When my parents got married, they couldn’t afford to buy all new ornaments to put on their first Christmas tree. To decorate their tree, they took little boxes my dad got from work and wrapped them with gift wrap, tied red yarn around them and hung them on the tree. My dad still has a couple of those ornaments in with the ornaments bought over the years. It is always nice to take them out, put them on the tree and think about how young they were when they got married!
There are so many DIY ornaments you can make; even ones you can make with your kids. I looked around to find some DIY ornaments that look more expensive than the little wrapped present ornaments my parents made. Here are my favorites:
10 DIY ornaments
Pen and Ink Wood Slice Ornaments | 100 Directions
Don’t have any wood to slice for these? You can get wood slices on Amazon.
Pinecone Wreath Ornaments | Gym Craft Laundry
This is a really easy DIY ornament when you use glitter pinecones.
Button snowman ornament | 365 Days of Crafts
You will need a wire cutter for this DIY project.
DIY Paper Christmas Ornaments | 100 Directions
You can make these ornaments using scissors, but they are so much easier with a Cricut Explore!
Handmade Rosebud Ornaments | Garden Matter
You can buy these dried rosebuds in various colors.
Peace, Love, and Joy Ornaments | Mabey She Made It
This is another DIY ornament project that is really easy with a Cricut machine.
Red Rhinestone Christmas Ornament | Creative Ramblings
Make all different colors using glass ornaments and paint.
Terra Cotta Christmas Bells | Muslin Merlot
The mini terra cotta pots in these ornaments are adorable!
Zipper & Fabric Christmas Ornament | Crafts ‘n Coffee
Doesn’t this DIY ornament made from a styrofoam ball look expensive?
Gold Ruffle Ornament | The Happier Homemaker
Make any color ruffle ornament you like. Just switch out the wired ribbon.
Which DIY ornament idea is your favorite?
Get more DIY Christmas ideas from these books or try a ready-to-make kit:
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