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DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas

Updated on February 3, 2017
DIY Vintage Button Ornament
DIY Vintage Button Ornament | Source

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!

Christmas Ornament Ideas - Bacon Ornament
Christmas Ornament Ideas - Bacon Ornament | Source

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 self-adhesive googly eyes would work well on this ornament too.

Easy to Make Button Christmas Ornament

Button Christmas Ornament
Button Christmas Ornament | Source

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 hot glue gun, dab a bit of hot glue to the end of the stem and put in cork.

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

Half Eaten Gingerbread Man Ornament
Half Eaten Gingerbread Man Ornament | Source

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 for our tree at home and several as gifts tied to a package.

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DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas - Sand and Shell
DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas - Sand and Shell | Source

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Dried Fruit Ornaments
Dried Fruit Ornaments | Source

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!) :)

Christmas Ornament Ideas - Felt Owls
Christmas Ornament Ideas - Felt Owls | Source

Juicy Bits creator, Jessica, shares this simple how-to for these felt owl ornaments. Aren't they a hoot? :) Thank you Jessica!

Wedding Invitation Christmas Ornament Idea
Wedding Invitation Christmas Ornament Idea | Source

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?

Do you have a favorite DIY Christmas Ornament? - Or do any on this page appeal to you?

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      Pam Irie 3 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Thank you very much; I really appreciate it. :)

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      Ann 3 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      more good stuff - pinned to my Christmas crafts board

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Our tree is filled with a lot of homemade ornaments that either we have made over the years or friends have made. I love your suggestions here. Thanks.

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I have a candy cane that my mom added brown pipe cleaner antlers to and googly eyes for a cute reindeer.

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      pitlock 4 years ago

      Yes I made a homemade pumpkin chocolate chip cookie out of clay and painted it. it is very realistic looking

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      Shay Marie 5 years ago from Southern California

      This is the second year I've made felt ornaments for friends/family. Last years I did white owls, this year I'm making mallard ducks. Great lens!

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      elizathielker 5 years ago

      I hope you don't mind that I'm featuring this on my Christmas themed lens. I really love the ideas, I have all the supplies to try the fruit one tomorrow.

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      elizathielker 5 years ago

      I am going to attempt the dried fruit and the little cute owls. Such awesome ideas here! Love the lens.

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      Dawn Lasmanis 5 years ago from Ocala, Florida

      I love that you make your Christmas ornaments. I'm not a very crafty person but I see a few on here I can probably do....maybe the bacon one!

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      Scraps2treasures 5 years ago

      Those owls are just adorable! You have featured some great ideas here. Blessed.

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      bossypants 5 years ago

      Such sweet ornaments -- and, like Shirley, the bacon cracked me up. I love DIY ornaments. If not for hand crafted ornaments, our tree would be dang bare!

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      BluKatDesign 5 years ago

      Love the button ornament!

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      SPhilbrick 5 years ago

      Love the owls, but the bacon made me laugh. That's a good thing before heading to start the workday!

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      craftycollector 5 years ago

      I adore the hanging owls

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      These ornaments are all sweet! I love the button one and those owls are precious! But then I love the bacon and bitten gingerbread man, too!