If you are looking for some clever and easy ornaments that you can make on your own, we’ve rounded up over 30 Easy Homemade Christmas Ornaments. These easy homemade Christmas ornament ideas are also fun to make with the family for a fun family craft night.
Easy Homemade Christmas Ornaments
Whether you are wanting to add more decorations to your own tree or make some unique gift toppers, you will find your favorite homemade Christmas ornaments. Plus, Homemade Christmas Ornaments make great gifts.
With so many unique ideas, you will have tons of ideas to get you started. You might also like to try these Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids.
How to make homemade Christmas ornaments:
Homemade ornaments are simple to make. Many of these handmade ornaments use items you probably already have at home.
If not, they are just simple supplies you can buy at the craft store. DIY ornaments include paper ornaments, glass ornaments, star ornaments and more.
With a little acrylic paint, pipe cleaners, pom poms and more, it is easy to make homemade ornaments. While the supplies vary for each ornament, they are all very simple.
Not only are these pretty but they are frugal. You don’t need to break the bank or spend a ton of time to have gorgeous ornaments that everyone will cherish.
How to store homemade ornaments:
Homemade ornaments are easy to store. We like to use the large ornament storage boxes with dividers inside.
This keeps each ornament safe and prevents them from breaking.
Get more ideas for Christmas Decoration Storage Ideas.
How long will DIY Christmas ornaments last?
Homemade ornaments can last for years and years. As long as they are stored properly, these ornaments can last a lifetime.
You can pass them down to your children to use on their Christmas tree.
30 DIY Christmas Ornaments
1. Hot Glue Embellished Ornament
Jazz up plain old ornaments with a little glue and spray paint. You will be amazed at how fancy the embellished ornaments turn out!
2. Ribbon Wrapped Christmas Tree Ornament
This is a great way to use old cookie cutters and turn them into sparkling new ornaments. The kids will love helping with this DIY.
3. Cinnamon Ornaments
Not only do these Cinnamon Ornaments look pretty but they smell amazing. Let the kids pick out cookie cutters and make their own shapes.
4. Wine Cork Snowman
Save up those old wine corks or purchase some at the craft store to make these fun ornaments. If just a few minutes, you will have cute snowman for your tree.
5. DIY Ribbon Tree Ornament
Use scraps of ribbon to make these festive Christmas Tree ornaments. This is a great way to use up ribbon and the end result is a gorgeous ornament.
6. Washi Tape Cookie Cutter Ornament
Turn cookie cutters into something spectacular with washi tape. With so many designs of tape to choose from, the ideas are endless for ornaments.
7. Glitter Candy Candy Ornament
Nothing says Christmas like glitter! Turn ordinary candy can ornaments into sparkly little jewels here.
8. Photo Transfer Ornament
This is simpler than it sounds and you can have a lasting keepsake. Everyone will love looking at the pictures each year.
9. Create Personal Life
This is a great way to use art work, invitations and more for a really cool ornament idea. Grab some clear ornaments from the Dollar Store or the craft store.
10. Keepsake Ornaments
Remember special dates or little finger prints with this fun keepsake idea. We like to keep fragile ornaments like this in an ornament box for storage during the year.
11. Scrabble Letter Ornament
Do you have an old Scrabble game that is missing pieces? Don’t throw it away and use it instead to make Christmas ornaments.
12. Washi Tape Cookie Cutter Ornament
Cookie Cutters get a new look with washi tap. This DIY for ornaments is perfect for little ones when you need something simple.
13. Mason Jar Ring Wreath
Don’t toss those old mason jar lid rings. Make a Christmas wreath with them with twine like the ones here and hang on the tree.
14. Simple Nativity Ornament Craft for Kids
Keep the real meaning of Christmas at the center with these precious Nativity ornaments. You can likely use things you already have at home.
15. Easy 3-Ingredient Cinnamon Ornaments
It can’t get any simpler than these 3 ingredient ornaments with fun cookie cutter designs. Plus, the cinnamon smells heavenly!
16. Bottlecap Snowman Ornament
Save bottle caps or order some inexpensively online to make a snowman ornament. This is a great idea for ornaments using what you already have and turning into something special.
17. DIY Owl Christmas Ornament
This is the perfect craft for the kids using coffee filters and other items you already have! Owl Ornaments are so much fun for toddlers or young children.
18. Rosette Christmas Tree Ornament
Make this darling rosette ornament with very little effort. It looks so classic and perfect for a rustic but pretty touch on your tree.
19. Pottery Barn Knock Off Glitter Letter Ornament
No need to pay Pottery Barn prices when you can make this knock off version at home. Try your hand at making this Glitter Ornament that is really oh so simple!
20. Melted Snowman Ornament
Grab some more of those clear ornaments at the Dollar Store or order online to make melted snowman ornaments. This is so clever and cute.
21. Snowflakes from Recycled T-Shirt
You just need old t-shirts for this fun craft project! Save old shirts or outgrown clothes to make the most precious snowflake ornaments.
22. Borax Crystal Ornaments
If the kids haven’t used all the borax making slime, they can make these crystal ornaments. The red and green crystals look stunning against the tree lights.
23. Dollar Store String Ornament
Grab some string and balloons and you are on your way to making these frugal string ornaments. The kids will love popping the balloon!
24. Decoupage Christmas Ornaments
Learn how to decoupage ornaments with these fun ideas. My favorite is the one dipped in glitter. Make your own Mod Podge to save a ton of money.
25. Repurposed Christmas Tree Ornaments
Love wallflowers or other fragrance plug-ins? Save them to make Christmas ornaments in an array of styles.
26. Crocheted Christmas Mitts Ornaments
Learn how to crochet mitten ornaments with this simple DIY. Even those with little to no sewing experience can pick this tutorial up quickly.
27. Hot Chocolate Ornaments
Need a gift that doubles as an ornament? Mix up some hot cocoa and marshmallows to make this neat treat in inexpensive clear ball ornaments.
28. Homemade Chalkboard Ornament
This ornament is perfect for teachers, dance teachers, Grandparents or anyone you need a thoughtful but inexpensive gift idea for. Grab some chalkboard paint and get started.
29. Sheet Music Ornament
Make sheet music look old and vintage for these fun and classic ornaments. This is a great way to use up old sheet music or you can grab some here.
30. DIY Santa Claus Ornament
Get the kids excited about Santa with these fun and festive Santa ornaments. You can pick up clear ornaments so inexpensively and they make the best crafts.
31. Washi Tape Nativity Ornament
Turn a washi tape creation into a nativity ornament with just a few supplies needed. This is a great way to teach kids about the true meaning of Christmas.
32. Easy DIY Ribbon Tree Ornament
Fragrant cinnamon sticks combined with ribbon make the cutest Christmas tree ornament. Plus, it smells SO good hanging on your tree.
33. Spruce Up Ornaments with Scrapbooking Supplies
Learn how to use items you have in your scrapbook supplies to turn plain ornaments into something magnificent. This is great to use up excess supplies.
Which Christmas ornaments are your favorite?
I really love the ones that can be made with things I already have on hand. All of them are super easy to make and we plan to try quite a few of these handmade Christmas ornament ideas.
Give these DIY Christmas tree ornaments a try. Use what you have from a styrofoam ball to hot glue and acorns to have a blast with your kids!