40 DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments to be Festive


Before we know it, Christmas will be here. But if you’re a DIY-er, we know you are already hard at work, just like one of Santa’s workshop elves! Because now is the time for Christmas DIY projects. We have 40 fun & festive Christmas tree ornament projects for you. Whether you want to make them for your family’s tree or as gifts, there are ornaments we know will catch your eye!

DIY Christmas ornaments are a terrific gift idea. If you are new to DIY-ing, don’t be intimidated by making Christmas ornaments. The only thing that can be challenging sometimes is when you want to make a big quantity of them – such as more than 10 of them, when you are a beginner. We recommend you pace yourself, try to DIY about 3 every day until you’re ready to start your gift giving. Don’t delay making them until just a weekend before!

In our projects, we’ve also included some super fun Christmas ornaments that you can make with kids & also some that are especially ideal as keepsake ornaments, to remember your child’s “little kid” years. One of the things that is special about decorating a family Christmas tree, is unpacking your ornaments, and then seeing ornaments from years past. It brings back so many memories. So by DIY-ing these ornaments as a family, you are creating a simple gift that will continue to give for many years to come, even for future generations too.

So, let’s get started! Merry Christmas & Happy DIY-ing!

Old Fashioned Macaroni Angel Ornaments

So sweet! Perfect for kids to DIY.

From ExquistelyUnremarkable

Colorful Button Christmas Tree Ornaments

Kids will love these! Made completely out of buttons!

From Etsy.com by NaptimeButtons

HOW TO MAKE A SCRAP RIBBON CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT

Love the rustic look? Try this DIY Christmas ornament.

From FirefliesAndMudPies

BLEACHED PINECONES

Here is a classic type of Christmas ornament. Also very simple to make.

From StoneGableBlog

Felt Robin Christmas Ornament

So charming! You’ve got to DIY this one!

From MumInTheMadHouse

Christmas bauble makeover

Here’s a fun and simple Christmas ornament to make. You could also cover them with gift wrap paper instead of newsprint.

From CraftAndCreativity

HOW TO MAKE COLORFUL I SPY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

Super fun for kids! Try this great DIY.

From FirefliesAndMudPies

CINNAMON STICK RIBBON TREES: SIMPLE PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

Very charming! They also smell so Christmassy.

From HunnyImHomeDiy

Salt Dough Ornaments with Video!

Not only can you learn how to DIY salt ornaments, there is a how to video to watch too. Very helpful!

From JulieBlanner

DIY Rustic Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornaments

Fan of the rustic look? DIY these for Christmas

From HunnyImHomeDiy 

BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

Isn’t this sweet? DIY for baby’s first Christmas.

From FirefliesAndMudPies

EASY KID MADE WREATH ORNAMENTS WITH PAPER STRAWS

Fun to DIY with kids. Adorable too!

From ProjectsWithKids

Make an adorable white clay Christmas fingerprint ornament

Want to remember your kids when they are little? Try these DIY Christmas ornaments.

From MumInTheMadHouse 

MINI PALLET POPSICLE STICK CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

So adorable. Fun to DIY with kids for Christmas.

From ProjectsWithKids 

HOW TO MAKE A CHRISTMAS ANGEL ORNAMENT

Such a sweet angel! DIY this for Christmas.

From FirefliesAndMudPies

THE SWEETEST GINGERBREAD HOUSE ORNAMENTS KIDS CAN MAKE

Who can resist a gingerbread house at Christmas? Very few kids and families!

From ProjectsWithKids

CHRISTMAS SCENTED SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS

Fun & easy to make. A great DIY Christmas ornament project with kids.

From RockyHedgeFarm

ELEGANT YARN WRAPPED PINECONE ORNAMENTS

Want to make fancy ornaments with your kids? DIY these.

From ProjectsWithKids

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS MEMORY ORNAMENT

Want to remember baby’s first Christmas? DIY this for sweet memories!

From FirefliesAndMudPies

DIY Felt Santa Ornament

So jolly! A fun felt Christmas ornament to make.

From ACultivatedNest

Color Salt Dough Ornaments

Don’t miss trying this fun project. Very colorful!

From JulieBlanner

Mini Mason Jar Lid Ring Wreath- DIY Christmas Tree Ornament

Very festive! Perfect DIY for Christmas.

From ACultivatedNest 

HOW TO MAKE A WOODEN POPSICLE STICK SLED ORNAMENT

Isn’t this charming? Made from popsicle sticks.

From FirefliesAndMudPies

Christmas Tree Crochet Pattern

Isn’t this adorable? Perfect Christmas ornament.

From GoldenLucyCrafts

Fingerprint Christmas Tree Ornament – Air Drying Clay

Perfect to DIY as a family. A great keepsake.

From MumInTheMadHouse

AIR DRY CLAY STAR ORNAMENTS

Here is a simple DIY Christmas ornament to try. A great one to do with kids too!

From RockyHedgeFarm 

Make an Easy Felt Poinsettia Christmas Ornament

Aren’t these lovely? Try these classic felt ornaments.

From BHG

HANDMADE CLAY TAGS OR ORNAMENTS

DIY these as either ornaments or gift tags. Perfect for Christmas season.

From RockyHedgeFarm

Crochet Themed Christmas Ornament

A great ornament to DIY for someone who loves to crochet! Very charming!

From GoldenLucyCrafts

EASY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS TO MAKE FOR YOUR RUSTIC HOLIDAY TREE

Love the rustic look? DIY these fun pinecones.

From LittleYellowWheelbarrow

Crochet Christmas Hearts

So sweet! Pretty heart ornaments that are crocheted.

From GoldenLucyCrafts

HOW TO MAKE EASY KEEPSAKE CHALKBOARD ORNAMENTS

Want to make keepsake ornaments for your family? This is a fun one!

From FirefliesAndMudPies

DIY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS YOU CAN MAKE FASTER THAN A MELTING SNOWFLAKE

So charming! And simple to DIY too.

From LittleYellowWheelbarrow 

Heart Shaped Crochet Santa Ornament

A very sweet Santa themed ornament. DIY this one, perfect for gifts.

From GoldenLucyCrafts

FRENCH HOT AIR BALLOON ORNAMENTS – HERE IS HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN

Don’t these look like you would buy them at a fancy boutique? DIY these for holiday gifts.

From LittleYellowWheelbarrow

Crochet Reindeer Applique or Ornament

Super adorable! Fun to DIY for kids.

From GoldenLucyCrafts