These DIY Christmas Ornaments will give you gift ideas for everyone on your list! Or, craft these holiday ornaments to switch up your Christmas tree style with modern, boho, personalized and scandi options!
I looked at our Christmas tree last week, loving all the ornaments and realized… pretty much every single one is a DIY. We just love hand crafted ornaments and personalizing our tree is a fun tradition each year.
So today I’m excited to share 13 DIY Christmas Ornaments with you! Each of these have a tutorial, many of them have variations, and all of them are so fun to craft.
1. These DIY Wood Slices are such a fun holiday craft and they make really beautiful gift toppers. Last year I tied the chalkboard versions to the top of so many gifts- they pair really beautifully with kraft wrapping paper. In this post, I shared 6 different ways you can decorate the wood slice ornaments to suit your holiday style.
2. Handlettered ornaments are my jam. I first shared them in a tutorial here, but later updated the blog with this post sharing 3 different ways to put your hand lettering on glass Christmas balls. I love how special to each family these are, they always make an appearance on my tree! You can also handletter on acrylic ornaments with paint pens using the same tutorial. I’ve included some photos of those as well!
3. DIY wooden stars ornaments are so playful and perfect for almost any style of holiday decor with a little bit of crafty creativity. I’ve shared glitter dipped star ornaments here, scandi inspired handlettered ornaments here, and paint dipped place cards (basically ornaments with no string!) here. I also used the exact same stars with a watercolour wash to make a mobile here… they would be adorable on your Christmas tree!
4. These gold dipped feathers are whimsical and perfect gift toppers or ornaments. They’re also SUPER easy to create.
5. These DIY Photo Ornaments are modern and casual- exactly how I like my Christmas ornaments! These are such great gift tags too, a photo of you and the giftee? Perfect! You can see the full tutorial here and how cute they look on my office tree here.
6. These macrame ornaments are simple and add so much texture to your tree. Macrame can make such great holiday decor! I shared these sweet macrame ornaments a couple years ago right here. I love how textural these are, again they’d make a great gift topper as well! They’d also pair really nicely with this DIY macrame garland and this DIY macrame stocking.
7. These DIY marbled ornaments are so fun to craft. Have you ever tried marbling with nail polish? It is SO fun, if you have older kids- it would make a great Christmas craft to do with them! You can customize these to be as colourful as you’d like as well. I share the full tutorial for these marbled christmas ornaments right here. I tried it on glass, clay and wood.
8. These DIY tassel ornaments are perfect for a natural or boho style Christmas tree. They’re easy to make with dollar store supplies and would double as an adorable gift topper or stocking hanger.
9. These gemstone ornaments are perfect if you love gemstones and crystals? I had so much fun making some affordable crystals and gemstones into Christmas ornaments a few years back. They twinkle so beautifully in the light and are so unique.
10. Paper snowflakes are one of my favourite Christmas decorations to make and decorate my home with. They’re so affordable and nostalgic and I honestly can’t get enough. We cover our windows with them, but we also cover our christmas trees with them.
We used to do the classic paper snowflakes on our main tree, now we do that on the kids trees and on the main tree we make paper bag snowflakes with mini bags. I shared a tutorial for those mini paper bag snowflakes here.
11. These modern clay ornaments have all the good arches and graphic shapes. Dollar store air dry clay is the perfect alternative to salt dough if you’d prefer more gray tones in your Christmas decor. I love the modern shapes you can make for these ones! See the full tutorial here.
12. I love bows on trees. Not technically ornaments and there’s no tutorial, but this year I’m obsessed with adding velvet ribbon bows as decorations to my Christmas tree. They’re nostalgic in the best way, totally elegant (even next to paper bag stars and kids fingerprint ornaments) and they are an easy way to change up your colour theme in snap. I ordered this ribbon from Amazon for them.
I also use fabric cut from a shirt of my grandpas tied to branches in our bedroom as the only decor on the tree. It’s a great way to add some colour to a tree and this version is sentimental too.
Believe it or not… that’s not even all of the Christmas tree decorations I’ve shared over the year! I almost threw in this felt letter garland because we use it to decorate trees, but it’s a garland… not an ornament so I cut it… but totally check it out too ;)
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