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12 DIY Christmas ornaments for the holiday tree
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It’s the most magical time of the year to make your own Christmas ornaments! Here are 12 ideas for DIY Christmas ornaments for your family holiday tree.
Felt and Wood Ball DIY Christmas Ornaments
These felt and wool ball ornaments are a modern classic! They’re easy to make in whichever colors best suit your holiday decor. I started making grey ones, moved onto red+green, and have even made some beachy-themed turquoise ones!
Link to DIY Tutorial: How to Make Felt & Wood Ornaments
What You’ll Need: Wool pom poms (or make your own)
DIY paper house holiday ornaments
These paper house ornaments are lovely against a backdrop of seasonal greenery. Make them look like your childhood home or your dream cabin!
Link to DIY Tutorial: How to Make Paper House Ornaments
What You’ll Need: Cardstock paper
These mini wreath tree ornaments are made from plain wooden beads. The beads are held in a circular shape with floral wire and finished with a simple ribbon loop. Easy peasy – but lovely!
Link to DIY Tutorial: How to Make Wood Bead Mini Wreath Ornaments
What You’ll Need: Plain wooden beads
Felted acorn Christmas tree ornaments
Is the holiday season making you a little nutty? Gather up some acorn caps and make these lovely nature-themed tree ornaments. These DIY felted acorn Christmas ornaments are adorable!
Link to DIY Tutorial: How to Make Felted Acorn Ornaments
What You’ll Need: Acorn caps
Popsicle stick sled Christmas ornaments
These are too cute. And TOO easy! I thought these would be harder to make, but nope, classic tacky glue made them really quick to put together. Simply lovely!
Link to DIY Tutorial: How to Make Popsicle Stick Sled Ornaments
What You’ll Need: Classic tacky glue
Use little embroidered pieces of felt to create beautiful DIY mitten ornaments for the Christmas tree!
Link to DIY Tree Ornaments: Mitten Ornaments
What You’ll Need: High-quality felted wool sheets
Family photo cube ornament
We had one of these when I was growing up and I still love it. It is just a cube of wood with family photos glued to it….simply lovely! Pulling this ornament out of storage every winter always makes me smile.
Link to DIY Tutorial: How to Make a Family Photo Cube Ornament
What You’ll Need: Plain wooden blocks of woodwork perfectly (or repurpose an alphabet block or other kids toy block).
Knitted baby sock stocking ornament
This knitted stocking ornament was made using a baby sock knitting pattern on Ravelry. My mom made the socks for my daughter and then we repurposed them into tree ornaments to mark her first Christmas! They’ll certainly get more use in their second life as Christmas decorations :)
Link to DIY Tutorial: Knitting a Baby Christmas Sock Stocking Tree Ornament
What You’ll Need: Laminated Wood Double-Pointed Knitting Needles
Cookie cutter memory tree ornaments
Who else will admit to not doing much Christmas baking? My cookie cutters get more attention as Christmas tree ornaments than they do in the kitchen (especially since we discovered the “cookie crawl”). Make a background from your favorite wallpaper, fabric, photo, or art project.
Link to DIY Tutorial: How to Make Cookie Cutter Tree Ornaments
What You’ll Need: Metal Cookie Cutters in Classic Holiday Shapes
Quail’s egg woodland tree ornaments
These quail egg ornaments are super easy to make. The faux mini quail eggs came from the craft store. A bit of ribbon and hot glue turned them into the perfect addition to a woodland-themed Christmas tree.
Link to DIY Tutorial: None – just glue some faux eggs onto the ribbon.
What You’ll Need: Adorable faux quail eggs
Alphabet block tree ornament
Classic alphabet blocks make such cute Christmas tree ornaments! These add a little childish whimsy to the tree. Choose red and green alphabet blocks for a traditional look, or use them all for a bright and cheery tree!
Link to DIY Tutorial: How to Make Alphabet Block Tree Ornaments
What You’ll Need: Classic wooden alphabet blocks
Melted crayon ornaments
This melted crayon Christmas ornament project is such a joy! You never quite know how each ornament is going to turn out until it’s finished.
Link to DIY Tutorial: How to Make Melted Crayon Christmas Tree Ornaments
What You’ll Need: Clear fillable Christmas ornaments
How do you make easy Christmas ornaments?
There are lots of simple Christmas ornaments that you can make, most of which use supplies you have at home! Try making our paper house ornament, cookie-cutter photo ornaments, or popsicle stick sleds (tutorials linked in the post).
What do you need to make DIY ornaments?
For the DIY tutorials linked in this post, you will need basic supplies like ribbon, glue, and scissors. Depending on which ornament you make, you might need clear glass ornaments, felt, or beads, for example.
Still feeling crafty? Here are some other articles you may enjoy:
- Pinecone Garland: A Simple Christmas Decoration
- How to make a felt pom pom garland
- Minimalist Wreath Tutorial with Fresh Holiday Greenery
- How to make twig reindeer for Christmas
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- Watch my DIY Christmas decor playlist here!
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