80+ Simple Homemade Christmas Ornaments
There are a variety of free Christmas ornament patterns to choose from!
From ornaments that look like candy, to beaded Christmas ornaments to make, to homemade Christmas ornaments that look like Santa and angels, you have an array of 70+ Simple Homemade Christmas Ornaments to choose from!
Learn how to make Christmas ornaments that will help your tree sparkle and shine!
These simple homemade Christmas gifts can also be given as gifts during the holiday season - no matter who you give one to, it's sure to become a keepsake.
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Some of Our Favorite Simple Homemade Christmas Ornaments
Buffalo Plaid Ribbon Tree Ornament
Buffalo plaid designs are so popular and trendy for the fall and winter! You will love how easy this tree is to create.
This easy DIY Snowy Lantern Ornament will shine brightly on your tree!
This is a quick and really fun project to make that can be done in much less than an hour!
This is such a fun, easy to make ornament using an item that you probably already have at home!
DIY Christmas Ornaments with Pom Pom Gnome
If you're a fan of making pom poms, turn them into the cutest gnome ornaments ever!
The Perfect Salt Dough Ornaments Recipe
Discover our favorite salt dough ornaments recipe for making adorable ornaments to hang on your tree. Kids will love decorating these pretend cookies.
Yarn with Knitting Needles Ornament
Have a knitter friend and a small ball of leftover yarn? Make this easy ornament!
Classically Simple Pom Pom Ornaments
All you need to do for this simple project is make a pom pom and add a loop for hanging! It doesn't get much simpler than that!
5-Minute Peppermint Yarn Wreath Ornament
Wrap yarn around a mason jar lid and create a simple wreath you can hang on the tree.
Melting Ice Marble Ornaments Tutorial
Everyone should have this tutorial in their back pocket. Swirl paint inside plastic or glass baubles for a pretty decoration.
Use mini tins from breath mints to make a small collage project! Leftover materials are your best friends with this exciting project.
How to Make Canning Jar Lid Wreaths
Save a canning jar lid and create this quick and easy Christmas craft. Eco-friendly crafts are a great way to save on supplies and help the Earth.
Tired of that CD from the 1990s? Repurpose it as a unique decoration for your tree, and showcase some family photos or cute designs.
These adorable crafts involve embellishing cookie cutters with some of your favorite supplies from your stash for an adorable look.
Easy Recycled Christmas Ornament
These will be a hit with your friends and family. Give one as a gifts in person or send it by mail.
Recycled Light bulb Holiday Ornaments
Don't throw away those burnt-out light bulbs just yet. With a little water-based varnish, tissue paper, paint and a ribbon, these eco-friendly ornaments make a great craft idea for Chrismas.
Plastic caps and leftover wrapping paper join to create this super cute tutorial! You could also fill the bottle caps with pictures of your kids, grandkids or even images of what you want for Christmas!
Easy Photo Christmas Ornaments
Save old Christmas cards and other paper items to create this simple geometric design. Add photos to each side to create a personal keepsake that you can put up year after year. This craft can be made in a flash but looks so intricate.
Easy DIY Christmas Tree Angels
This is an easy angel you can even make with the kids once they're old enough to use hot glue.
This paper craft is simply made from cardstock, ribbon and felt has a cute angel that will bless your Christmas tree this year.
Antique Angel Ornament or Wall Decor
This cheap, vintage-inspired project is made with inexpensive foam painted with a faux rust finish.
Creates a beautiful Christmas angel craft that can be displayed any time of year.
Make a polymer clay angel craft and add a unique adornment to your tree!
If there's a new addition in the family or you just want to mark a momentous occasion, this is a nice memento to make.
Christmas tree decorations are a fun and easy way to decorate for the holiday. These crochet angels can be whipped up quickly, so you can create a unique angel for everyone you love.
This is an easy and inexpensive Christmas craft using a common household material! Use glitter and ribbon to take something ordinary and make it extraordinary.
Video Tutorial! Want to make some crazy-easy, last-minute Christmas crafts? Follow the link for an easy-to-follow free crafting video on how to make angels you are sure to adore.
Unique Tampon Angel Christmas Ornament
Some people think this Unique Tampon Angel Christmas Ornament is great, others think it is gross and ridiculous. What do you think?
Some of the loveliest ornaments are angels, and you can make these and more in our free Christmas craft eBook,11 Angel Crafts to Make: Homemade Christmas Ornaments & Decorations free eBook
Beaded Christmas Ornaments
Colorful "cocktail" beads and a snowflake wire form make this a simple project that is sure to impress your guests!
This craft idea will only take you 15 minutes to make and can be displayed on your Christmas tree.
These are the ones to make if you're looking for some two-toned magic.
These would look stunning on a white or silver tree! These beaded beauties would also make great gifts for everyone on your list!
Magical Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes
Add beads to these pipe cleaner crafts for stunning snowflakes.
Christmas presents do not just have to fit under the tree. Make them tiny enough to hang from the branches!
Candy Christmas Ornaments
These sweet ornaments are perfect for decorating your Christmas tree.
For this simple idea, all you need is STYROFOAM Brand Foam, fabric and a clothespin. Warm your tree and save yourself those pesky holiday calories.
These beautiful candy-inspired handmade Christmas ornaments are great for kids to make with their parents.
Leftover materials from this Christmas craft make for a pretty sweet snack!
Easy Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments
If you're already baking Christmas cookies, make a separate batch with glue, and you'll have yummy-smelling decorations for your tree. Just don't mix up the batches and feed your famly the wrong ones!
This personalized gingerbread project made from polymer clay is a great craft for kids to make at any age. Parents, help them out, as some of the tools used for this project are sharp.
These are so great for the baker in your life! Attach it to a package of homemade cookies for a gift that's sure to please.
Whimsical Christmas Ornament Crafts
Sheet music is the inspirational source for this easy-to-make Christmas craft.
Mirrored paint and jewel-tone colors swirl together in this unique tutorial.
This cheap, personalized project can be made from household items such as a canning jar lid and paint.
Christmas Tree Holiday Domino Necklace or Ornament
This craft idea can also double as a jewelry craft. You can also wear it for New Year's Eve once Christmas is over!
Colorful Holiday Felted Ornaments
Keep the kids entertained during winter break. These colorful felted ornaments are just the thing to keep your holidays merry and bright!
Love the Christmas season? Show it off with this crochet Christmas craft. You can create this quickly and add it to your tree for a fun touch. While you're at it, make a few and give them to family members and friends. This is a great Christmas gift idea for anyone on your list.
Nothing says Christmas quite like hot cocoa, snowmen and, of course, ice skating. If you can't hit the rink this year, make these cute crafts instead. This no-sew project can be created by adults and kids alike. Since it doesn't take long to create each ice skate, you can make a bunch and hang them all on your tree together.
Who doesn't love the look of a snowman during the holiday season? Avoid cold hands and wet boots by creating a snowman Christmas craft that you can hand on your tree. Use scraps of felt to bring this Christmas sewing pattern to life. Give him a name and hang him on your tree - this snowman can be your new holiday companion!
This may not be the simplest, but your effort will be well worth it. Having this-one-of-a-kind design on your tree and watch as others smile and swoon.
Gorgeous Vintage Jewelry Ornament
This beautiful project is made with jewelry and pins from mom's old jewelry box. A Styrofoam ball, ribbon, glue, and jewelry are the main materials for this beautiful project.
If there is someone on your Christmas list that is hard to buy for, you can't go wrong with a gift card. Instead of simply handing over the plastic, make a cute sleeve and hang the present on your tree. It's like giving two gifts in one! If you don't sew, have no fear - this project doesn't require a needle and thread.
This wooden Santa craft uses non-traditional colors for a bright and unique design.
Clothespins and felt are all you need for this frugal tutorial.
This crocheted Christmas pattern is beautiful and impressive. Use heavy metallic braid to crochet a festive Santa.
These quick and easy DIY crafts can be create with flannel and felt. Create lasting memories of holiday crafting with this project.
Use crackle texture on an inexpensive base to create an adorable Christmas couple. These unique Christmas crafts can be passed on to future generations.
Young ones will especially love this crochet project when you've finished it! This craft idea can be made in a few easy steps. Grab your worsted weight yarn and get to work.
Made from high lustre yarn and a plastic canvas, this craft will brighten up your tree.
These cute Santa hats make a great addition to trees and gift packages. Everyone is sure to love them!
Instead of buying a Christmas ornament this year, gather up your yarn and hooks for this Christmas crochet pattern. This adorable craft doesn't take long to make but is sure to leave a lasting impression. Once you've mastered this project, crochet Mrs. Claus and a few elves, too.
More DIY Christmas Ornaments
Knitted Mitten Ornaments Pattern
Get your needles moving and make a set of miniature mittens. This knitting pattern is sure to become a family heirloom.
Glittered Snowman and Santa Ball Ornaments
Glitter is always in season, but during the holidays, it's especially popular. Make your tree shine with this delightfully easy tutorial. You can't help but smile when you see these sparkly decorations .
Big n' Bold Christmas Ornaments
Make a major statement. You'll want to save these handmade designs for next year, too. Show off your crafty skills and get in the holiday spirit at the same time.
Take a trip back in time with this fun and easy-to-make Christmas craft. This cute craft idea will remind you of holidays spent at your grandma's house.
Let it Snow Christmas Ornaments
Create simple adornments that sparkle and shine on your tree. This project is quick, easy and so fun.
Cheap can be chic! Just take a look at these Christmas crafts for proof.
Quick and simple ideas are what you need to decorate a tree. These hearts take just minutes to make but look so intricate.
Precious Memories Glass Photo Ornament
Once you learn how to make Christmas ornaments, you may not bve able to stop. Luckily, you can make these in no time at all.
Frosted Holly Wreath DIY Christmas Ornament
A decorated Christmas tree is the best way to celebrate the season. Add one of these to your tree and watch it sparkle all season long.
Purple Penguin Christmas Ornaments
These purple penguins will make people stop and stare. You won't believe how easy it is to complete this project.
Add festive and flowerful decorations to your tree.
Get quirky with these whimisical and wacky Christmas crafts to make.
Opt for trendy ombre hues for your tree with year when you make these DIY painted Christmas crafts.
Gold swirls and bright red berries made with paint writers create a glittering holiday decoration that you'll love to hang on your tree.
Made with floor wax and glitter, these lovely glitter crafts are great for adding some color and style to your Christmas tree.
Owl I Want for Christmas is You Ornament
You'll be smiling when you discover that these are easy to make.
These cute snowmen would look lovely hanging in the tree or on the mantel.
Glitter Topped Christmas Ornaments
Be sure to add jingle bells and pretty ribbon to the top of your glittery creation for a more regal look.
Neon Homemade Christmas Ornaments
Create these one of a kind brightly painted ornaments, perfect to personalize your tree in any color! Dare to chose new hues!
Completely transform your space with these colorful felt crafts!
BONUS! Project Made with Ornaments: This is a great and inexpensive way to add some color to your front door.
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Aug 22, 2017
My family likes to give ornaments as gifts at Christmas time, but I don't think I've ever made my own before. I will have to try this this year! What a great, personal touch )
Dec 01, 2016
Just what I was looking for as inspiration for my kids' crafty Advent activities. I love that some are quick and easy and others are a bit more involved.
Oct 28, 2016
I've actually made several of these and labeled them with "Baby's first Christmas" and given them as baby shower gifts. My personal favorite is a candy cane shaped salt dough ornament.
The Designing Peng uin
Oct 25, 2016
From simple enough to make with the grandchildren to elegant enough for the tree in the living room, others for the tree in the dining room, even some for the hallway tree - wonderful ideas
Jul 07, 2016
This will keep me busy for awhile. That box in my closet is going to get a lot of Christmas things added to it. The best part is that they all seem to be easy and inexpensive to make. Those are two of my favorite words since I am retired and live on a fixed income.
Mar 10, 2016
Wow! What a great write-up of ideas. I could make all of these all year, at the rate of maybe one a week. I would end up with so many ornaments to give away. I have to save this for later. Does anyone else like to make ornaments all year long?
Mistress of All Ev il
Dec 10, 2015
My favorite ornaments are the personal ones the kids can make. They definitely make for a more unique Christmas tree every year.
Dec 09, 2015
So many easy ideas! Can't wait to try them all!
Dec 09, 2014
These a href="https//www.pinterest.com/kumar65/christmas-d == ecorations-2014/"christmas decoration/a ideas are all great!! Cant wait to start crafting some of these ) Thanks for sharing !
Nov 12, 2013
Need to add to my comment, it. the craft section, 48 Simple Homemade Christmas Ornaments, posted a day or so ago.
Nov 12, 2013
I could not get any of these crafts to open to if I would like to make tbem. Many of them sounded wonderful.
Aug 12, 2013
Maravilloso, muy til.
Nov 20, 2012
I really love all of the ideas in this sites. Thanks for sharing!
Jan 27, 2012
Looking for a Cup Cake Crochet Pattern, would love to crochet some for friends.
Dec 17, 2011
I love all the different ideas you share... maybe your readers can suggest usages for those brownish prescription pill containers... have sooo many! Any ideas out there
Nov 22, 2012
I use mine to store my jewlery findings like jumprings and eyepins. I also store the small beads in them. Did no toothpicks fit in them perfectly.
Oct 17, 2014
I have seen the big pill bottles filled with candy or chocolate and new prescriptions added on the bottle for pretend medicine like happy pills or love potions chill pills with peppermint candies They come with made up instructions for taking them The ones I saw were at a church fund raiser and were not very creative Someone creative could make these very entertaining Also I use these for sorting out small items by wrapping tape around them until they can be taped together and still sit up straight without the lids In my medicine box I connect two rows across the box I keep medicine in This acts as a divider in the box and then I put tubes of Neosporin eye drops thermometers things like that in them Works great for inhalers I have also used them in my craft area for paint brushes paint pens things that normally…Read More fall over in a larger container Just put several in a larger container and they sit up straight and you can organize them if you need to Hope this helps
Sep 12, 2011
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