20+ Handmade Christmas Ornaments Using Cardboard!

Handmade Christmas Ornaments don’t need to look cheap or homemade.  Here are several beautiful Christmas ornaments to make using cardboard that would make pretty Christmas tree decorations and gift toppers.

Beautiful Handmade Christmas Ornaments Using Cardboard

I got a request from Abigail asking for some Cardboard handmade Christmas ornaments and you know how I am to serve. {high fives}  There are so many different ways to make Christmas ornament crafts especially using cardboard.  So Abigail let me know if these are what you’re looking for. I tried to get a variety of Handmade Christmas Ornaments like cardboard only,  Christmas ornament crafts for kids, 3D, congregated, rolled, blinged out and embellished.

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#1 Photo Ornaments

Creating personalized ornaments do not have to be expensive or time consuming.  Check out this darling DIY Photo Ornaments by Jackie.  She gives you pictured instructions on how to make adorable lollipop photo ornaments using paint, glitter, ribbon, and cardboard.

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#2 Ribbon Handmade Christmas Ornaments

These Ribbon Christmas Ornaments are mostly made from recycled cardboard, paint pen, and ribbon and includes a pictured tutorial on how to make.  

These Christmas Tree Decorations can be made in any shape or animal and are super simple and frugal to make. They kind of look like traditional stitched wooden Christmas decorations you’d pay a small fortune for in the store.

Also check out Jennifer's step by step tutorial shows you how to make this simple Star handmade Christmas ornament.  After cutting out your stars, use a gel pen to embellish! You can do any design you want or you can use her free printable templates.

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#3 3D Stars

Learn how to make these 3D Star Homemade Christmas Ornaments simply made from two interlocking cardboard stars.  You can paint them or hang them as they are.  You can string them into a garland or keep them as individual ornaments.

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#4 Snowflake Ornaments

These Snowflake Ornaments are made from flatten cardboard tubes like paper towel and toilet rolls, cut in 1/4" increments and bend the cardboard into any shape you want.  After you glue it together spray paint them silver metallic spray paint.

You can also use strips of cardboard or paper to make these modern Christmas ornaments in fun shapes.

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#5 Gingerbread Ornaments

Aubrey has created these Gingerbread Ornaments that you can use as a gift wrapping topper which also doubles as a gift of a homemade Christmas ornament they can use on their tree.  She gives you pictured instructions on how to make this gingerbread man ornament by downloading the gingerbread boy template, trace the template onto a sheet of Corrugated Board, cut out and how to paint.

Also check out Amanda's step by step Corrugated Cardboard Snowman Ornaments tutorial is all inclusive and even gives you a free printable pattern as well as the paint colors she used.  {giddy}

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#6 Printable Christmas Ornament Shapes

Free Printable Christmas Ornament shapes to use as stencils for cardboard or other DIY ornaments.  Simply print them out for handmade Christmas ornaments to make as gifts, cheap ornaments, or activities with kids.  Simple, easy and fun!

You can then take any of these shapes and decorate them any way you'd like.  What about making Handmade Christmas Ornaments from Wrapping Paper.  Randi shows us how to make these cheap Christmas ornaments using cardboard, wrapping paper, ribbon and hot glue.

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#8 Bird Ornament Pattern

These Anthropology styled birds are so charming and are made of recycled cardboard and scraps of yarn and felt.  PinkStripySocks gives you step by step instructions on how to make these bird ornaments with printable template

If you love the look of the threaded yarn then here are some medallion homemade Christmas ornaments tutorial that you also might enjoy making.

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#9 Gingerbread Ornaments

Mark hooks us up with a video on how to make these Gingerbread Ornaments for your Christmas tree.  He even gives you a free printable pattern so you can make them at home easier.

Also check out these DIY Gingerbread Ornaments by Ginnie who's created step by step instructions on how to make ginerbread men and looking homemade ornaments. 

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#11 Own Ornament Crafts

There are so many fun ways you can use these Owl Ornament Crafts.  They are also a fun way to recycle a cardboard box into adorable owl decor. This entire project takes about 15 minutes per owl and they can be made in any size you desire, from tiny tree ornaments to life size!  The tutorial on how to make these homemade ornaments include both written directions as well as a video.

These light bulb homemade Christmas ornaments are so fun and you can watch the video to learn how to make them.

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#12 Photo Ornaments

In her video, HappyBird's Glitter Nest teaches us how to make these Cardboard Photo Ornaments using a printer, cardboard, and bling.  I love the idea of adding family photos as Christmas tree decorations.

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#13 Bow

Bows make me happy and how fun would it be to make a few as Christmas tree decorations.  These easy Bow Handmade Christmas Ornaments are made with a circle cardboard base, 2 colors of ribbon, a little bit of yarn and a button.

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#14 Pom Pom

Cindy hooks us up with her candy cane and wreath pom pom homemade Ornaments templates that you can easily make with your kids. You cut you the template, add the glue dots and have your kids add the pom poms.

Another easy Christmas craft that you can do to make Kids Handmade Christmas Ornaments are Branch Bracelets.  These also gives them some fine motor skills of threading ribbon through holes in the cardboard tube.

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#16 Yarn

Katie shows us how to make these Yarn Homemade Christmas Ornaments which to me look like snowflake ornaments.  She goes into great detail on how to make them with pictured instructions but all you'll need is corrugated cardboard, yarn, and scraps of patterned paper.

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#17 Star

This corrugated cardboard Star Homemade Christmas Ornament is so simple and beautiful.  It's made from corrugated cardboard in tan and red, a red button, and natural raffia in a natural color.

If you want more star ideas, then check out this embellished Star Handmade Christmas ornament from Diana.  It has more of a scrapbooking look and I love it.

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