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DIY Christmas Ornaments to Make that Are Fun & Festive!

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

20 DIY Christmas Ornaments to Make

One of my favorite Christmas crafts to make is ornaments. They are so easy, cute and instantly gratifying! They are also great to make for gifts – whether it be family, hostesses, or Secret Santa exchanges.

So what kind of ornaments should you make? Well, that is up to you . . . but I’ve pulled together twenty ideas to get you started.

Christmas Ornaments to Make

There’s a huge collection here ranging from easy to a little more difficult. Take a peek at these DIY Christmas ornaments by scrolling down – you’re going to love them!

Pink Pig

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

Sew a cute little pink pig from Wee Wonderfuls without a machine – and you just need to know one stitch.

Download the pattern

Yarn Wreaths

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

Get some small craft foam rings and yarn and make these in no time.

Learn how to do it at Christopher and Tia

Candy Canes

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

Use yarn and mini candy canes to make these fun and whimsical ornaments.

See how they were made at Hostess with the Mostess

Keepsake Ornaments

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

Create these pretty keepsake ornaments using adhesive stencils, paint and etching cream – then add artificial snow.

Find out how to do it at Clean & Scentsible

Vintage Style

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

Use old piano pages and glitter to make vintage inspired ornaments that you’ll love year after year.

Learn how they were made at The Frugal Girls

Glittery Shells

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

Break out those mementos from beach vacations and turn them into beautiful tree decor!

Find the step-by-step at Mod Podge Rocks

Mini Bulbs

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

Rhoda used mini Christmas bulbs and faux snow to create these sparkly and pretty ornaments.

Get the how-to at Southern Hospitality

Bottle Brush

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

Use a bottle brush tree and a thimble to make a cute mini ornament that everyone will love.

Find out more about the project at Art & Illumination

Photo Blocks

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

Make these personalized ornaments with your favorite photos and wood blocks from the craft store.

Learn how to make them at Mod Podge Rocks

Neon Snowflakes

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

Use wool felt and the included template to make some bold and bright snowflake ornaments.

See how it was done at The Purl Bee

German Glass

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

Use glue and german glass glitter to make these awesome statement ornaments – they only take a few minutes!

Get the instructions at Brittany Makes

Hot Chocolate Mug

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

Use old toilet paper rolls and paper towel tubes to make this tasty beverage ornament.

Learn how to do it at Mega Crafty

Felt Balls

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

These felt ornaments are easy for even the most beginning crafter – you just need to be able to cut circles.

See how they were made at Strawberry Chic

Silver Snowflakes

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

Make beautiful ornaments using silver foil snowflakes on a solid background.

See how they were made at Craft e Corner

Trash to Treasure

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

When it comes to DIY Christmas ornaments, this is one of my favorite! Don’t throw away a burned out light bulb – paint it like a happy nutcracker.

Find out more about the project at Craft e Corner

Washi Tape

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

Upcycle some small containers into gift box ornaments using paint and washi tape.

Get the-step-by-step at Mod Podge Rocks

Gold Monogram

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

This beautiful gold leafed monogram is so easy to accomplish with an adhesive pen.

See how it was made at Sugar and Cloth

Vinyl Letters

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

Use vinyl letters and spray paint to create simple, personalized ornaments that make a big statement.

See how they were made at Happiest in Paris

Recycled Rhinestone

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

Don’t throw your juice lids away! Keep them and make these ornaments by adding Mod Podge Dimensional Magic and rhinestones.

Find the instructions at Mod Podge Rocks

Mini Terrarium

Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree in style. Here are 20 ideas that are so fun to make for the holidays!

Rachel makes the coolest ornaments – with some pretty plant life inside!

Learn how to do it at The Crafted Life


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MandaEss

Saturday 23rd of November 2013

Hi Amy! As a huge admirer of yours, and frequent reader of your many blogs, I wanted to let you know that DIY CANDY glitches on my smartphone for some reason. I want to read it SO BAD without pulling out my laptop. I'm not sure if it happens to anyone else? I use one of the largest smart phones available (Samsung Galaxy Note 2, soon to be a Note 3) on the super fast, Verizon Network. I very rarely have issues with viewing, accessing, lagging or slow loading. Scrolling up or down, images and links change size, and the "next" or "previous" arrows on the picture appear/disappear. When I go to touch a thumbnail it often jumps sizes and I end up touching the wrong link, lol! That's probably the most bothersome part. I'm not sure if this is something you can fix, maybe its due to the size of my screen? or if it happens to anyone else, and possibly on tablets maybe? My phone is the size of a small tablet...but I just wanted to bring it to your attention. I LOVE your blogs, your SO dedicated, and I just want to enjoy them :)

Thanks for listening Amy, Much love! Manda

(Unless you want, its cool if you dont approve my comment as Im not writing to cause any confusion, bring attention to myself or further conversations about it)

Amy

Saturday 23rd of November 2013

Hi Manda! Thank you for letting me know - I'll do some investigation. Sorry you are having issues and I will check into it. Thank you for being so devoted - I really appreciate it!! xo