Spend less yet feel extra festive by making your own homemade Christmas ornaments with things around the house. Get your inspiration from these easy and nifty Christmas decorating ideas.
In this article:
- Homemade Christmas Ornaments and DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas
- DIY Pine Cone Ornament
- Hot Cocoa Mix Ornaments
- Copper Wire Star Christmas Tree Ornaments
- Cinnamon Ornaments
- Glitter Book Ball Ornaments
- Rolled Paper Christmas Tree Ornament
- DIY Twig Snowflake Ornaments
- Christmas Ornament Time Capsule
- Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments
- Etched Snowflake Ornaments
- Cranberry Love On A Wire
- Bottle Cap Snowman Ornament
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
Spruce up some pine cones (for example, 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!
If you use it as a homemade gift, it will keep your recipient all warm and happy!
3. Copper Wire Star Christmas Tree Ornaments
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 once the applesauce evaporates 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 decoupaged 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!
7. DIY Twig Snowflake Ornaments
Grab some twigs. Shape it into snowflakes and add the embellishments, twine, button stickers, berries, pine needles, and felt. These DIY rustic twig snowflakes should look amazing on your wall for festive and warm Christmas decor.
8. Christmas Ornament Time Capsule
9. Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments
This embroidery hoop Christmas ornament is kinda intimidating but hey, don’t judge this ornament by its name alone. Check out the tutorial instead, because it’s very easy.
You don’t need an embroidery needle and you don’t need to spend much time in stitching. All you need are an embroidery hoop and a fabric with some designs, glue, and scissors.
10. Etched Snowflake Ornaments
You know, 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.
Now, 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.
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. Have a fun time Christmas decorating and have a happy holiday!
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.