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25 Amazing DIY Christmas Ornaments

DIY Ornaments

When it comes to decorating the tree for Christmas, nothing beats using handmade ornaments as part of the family tradition. Here are 25 DIY Christmas ornament tutorials to keep you and your little elves busy this holiday season!

  • Twiggy Christmas Tree Ornaments 1 of 25
    Twiggy Christmas Tree Ornaments
    Materials needed:
    Twigs, handsaw, drill with small bit, ribbon, scissors, large needle, sandpaper, liquid acrylic paints (optional).
    Visit the michele made me blog for the complete tutorial!
  • Map Kissing Ball Ornament 2 of 25
    Map Kissing Ball Ornament
    Materials needed:
    A Styrofoam ball, a scrap of ribbon, an old map, hot glue.
    Visit the MaryJanes and Galoshes blog for the complete tutorial!
  • Yarn Wreath Ornaments 3 of 25
    Yarn Wreath Ornaments
    Materials needed:
    Yarn, Styrofoam wreaths, little decorations and charms (optional).
    Visit the CHristopher and Tia blog for the complete tutorial!
  • Felt Polaroid Ornament 4 of 25
    Felt Polaroid Ornament
    Materials needed:
    White felt, scissors, a pencil/chopstick, iron, sewing machine & thread, ribbon, picture(s).
    Visit the katie.cupcake blog for the complete tutorial!
  • Holiday Shadowbox Ornament 5 of 25
    Holiday Shadowbox Ornament
    Materials needed:
    Sizzix Bigz XL Die Cube, Sizzix Big Shot die cutter, 1 sheet black card stock, Mod Podge Silver Shimmer, FolkArt acrylic paint (ocean cruise, winter white), paper mache box approximately 2.5 - 2.75" square, mini Christmas ornaments, 1 yard silver ribbon, Bo Bunny red brads (buttons can be used as well), white stuffing for fake snow, craft glue, craft knife, scissors, paintbrush, toothpick.

    Visit the Mod Podge Rocks! blog for the complete tutorial!
  • Glitzy Ornaments 6 of 25
    Glitzy Ornaments
    Materials needed:
    White or off-white tissue paper, tape, scissors, a hot glue gun & glue sticks, ribbon, miniature ornaments, flat wooden circles, Mod Podge & brush or sponge, glitter.
    Visit the crafter hours blog for the complete tutorial!
  • Yarn and Candy Ornaments 7 of 25
    Yarn and Candy Ornaments
    Materials needed:
    2 in. Styrofoam balls, yarn in your favorite colors, mini candy canes, hot glue gun.
    Visit the Hostess with the Mostess blog for the complete tutorial!
  • Poinsettia Ornaments 8 of 25
    Poinsettia Ornaments
    Materials needed:
    Coffee filters, red acrylic paint, foam brush, toilet paper tube, scissors, glue, small clothespins (optional), needle and floss for hanging.
    Visit the Crafty Crow blog for the complete tutorial!
  • Acorn-Topped Ornaments 9 of 25
    Acorn-Topped Ornaments
    Materials needed:
    Acorn tops with stems attached (dried, not fresh), unfinished wooden beads (available at craft supply stores or online, select a size that fits your acorn caps), hot glue gun with hot glue sticks, fine-tipped permanent pen, pink color pencil (optional), twine.
    Visit the Creature Comforts blog for the complete tutorial!
  • Paper Pine Cone Ornament 10 of 25
    Paper Pine Cone Ornament
    Materials needed:
    Assorted papers of your choice, a Styrofoam egg, scissors, short appliqué pins, hot glue gun.
    Visit the Hybrid Chick blog for the complete tutorial!
  • Mini Knit Envelope Ornaments 11 of 25
    Mini Knit Envelope Ornaments
    Materials needed:
    Size 6 double pointed needle, yarn needle, embroidery needle, scissors, pinking shears, yarn, felt, embroidery floss, cardboard piece for backing, .5 inch button for envelope closure.
    Visit the Duo Fiberworks blog for the downloadable pattern and complete tutorial!
  • Paint Chip Ornaments 12 of 25
    Paint Chip Ornaments
    Materials needed:
    Paint chips, sewing machine and thread.
    Visit the elsie marley blog for the complete tutorial!
  • Modern Starburst Paper Ornament 13 of 25
    Modern Starburst Paper Ornament
    Materials needed:
    Paper, scissors, a circular object for a template, ruler, pencil, needle, thread, rubber band, glue.
    Visit the How About Orange blog for the complete tutorial!
  • Button Ornaments 14 of 25
    Button Ornaments
    Materials needed:
    Pipe cleaners, buttons, glue, felt, thread for hanging.
    Visit the Martha Stewart website for the complete tutorial!
  • Origami Glitter Crane Ornaments 15 of 25
    Origami Glitter Crane Ornaments
    Materials needed:
    Gold and silver paper, gold and silver glitter, glue, acrylic gloss spray (available at most craft supply stores), paintbrush or foam brush.
    Visit the zakka life blog for the complete tutorial!
  • Sewn Bird Ornaments 16 of 25
    Sewn Bird Ornaments
    Materials needed:
    Nine quarter yards of assorted prints, wool felt, high loft cotton batting, cotton thread, embroidery thread.
    Visit the purl bee blog for the template and complete tutorial!
  • Scrabble Ornaments 17 of 25
    Scrabble Ornaments
    Materials needed:
    An assortment of Scrabble tiles and trays, saw, hot glue gun, twine or ribbon, drill with a small drill bit.
    Visit the My Sweet Savannah blog for the complete tutorial!
  • Jingle Bell Flower Ornaments 18 of 25
    Jingle Bell Flower Ornaments
    Materials needed:
    A cardboard egg carton, acrylic paint (red, green, lime green, and brown), one jingle bell for each flower, 10 in. piece of green yarn, scissors, paintbrush, needle with large eye.
    Visit the Crafty Crow blog for the complete tutorial!
  • Dimensional Felt Ornaments 19 of 25
    Dimensional Felt Ornaments
    Materials needed:
    Cardstock, 1 sheet of Friendly Felt, scraps of wool or acrylic felt, water-soluble fabric marker, scissors, sewing machine, hand-sewing needle and thread, tacky glue, scrap of embroidery floss, cotton swab (optional).
    Visit the Craftzine.com blog for the template and complete tutorial!
  • Mini Lantern Ornaments 20 of 25
    Mini Lantern Ornaments
    Materials needed:
    Toilet paper tube, pencil, scissors, acrylic paint, paintbrush, glue, wire for hanging (optional).
    Visit the Crafty Crow blog for the complete tutorial!
  • Holiday Mitten Ornaments 21 of 25
    Holiday Mitten Ornaments
    Materials needed:
    Wool felt, lightweight woven fabric (like printed cotton), embroidery floss or yarn, buttons, ribbon.
    Visit the oliver + s website for the pattern and complete tutorial!
  • Felt Owl Ornaments 22 of 25
    Felt Owl Ornaments
    Materials needed:
    Wool felt, thread, buttons, ribbon, material for stuffing.
    Visit the Juicy Bits blog for the pattern and complete tutorial!
  • Argyle Embroidery Hoop Ornament 23 of 25
    Argyle Embroidery Hoop Ornament
    Materials needed:
    Cotton fabric in three different colors, fusible web, stabilizer (optional), a 3 in. wooden embroidery hoop, embroidery floss in two colors of your choice, iron, scissors, pencil.
    Visit the so september blog for the pattern and complete tutorial!
  • Geometric Ornament 24 of 25
    Geometric Ornament
    Materials needed:
    Natural straw, button thread (or other strong thread), yarn needle.
    Visit the elsie marley blog for the complete tutorial!
  • Jingle Mouse Ornament 25 of 25
    Jingle Mouse Ornament
    Materials needed:
    Wool felt, bell, embroidery thread, 4 in. long ribbon for loop, Polyfil stuffing.
    Visit the Pimp Stitch blog for the pattern and complete tutorial!



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