I know that it is early, but I just can’t resist thinking about my Christmas tree and all of the sparkly ornaments that will tell stories for years to come. If you are like me, you probably have a collection of handmade Christmas ornaments that remind you of years past and the fun times spent around the tree.
While buying ornaments in a store is always fun, making them can be even better. Not only will you have the memories of hanging them and being together, you will also remember making them together. When you make your own Christmas ornaments, you have a true treasure for your tree.
These DIY handmade Christmas ornaments also make great gifts and fun projects to do with the kids! Here are some DIY Christmas ornament ideas to get you started.
1. Reversible Buffalo Plaid Christmas Ornament
Buffalo plaid is a great choice for an ornament you can make because it is super stylish with its cozy farmhouse feel and matches everything! I love that these can be flipped over to have new sayings so they will never be boring! See how to make them here.
2. Handmade Christmas Ornaments: Mickey and Minnie DIY Ornaments
If you or your family are Disney fans, this ornament DIY is perfect. All you need are some Mason jar lid rings, some ribbon and some old ball ornaments. See how to make them here.
3. Lego Mini Fig Ornament
This is an easy DIY handmade ornament that is perfect for your Lego fans! Simply grab a plastic craft ornament and coat the inside with yellow paint. After it is dry, draw your face and you have an instant Lego ornament on your tree! See how to make it here.
4. DIY Quilted Christmas Ornament
I am in love with these DIY quilted ball ornaments! The best part of the whole thing is that you don’t need to sew anything! These are made with foam balls and the fabric is actually folded and pinned into place. Ingenious! See how to make them here.
5. Kate Spade Ornament DIY
This Kate Spade ornament dupe is simple and will save you $25 for an almost identical DIY. All you need are some ball ornaments and a little black paint. See how to make them here.
6. DIY Harry Potter Ornaments
All Harry Potter fans and friends of fans, need to go out and buy some clear glass balls now. These DIY handmade ornaments are simply glass balls with stickers added to them, but they look amazing! Check them out here.
7. Wood Santa Ornament DIY
This ornament that you can make yourself is a perfect project for kids and grownups. All you need are some wood slices, some paint and some glue to make these adorable wooden Santa ornaments. See how to make them here.
8. Homemade Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments
These cute ornaments make great gifts and they will make your house smell like cinnamon for days! They are simply applesauce and cinnamon in equal parts rolled out and baked into whatever shapes you desire. Check out this amazing ornament DIY here.
9. DIY Snowman Ornament
This DIY ornament is the perfect easy DIY for the busy person. Simply grab and empty glass ball ornament, fill it with Styrofoam snow balls and draw a face. Check out how fun and easy this is here.
10. DIY Scrabble Mason Jar Ornament
I love the idea of any craft using Scrabble letters. These sayings are added to Mason jar lids with a pretty pattern added underneath. See how to make them here.
11. Hademade Reversible Canvas Ornament DIY
This ornament is great because you can reverse and change up the look you are going for each year. Check out this post to see how it is done.
12. Angel Clothespin Ornament
I love the homemade look of clothespin ornaments, I still have some my grandma made for me when I was young. This angel is made from a clothespin, some ribbon and pipe-cleaner. See how to make them here.
13. Easy Llama Christmas Ornament DIY
These llama ornaments are just to cute. Be sure to take great care of them over the yeas, as they are cardboard. All you need is a llama template, pens and things to decorate your llama with. Get the template and make it here.
14. DIY Candy Ball Ornaments
These candy balls make a great gift for your friends trees or can be tied on to their gifts. See how to make them here.
15. DIY Peanut Snowman Ornaments
These peanut snowmen are not only adorable, they also provide the perfect light weight ornaments to hang at the top of your tree. All you need is some peanuts, paint felt, pom poms and googly eyes. See the tutorial here.
16. DIY Mercury Glass Ornaments
These DIY mercury glass handmade Christmas ornaments look amazing and are really simple to make. All you need are some silver glass ball ornaments and some black paint. Once you dab the ornaments with a sponge, you will have a great new addition to add to the tree. See how to make them here.
17. Peppermint Candy DIY Christmas Ornaments
Who would have ever thought of melting peppermints into shapes? Not me, but I think now I’m going to have to! These make great gifts and I love the look of all the stripes going in different directions! See how to make them here.
18. DIY Keepsake Mittens Ornament
These mitten ornaments are some of those that will be added to the memory lane pile of sentimental ornaments. All you need to make these are felt, some filling, thread and ribbon. Check out the easy DIY here and make your own ornaments!
19. DIY Burlap Angel Ornaments
Oh how I love burlap! These angels are a must for anyone who still has a bit of that country farmhouse feel left inside. Grab your burlap and learn how to DIY these ornaments here.
20. DIY Wrapping Paper Tree Ornament
You don’t have to feel guilty about throwing away that leftover wrapping paper! This DIY ornament uses the scraps and looks amazing! I love the idea of using Santa’s wrapping paper from each year and making a keepsake ornament so Christmas past is never forgotten! See how to make them here!
21. DIY Custom Handmade Christmas Baubles
These regular glass Christmas ball ornaments will change the look of your tree when you customize them with your own ribbon and jewels! Check out the easy tutorial here.
22. DIY Custom Filled Ornament
Did you know that you can buy empty ball ornaments that you can fill yourself? Try filling them with mementos from a special trip or pretty things like these evergreen branches. Check out the tutorial here.
23. Canvas Handmade Ornaments
These ornament are so cute! I love that this tutorial not only teaches you to make the ornaments, but also how to draw the cute characters.. Check it out here.
24. DIY Rustic Wood Slice Ornament
These ornaments are made by wood burning on a slice of wood. I love the rustic feel that these give. These ones were made with a stamp, so not to fear if you are drawing challenged! These would also make amazing coasters! Check out the tutorial here.
25. DIY Abstract Fabric Ornaments
These fabric ornaments are made with a cute abstract fabric and painted mason jar lids. I love that the fabric is light enough so that a little bit of light can shine through! Check out the full tutorial here.
26. DIY Unicorn Ornament
Everyone needs a unicorn (or more) on their tree! This DIY unicorn ornament was made by taking a clear glass ball ornament, filling it with glitter and paint and saturating the inside. Once it was dry, a horn was made out of clay and attached and a face was drawn! Check out the full tutorial here.
27. Paw Print Ornament DIY
28. Rustic Twine Wrapped Ornament
This twine wrapped ornament will bring you that farmhouse look without the price. Everything from here was made with dollar store supplies! Check out the tutorial here.
29. Popsicle Stick Nutcracker Ornament you can Make
This nutcracker is made from Popsicle sticks. Grab some sticks, paint, fur and sequins and check out this easy DIY to make your own.
30. Simple Doodle Ornament
This is a simple one, but will be a keepsake none the less (especially as your kids art skills grow) Just grab an ornament blank from the craft store and let them decorate it! Check out the tutorial here.
31. Winter Solstice Wooden DIY Ornament
This wooden ornament DIY was made with a blank piece of wood that was stained and weathered and then a snowflake was added. This is an easy ornament DIY in which you can paint whatever you desire. Check out the tutorial here.
32. Vintage Poster Shrinky Dinks
Have you ever played with Shrinky Dinks? I haven’t but must learn! Print out your design on the paper and bake it to watch it shrink into an adorable one of kind Christmas ornament! See how here.
33. Gingerbread Salt Dough Ornament DIY
Do you love the look of those homemade tasty treats on your tree? If so this is the perfect recipe to make the best looking homemade ornaments. Check it out here.
34. DIY Jack Skellington Ornament
This Mickey head ornament is perfect for both Mickey fans and The Nightmare Before Christmas fans. These are made of card stock and will look amazing on your Christmas tree! (or Halloween tree.) See how t make them here.
35. DIY Wedding Invitation Keepsake Ornament
This DIY ornament is a great idea for keeping your wedding memories in the top of your mind. If you have extra copies, simply cut out the important text and place them in a clear ornament. See how to make them here.
36. DIY Cat Food Can Ornament
This DIY ornament is proof that you can make an ornament out of anything if you have an imagination. Simply save your cans and grab some construction paper to make this ornament. See how here.
37. Cinnamon Stick Ornament DIY
This is what comes to mind when I think of homemade ornaments. These are super cute, simple and will smell amazing! See how to make them here.
38. Yarn Ball DIY Ornament
This yarn ball is perfect for those houses with crafters. These yarn balls are really easy to make and will look amazing hanging on the tree with their cute wooden skewers. See how to make them here.
39. DIY Fabric Vintage Style Ornament
This is an easy ornament for anyone to make. Grab a foam ball and some fabric squares and begin pushing them into the ball. Repeat until the ball is covered, and you have an easy DIY ornament! See how to make them here.
40. Make an Ornament from Vintage Book Pages
This handmade Christmas ornament is made with Mod Podge and clippings from vintage books. I love the different fonts and sizes of text, coupled with the gold glitter paint. See how to make them here.
41. Vacation Keepsake Ornament
This is a great idea for putting memories on your Christmas tree. Simply place a picture with a caption inside a clear glass ball ornament and add some accessories to really bring back the memories! See how to make it here.
42. DIY Craft Stick Ski Ornaments
These mini skis are the perfect homemade ornament to put on your tree. These are made from craft sticks and have adorable mini flower accents on them. See how to make them here.
43. DIY Dollar Store Gumball Machine Ornament
I love the idea of taking cool things from the dollar store and re-purposing them as ornaments on the tree. This ornament DIY takes it to the next level with a cute snow-globe tree and amazing snow covered base. Check out the tutorial here.
44. DIY Leopard Print Ornaments
These leopard print ornaments are so quick and easy. All you need are some clear glass balls ornaments, leopard print tissue paper and some Mod Podge. Check them out here.
45. Handmade Christmas Ornaments: Funky Christmas Trees
These homemade Christmas ornament are so cute and fun to make. The trunks are cinnamon sticks and the top is wreath garland. Decorate your trees however you like and hang them on the tree! See the tutorial here.
46. Homemade Wine Cork Candle Ornament
If you want to have the vintage feel of candles on you tree without burning the house down, check out these awesome wine cork candles. They are so cute, you will just have to make a few! See how here.
Also, be sure to check out our Vintage candle wreath here.
47. DIY Plaid Covered Christmas Ornament
This plaid ornament is the perfect cozy farmhouse style ornament for your tree! When I see these ornaments, I visualize them on a nice cabin tree by a fire. These are really easy to make bu simply hot gluing material onto a blank ball. Check them out here.
48. Homemade Gnome Christmas Ornament
These gnomes are so cute and they look professional. The best part is that they only take minutes. Grab some wood slices, some fur and some felt and make your own Scandinavian Gnome. See how here.
49. DIY Grinch Ornament
The Grinch will always be a part of Christmas! This Grinch ornament is made from wood slices and is simply painted on. This makes for a fun DIY Christmas ornament. Check it out here.
50. DIY Paper Star Ornament
This DIY ornament is made completely out of paper. I love how fancy and intricate they look. See how to make them here.
51. Homemade Christmas Button Ornaments
These Christmas ornaments are made of various buttons. Stick the large buttons on the bottom and the small buttons on the top to make your own easy Christmas tree button ornament. See how here.
52. Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments
These stained glass cookies look gorgeous tied onto a tree. They are not easy to make, but they will be well worth it when you see the lights shining through the stained glass windows. See how to make them here.
The possibilities for making handmade Christmas ornaments are endless. You imagination is truly the limit when you are decorating for Christmas. Take some ideas from here, find your style and make up your own thing to create the Christmas tree of your dreams!
If you are looking for more Christmas decorating inspiration, be sure to check out this DIY vintage style tree and this easy wineglass centerpiece. And here is a round up of 5 easy Christmas crafts for you to do.
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