22 Easy Homemade Ornaments Perfect for Gift Giving


Here’s how to make a homemade Christmas ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree!  These make a fabulous present that is simple but beautiful!  These handmade ornaments patterns include salt dough, cinnamon, gold leaf, mason jar lid, chalk embroidered, kids crafts ornaments, and even framed ornaments.

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Create a new Christmas tradition or do a simple activitiy for kids with these awesome holiday crafts! Use these pictured instructions to make Holiday CraftsDIY DecorFood and RecipesParty Ideas, Free Printables, and Activities for Kids perfect for the holiday season!

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Gold Leaf DIY Ornaments

1.  Gold Leaf DIY Ornaments ~ Glitz up your tree this year with gold leaf ornaments. 

DIY Clay Feathers

2.  DIY Clay Feathers ~ Feathers are a fun trend and with this easy tutorial you will be able to make feathers. They’re perfect for embellishing a gift, using as an ornament or even as a place card.

 Wire Name Christmas Ornaments

3.  Wire Name Christmas Ornaments ~ Use these little personalized beauties as ornaments or to personalize gift wrapping. They’re a great keepsake that can be used year after year!

DIY Tattoo Ornaments

4.  DIY Tattoo Ornaments ~ Who would have thought that you could apply temporary tattoos to ornaments?  Genius!

DIY Hanging Snow Globe Ornament

5.  DIY Hanging Snow Globe Ornament ~ Create this beautiful little winter snow globe ornament using small trees, ornaments and other small items, a nostalgic way to decorate the tree!

Embossed Clay Star Ornament

6. Embossed Clay Star Ornament ~ Add a diy touch to your tree this year with these Embossed Clay Star Decorations made using air drying clay.

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Leather Christmas Ornament

7.  Leather Christmas Ornament ~ Instead of using paper to make this traditional Scandinavian ornament trying using strips of leather.

Cinnamon Star Ornaments

8.  Cinnamon Star Ornaments ~ Here is a great way to start the Christmas season! Not only are these cute and festive little ornaments but they also smell like Christmas! Perfect to hang around the house or on the Christmas tree.

Mason Jar Lid Ornament

9.  Mason Jar Lid Ornament ~ This is a fun idea where you’’ll learn how to take a mason jar lid, die cut or stickers and some plaid fabric, to create a unique holiday piece of decor! Follow this fabulous tutorial to learn how. Easy with fun and festive results!


10.  Beaded Christmas Ornaments {snowflake} ~ Try this simple bead craft idea to decorate your Christmas tree and home this holiday season. 

Rustic Twig Arrows

11.  Rustic Twig Arrows ~ Even though these rustic arrows are ornaments you could always use a longer twig and turn them into longer arrows for an accent piece or displaying in a vase.

 Frame Christmas Ornaments

12.  Frame Christmas Ornaments ~ Frame a picture with a ruler.  Super cute idea! 

Felt Ornament

Ribbon Candy Felt Ornaments

13.  Ribbon Candy Felt Ornaments ~ Hand made ornaments that are easily constructed from felt. A great beginner sewing project and a fun family Christmas craft.

Handmade Ornament

Chalk Embroidery Mini Hoop Ornaments

14.  Chalk Embroidery Mini Hoop Ornaments ~ Looking for an inexpensive small gift that still feels like you put some thought into it? This is a great post featuring an adorable embroidery ornament idea! Great because it can be personalized with an actual name placed on it! Give as a gift or make to put on your own tree!

Photo Transfer Wood Ornaments

15.  Photo Transfer Wood Ornaments  These precious photo ornaments are an easy project to give as gifts this holiday season. Hang them on your tree as an ornament or on a doorknob to decorate a room.

Wooden Christmas Ornaments

16.  Wooden Christmas Ornaments ~ Bring the outdoors into your home this year with these rustic etched birch ornaments.  If you don’t have a wood burning tool you could always paint them with chalkboard paint and draw your own design.

Homemade Christmas Ornaments for Kids

Children's Sharpie Art Ornaments

17.  Children’s Sharpie Art Ornaments ~ Customize your own ornaments with Sharpie markers.  The skies the limit with what you draw.

Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments

18.  Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments ~ This is a fabulous post with a fabulous idea of how to embellish your gifts and tree this year! Using cinnamon dough and a cookie cutter you’’ll be able to create these great ornaments! Easy and stylishly festive!

DIY Kids Handprint Ornaments

19.  DIY Kids Handprint Ornaments ~ Not only are this ornament adorable, the snowman is your children’’s sweet little handprints so they are keepsakes for years to come. This would make a great Christmas gift for the grandparents.

Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornament

20. Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornament ~ Need an easy ornament craft for the kiddos this year? Well, pull out those ribbon scraps, find a twig and get ready.

Pom Poms and Pinecones Ornaments

21.  Pom Poms and Pinecones Ornaments ~ How fun and colorful are these pinecone ornaments?  Add a combination of bright colors that are perfect for Christmas.

Salt Dough Reindeer Ornament

22.  Salt Dough Reindeer Ornament ~ This salt dough hand print is a wonderful keepsake gift! It’’s a great way to capture small hands and see the growth throughout the years. They are so simple to make and I guarantee you already have all of the ingredients in your kitchen. {wink}



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