Spend less yet feel extra festive by making your own homemade Christmas ornaments around the house. Get your inspiration from these easy and nifty Christmas decorating ideas.
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Homemade Christmas Ornaments for a Merry Holiday
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Homemade Christmas Ornaments and DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas
Make your holiday decor warm and cheery with these wonderful ideas for homemade Christmas ornaments you can easily pull off with readily available materials in and around your homestead!
1. DIY Pine Cone Ornament
Sprucing up some pine cones (with some paint as pictured) is a beautiful way to bring the rustic appeal indoors. Pine cones come in many shapes and sizes, so you can definitely customize it into a Christmas decor of your desire.
2. Hot Cocoa Mix Ornaments
Looking for a fun and festive homemade ornament? This hot cocoa mix ornament is a sure hit!
Use it as a homemade gift to make someone happy and feel the warm spirit of Christmas!
3. Copper Wire Star Christmas Tree Ornaments
This one's just brilliant! You can make just about any kind of Christmas tree decoration with copper wire. The video above shows how to make a beautiful DIY star wire!
4. Cinnamon Ornaments
Imagine what this cinnamon applesauce heart ornament will bring into your house. I’ll definitely be making lots of this! I can’t wait to sniff around my homestead while the applesauce is in my oven.
5. Glitter Book Ball Ornaments
Recycle your vintage music sheets by turning them into these joy decoupage homemade Christmas ornaments! Grab some clear ornaments, then decoupage it with vintage music sheets.
Next, dust it with some glitter and attach a tag with the word “Joy.” Easy-peasy Christmas decor, right?
6. Rolled Paper Christmas Tree Ornament
Gather your crafting supplies. Roll some scrapbook paper, cover it with mod podge or colorful washi tape to make these stunning rolled paper Christmas tree ornament. It’s super cute and leaves such a statement!
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7. DIY Twig Snowflake Ornaments
Grab some twigs, shape them into snowflakes, then add the embellishments, twine, button stickers, berries, pine needles, and felt. These DIY rustic twig snowflakes should look amazing on your wall for a festive and warm Christmas decor.
8. Christmas Ornament Time Capsule
A beautiful reflection ornament to keep memories fresh and special. Make one Christmas ornament time capsule for every member of the family. It's a simple keepsake to cherish year after year.
9. Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments
This embroidery hoop Christmas ornament is kind of intimidating but don’t judge this ornament by its name. Check out the tutorial instead, because it’s very easy.
You don’t need an embroidery needle and you don’t need to spend a long time stitching. All you need is an embroidery hoop, glue, scissors, and a fabric with a beautiful design.
10. Etched Snowflake Ornaments
Rustic is in! Give your Christmas tree a rustic appeal with these etched snowflake ornaments.
First, draw a snowflake in a wood slice and burn it. Next, drill a hole for your ribbon and hang them.
That’s how fast you can do it!
11. Cranberry Love On A Wire
For an added cheerful twist on your traditional cranberry garland, create happy hearts with fresh or dried cranberries and a bit of thin wire. Hang it on your Christmas tree or make it a perfect treat for your feathery friends.
12. Bottle Cap Snowman Ornament
This bottle cap snowman is easy to make with just a little paint, glue, and scraps of ribbon. A fun project I can do with my grandkids, the smallest will do the painting and the older ones will do the detailed work. I can’t wait.
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Unique handmade Christmas ornaments make your home decor a cut above the rest. This is why crafters and DIY junkies have some of the most interesting homemade Christmas decorations.
These ideas for Christmas decorations to make yourself should give you the inspiration to take your Christmas crafting and decorating up a notch this year. Happy holidays and have a fun time Christmas decorating!
What are your favorite homemade Christmas ornaments from this list? Let me know which ones and your thoughts about them in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 9, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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