30+ Homemade Christmas Ornaments

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Don’t worry about how you’re going to decorate your Christmas tree this year! With this huge collection of homemade Christmas ornaments, you’ll have plenty of ideas to try. All of these DIY ornaments are easy to make and perfect for a rustic Christmas. Use the ornaments to display on your tree or adorn your gift packages with them.

Homemade Christmas Ornaments To Try

There is something about homemade Christmas ornaments that is so warm and nostalgic. Just the fact that they are homemade makes them more special. You appreciate them more and every year when you bring them back out, you have your memories of what you were doing when you made them. It’s also nice to not have to spend a lot of money on brand new ornaments. A lot of these DIY ornaments can be made from items that you may already have on hand. I came up with a collection of DIY ornaments that are perfect for gift giving or displaying on your own tree. Hopefully you will find a favorite one or few to try this year.

Gift Ornaments

If you’re looking for a way to give festive little favors to your holiday guests, this collection of homemade Christmas ornaments will do the trick.

HOT CHOCOLATE MIX ORNAMENTS

homemade christmas ornaments - hot chocolate mix

SOURCE: Sprinkle Some Fun

Fill some clear ornaments with hot chocolate mix, hang them on the tree, and let guests grab one as they leave. Not only are these a fun little gift but they also look pretty on your tree. For another tasty alternative, fill the balls with a cup of soup mix. Or, why not decoratively display a lottery ticket in a glass ball?

PERSONALIZED MONOGRAM CHRISTMAS BALLS

diy personalized christmas ornaments

TUTORIAL: Dimples And Tangles

A pretty monogrammed Christmas ornament also makes a nice gift. Hand them out as little gifts or stick them on a gift package instead of a bow. Use just the initial or a full name. Other good personalizations to paint on the balls would be first Christmas, first home, and so on.

PERSONALIZED POPSICLE SLED ORNAMENTS

homemade christmas ornaments - personalized sleds

TUTORIAL: The Craft Patch Blog

These little sled ornaments are so cute and surprisingly easy to make. They make a perfect gift for grandparents or other family members. This is such a nice way to keep those little school pictures every year. Each year they can be pulled out for a nostalgic memory. It might be nice to also include the year on the sled. Use a sharpie or paint market to personalize further.

10 MINUTE DIY PHOTO ORNAMENTS

homemade photo ornaments

TUTORIAL: Simple As That Blog

Another great photo ornament idea is to transfer an image onto a wooden disc. This is super easy and makes a great gift item. A special photo of you and another person together makes a great memory and gift for that other person.

MAKE RUSTIC KEEPSAKE CHALKBOARD ORNAMENTS

DIY keepsake chalkboard ornaments

TUTORIAL: Fireflies And Mud Pies

Create a mini chalkboard on a log slice to hang on the Christmas tree. Use some to write cheery Christmas messages on. Then, give some to your kids to draw a picture on for a keepsake ornament. The memories made will be priceless.

Upcycled Homemade Christmas Ornaments

DIY Christmas ornaments are made all the easier when you are simply upcycling other items. Look around your house to see if you have any of these fun items to upcycle. You may be surprised at what you find and what you can do with it!

UPCYCLED WOOD FINIAL ORNAMENTS

upcycled wood finial ornaments

SOURCE: Good Housekeeping

Wood finials can be painted in a variety of patterns and colors. Just screw an eye screw into the tops and hang on the Christmas tree with twine.

MAKE HUDSON BAY INSPIRED CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

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A unique way to trim your tree in silver is by hanging vintage net floats. I had a bunch of these floats that I had gotten from an antique store. However, to change up the industrial look of the silver, I painted half of them in a Hudson Bay inspired pattern. I love my Hudson Bay blanket which was my inspiration for painting these. They make fun rustic upcycled Christmas ornaments.

UPCYCLED BROOCH ORNAMENTS

upcycled brooch ornaments

SOURCE: DIY Network

There are so many things that you can make with old jewelry. These Christmas ornament made from old brooches will add lots of sparkle to the Christmas tree. Just add a loop of beads for hanging.

TURN VINTAGE KEYS INTO DECORATIVE ORNAMENTS

upcycled key ornaments

TUTORIAL: How To Make Vintage Key Ornaments

If you like the look of vintage keys but don’t know how to display them, make these decorative Christmas ornaments and hang them on the tree.

UPCYCLE BURNED OUT LIGHT BULBS FOR SNOWMAN ORNAMENTS

upcycled light bulb snowman ornaments

TUTORIAL: Kelsey Bang

If a light bulb goes out in your house, it’s time to celebrate! You are now half way into making a cute snowman ornament. This homemade snowman ornament is such a cute idea for using up those bulbs.

SCRABBLE TILE ORNAMENTS

homemade Christmas ornaments - scrabble tiles

TUTORIAL: Crafts By Amanda

Use up old game pieces, like Scrabble tiles, to make unique Christmas ornaments. You could use the letter tiles to make personalized ornaments as well.

UPCYCLE A SWEATER TO MAKE CUTE MITTEN ORNAMENTS

diy sweater mitten ornaments

TUTORIAL: Confessions Of A Serial DIYer

You don’t have to know how to knit to make these cute mitten ornaments. Just recycle an old sweater in a fun and festive way. You could also make little miniature stockings with an old sweater. It’s always good to look at the possibilities for old clothes before getting rid of them.

MAKE A SNOWFLAKE ORNAMENT OUT OF BOOK PAGES

homemade Christmas ornaments - book page snowflake

TUTORIAL: Borei Design

This beautiful snowflake ornament was crafted out of book pages. Although the design looks pretty intricate, you may want to try your hand at it. You could also use the technique with a simpler design.

Unique Homemade Christmas Ornaments

CRAFT ORNAMENTS FROM OTHER DECORATIONS

diy rustic deer ornaments

TUTORIAL: The DIY Dreamer

Have you ever had any little decorative items that you weren’t using for their intended purpose? For example, these rustic deer ornaments were made from taking the cute deer off of some decorative clothespins. They were better served on a log slice to hang on the Christmas tree. Don’t be afraid to take apart decorative items to use in a better way.

MAKE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS OUT OF CRAFT PAPER

homemade christmas ornaments from paper

TUTORIAL: Nalles House

These ornaments are so delicate and pretty. It’s hard to believe that they are made simply from loops of craft paper. The design possibilities are endless with all of the craft paper patterns and bead designs.

RIBBON TREE ORNAMENT

DIY ribbon tree ornament

TUTORIAL: How To Make Ribbon Tree Christmas Ornaments

Here is an easy ornament that smells good too. Simply tie ribbons to a cinnamon stick in the form of a Christmas tree. Play around with different colors and patterns of ribbons to see what you like best.

CRAFT A SNOWFLAKE ORNAMENT OUT OF LITTLE TWIGS

homemade rustic twig snowflake Christmas ornament

TUTORIAL: Craftberry Bush

How cute are these rustic snowflakes? They’re pretty much free to make and they’re perfect for a rustic Christmas.

CREATE WOOD BURNED SNOWFLAKE ORNAMENTS

diy wood burned snowflake ornaments

TUTORIAL: Cherished Bliss

A cute, simple, rustic ornament made from wood burning on a log slice. Because a snowflake is easy to draw, it makes the perfect pattern to wood burn. Wood burning is also a great way to personalize a wood Christmas ornament.

DIY RUSTIC TWIG ARROW ORNAMENTS

DIY rustic twig arrow ornaments

TUTORIAL: Alice Windgerden

These little twig arrows would be such a fun addition to a rustic tree. They are super unique and are sure to make a statement.

MAKE A WOODEN BLOCK ORNAMENT OUT OF POPSICLE STICKS

homemade block ornament

TUTORIAL: Paint A Sign

This rustic wooden block ornament looks pretty solid but it’s actually made from popsicle sticks making it nice and light for the Christmas tree.

FABRIC STAR ORNAMENTS

christmas star decorations

TUTORIAL: How To Make Fabric Star Ornaments

These fabric star ornaments were made out of scrap flannel and burlap. However, you could also upcycle an old flannel shirt for this easy ornament.

MAKE LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS OUT OF FELT

diy felt christmas tree ornaments

TUTORIAL: This Heart Of Mine Blog

Felt is so easy to work with making this a perfect project to try. Cutting all of the little squares may be a little time consuming but at least they’re easy to cut.

ICICLE ORNAMENT

DIY icicle ornaments

TUTORIAL: Icicle Ornament

Homemade Christmas ornaments in the form of icicles really add some nice sparkle to the tree. This would be a great project to combine with homemade snowballs to hang on the tree.

MAKE CHRISTMAS POSTCARD ENVELOPES FOR THE TREE

homemade christmas ornaments

TUTORIAL: Simple Country Life

Adorn your Christmas tree with pretty stuffed post card envelopes. This is such a chic and homey look.

MAKE A RUSTIC CANDY CANE ORNAMENT FROM A HANGER

diy rustic candy cane ornament

TUTORIAL: How To Make A Rustic Candy Cane Ornament

All you need to make a rustic candy cane ornament is a hanger and some bark covered wire. You could also wrap a hanger in twine or yarn if you have that on hand. Or string red and white beads over the hanger wire. I love homemade Christmas ornaments that are made from things you already have.

Homemade Christmas Ornament Balls

COVER A BALL WITH TWINE

diy twine balls

TUTORIAL: DIY Twine Balls For Fillers Or Ornaments

Twine ball ornaments or easy to make and you can get several different looks depending on the twine and embellishments used. Use white twine for a more rustic chic look. Traditional twine and colored twine are also good options for decorative Christmas balls.

DECORATE A STYROFOAM BALL WITH SONG SHEETS

diy songsheet christmas ornament ball

TUTORIAL: DIY Song Sheet Christmas Ornament

Make a mosaic vintage song sheet ornament using cut pieces of old sheet music. If you don’t have sheet music, you can use book pages or patterned craft paper.

COVER A BALL WITH PLAID RAG STRIPS

homemade Christmas ornaments with rag strips

TUTORIAL: Mad In Crafts

Here is another good ornament idea for using up fabric scraps or old clothes. I really like the warm look of the red plaids for Christmas ornaments. Use fabrics that will complement your own style tree.

MAKE A TWINE BALL ORNAMENT

diy twine ball christmas ornament

TUTORIAL: Love Grows Wild

Twine is such a great rustic element to use in craft projects. This twine ornament will add rustic charm to your Christmas tree. It’s easier to make than what you might think. A balloon creates the round form!

FILL AN ORNAMENT WITH RUSTIC CHEER

DIY Christmas ornament

TUTORIAL: Downtime Upcycle

There is so much that you can do with clear glass ornaments. It’s such an easy way to make homemade Christmas ornaments. The letter beads in this one really sets it off.

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