The holidays are meant to be a time to enjoy precious moments spent with family and friends, but all too often we find ourselves spending too much money to decorate our homes perfectly. The good news is there are plenty of quick and easy ways to make your home festive; a few garlands of evergreens, a colorful wreath in the window, or an arrangement of simple votive candles flickering on the mantel can create an abundance of cheer. You can also create your own Christmas tree ornaments. Personalized ornaments are a great idea if you have a certain specific decorating scheme in mind. Decorate ornaments with paint, glitter, or ribbons and sequins.
Here are our top 10 easy-to-make DIY Christmas tree ornament ideas in no particular order:
Oh, what fun it is to ride on these cute, little popsicle sleighs!
Get the tutorial at Clean and Scentsible.
Mini Snow Globes
For these winter wonderland globes, you’ll need plastic old-fashioned light bulb ornaments, white glitter, mini bottle brush trees, red and white striped baker’s twine, and a hot glue gun.
Get the tutorial at No Biggie.
10-Minute Photo Keepsake Ornaments
Make your favorite holiday memories last a lifetime with these quick personalized ornaments. Grab your photos, cut them into circles, and apply to wood slices using Mod Podge.
Get the tutorial at Simple As That.
Felt Christmas Tree Ornament
Making (and then hanging) these adorable felt trees is an easy craft for the whole family.
Get the tutorial at This Heart of Mine.
Rustic Boho Twig Arrows
Take a more bohemian approach with your ornaments by making arrows with twigs, feathers, and wooden beads.
Get the tutorial at Thoughts From Alice.
Scrabble Tile Ornament
Add the title of your favorite Christmas tune to your tree by using Scrabble tiles.
Get the tutorial at Crafts by Amanda
Red Nose Reindeer Ornament
Use two-and-a-half wine corks and a little bit of fabric scrap to create a miniature Rudolph.
Get the tutorial at The Homeless Finch.
French Macaroon Ornament
Give your tree a French twist by adding these colorful sweets! These faux macaroon ornaments can be made using either polymer clay or fondant.
Vintage Map Ornament
Recycle your old paper maps by turning them into ornaments! Simply follow this blogger’s surprisingly easy folding technique, then loop with a ribbon to finish.
Get the tutorial at Chic California.
Upgrade a Plain Glass Ornament
At around a dollar each, these empty orbs offer an affordable catalyst for creativity. Fill one with small wooden chips, another with a single each, these empty orbs offer an affordable catalyst for creativity. Fill one with small wooden chips, another with a single stunning peacock feather (attached to the ornament’s top with hot glue). Or compose a more obvious Christmas scene by dropping a model fir tree into a globe dusted with artificial snow. You can also use tweezers to position branches inside and even hot-glue a tiny cardinal in place.
Create a new keepsake with these easy-to-make ornament ideas. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Bronson Design Studio!