One of the most enjoyable parts of Christmas decorating has got to be, without a doubt, the tree! It’s the perfect opportunity for the whole family to get together. For the rest of the season, the decorated tree is a reminder of what we can achieve when we work together!
If you are a DIY person, bookmark this post because we will share 20 DIY Christmas ornaments ideas that you can make right at home!
20 DIY Christmas Ornaments to make with your Kids
What makes this ritual more fun is making the ornaments ourselves. Rather than emptying your wallets and buying pretty but expensive Christmas ornaments from stores, it makes much more sense to use up stuff you already have at home to create your own. What’s more, you’ll end up with a tree that’s not like any one else’s!
Popsicle sticks or craft sticks are available aplenty, making this project from The Best Ideas for Kids perfect for this season! Popsicle sticks and basic craft supplies come together to make a snowman, a tree and Santa Claus.
If you’d like your tree to smell as great as it looks, check out these cinnamon stick ornaments from Crafts Unleashed. You can use real ferns and leaves to make this a 100% nature-inspired ornament!
These felt Christmas trees may look store bought, but they’re actually handmade! The Crafted Blog shows us how to make this with simple felt and cotton stuffing. Stitch up the sides and you’re done!
Here’s an easy way to light up your tree, while making it look cute – tea light snowmen! This craft at One Little Project is really easy to make – all you need to do is add some details to the tea lights to make them look like snowmen.
Love all things burlap? Then you’ll love this cute reindeer ornament from The Resourceful Mama! This craft really needs all of five minutes – once you gather your supplies, it’s just assembling them together.
If you and your kids want something a little more sophisticated and challenging, try out this paper quilled ornament from Artsy Craftsy Mom. With quilling strips of different colors, you can create an absolutely adorable Christmas tree!
This ornament from Buggy and Buddy is very easy to make and even little kids can do it. With a brown background, green patterned paper and an assortment of buttons, you can create several little stars in one go!
It doesn’t have to be snowing in your place to make this cute sled ornament from The Craft Patch Blog! Stick Popsicle sticks together to make a realistic-looking sled – and don’t forget to add a cute photo!
It’s almost unbelievable that these gorgeous ornaments are made of just paper! Picklebums shows us how to make star and circle shaped 3 D ornaments, which can brighten up any tree. A simple but pretty craft for kids!
10. Pine Cone Elves
Can’t get over how cute these pine cone elves from Mmm Crafts are!! They’re quite clever too, using pine cones for the bodies, felt for clothing and pipe cleaners for arms, which can be twisted to hold any position.
Here’s another way to make your home smell like Christmas – use cinnamon! Cinnamon is a warm and welcoming spice, and Smart School House shows us how to make ornaments using cinnamon oil and cookie cutters.
Want to bring an element of spring to your Christmas tree? Then these birdhouse ornaments from Kiflie’s Lavendula should do the job! All you need are a bunch of recycled cardboard tubes and patterned paper to make the birdhouses.
The unicorn craze is pretty intense these days, and I Heart Crafty Things has the perfect DIY for unicorn-fans! If you can’t find a wooden bauble, you can also recycle some thick cardboard to make this ornament.
Here’s another Christmas ornament craft that’s perfect for sewing beginners. Cutesy Crafts stitches buttons on to felt to create cute little winter scenes featuring snowmen, snow-ladies and reindeer.
This DIY ornament from Martha Stewart has got to be the easiest handmade ornament ever! All you need to do is intertwine colored pipe cleaners, making this an ideal last minute Christmas craft for kids!
How cute is this gingerbread man ornament? Red Ted Art has the genius idea of turning a cork into the gingerbread man’s body, along with felt arms. Don’t forget to paint on some fun expressions to add character to the men!
17. Straw Ornaments
If you’ve got lots of colorful straws lying around, upcycle them into easy Christmas ornaments. Just cut and thread them together, as shown in Projects with Kids. Great fine motor activity for toddlers and preschoolers!
Who would think of little wooden spoons as angels? They actually make pretty angels, with yarn hair, pipe cleaner halos and doily wings. Get the instructions at I Heart Crafty Things.
They say that no two snowflakes are alike, and with this craft from Housing a Forest, you can make sure your tree ornament is completely unique too! This is a good activity for primary school kids to practice threading the beads.
Christmas isn’t complete without singing Jingle Bells! The Crafting Chicks celebrate this classic carol with a matching ornament featuring pipe cleaners and bells. If your tree is near a window, you’ll enjoy listening to those gentle bells all day!
That was quite an exhaustive list! So which of these DIY Christmas ornaments are you planning to make with your kids and get them creative this season?