DIY ornaments for your Christmas tree are the best, not only because it’s budget-friendly but also you can easily customize it to match the cheerfulness of the season! Take a peek at my favorite list of easy DIY Christmas tree ornaments and be inspired!
The Best DIY Ornaments For Your Christmas Tree
This Christmas, I wanted to have a very special tree, filled with completely unique ornaments and stockings you can’t find in stores. And the only way to do that is to DIY! I’m making a bunch of ornaments for my own Christmas tree and am also making a dozen or so personalized ones to give as gifts to friends and family. Good thing I’ve recruited my little ones to help!
1. Let it Snow – Scrabble Tile Ornament
Scrabble tiles take on new life in this simple and simply adorable Christmas tree ornament. If you love Scrabble tiles, then this ornament is perfect for you.
2. Mason Jar Lid Tree Ornaments
Just another reason to love mason jars! All you need is a glue gun, some fabric scraps, and some mason jar lids. And in just a few minutes, you’ll have some fantastic mason jar lid ornaments for your tree.
3. Kate Spade-Inspired DIY Christmas Ornaments
All you need is gold glitter spray paint and tape and you’re pretty much set. These Christmas ornaments would look so lovely on your Christmas tree. They even make a wonderful gift for your friends!
4. Hot Cocoa Mix DIY Ornaments
Thrifty, easy, and delicious? I’m in love! A perfect gift for anyone who adores chocolate. And once the hot chocolate is consumed, the receiver is left with a cute little ornament.
5. Melted Crayon DIY Christmas Ornaments
Apparently, crayons melt the best. Want a colorful and functional creations? This is such a great craft project to do with the kids. Let them fill the ornaments with crayon colors they want, while you do the melting process.
6. Glitter Twine Ball Ornament
There’s something so lovely about the simplest of materials: twine. Add some “rustic glam” to your tree with these glitter twine ball ornaments. Make a bunch and gift some to your friends, too!
7. Pen & Ink Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments
Love the rustic look? Then this DIY ornament was made for you. You can write different messages you want or perhaps draw a picture on it. The possibilities are endless! A set of these would make such an awesome gift!
8. Scrap Ribbon Tree DIY Ornament
A great way to upcycle scrap ribbon, and surprisingly, teach your young ones how to tie their shoes. This scrap ribbon tree ornament is gorgeously rustic, simple, and practically easy to make. They sure look pretty cute dangling from the Christmas tree.
9. Clothespin Snowflakes | Handmade Ornament
These gorgeous “snowflakes” are actually 8 clothespins hot glue gunned together and then painted with Minwax Early American Wood Stain. Clever and amazingly fabulous!
10. DIY Glitter Christmas Tree Ornaments
Learn how to make these eye-catching sparkly tree adornments and see how beautiful your tree becomes! These ornaments are super easy to make, you can even let the kids join in on the fun.
11. Grinch DIY Christmas Ornament
Grinchtastic! Anyone can do this craft project inexpensively – super simple to make. Tip: the sky’s the limit when decorating clear ornaments. If you want to make a specific character, gather materials that make sense and go for it!
12. Natural-Looking DIY Glass Ornament
Another great idea for decorating clear glass Christmas tree ornaments! All you need is some holly, wooden alphabet beads, white confetti or paper, and you’re set!
13. Simple DIY Fingerprint Snowman Ornament
Perfect DIY project for you and your little ones! These simple DIY fingerprint snowman ornaments add cheerful and festive holiday trimmings to your Christmas tree.
14. DIY Christmas Yarn Ornaments
One of the easiest and thriftiest options: styrofoam balls + tacky glue + yarn + thin wire = voila! Make these DIY Christmas yarn ornaments in different colors or add some glitter on the ornaments for more fun!
15. Easy Oversized Styrofoam Ornaments
Spray paint large styrofoam balls with red glitter and hang with wide ribbons. Gorgeous and easy! This is a great idea to decorate your Christmas tree for the holidays on a budget.
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16. Clay Star DIY Ornaments
Not a master sculptor? Use cookie cutters to create perfectly symmetrical clay cutouts. All you need is some clay and a little bit of creativity to create wonderful clay ornaments.
17. Pledge Glitter Ornaments
Did you know Pledge Floor Care Wood Floor Finish can be used to make amazing glitter ornaments? This craft project is really fun, easy, and very inexpensive to make!
18. Wooden Sled Ornament
This miniature wooden sled ornament is a perfect craft project to do with the kids. They will definitely enjoy using their little hands for painting this wooden sled in different colors.
19. DIY Personalized Glitter Ornaments
Shiny gold alphabet stickers can be used to make beautiful personalized Christmas ornaments. Great gift idea! Add a little fun to your Christmas tree with these DIY personalized ornaments.
20. DIY Christmas List Ornament
Way too cute to pass up! These fabulous ornaments are perfect for your Christmas tree. They are even beautiful for decking the halls or as gifts for your friends.
21. Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments
Unfortunately, these homemade cinnamon ornaments are not edible – they’re mainly used as ornaments. It will definitely keep your house smelling glorious this holiday season. With just a few steps and a few supplies, your Christmas tree will be adorned spectacularly in no time.
22. DIY Ammo Christmas Ornament
Got a hunter or outdoorsy man or woman in your life? This might be just for the ornament for them! What a fun and unique ornament – just so perfect on a tree.
23. DIY ‘Chalkboard’ Printables-Turned-Ornaments
If you love free printables as much as I do, then you are going to love these! Use these DIY chalkboard printables in so many ways – as tags on gifts, as an inexpensive gift, or to decorate your Christmas tree.
24. Yarn Wrapped Christmas Tree Ornaments
These yarn wrapped Christmas tree ornaments make the perfect craft project for your Christmas tree. This is also fun to do with the kids as this is perfect for exercising their motor skill.
25. Felt And Pinecone DIY Owl Ornaments
Hoot hoot — it’s kids craft time! These fun ornaments only used pine cones and a different color combination of felt: soft blue-greens, grays, white, and a heather brown. Just add some string on the tops of the heads of these little owls to hang them in your Christmas tree.
26. Cupcake Christmas Tree Ornament
So cute, you just want to eat it up, right? But don’t — it’s made from styrofoam. This cupcake Christmas tree ornament is perfect for kids and adults alike! Just make sure to make an extra dozen to share with friends and family.
27. Easy No Sew Cloth Ornament
Make use of old T-shirts and make these easy, no-sew fabric Christmas ornaments. What an easy and inexpensive project you can make with no sewing involved!
28. Sweet Music Christmas Ornaments
Recreate these adorable Christmas ornaments from a sheet music of your choice. Looks great hanging on your Christmas tree or as a unique gift topper.
29. Paper Snowflake Christmas Ornament
A super fun and simple ornament project you’ll surely love! Decorate your Christmas tree with these beautiful snowflake ornaments, made with a paper punch.
30. Glittering Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees
Grab some packs of colored popsicle sticks from the craft store or simply paint them by yourself. Arrange them to form a Christmas tree, then adorn them with colorful rhinestones and a glittery star. This wonderful ornament will look perfect and sparkling hanging on your Christmas tree.
31. Kid’s Fingerprint Handmade Christmas Ornaments
Make these super cute handmade Christmas ornaments stamped with your kids’ fingerprints. An adorable, quick, and easy Christmas project for kids to make!
32. Handmade Paper Towel Stars Ornaments
Get yourself busy crafting this glittery star ornament made of toilet or paper roll in a few easy to follow steps. A very simple upcycling project with a very lovely result.
33. Photo Transfer Christmas Ornaments
Transfer adorable image onto a piece of a wood slice to make a unique keepsake. It’s easy to make so you can make enough to adorn your Christmas tree with fond memories this holiday season.
34. Mini Woodland Wreath Ornament
This mini woodland wreath ornament is both very quick and exceptionally easy to make. It looks great on your Christmas tree or used as gifts to surprise family and friends.
35. Miniature Winter Yarn Hat
These miniature winter hats look so beautiful whether hanging on your Christmas tree, topping a gift, or thread together to create a wonderful winter garland! A perfect winter project for the whole family to make!
Want more DIY Christmas tree ornaments? Watch this video from Nekkoart and learn how to make a DIY Christmas tree snowflake ornament:
These DIY Christmas tree ornaments are enough to get any crafter busy until Christmas Day. Handmade Christmas ornaments really add a special touch to every tree and other holiday decors. So, start making your decorations and handmade gifts today to make this year extra special. Time to get your craft on, crafters!
What DIY ornaments are you going to get started on? Let us know in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on December 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.