Gorgeous DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas for The Best Tree Ever!

The most iconic Christmas decoration is definitely the Christmas ornament. You can hang them on the tree, pile them in a bowl, wire them to wreaths or let them jingle from door knobs! And they are the best when they are homemade…It’s time to make DIY Christmas ornaments! Check out all these easy ideas & tutorials for unique ornaments you can make yourself. You will use these for generations!



Gorgeous DIY Christmas Ornaments for The Best Tree Ever!


DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas

Snow Globe Ornament Ideas

We are in love with these DIY Christmas ornaments from ‘Satori Design‘! They are so sweet and charming, you could make an entire forest of the little snowy holiday trees!


Our next project are these amazing bell jar DIY Christmas ornaments by ‘My SO Called Crafty Life‘… make sure you read the comments, lots of tips and ideas there, too.

DIY Christmas Ornaments!


These snow globe DIY Christmas ornaments by ‘DIY Inspired‘ are, well… inspiring! Easy!

DIY Christmas Ornaments!


A-Frame Homemade Ornament

This A-Frame house ornament is a fun and easy project using cardboard, balsa wood and other common craft items. You could decorate this to look like a charming home in a Christmas village, or like a ski lodge in the mountains. Customize this project for you and your family! Step by step instructions at ‘A Beautiful Mess‘.


DIY Felt Ornaments

These adorably cute snowmen DIY felt ornaments are so simple to make, you only need felt and scissors! Check out the tutorial over at ‘A Kailo Chic Life‘.


Amy at ‘This Heart of Mine‘ teaches us how to make these felt tree DIY ornaments. I love these because they have a really organic texture and shape. Pretty!


Glass Ornament Ideas

Loving on these elegant DIY Christmas tree ornaments from ‘Designing Vibes‘. This marbled look can be made to look more sophisticated, like these, or more fun by using more than one color. You won’t believe the secret “ingredient” here! Easy homemade ornament project.


We ALWAYS love Kim at ‘Sand and Sisal‘! Her coastal style is charming and comforting, without being too “cute”… So when I saw these sea glass handmade ornaments and her tutorial for them, I couldn’t believe how easy they were! Be sure to check out her Christmas whole home tour while you’re there… such great inspiration!



Ok, does this get any easier? Glass ball, metallic paint pen. From ‘Ben Franklin Crafts‘. Check out our post on DIY Paint Pen Ornaments too!



Make these beautiful cranberry snow DIY ornaments for a traditional red and green theme. Love the use of nature in this pretty and easy Christmas craft! Full tutorial at ‘The Happy Housie‘.


DIY Ornament Ideas for Kids

The kids will love this, and they make great gifts… but I love these too! Seeing these on the tree would just make me smile and think about comfort and family and home… Make these hot cocoa DIY Christmas tree ornaments from ‘Bubbly Nature‘.



From Heidi at ‘Happiness is Homemade‘, these personalized glitter DIY Christmas ornaments look like they are store bought! Now she used a vinyl cutting machine to make the names, but check out the scrapbooking aisle at Michaels or any craft store… you could do the same with vinyl letters.


If you want to shop online for craft supplies, one of our favorite stores is Michaels. They have a good selection for everything you would need for making Christmas ornaments!

That was a lot of choices in DIY Christmas ornaments! Kids love to make things that will hang on the tree for everyone to see, so let them join in! Don’t forget to check out our posts, 10 Cool & Unique DIY Glass Ornaments, and also our DIY Stocking Hangers! And look for our post on Grinch Christmas Decorations You Can make over at TBD!


More DIY Christmas Ideas

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DIY Gift Bags: Ideas for Christmas and more!

DIY Gift Bags: Ideas for Christmas and more!

DIY Snow Globes: Craft a Winter Wonderland in a Jar

DIY Snow Globes: Craft a Winter Wonderland in a Jar

DIY Handmade Christmas Gifts

DIY Handmade Christmas Gifts

DIY Mid Century Christmas Ornaments (made from paper)!

DIY Mid Century Christmas Ornaments (made from paper)!

DIY Christmas Tree Made of Firefly Lights

DIY Christmas Tree Made of Firefly Lights




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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs: TheBudgetDecorator.com, OhMeOhMyBlog.com and TheGardenGlove.com.

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.


  1. Robin Cramer
    November 30, 2016 / 6:20 am

    Thank you. A lot of great ideas to make for Christmas and a lot of great memories making them. Great crafts for homeschooling. Thank you again!!!

  2. Lauren
    December 2, 2015 / 5:59 am

    I absolutely love all of the ornament ideas. Especially the one with a picture inside and the newspaper ones. Very good ideas.
    Thank y’all for sharing.

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