30+ DIY Christmas Ornaments for the Most Festive Tree Around

Mud Cloth Ornaments

Spread messages of joy and peace with these DIY mud cloth ornaments, made using alphabet stamps, black ornaments and white paint. They double as gift tags!

Get the tutorial at The Beauty Dojo.

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Mud Cloth Ornaments

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Mud Cloth Ornaments

Spread messages of joy and peace with these DIY mud cloth ornaments, made using alphabet stamps, black ornaments and white paint. They double as gift tags!

Get the tutorial at The Beauty Dojo.

What you’ll need: White paint pen ($8, amazon.com)

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Antler Wood Slice

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Antler Wood Slice Ornaments

Get some wood slices from your local craft store and create this rustic antler ornament using an antler template and a wood burning tool.

Get the tutorial at Cherished Bliss.

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Mud Cloth Ornaments

COURTESY OF THE BEAUTY DOJO
Mud Cloth Ornaments

Spread messages of joy and peace with these DIY mud cloth ornaments, made using alphabet stamps, black ornaments and white paint. They double as gift tags!

Get the tutorial at The Beauty Dojo.

What you’ll need: White paint pen ($8, amazon.com)

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Antler Wood Slice

COURTESY OF CHERISHED BLISS
Antler Wood Slice Ornaments

Get some wood slices from your local craft store and create this rustic antler ornament using an antler template and a wood burning tool.

Get the tutorial at Cherished Bliss.

What you’ll need: Hot wood burning tool ($20, amazon.com)

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Mini Snow Globe Ornaments

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Mini Snow Globe Ornaments

All you need is clear plastic light bulb ornaments and mini brush trees to make these pocket-sized snow globe ornaments.

Get the tutorial at No Biggie.

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Cinnamon Scented Ornaments

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Cinnamon Scented Ornaments

Hang these cinnamon-scented ornaments on your tree if you want your house smelling like Christmas all season long.

Get the tutorial at The Frugal Homemaker.

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Ugly Christmas Sweater Ornaments

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Ornaments

Ugly Christmas sweaters always spread cheer around the holidays, so hang these cute mini versions along your tree.

Get the tutorial at Crafts by Amanda.

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Jingle Bells

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Jingle Bells

Jingle all the way into Christmas with these playful DIY ornaments, made with large bells and silver pipe cleaners.

Get the tutorial at The Girl Creative.

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Burlap Reindeer

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Burlap Reindeer Ornament

Glitter-covered mini clothespin antlers are the stars of this Christmas Rudolph ornament.

Get the tutorial at The Resourceful Mama.

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Santa Ornament

SEW MANY WAYS
Santa Ornament

This homemade decoration recycles an old red ornament, then uses black electrical tape, silver tape, and a jumbo chenille stem (or cotton balls) to make an extra-round Santa.

Get the tutorial at Sew Many Ways.

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Ideas Anywhere Ornaments

ANTONIS ACHILLEOS
Anywhere Ornaments

Spread seasonal greetings with these cute pieces perfect for your tree, staircase, doorknobs or chairbacks.

Spread Joy: Paint wooden letters J and Y with red acrylic paint. Wrap a wooden letter O with green yarn; use hot glue to secure ends and attach a small bow and gems. To attach letters, arrange them facedown, then hot-glue small card stock strips from one letter to the next. To hang, hot-glue a loop of baker’s twine to the back of the O.

Old St. Nick: Use our free template to cut a hat from felt; hot-glue to a 4″ wood circle and add a pompom on top. Hot-glue two black-bead eyes, a 1/2″ wooden circle nose, and wooden teardrop ears. From white faux craft fur, cut and hot-glue semicircle beard and two teardrops as a mustache. To hang, hot-glue a loop of ribbon to the back.

Festive Llama: Use our templates to make a green saddle, brown eyes, white hair, and a white nose from felt. Cut the body, back legs, and snout from white felt, then again from card stock. Mount each felt piece on top of a card stock piece for structure. Hot-glue the back legs behind the body, then glue the snout, hair, and eyes in place. Add white felt dots as eye highlights. Hot-glue on saddle and red pompom trim, followed by more pompom trim around the neck and ankles. To hang, hot-glue a loop of ribbon to the back.

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Christmas Star Ornaments

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Christmas Star Ornaments

The kids will love helping you craft these easy star ornaments made from red yarn.

Get the tutorial at Live Craft Eat.

What you’ll need: Yarn ($10, 

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Photo Ornaments

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Photo Ornaments

Cover your tree with family memories with this easy photo transfer project.

Get the tutorial at Simple As That

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Countdown to Christmas Ornaments

ERIKA LAPRESTO
Countdown to Christmas

Decorate your tree one day at a time with this charming Advent calendar that counts down to Christmas day.

1. Cover a 21″ x 24″ foam board in fabric and secure at the back with hot glue.

2. Hang store-bought manila tags in rows from straight pins and add your own ornaments.

3. To mark each date, punch holes in wood craft circles, stamp on numbers and hang above the ornaments so little fingers know what’s ready for the tree.

Get the tutorials for all 24 DIY ornaments.

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Mud Cloth Ornaments

COURTESY OF THE BEAUTY DOJO
Mud Cloth Ornaments

Spread messages of joy and peace with these DIY mud cloth ornaments, made using alphabet stamps, black ornaments and white paint. They double as gift tags!

Get the tutorial at The Beauty Dojo.

What you’ll need: White paint pen ($8, amazon.com)

2 OF 32
DIY Christmas Ornaments Antler Wood Slice

COURTESY OF CHERISHED BLISS
Antler Wood Slice Ornaments

Get some wood slices from your local craft store and create this rustic antler ornament using an antler template and a wood burning tool.

Get the tutorial at Cherished Bliss.

What you’ll need: Hot wood burning tool ($20, amazon.com)

3 OF 32
DIY Christmas Ornaments Mini Snow Globe Ornaments

COURTESY OF NO BIGGIE
Mini Snow Globe Ornaments

All you need is clear plastic light bulb ornaments and mini brush trees to make these pocket-sized snow globe ornaments.

Get the tutorial at No Biggie.

What you’ll need: Red and white baker’s twine ($5, amazon.com); mini brush trees ($11, amazon.com)

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Cinnamon Scented Ornaments

COURTESY OF THE FRUGAL HOMEMAKER
Cinnamon Scented Ornaments

Hang these cinnamon-scented ornaments on your tree if you want your house smelling like Christmas all season long.

Get the tutorial at The Frugal Homemaker.

What you’ll need: McCormick ground cinnamon ($3, amazon.com)

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Ugly Christmas Sweater Ornaments

COURTESY OF CRAFTS BY AMANDA
Ugly Christmas Sweater Ornaments

Ugly Christmas sweaters always spread cheer around the holidays, so hang these cute mini versions along your tree.

Get the tutorial at Crafts by Amanda.

What you’ll need: Mini jingle bells ($11, amazon.com)

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Jingle Bells

COURTESY OF THE GIRL CREATIVE
DIY Christmas Ornaments Jingle Bells

Jingle all the way into Christmas with these playful DIY ornaments, made with large bells and silver pipe cleaners.

Get the tutorial at The Girl Creative.

What you’ll need: Silver pipe cleaners ($8, amazon.com)

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Burlap Reindeer

COURTESY OF THE RESOURCEFUL MAMA
Burlap Reindeer Ornament

Glitter-covered mini clothespin antlers are the stars of this Christmas Rudolph ornament.

Get the tutorial at The Resourceful Mama.

What you’ll need: Mini googly eyes ($4, amazon.com)

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Santa Ornament

SEW MANY WAYS
Santa Ornament

This homemade decoration recycles an old red ornament, then uses black electrical tape, silver tape, and a jumbo chenille stem (or cotton balls) to make an extra-round Santa.

Get the tutorial at Sew Many Ways.

What you’ll need: Black electrical tape ($7, amazon.com)

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Ideas Anywhere Ornaments

ANTONIS ACHILLEOS
Anywhere Ornaments

Spread seasonal greetings with these cute pieces perfect for your tree, staircase, doorknobs or chairbacks.

Spread Joy: Paint wooden letters J and Y with red acrylic paint. Wrap a wooden letter O with green yarn; use hot glue to secure ends and attach a small bow and gems. To attach letters, arrange them facedown, then hot-glue small card stock strips from one letter to the next. To hang, hot-glue a loop of baker’s twine to the back of the O.

Old St. Nick: Use our free template to cut a hat from felt; hot-glue to a 4″ wood circle and add a pompom on top. Hot-glue two black-bead eyes, a 1/2″ wooden circle nose, and wooden teardrop ears. From white faux craft fur, cut and hot-glue semicircle beard and two teardrops as a mustache. To hang, hot-glue a loop of ribbon to the back.

Festive Llama: Use our templates to make a green saddle, brown eyes, white hair, and a white nose from felt. Cut the body, back legs, and snout from white felt, then again from card stock. Mount each felt piece on top of a card stock piece for structure. Hot-glue the back legs behind the body, then glue the snout, hair, and eyes in place. Add white felt dots as eye highlights. Hot-glue on saddle and red pompom trim, followed by more pompom trim around the neck and ankles. To hang, hot-glue a loop of ribbon to the back.

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Christmas Star Ornaments

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Christmas Star Ornaments

The kids will love helping you craft these easy star ornaments made from red yarn.

Get the tutorial at Live Craft Eat.

What you’ll need: Yarn ($10, amazon.com); Christmas scrapbook paper ($14, amazon.com)

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Photo Ornaments

COURTESY OF SIMPLE AS THAT
Photo Ornaments

Cover your tree with family memories with this easy photo transfer project.

Get the tutorial at Simple As That

What you’ll need: Round wooden ornaments ($11, amazon.com); Twine ($6, amazon.com); Mod Podge ($7, amazon.com)

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Countdown to Christmas Ornaments

ERIKA LAPRESTO
Countdown to Christmas

Decorate your tree one day at a time with this charming Advent calendar that counts down to Christmas day.

1. Cover a 21″ x 24″ foam board in fabric and secure at the back with hot glue.

2. Hang store-bought manila tags in rows from straight pins and add your own ornaments.

3. To mark each date, punch holes in wood craft circles, stamp on numbers and hang above the ornaments so little fingers know what’s ready for the tree.

Get the tutorials for all 24 DIY ornaments.

What you’ll need: Manila tags ($7, amazon.com)

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Confetti Ornaments

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Confetti Ornaments

Dip plain ornaments in colorful confetti for some added glitz.

Get the tutorial at Unusually Lovely.

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Disney Princess-Inspired Ornaments

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Disney Princess-Inspired Ornaments

Channel your favorite Disney princesses while making these Christmas ornaments with sequins, glitter, and stickers. This one resembles Snow White.

Get the tutorial at As the Bunny Hops.

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Sparkling Star

Add some sparkle to your tree by carefully pushing whole and halved toothpicks into a 11⁄2″ foam ball. Then, apply 1 or 2 coats of silver spray paint. While still wet, dust fine silver glitter over the ornament and use a dab of hot glue to attach a string for hanging.

 

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