Make your holiday decor cheery and bright with these crafty ideas for homemade Christmas ornaments. You can easily pull these off with readily available materials in and around your homestead!
Homemade Christmas Ornaments for a Merry Holiday
1. DIY Pine Cone Ornament
Spruce up some pine cones (for example, with some paint as pictured) is a beautiful way to bring the rustic appeal indoors. Pine cones come in many shapes and sizes, so you can definitely customize it into a Christmas decor of your desire.
2. Hot Cocoa Mix Ornaments
Looking for a fun and festive homemade ornament? This hot cocoa mix ornament is a sure hit! If you use it as a homemade gift, it will keep your recipient all warm and happy!
3. Copper Wire Star Christmas Tree Ornaments
4. Cinnamon Ornaments
Imagine what this cinnamon applesauce heart ornament will bring into your house? I’ll definitely be making lots of this! Can’t wait to sniff around my homestead once the applesauce evaporates in my oven…
5. Glitter Book Ball Ornaments
Recycle your vintage music sheets by turning them into these joy decoupage homemade Christmas ornaments! Grab some clear ornaments, decoupaged it with vintage music sheets, then dust it with some glitter and attach a tag with the word “Joy.” Easy-peasy Christmas decor, right?
6. Rolled Paper Christmas Tree Ornament
Gather your crafting supplies. Roll some scrapbook paper, cover it with mod podge or colorful washi tape to make these stunning rolled paper Christmas tree ornament. It’s super cute and leaves such statement!
7. DIY Twig Snowflake Ornaments
Grab some twigs, shape it into snowflakes and add the embellishments, twine, button stickers, berries, pine needles, and felt. These DIY rustic twig snowflakes should look amazing on your wall for festive and warm Christmas decor.
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9. Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments
Embroidery hoop Christmas ornaments, kinda intimidating! But hey, don’t judge this ornament by its name alone. Check out the tutorial, it’s very easy. You don’t need an embroidery needle, you don’t need to spend quality time in stitching. All you need are an embroidery hoop and a fabric that has some designs, glue, and scissors.
10. Etched Snowflake Ornaments
You know, rustic is in! Give your Christmas tree that rustic appeal with these etched snowflake ornaments. Draw a snowflake in a wood slice and burn it. Drill a hole for your ribbon and hang them. That’s how fast you can do it!
11. Cranberry Love On A Wire
For an added cheerful twist on your traditional cranberry garland, create happy hearts with fresh or dried cranberries and a bit of thin wire. Hang it on your Christmas tree or make it as a perfect treat for your feathery friends.
12. Bottle Cap Snowman Ornament
This bottle cap snowman is easy to make with just a little paint, glue, and scraps of ribbon. A fun project I can do with my grandkids, the smallest will do the painting and older one will do the detailed work. I can’t wait…
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13. DIY Felt Poinsettia
Adorn your gifts with this DIY felt poinsettia to make it more lovely and interesting. Make a dozen of this wonderful Christmas decor project and use it as gift tags.
14. Wine Cork Christmas Tree Garlan
This adorable wine cork Christmas tree garland requires wine corks, twine, and screws. It’s super easy to make without any drilling. Just a few quick turns to attach the screw to each cork and start stringing till you’ve reached your desired length.
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15. Mason Jar Lid and Pinecone Garland
This endearing mason jar lid and pinecone garland is something I am proud of. It’s pretty adorable and made from things I have readily available: twigs, canning jar lids, twine or any heavy string, pine cone, and embellishments of your choice. It’s definitely one of the most wonderful homemade Christmas tree decorations made from the simplest things!
16. Scrap Ribbon Tree DIY Ornament
Got lots of scrap ribbon? Here’s the perfect craft to upcycle them: scrap ribbon tree DIY ornament. It’s remarkably easy to make and a great way to teach your little ones how to tie shoelaces.
17. DIY Personalized Ornaments
Nothing beats a decor that is branded with your personal touch! These DIY personalized ornaments will showcase your unique creativity and it is also a perfect gift idea.
18. Kate Spade-Inspired DIY Christmas Ornaments
With just 3 easy to find craft supplies, paint, glitter, and tape, you’re all set to create these amazingly beautiful Kate Spade-inspired DIY Christmas ornaments. This will surely give your Christmas decor the uplifting it needs!
19. Glitter Twine Ball Ornaments
There’s a real beauty in the simplest material: twine! Wrap twine around a blown-up balloon and use mod podge to make the shape stay in place. Once your project has dried up, remove the balloon, and voila, you’ve got a glittering Christmas ornament on which your lights can shine through.
20. Clothespin Snowflakes
I so love these dazzling clothespin snowflakes! A superbly ingenious way to upcycle clothespins. Dismantle 8 clothespins and reassemble it into snowflakes with the use of a glue gun and then paint it with Minwax Early American Wood Stain to complete the look. You can use it as a Christmas decor for your tree or as a gift topper.
21. DIY Ammo Christmas Ornament
This DIY ammo Christmas ornament is a perfect decor idea for the outdoorsman. You can also give these DIY Christmas ornaments as gifts for the man or woman in your life who loves hunting.
22. Easy DIY Felt Christmas Tree Ornament
Making and hanging this easy DIY felt Christmas tree ornament is a perfect project for the whole family to enjoy. This Christmas decor idea will surely give you tree that festive look perfect for the holiday season.
23. DIY Styrofoam Ball Cupcakes
Super cute! They look super yummy, too! Beware, they’re just to please the eye and not the taste buds. This DIY styrofoam ball cupcakes will surely add the sweet festivity feel for everyone to cherish.
24. DIY Mini Mitten Ornaments
Hang these gorgeous DIY mini mitten ornaments on your Christmas tree to display the wintry charm of the season. This Christmas decor is truly eye-catching!
Want more ideas for homemade Christmas ornaments? Check out this video from Crafting Hours:
There you go, crafty homesteaders! Homemade Christmas ornaments you can make yourself with little to no expense. Now you know how to make cheery and warm homemade Christmas ornaments with things around the house. A true blue homesteader who keeps useful materials around the house and who knows how to use native plants for decor will pull off these homemade Christmas decor ideas easily!
Did you enjoy our list of homemade Christmas ornaments? Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 20, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.