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Christmas DIY Ornaments Ideas and Tutorials

If you love to make your own Christmas ornaments, you’ll love all of these Christmas DIY ornament ideas. Making handmade ornaments is a fun tradition and a great way to make your Christmas tree more personal and unique.

Christmas DIY ornaments

From DIY photo Christmas ornaments to easy paper ornaments, you’re sure to find homemade Christmas DIY ornaments you’ll love. Put your spin on things by changing colors to fit your Christmas decorating theme this year or fill clear ornaments to make unique snow globe ornaments.

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DIY Homemade Christmas Ornaments To Make


Most supplies for Christmas DIY ornaments can be found at Dollar Tree, Michael’s, or Hobby Lobby. Many items can be found around your home or in your craft stash.


Yarn adds a different texture to your decor. The softness of the ornaments is a good mix with your other textures.

Wooden Beads

Wooden beads can be used to make handmade ornaments and also a pretty DIY beaded garland.

Scented Ornaments

Cinnamon ornaments or scented pinecones make your home smell festive for the holiday season.

Christmas Balls

Basic round Christmas ball ornaments can be customized with names, painted uniquely, or embellished with beads or rhinestones. Clear ones can be used to make snow globe ornaments.


The tutorials for making each ornament can be found on the linked post.

Here’s a summary of the types of ornaments you can make:

DIY Christmas Ball Ornaments

Christmas ball ornaments can be made with paper or round bauble ornaments to hand-paint them to make something unique.

DIY Paper Christmas Ornaments

I love making ornaments from paper. They’re inexpensive and can be made with construction paper, book pages, or tissue paper.

Wooden Bead Ornaments

Use wooden beads to make ornaments in all shapes and sizes. They can be painted to match your home decor and Christmas theme or left natural.

Dried Citrus Fruit Ornaments

You can use dried citrus fruits like lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits to create natural-looking ornaments that make the house smell amazing.

DIY Cinnamon or Salt Dough Ornaments

Cinnamon and salt dough ornaments can be made by cutting the dough with cookie cutters. These are great ornaments to make with the kids.

Felt Christmas Ornaments

Felt ornaments can be made with hot glue, and a sewing machine or sew them by hand. These are more easy DIY ornaments to make.

Decoupaged Wood Ornaments

Decoupage napkins or fabric onto wooden shapes to create beautiful and unique ornaments.

DIY Snow Globe Ornaments

Making snowglobes is fun and the kids will love them. Choose from one of the styles in this post or create your own.

DIY Photo Ornaments

Making memories with annual photo ornaments is a great project for the family and something you’ll cherish for years to come.

I hope you’ve found something in this list to inspire you.

Happy crafting,


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