Now that winter is on the verge of arrival, we’re not ashamed to say that we’ve already gotten into the full swing of Christmas crafting. There’s just something we love so much about festive holiday DIY projects that really gets us into a cheerful spirit we wish we could hang onto all year! Right now, we’re finding ourselves very taken indeed with the idea of making our own homemade Christmas tree ornaments since we’ll be putting up our tree any day now. That’s why we’ve been scouring the Internet in search of things we’ve never tried creating before!
1. Felt star and heart tree ornaments
As a crafty parent, are you the kind of person who is always on the lookout for new ways to introduce some of your favourite DIY techniques to your kids, at least in their simplest form? Well, if you’ve ever been a sewing enthusiast then we think you’ll love how easy these hand stitched felt heart and star Christmas ornaments from Bugs and Fishes are because they’d make the perfect first try at learning the basics of how to sew!
2. Fluffy Santa ornament
If you’re going to put in the time and effort it takes to make a Christmas ornament from scratch, especially if you’re going to get your kids in on the process, would you actually rather make sure it’s something that looks like your favourite seasonal faces? Then reach for the crafting pom poms, because we have a feeling you’ll love the way Woman’s Day outlines the process for making these funny fluffy Santa ornaments in just a few simple steps!
3. Mini gum ball machine Christmas ornament
Maybe you’re looking for a way to bring something kitschy, cute, and colourful to your tree because you like breaking the more traditional ornaments up with something a little less Chrsistmas-y sometimes? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Greta’s Day made these adorable miniature gum ball machine ornaments that are a whole lot of fun to put together.
4. Miniature winter hat ornament
Did we catch your attention quite well when we started talking about making ornaments from soft supplies because that’s what you usually prefer to work with but it wasn’t fabric you were thinking of? Well, if you’re more of a knitting and crochet enthusiast than a sewing lover then we’d encourage you to reach for the yarn scraps box and give these adorable miniature yarn hat ornaments outlined in great detail on Left on Peninsula Road a try!
5. DIY pearl Christmas ornaments
Are you the kind of person who has always loved a bit of glamour and shine in just about every aspect of your life, right down to the crafts you make? Well, if you can get your hands on some pretty pearl beads then we’d definitely be willing to bet that these beautiful pearled Christmas balls featured with full instructions on Two Sisters Crafting will be just the kind of thing you’re looking for!
6. Rustic cork ball ornament
In your opinion, is the best kind of craft always one that lets you do a little bit of upcycling or repurposing of something you’ve already got around the house? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how What’s Ur Home Story collected the corks from their wine bottles over a period of time and then turned them into this lovely, rustic looking cork ball ornament in just a few simple steps!
7. Pinecone gnome ornaments
Maybe you’re the kind of crafter who really loves using your DIY skills to turn regular things from your daily life into something else entirely? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest trying your hand at these adorable little pinecone, fleece, and faux hair gnome ornaments, outlined with full instructions thanks to BHG. Our kids got a huge kick out of this idea because they enjoyed searching for pinecones in the yard nearly as much as they liked making the gnomes themselves.
8. DIY glass ornaments with diamond dust
Have you always loved the way filled ornaments sparkle on in the light as they hang from the tree, looking like their own little wintery world inside? Well, if you’ve never tried making one of your own before then we’re very sorry indeed to tell you that you’ve been missing out on something really fun. Fix that situation now by creating these “diamond dust” ornaments with little paper charms inside. Debbie Doo’s walks you through the whole process.
9. Pom pom pinecone Christmas ornaments
Did we actually really catch your attention with with all this talk of crafting with pinecones but you’re just not sure you’ve quite seen the idea that has you feeling convinced just yet? In that case, especially if you’re a lover of bright colours, then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how One Little Project made these ornaments by flipping their pinecones upside down and sticking tiny colourful crafting pom poms on the undersides of their little branches all the way around.
10. DIY folded paper pinecone ornaments
Do you actually really like the idea of pinecones hanging from your Christmas tree but you feel like you already have quite enough ornaments made that use the real thing? Then maybe you’d prefer to pay tribute to those little seasonal pieces of nature instead! Check out how DIY Inspired did so with paper by making these beautiful folded layer ornaments that look like patterned versions of the kind in your backyard.
11. Tea light snowman ornaments
Are you actually still looking for very simple DIY ornament ideas that you can make nice and easily with your kids but you’ve already make all kinds of Santas so you’d prefer to pick a different usual Christmas character? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Paging Fun Mums made these adorable little snowman ornaments by turning a battery powered tea light candle on its side and embellishing it simply from there.
12. DIY North Pole ornament
Are you still feeling quite enamoured with the idea of making the kind of clear glass ornament that you can create a whole little winter scene inside of but you can’t help feeling that you’d prefer to get a little more hands-on with your interior than some of the ideas you’ve seen so far? In that case, we’d encourage you to consider something like these North Pole ornaments from Tater Tots & Jello. They’re here to show you how they actually handmade the snowman and the pole from clay before filling the inside of the ornament and nestling them in the “snow”!
13. DIY sparkling sequins ornaments
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about ornaments that will help you add a little bit of sparkle or a little bit of colour to your tree but you don’t find that any of our suggestions have quite enough of the both things in the same place? In that case, we’d be willing to bed that you’ll get along a little better with this tutorial from Caught On A Whim that shows you how to turn a foam sphere into the fully sequinned Christmas ornament of your dreams!
14. Mini woodland wreath ornaments
Are you actually still scrolling through our list and thinking about how you really love the idea of getting creative with bits of nature in your ornament making but you’d prefer to do something a little more hands-on since you have some experience in handiwork? Then we think you just might be the perfect person to try out this lovely miniature cut branch sections wreath outlined step by step on Thrifty and Chic! We simply adore its woodland aesthetic.
15. Candy filled ornaments
were you actually thinking about giving very simple ornaments to each person as a gift at your Christmas dinner, like a neat place card or family dinner loot bag? In that case, we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way Uncommon Designs made these nice and easy bobbles by filling empty ones from their local crafting store with candies! Once your family members have eaten all the candies inside, they can make a DIY ornament from the emptied bobble too.
Have you made other kinds of fantastic Christmas ornaments before that you were very happy with indeed but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!