It’s no secret that Christmas is my FAVORITE time of year. My family always makes this holiday special for everyone. We have some amazing traditions going back to my childhood, which you can read about here. When I was little, I loved making ornaments for family and friends. So, since I’ve been thinking a lot about family and past Christmases lately, I decided to do a post on DIY Christmas Ornaments. That way, you can bring these fun projects into your home. These are all great to do with kids, friends, or just by yourself if you like.
Depending on the project (especially when crafting with kids), consider putting down a layer of paper to protect your surfaces from errant glue, paint, glitter, etc. I almost always put down a protective covering when I craft. Plus, if you’re cutting things and are working with small children, gauge whether or not it’s age-appropriate for them to handle the scissors themselves. This should also be true of any other crafting tools. You know your kids best, so use your best judgment!
DIY Christmas Ornaments for Everyone!
I’m rounding up my favorite DIY Christmas Ornament Crafts that vary in difficulty and materials. I hope you find something you like that inspires you this year! Enjoy!
I love these cute little sleds by Clean & Scentsible! They are so adorable and easily customizable to your own tastes. Plus, the kids will love getting sticky with the glue!
Melted Crayon Ornaments
Who doesn’t love watching crayons melt? This fun DIY from the Heathered Nest is super easy and the kids will be FASCINATED by the results!
I love these ornaments for a rustic look. Mountain Modern Life. Don’t worry. They look burned, but her method doesn’t use ANY fire, so they’re safe for kids. 😀
Snow Globe Ornaments
There’s magic in the snow globe. I love that No Biggie made a tutorial for bringing that magic to the tree! Kids love shaking these little guys up and watching the snow swirl. Now, they can make their own!
Melted Bead Ornaments
I definitely agree with Debbie from No Biggie on the fumes. Whenever you heat plastic, make sure you’re taking precautions for the fumes. But, it’s totally worth it for these GORGEOUS ornaments. With just a few cookie cutters, plastic beads start to look like stained glass! Stunning.
Cinnamon Stick Ornaments
I could enjoy the smell of cinnamon all year long, but there’s something about the holidays that makes it extra special. This DIY from This Grandma is Fun is the perfect way to have a little fun and add the wonderful cinnamon scent to your tree.
Mason Jar Lid Wreath Ornaments
I have TONS of mason jars, and this would be a great way to use the extra lids we’ve accumulated over the years. While I think I would wrap them ahead of time if I was working with kids, these are still a fun little DIY craft from Sadie Seasongoods.
Glittered Monogram Ornaments
Monograms are so popular this year! I love the idea of this monogram glitter ornament. A Homemade Living did this one and it’s so cheery, don’t you think?
These snowflakes from Sweet Pea are so adorable, and a great way to repurpose wooden clothespins. A little glue, paint, and glitter, and you have some stunning ornaments!
Tag Memory Ornaments
These ornaments by Eighteen 25 are an adorable way to mark milestones in your life. Whether you’re adding a new family member this holiday season or moving to a new home, these tag ornaments are easy to customize to your milestone! Or, you can stick to the fun snowmen and reindeer designs. 😉
Popsicle Stick Characters
These popsicle stick characters by Vicky Barone are so adorable! I can’t handle the cuteness! They are so easy to make and the kids will love them for sure.
What a fun way to recycle, right? I think these bottle cap snowmen are beyond adorable. My mom LOVES snowmen, so we had a lot around. I’m sure she would love these by Kidsomania.
Easy, Peasy and Fun has this great tutorial for these cute little yarn hat ornaments. This one might be a little much for younger kids because it requires a lot of patience and repeating steps, but the results are AWESOME!
Rustic Twine Balls
Okay, I couldn’t resist putting in some rustic farmhouse ornaments. I am who I am. I love the look of these twine balls, plus crafting with balloons is always fun! The Crafting Nook did a great job with this tutorial!
Better Than Salt Dough Ornaments
All right, so anything that’s similar to playing with play dough is good in my corner. Better than salt dough? You’ll have to decide that for yourself, but this is certainly a fun ornament project that the kids will love by Tips from a Typical Mom Blog.
Do I even need to say more? Who doesn’t love Disney? Such a cute idea, and I know I spotted some ornaments at the dollar store that would be perfect for this project by Delightfully Disney.
Okay, you can probably leave the kids out of this one until they’re older. These icicles by Amanda Katherine certainly make for a fun science experiment, but with 8-12 hours to cure… it’s probably similar to watching grass grow for the younger ones. But, I think they’re totally worth the wait. 😀
Okay, I know, I know. Another rustic ornament. I can’t help it! I’m obsessed! At least the kids can have fun hunting for sticks and helping you put these adorable ornaments by Northstory together!
No Bake Cinnamon Ornaments
I love the idea of no bake ornaments. Such a fun way to practice those cookie cutter skills without having to deal with the oven. Plus, your tree will smell like Christmas cheer with these cinnamon ornaments from Growing a Jeweled Rose.
Mason Jar Lid Ornaments
This may be my last Ornament DIY in the round up, but it’s certainly not the least. I love the plaid background in this one. It’s a quick and easy DIY by Clean and Scentsible that’s a great way to use up some scrap fabric or old flannel shirts.
Well thank you for stopping by for my DIY Ornament Round Up. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post in my Holiday Your Home Series. Check out the other posts here. Have some DIY Ornaments of your own? Leave a link in the comments below! I’d love to see more ideas! Or, tell me what you want to make and I’ll find it for you. 😀
Don’t forget to pin to save all these ideas for later!
Happy Holidays and God Bless!
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