Whether you want to save some money or just want a fun craft project to make this holiday season, these DIY Christmas ornament tutorials will help you make your tree look amazing! I found the best ideas with everything from rustic farmhouse ornaments to simple clear bulbs. So it doesn’t matter what type of decorations you’re going with for your tree this year… you’ll find the perfect one below!
Here are the ones I found:
DIY Gnome Ornaments
Source: Hoosier Homemade
Christmas is just around the corner and now is the time to start planning all your wonderful Christmas decorations! These gnome ornaments can be a part of your Christmas theme for the mont. You can even use them as gifts for your friends and family. They’re super cute and could easily be customized in any color of your choice!
DIY Farmhouse Ornaments
Source: Made To Be A Momma
If you are looking for DIY Christmas ornaments that will be a bit different from the conventional ones, then you’re in the right place! These farmhouse ornaments are a combination of wood, ribbon, and some gold elements. Plus, if you’re going with a black and white look… these would be perfect!
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DIY Glitter Ornaments
Source: A Pumpkin & A Princess
Glittery ornaments scream Christmas, right!? But, the cutest ones are usually expensive. Follow this tutorial and you can make some adorable ornaments without breaking the bank. This DIY project even tells you the best glue to use. Add some glitter to bring extra sparkling magic to your tree!
DIY Felt Chirstmas Bulb Garland
Source: Oh Yay Studio
Do you want to make some homemade Christmas ornaments that look like colorful little light bulbs?! With this step by step tutorial you can do exactly that. You can even put them into a garland or use them as individual ornaments. Whatever you decide, they’ll look perfect!
Rae Dunn DIY Christmas Ornament
Photo credit: The Classic Craft on Instagram
Making customized ornaments isn’t only a great way to save money, but it can also be a great present. These Christmas bulbs are extra sleek with the little words on them. If you’re fan of Rae Dunn or just want to keep your decorations minimal this year, you’ll love these!
DIY Wooden Christmas Ornament
Photo credit: Pink Robyn Decor on Instagram
Is your Christmas decor the same from last year? Change up your decorations by making your own!. These ornaments can add color to your tree and customize it with your last name. Or you could even make something like this for a homemade gift to give to your friends!
Christmas Scented Salt Dough Ornaments
Source: Rocky Hedge Farm
My favorite part of the year with putting up all my Christmas decorations and have some time off work! And, what is better than a scented ornament? These salt dough ornaments! They are star-shaped and can be a great family project. Amazing!
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DIY Christmas Light Tree Ornament
Source: The Happy Housie
If you don’t want to spend a ton of money on Christmas ornaments, check out these ones… They’re cute and you can make them from burnt out Christmas bulbs if you have some. You’ll also need some greenery to make them, but they will add a special touch to your tree and your home! Love these!
DIY Circus Animal Cookie Ornaments
Source: Studio DIY
I love having a Christmas tree with an overall theme… If that is your sort of thing, you will instantly fall in love with these ornaments. They are circus animal cookies. They’re pink, but you can make them in any color you want. Too cute!
Clear DIY Christmas Ornaments
Source: Little Yellow Wheelbarrow
Christmas ornaments are always a fun craft to make! If you aren’t into crafting, you might want a craft that will be done in no time. These snowflakes are so wonderful and easy to make that you’ll wonder why you didn’t find them sooner. Plus, you can add some glitter to them to make them extra festive. Perfect!
Gold Leaf Christmas Ornaments
Source: Delineate Your Dwelling
Are you deciding between gold and silver ornaments for Christmas this year? These gold bulbs will make you in favor of the first option. To make them, you’ll need some ceramic ornament balls, paint pens, gold leaf sheets, glue, and sponge brushes. How gorgeous!
Glitter Ornaments For Pets
Photo credit: The Crafting Nerd on Instagram
Pets are definitely part of our families, too! That means they should get a special spot on the Christmas tree as well. And, there’s no better way to show your love for them than with ornaments specially made for them. These ornaments come in different colors and they are super adorable
Rolled Paper Homemade Christmas Ornaments
Source: Positively Splendid
Adding homemade ornaments to your Christmas tree makes your tree look more personal. These rolled paper ornaments are beautiful and will add a special homemade touch. To make them, you’ll need scrapbook paper. That means you can use any color or pattern you want. Great!
Easy Buffalo Check Christmas Ornaments
Source: Elle Marie Home
The buffalo check print is something that can add warmth to any Christmas ornament. These ornaments have the buffalo check print and look so cute. They aren’t too hard to make and you’ll have to follow these nine steps
Hand Painted Wooden Ornaments
Photo credit: Michelle Barkway on Instagram
Rustic ornaments add warmth to any home. But, they add even more warmth around Christmas. These are hand-painted and will look great, both, on your tree and on your wall. They can also be a great Christmas present for your relatives and friends. I love the wood slice look for a simple DIY ornament
Faux Wood Burned Christmas Tree Ornaments
Source: Simple as That
Christmas is like a magic wand; everything is magical when it’s finally here. These faux-burned ornaments are almost as magical as the holiday itself. They have a rustic vibe and you won’t need any tools to make them. So, what are you waiting for? Check out the tutorial, gather the supplies you need, and get down to work!
Homemade Grinch Ornament
Source: Thats What Che Said
When Christmas comes knocking, the Grinch always comes with it. It’s such an epic character that it can’t be missing from your tree! You make your own and place it on your tree or give it as a present to your relatives. There are also free cut files to make the grinch face perfect!
DIY Indigo Marbled Ornaments
Source: Alice & Lois
How does marbling with nail polish sound? If you think it might be difficult, you’re wrong. This tutorial shows you how to make the most mesmerizing indigo marbled ornaments you’ve ever seen. You can even choose another color if you don’t think indigo will match your Christmas tree
Easy Farmhouse Christmas Ornaments
Source: Lovely Etc
Did someone say free printables?! We all want some. If you too, check out this DIY project. This tutorial shows you how to make farmhouse Christmas ornaments. They’re quite easy to put together and you can even add a cute little message or a picture. How fun!
Rae Dunn Inspired Christmas Ornaments
Source: Simply Made Fun
Don’t waste time on new ornaments. Make some! These Rae Dunn inspired Christmas ornaments are easy to make, but they’ll look like you’ve spent hours making them. If you are new to crafting, this is a great craft for you!
How to Make Beaded Candy Cane Ornaments
Source: Fireflies & Mud Pies
Another symbol of Christmas? Candy canes! There isn’t a year without these cute during the holiday season. That’s you need some beaded candy cane ornaments this year. To make them, you’ll need red pipe cleaners, red and white beads, rustic metal stars, and a few more things. If you like how this sounds, check out the tutorial!
DIY Macrame Rainbow Oranments
Source: A Bubbly Life
If you are looking for something that will make your tree look less typical this year, you might want to check out these macramé rainbow ornaments. They will make your tree even more magical and colorful. If you like the idea of having a cute rainbow craft on your tree, click this link to see what you need to make them
Handlettering DIY Ornaments
Photo credit: Diane Nguyen on Instagram
Is there such a thing as “preparing for Christmas too early”? Of course not! That’s why you need to check out these DIY ornaments. They’re painted with acrylic paint. Plus, you can put any message you want on them. In fact, you can personalize them and give them as a gift to the people close to you. What a wonderful idea!
Christmas Favour Bag DIY Ornaments
Source: A Pretty Fix
Are you hosting a Christmas celebration this year? In that case, you will need some favor bags where you’ll put small treats and presents for your guests. These neutral-colored bags are very simple to put together. Plus, you won’t waste a lot of time or money. And, they even have some greenery on them. So holiday-ish!
DIY Glitter Confetti Ornaments
Source: The Sweetest Occasion
Christmas trees are always magical. They stand tall and are decorated with lovely ornaments and lights. But, if you want your tree to look even more magical, you can make confetti ornaments like these ones. You can make these glittery bulbs in any color you want so that they fit your overall theme for the year
DIY Harry Potter Ornaments
Source: A Pumpkin & A Princess
Any wizards out there? If you and/or your kids love Hogwarts and anything related to the wizardry world, why not make some Harry Potter themed ornaments to bring some of that magic into your home. These ornaments come with different faces and shapes on them. I love the gold glitter look!
Felt Gingerbread House Christmas Ornament
Source: The Polka Dot Chair
A gingerbread house ornament?! Oh my God! Isn’t it too cute to handle? For this DIY project you will work with felt to give your tree a handmade touch. There are also free printable pattern pieces included in this tutorial to help you put your little gingerbread house together. How wonderful!
Disney Glitter Christmas Ornaments
Source: Happiness Is Homemade
Do your kids love the Disney characters? Now, you can put some of those characters on your Christmas tree with this easy DIY project. You can choose which character you want to put on your tree or you can make all of them
DIY Tile Ornaments
If you renovated your bathroom or kitchen recently, you might have some tiles left over. Don’t let them dwell in your garage without a purpose. Use them to make some Christmas ornaments. This tutorial offers you a few options for decorating your tiles. Choose whatever suits you and get down to work!
Simple Evergreen Sprig Polymer Clay Ornament
Source: Made in a Day
Clay ornaments used to be a very big trend and they are coming back now. This evergreen spring clay ornament will give you all the farmhouse vibes. It looks amazing and will add a special touch to your home
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DIY Color Blocked Ornaments
Source: A Kailo Chic Life
Do you want to add some fresh colors to your Christmas tree? You can do it easily with these color-blocked ornaments. All you’ll need is some ceramic ball ornaments, acrylic paint, gold tattoo paper, scissors, a paintbrush, and washi tape. Then, just follow the steps in this tutorial and watch the magic happen. These are super cute!
Rustic Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments
Source: Artful Homemaking
Adding some wooden ornaments to your Christmas tree might be just what you need to bring your tree to the next level. That’s what makes these wood-and-twine little decorations so stunning. They’re handmade wood slices and will take only a few minutes to make them. Although they won’t all be the same, that’s what makes them unique!
DIY Fresh Greenery Ornaments
Source: The Merry Thought
Once Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas-decorating rage begins. If you’re out of ideas on which ornaments to make this year, take a look at these ones. They are made with fresh greenery, clear ornaments, and garden shears. And, there’s a video in the tutorial
DIY Miniature Abstract Ornaments
Source: The Gathered Home
If you’re looking for a way to make your tree unique, take a look at this DIY craft. It shows you how to make abstract paintings for your tree. You can make them in any color combination you want. There’s no doubt these mini canvases will look incredible!
Bitten Gingerbread Man Xmas Ornament
Source: Crafty Staci
The gingerbread man is a lovely symbol of the holiday season. And, this bitten gingerbread man will be a great addition to your already gorgeous Christmas tree. All you’ll need is some dark brown and light brown felt, embroidery thread, three small buttons, and the pattern template in this tutorial you can download for free. Super cute!