20 DIY Christmas Ornaments for Your Home and Gifts

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Is there nothing more magical than Christmas?  I’ve long had an infatuation with DIY Ornaments.  We instinctively think of ornaments as home decorating ideas for Christmas but seriously, with the right placement, some of these diy ornaments can be used year ’round!  A few years back I was gifted a beautiful ornament from my family’s travels and I just couldn’t put it away, it became a home decor item.

Great Reasons to DIY Ornaments ?  As if you need any ideas, right? They make the Best Gifts!  Weddings, Showers, New Babies, New Home, New Camper ?  Are you re-decorating or moving into your first home?  Think simple and affordable first.  DIY your ornaments to fill in the usual box store ornaments.  Buy some plastic toys and paint them silver and gold or a pearly color to help reflect the lights and place them around your tree or mantel.  Remember to add a few scented pinecones or sprigs of eucalyptus for scent to get that homey, christmasy feel too.

Without further blah blah blah from me, let’s go on our little Christmas DIY Ornament tour, scroll away and get lost in the goodness!

20 DIY Christmas Ornaments for Your Home and Gifts


Pink flamingo and Shasta camper Christmas tree decor


Make rustic stars to decorate your home. They can be made from recycled jeans or burlap on a simple wireframe. A great upcycled Christmas decoration.

DIY House Ornaments @themerrythought


Flavored Milk Mix Ornaments! Combine with milk for a tasty treat! A great stocking stuffer!



Have a comic book reader? These comic expression Christmas ornaments will be just the ticket for a fun, action packed Christmas tree! Free printable and low cost tutorial!


DIY Lump of Coal Soap Ornaments


Such a fun DIY ornament! Check out our "fox in socks" Christmas ornament!! An adorable felt ornament to grace your tree this year, and for years to come. This little fox ornament can be removed from his little stocking any time someone wants to give him a squeeze. #foxornament #easyfeltornament #DIYfeltornament #animalornament #foxinsocks

Add jute ribbon to clay ornaments for a rustic touch.


How to make gold marbled Christmas ornaments


Tile samples can be turned into beautiful ornaments with this tutorial! These upcycled tile Christmas ornaments are so easy to make and fun for all ages! #upcycle #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasOrnaments


Recycled Christmas Ornaments


See how easy it is to create these rustic cabin Inspired Christmas ornaments from wood slices. Plus Download the FREE printable designs to use on your own holiday ornaments. mountainmodernlife.com


Creating vintage Florentine style Christmas ornaments with upcycled wooden coasters by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com


An easy DIY ornament idea for Christmas. These festive holiday wreaths are perfect for your tree, or as gifts for friends and family. Love that these would look perfect with any decor style: modern, rustic, farmhouse, you name it!


Clothespin People Ornaments


crochet snowflake pattern - make your own colorful snowflake ornaments


Learn how to make these pretty scalloped edge glitter ornaments! #12monthsofmartha


DIY Holiday Ornaments in Under an Hour


How to make stunning DIY Christmas ornaments from paper straws. Super easy and cheap craft idea for both kids and adults. The result is both charming and sophisticated. Click to view full tutorial!


Hang on Prancer… Before you leave, If you haven’t caught these yet, check out these DIY’s too ~  Winter Wonderland Wreaths and our Rag Wreaths that are sure to be a hit for many many years!


Hannah R

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