21 Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Here’s how to make a home made ornament to decorate your Christmas tree!  These make a fabulous present that is simple but beautiful!  These homemade ornament patterns include salt dough, cinnamon, chalkboard, gold dipped, kids crafts ornaments, and even personalized wire 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!

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How to Make Gold Dipped Ornaments

1.  How to Make Gold Dipped Ornaments ~ Glitz up your tree this year with gold dipped ornaments.  

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2.  Gilded Pinecone Ornament {west elm knock-off} ~ This super easy DIY ornament is a knock off of West Elms’ gilded pine cone ornaments.

DIY Brass Tack Baubles

3.  DIY Brass Tack Baubles ~ These classy brass tack balls are beautiful and easy, but time consuming. Perfect for crashing in front of the tv with a movie on a rainy day, these ornaments aren’’t going to break when they fall off the tree!

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4.  Winter Wonderland Ornament ~ This sparkling winter wonderland ornament makes you dream of a white Christmas!  It’s a clear ball dusted with fine glitter or sugar.  It’s absolutely dreamy.

 Jingle Bell Monogram Ornament

5.  Jingle Bell Monogram Ornament ~ Dashing through the snow…Looking for an inexpensive small gift that still feels like you put some thought into it? This is a great post featuring a simple, yet adorable monogram ornament idea! Great because it can be personalized with the letter choice! Give as a gift or make to put on your own tree!

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Personalized Wire Ornaments

6.  Personalized Wire 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 Photo Ornament

7.  DIY Photo Ornament ~ Learn how to make a treasured Christmas keepsake with just a few supplies. Follow these simple steps to create your photo ornament today! Hang it on a tree or use as a holiday decoration around the house, or give it as a gift to a family member.

Chalk Paint Ornaments

8.  Chalk Paint Ornaments ~ Paint plastic ornaments to get that one of a kind shabby chic look.

 Vintage Map Ornament

9.  Vintage Map Ornament ~ This is a fun idea where you’’ll learn how to take a glass ornament and some vintage maps, to create a unique holiday piece of decor! Follow this fabulous tutorial to learn how. Easy with fun and festive results!

Felt Ornament

Felt Ogee Ornament

10.  Felt Ogee Ornament ~  Hand made ornaments that are easily constructed from felt and pom poms. A great beginner sewing project and a fun family Christmas craft.

Felt Snow Ball Ornaments

11.  Felt Snow Ball Ornaments ~ Try this simple felt craft idea to decorate your Christmas tree and home this holiday season. Now you can have baubles in your favorite colors!

Salt Dough

Salt Dough Ornaments

12.  Salt Dough Ornaments ~ Dough Ornaments are great because they are easy to personalize! This post is perfect if you have never made dough ornaments before because it is filled with tips and tricks to making these fun ornaments! A great family craft!

Salt Dough Ornaments 

13.  Salt Dough Ornaments ~ Salt dough is easy to make and uses three ingredients you already have in your cupboard {flour, salt and water}. You can make gift ornaments these to match whatever paper you are using or just to hang them on the tree. It would be really fun to have kids make them to go on gifts for the family, too!

Cinnamon Ornaments

Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

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

Cinnamon Ornament

15.  Cinnamon Spice and A Little Glitter 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.

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Chalkboard Christmas Tree Ornament

16.  Chalkboard Christmas Tree Ornament ~ Easily make your own set of chalkboard ornaments, with $1 wood ornaments, chalkboard spray paint and a chalkboard pen.  Best of all they will look oh so chic hanging on your Christmas tree this year!

Etched Birch Ornaments

17.  Etched Birch 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.

Home Made Ornament

18.  Wooden Joy Block Ornament DIY {Christmas DIY Ornaments} ~ After a quick trip to your local craft store to get the supplies on the supply list you’ll be able to create this beautiful ornament for your Christmas tree. With a rustic chic style it’s sure to compliment your holiday decor! A beautiful wooden and twine ornament made easy with this great post!

Kids Crafts Ornaments

Bottle Cap Ornaments

19.  Bottle Cap Ornaments ~ Here is a cute ornament that your kids can help make and will look great on the Christmas tree! Easy and inexpensive to make, all you need is bottle caps, paint and ribbon! 

Fingerprint Reindeer Ornament

20.  Fingerprint Reindeer Ornament  ~ Not only are these ornaments adorable, the reindeer is your children’s sweet little thumbprints so they are keepsakes for years to come. This would make a great Christmas gift for the grandparents.

Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornament

21.  Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornament ~ Need an easy ornament craft for the kiddos this year? Well, pull out those popsicle sticks and glitter glue and get ready.

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