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Mexican Christmas Tree Ornaments

Updated on December 12, 2014
Castanets can be hung on the tree.
Castanets can be hung on the tree. | Source

Decorate a Hispanic Christmas Tree

Celebrate your Mexican heritage with Christmas tree ornaments that showcase your Mexican pride.

I lived along the Texas-Mexican border for 11 years. Christmas was a festive time of tamales, Christmas songs played by a mariachi band and handmade paper flowers.

There are many icons that remind us of our roots. Deck your Christmas tree with Mexican flags, poinsettias, sombreros, miniature pinatas, mariachi figures and cornhusk angels. Everyone will delight in the feelings it evokes at Christmas.

(Photo by Virginia Allain)

Mexico Is a Large Country with Many Christmas Traditions

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Mexican Flag Ornament - Quite inexpensive, so buy a batch of them

Mexican Flag Tin Ornament
Mexican Flag Tin Ornament

Get a big batch of these to place all around the tree. No need for ornament hooks, just poke to flag pole part into the trees branches and drape the flag how you want it.

 
Christmas is a joyful time south of the border and no matter where they live now, those with links to Mexico carry that holiday spirit with them.
Christmas is a joyful time south of the border and no matter where they live now, those with links to Mexico carry that holiday spirit with them. | Source

Scatter Some Miniature Sombreros on the Tree - Just Like the Mariachi Wear (But Smaller, Of Course)

5" Mexican Decorative Mini Charro Felt Hat 5 Pack Set Fiesta Assortment
5" Mexican Decorative Mini Charro Felt Hat 5 Pack Set Fiesta Assortment

Lots of rave reviews on Amazon for what a great buy these are and how good they look.

 

MEXICAN MARIACHI Glass Ornament

Christopher Radko Mariachi Muerte Ornament
Christopher Radko Mariachi Muerte Ornament

This ornament adds lots of personality to your tree. Feliz Navidad!

 

A Little Sombrero That I Brought Back from Mexico

A Mexican souvenir from along the border.
A Mexican souvenir from along the border. | Source

Mexican Sombrero Ornaments for a Hispanic Christmas Tree

Mini Mexico Sombrero
Mini Mexico Sombrero

These straw ones are quite inexpensive, so you can buy a lot to place around the tree. It's nice that they stack for storing compactly after the holiday.

 

I've Seen This Mariachi Group Perform - Fun Rendition of Jingle Bell Rock

Delightful Guitar Ornament

Miniature Spanish Acoustic Guitar Christmas Ornament 4"
Miniature Spanish Acoustic Guitar Christmas Ornament 4"

Bring the spirit of fiesta to your tree with this Spanish guitar.

When I lived in South Texas, along the border to Mexico, I attended a number of classical guitar performances. These are very much a part of Mexican culture and you'll see them in the mariachi bands too.

 

4.5" Mexican Mariachi Santa Claus with Trumpet Christmas Figure Ornament

This one is so popular that sometimes it goes out-of-stock on Amazon.

Mexican Santa Playing Instrument Ornament Set Of 3
Mexican Santa Playing Instrument Ornament Set Of 3

Santa with a trumpet will add some Mexican flair to your tree. He's nicely rounded (probably loves the tamales as much as I do). You get 3 ornaments.

 

Tree Ornament - White Skull Decorated for Day of the Dead

This is a work of art and will add a quirky look to your Mexican themed holiday tree.

Day of the Dead Ornament

3.5" Noble Gems Glass Day of the Dead White Glitter Embellished Skull Halloween Christmas Ornament
3.5" Noble Gems Glass Day of the Dead White Glitter Embellished Skull Halloween Christmas Ornament

You could display this at other times of the year by getting a small stand for showing off a single ornament.

 

Making Mexican Corn Husk Angels - for a Christmas Tree

These cornhusk angels are a fun project to work on with your children or friends. They will look great on your tree.

My Tree with a Cornhusk Doll on It

For this small tree, I used all baskets and straw ornaments. Straw figures and corn husk dolls are traditional crafts south of the border.
For this small tree, I used all baskets and straw ornaments. Straw figures and corn husk dolls are traditional crafts south of the border. | Source

How Corn Husk Dolls Are Made

Old World Christmas Chili Pepper Ornament

Old World Christmas Assorted Chili Peppers Glass Blown Ornament
Old World Christmas Assorted Chili Peppers Glass Blown Ornament

Add some spice to your Christmas tree with these mouth blown, hand-painted ornaments. Look at the shading on these. Really well-done.

 

Red Crepe Paper Flowers

This is a popular craft along the border and throughout Mexico. The literacy classes at my library liked to decorate for the holidays. One of the crafts they made was the crepe paper flowers. These really look festive on a tree or placed around a table or the room.

Ready-Made Crepe Paper Flowers

Mexican Fiesta Crepe Paper Flowers - Carnations (Medium Size one dozen)
Mexican Fiesta Crepe Paper Flowers - Carnations (Medium Size one dozen)

You could make your own, but these are ready to go. They'll add a lot of color to your tree.

 

Poinsettias - the Mexican Flower for a Christmas Tree

Our library in Weslaco used to decorate the Christmas tree with lots of large flocked poinsettias each year. It looked quite dramatic. Actually it was great for a library as glass ornaments can get bumped, fall off and break on hard library floors. If you have a tile floor, then go safe with the unbreakable poinsettias.

Straw Ornaments Are Popular Mexican Folk Art

Straw star on the tree.
Straw star on the tree. | Source

© 2012 Virginia Allain

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      LluviaDeArte 3 years ago

      What an adorable lens. I love the ornaments. Just in time. I am in love with the little mariachi guy ornaments. This was so fun to read!