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DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas
Christmas Ornaments To Make
I adore homemade Christmas ornaments! Each holiday season I search for a fun or meaningful ornament to make to gift to family members and a few special friends. This page is a collection of fun and thoughtful ornaments I'm planning to make or some I have already made.
Nearly all of the DIY Christmas ornaments on this page are easy and affordable choices. Many of the materials required you may already have on hand which makes these do it yourself ornaments a true joy AND a bargain to create. Have fun and Merry Christmas!
DIY Bacon Ornament
Christmas Ornament Ideas
Felt, wire, beady eyes and some green ribbon! Ummmmm bacon, bacon, bacon ornament hanging from the Christmas tree. I think some of those would work well on this ornament too. self-adhesive googly eyes
Easy to Make Button Christmas Ornament
The idea for this DIY Christmas ornament came from Pinterest last year. There were no instructions and really none are needed for this easy project. You will need a styrofoam ball, green florist tape, green florist wire, small needle nose pliers/wire cutters, straight pins with pearlized heads and lots of vintage or vintage-looking buttons.
1. Wrap the ball with the green florist tape.
2. Insert pins through button holes to secure buttons. (Note: for shank buttons, use a dab of hot glue on button shank and push firmly into foam.)
3. Twist green wire into a loop shape and push long ends into the foam ball to serve as a handle for this DIY Christmas ornament.
4. Tie a ribbon on top and hang ornament from tree using the wire loop.
Super Quick and Easy DIY Poinsettia Ornament
The idea for these ornaments came about by accident one winter afternoon when I was working on Christmas decorations. Often times, decor like this turns out to be the most fun to do! What kind of ornaments could you make using only what you have around the house? Here's how I made these:
1. Start with a bunch of silk poinsettia.
2. Cut individual stems approximately 8 to 10 inches long. You may have to use wire cutters or some heavy duty craft scissors. Coil stem wire around something round like a wooden dowel. Hot glue flower to leaves snug on the wire stem so it stays in place.
3. Slice a wine cork into 4 pieces. (I used a utility knife to make my slices.) Then use a toothpick to make a hole in the center of the cork. Using a , dab a bit of hot glue to the end of the stem and put in cork. hot glue gun
4. The coils and the cork will serve to anchor the silk poinsettia ornament in the tree branches. :)
One of my Favorite DIY Christmas Ornaments! - Half-Eaten Gingerbread Man Ornament
Isn't this guy cute? Want to make one of your own? Here's a fabulous and free tutorial. I've made several of these already......one for our tree at home and several as gifts tied to a package.
Pause for a Poll
Which do you enjoy most.......making or receiving Christmas Ornaments?
Dried Fruit Christmas Ornaments for the Tree
Smell that sparkle? :)
Aren't these dried fruit Christmas ornaments scrumptious looking? This is a super easy DIY craft project suitable for crafters of all ages. Here's the instructions found on the blog No Meat Athlete.
DIY Christmas Ornaments - A Tutorial Worth Three Hoots (at Least!) :)
Juicy Bits creator, Jessica, shares this simple how-to for these felt owl ornaments. Aren't they a hoot? :) Thank you Jessica!
Wedding Invitation Ornament
A Clever DIY Christmas Ornament
Clever AND charming totally sums up this wedding invitation ornament created by Christy of the blog, from glitter to gumdrops. Thin 1/4" strips are carefully cut from an actual wedding invitation, inserted into the clear glass bulb and gifted to the lucky couple. Easy and sure to please most any couple, don't you think?