Instead of buying new, expensive Christmas ornaments each year, why not make your own decorations to adorn your Christmas tree? Find 19 ideas here.
Crafting is just a part of the Christmas tradition in my family.
One of my favorite family traditions is our ornament exchange. Everyone designs and creates a handmade ornament and makes enough to share with everyone else. So every year I have new handmade ornaments, which are also keepsakes, hanging on our tree.
Here you will find all of my DIY ornaments with tutorials. I hope they inspire you to create your own handmade ornaments.
Handmade Christmas Ornaments:
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1. Arabesque Tile Ornaments
Looking for a unique Christmas tree decoration that uses an Arabesque tile? Learn how to make this beautiful ceramic tile ornament using our free SVG.
2. Etched Slate Christmas Ornaments
Make your own etched slate Christmas ornaments with Etchall. This step-by-step tutorial includes 4 Free SVG stencils to help you make your own holiday ornaments.
3. Custom Acrylic Ornaments with UV Resin
Acrylic ornaments are perfect for your Christmas tree, holiday mantel, or as gifts! Learn how to make keepsake ornaments that will last for years to come.
4. Personalized Name Ornaments
How to Make Personalized Name Ornaments made with the Cricut Maker and Knife Blade. An Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Craft Tutorial Idea.
5. Christmas Balloon Ornaments
These DIY Christmas ornaments are so simple to make and are so pretty! They require no tools and take less than a minute each.
6. Beaded Star Ornaments
Make your own Christmas beaded star ornaments with wood beads, baking clay, twine, and a few easy steps. This craft allows you to customize the color, and size of your ornament.
7. M&M Candy Christmas Ornaments
With a few supplies—and a little time— you can create your own M&M candy ornaments for your Christmas tree or around your home. Isn't the reindeer so cute?
8. Mini Faux Fur Christmas Tree Ornaments
If you're looking for a quick project for holiday decorations, try making these Christmas tree-shaped faux fur ornaments.
9. Book Print Christmas Ornament
Are you a book lover? Decorate your Christmas Tree with a handmade Book Page Christmas Ornament.
10. Christmas Tree Snow Globe Ornament
Every year my side of the family does a Christmas Ornament Exchange. This is my favorite tradition at Christmas time.
11. Metal Tag Ornaments
Decorate your Christmas Tree with handmade metal ornaments made with vinyl! A complete tutorial for these rustic farmhouse Christmas ornaments.
12. Beaded Tassel Ornament
Learn How to Make a Beaded Tassel Ornament to hang on your Christmas Tree. An Easy DIY Craft Tutorial Idea perfect for the holidays!
13. Sparkly Christmas Ornaments with Glitter
Create beautiful sparkly Christmas ornaments to hang on your Christmas Tree. This handmade family keepsake ornament will be a favorite for years to come.
14. Mercury Glass Ornaments
Follow this tutorial to make a vintage Mercury Glass Ornament. A beautiful keepsake ornament for your Christmas Tree that you can keep or give as a gift. I just love the ribbon on top!
15. Gold Animal Ornaments
DIY gold Christmas Ornaments made with spray paint. This is an easy DIY craft tutorial idea for a gorgeous ornament that will look amazing hanging on your Christmas Tree.
16. Christmas Snowflake Ornament
Make a festive Snowflake Keepsake Ornament for your Christmas tree this year. An easy DIY craft tutorial idea that also makes a great Christmas gift!
17. Soda Can Christmas Ornament
Transform aluminum soda cans into charming keepsake ornaments with this simple DIY tutorial. Create unique ball ornaments that will sparkle on your Christmas tree.
18. Infusible Ink Wood Christmas Ornaments
Learn to make personalized wooden Christmas ornaments with our guide on three easy sublimation techniques. Perfect for holiday crafting!
19. Faux Stained Glass Ornament and Free Laser File
Create a stunning faux stained glass Christmas ornament using acrylic, resin, and our free SVG file. This easy guide adds an elegant flair to your holiday decorations!
I hope you have a merry holiday season with all of your homemade ornaments.
Our Crafting Essentials List:
- The Cricut Cutting Machine is easily our favorite crafting tool. We use it in so many of our tutorials!
- These MakerX Crafting Tools are perfect for keeping in the craft room, and are always ready when needed!
- This Fiskars Paper Trimmer is easy to use and cuts nicely without frayed edges.
- These Scotch Precision Scissors cut like a dream and you get multiple pairs in a pack!