leftover crayons in a box somewhere. For some reason, they’re just so hard to throw away! This year, create some amazing galaxy swirl ornaments. Melt some crayons inside clear glass ornaments for some cool designs.
21. Who Said Stars Only Go On Top?
Who said the star has to go on top of the tree? This cute ornament will be the star of the show no matter where you hang it!
Courtesy of Live Craft Eat.
22. Light It Up!
Talk about a bright idea; this classy, elegant light up ball will add a dash of class and sparkle to any tree.
23. Sparkle Like a Star
If you only “pick” one DIY ornament to do let it be this one. Using nothing more than toothpicks and glitter, this cool star is a winner.
24. Candy Cane Inspiration
Wreaths aren’t just for doors; these mini wreaths, bathed in festive red and white ribbon, will add the right splash of color to any tree.
Photo by Sadie Seasongoods.
25. Sleigh This Ornament!
This adorable sled is a great project to do with your kids- and once you’re done grab your own sled and enjoy the snow.
26. Edible Excellence
These ornaments look good enough to eat but don’t or you’ll have a naked tree! Of course, you can make extras so when people come over they can take one to go.
27. “Touching” Ornaments
Adorable and sentimental, this is a fun project for parents and kids. Turn your kids’ tiny handprint into an ornament that will last for years to come.
Project from DIYNetwork.
28. Balls of Fun
Grab balls of yarn, wood, and anything else you have to create these one-of-a-kind ornaments to fill your tree.
Project by Carrie Brown, author of The New Christmas Tree .
29. A Tree In A Tree
Snow globes this unique should be all over your tree. All you need are some light bulbs, mini trees, and a little creativity.
30. Cartoon Cuteness
You don’t have to have kids to hang these fun ornaments on your tree; as a Grinch fan, I can tell you which one I’ll be doing!
Christmas is all about family time, and what better way to bring everyone together than by doing some crafts? It’s a fun time around the table, and doable for all ages. Find new ways to accessorize your Christmas tree this year with some of these DIY ornament ideas. Please let us know what you thought of this list!
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