21 Homemade Ornaments to Make


How to make a home made ornament to decorate your Christmas tree or as a great present is simple!  These homemade ornament patterns include salt dough, cinnamon, origami, kids crafts ornaments, and even printable ornament templates.

Homemade Ornaments to Make

There are 391 Home Made Ornament Patterns over on the Tip Junkie Creative Community if you’re looking how to make even more homemade ornaments with great instructions.

As always, the Tip Junkie Christmas Site has over a THOUSAND pictured tutorials with free patterns so you can always search there if you’re looking for something specific. {wink}

Home Made Ornament

Home Made Ornament

1.  Twine and Rag Ornaments {Christmas Ornament DIY} ~ Here is a post where you’ll learn to make not one but two vintage looking ornaments! One using twine and hot glue and the other using cotton fabric and pins, both will look fabulous hanging on your Christmas tree this year!

Homemade Ornament

2.  Fabric Pinecones {Christmas Crafts} ~ Create pine cones out of your fabric with the help of some fabric stiffener.  Hang them on the door in place of a Christmas wreath or use them as ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree.  You can even use them to embellish a plain gift bag for Christmas presents.  The uses for these festive fabric pinecones are endless.

Home Made Ornament

3.  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!

Home Made Ornament

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.

Home Made Ornament

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

Homemade Ornament

Homemade Ornament

6.  Jack Skellington Snowman Ornament ~ If you are looking for a Christmas gift for a  Jack Skellington fan, Creme de la Gems has a tutorial for a handmade Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington Snowman Christmas Ornament .

Homemade Ornament

7.  Sock Cuddled Glass Ornament ~ This is a fun idea where you’ll learn how to take a glass ornament and some colorful or textured socks, to create a unique holiday piece of decor! Follow this fabulous tutorial to learn how. Easy with fun and festive results!

8.  Wrapping Paper Ornaments Christmas Tree ~ Decorate a stunning glittery Christmas tree with handmade wrapping paper ornaments. Glitter wrapping paper will add amazing sparkle to your tree with little effort and not much cost!

Felt Ornament

Felt Ornament

9.  Gingerbread House Ornament {Christmas Gift Idea} ~ Create this homemade gingerbread house ornament as a Christmas gift idea or stocking stuffer idea for friends, family, teachers and co-workers this year. This tutorial includes a downloadable template to make this simple sewing gift perfect for even the beginner sewer.

Felt Ornament

10.  Typography Ornaments ~ Use these little beauties as ornaments, to personalize gift wrapping, or just display them in a pretty bowl (or maybe on a pretty pedestal?) for easy holiday decorating.

Salt Dough

Salt Dough

11.  Salt Dough Ornament Making Tips ~ 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!

Snowflake Gift Ornament

12.  Snowflake Gift 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 Ornament

13.  Cinnamon Dough 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!

Cinnamon Ornament

14.  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.

Origami Ornament

Origami Ornament

15.  Origami Wreath Tutorial ~ Learn how folding origami can create beautiful ornaments or card for those you love. This simple tutorial will show you all you need to know to create a one-of-a-kind gift this holiday season.

Christmas Kusadama Balls

16.  Christmas Kusadama Balls ~ These flower 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!

Kids Crafts Ornaments

Kids Crafts Ornaments

17.  Peppermint Candy Monogram Ornament {Christmas Ornament} ~ 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 are soft peppermint candies, cardboard letters and glue! Could even make a lovely present topper!

Kids Ornament

18.  DIY Merry Mouse Ornament ~ ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring except one merry little mouse. This little ornament has always been something that is near and dear to my heart because it was something I handmade when I was younger I decided to recreate it and share it with you for our Trim Your Tree DIY Ornament series this week on A Night Owl!

Kid Christmas Ornament

19.  Five Fingers Snowman Ornament  {Christmas} ~ A friend of mine had a version of this on her tree years ago and I loved it then, and love it now!  The cute little poem it comes with is so darling. This makes a sweet little Christmas gift.

Printable Ornament Templates

Printable Ornament

20.  Printable Winter Birds {Free Printables} ~ Twelve beautiful printable birds from Rebecca Kallem.  These beautiful winter birds would make unique gift tags for Christmas presents this year or you can print them out and hang them as Christmas ornaments on your tree or as embellishments to a winter garland.

Printable Christmas Ornament

21. Colorful Christmas Tree Ornament ~ Two free printables to create a crazy, colorful Christmas tree ornament.  The fun designs and free Christmas tree template can also be used to make a colorful paper tree bunting.   This printable Christmas craft is great for all ages.

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We’re continuing our Christmas in July with more amazing pictured tutorials for homemade gifts, DIY decorating, free printables, and recipes.

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