Unique DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas

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Handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas not just for Your Christmas Tree but for Special Keepsakes and DIY Gift Ideas

One of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions is spending time together to craft unique Christmas Ornaments. Each year, we invite friends over to share the afternoon with us, making wonderful holiday crafts while enjoying some warm apple cider or mulled wine.

Over the years, we’ve made so many different types of ornaments from Yarn Wrapped Christmas Trees to Shrinky Dink Ornaments and Marbled Glass Globes. But, my alltime favorite handmade ornaments are still the Alcohol Ink Ornaments we made a few years ago.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

This year, I was researching some new ornament ideas for our holiday craft day and it occurred to me that I need to do an article to showcase the creative ways that you guys decorate your Christmas Trees!

Here, you will find a wide variety of different Christmas ornaments to make not only for your tree but also to give as a DIY Gift and Keepsake. And remember, personalized ornaments made with family photos make a wonderful gift idea for Grandparents.

Finally, if you are a hobby or small business crafter selling on the Art and Craft Fair or Festival circuit, you’re sure to find some inspiring ideas for Christmas ornaments to make and sell.

I’ll be updating this list annually so make sure and check back every holiday season to see which fun, new ornament ideas I have found for you!

Also, be sure to have a look at my DIY Christmas Wreath with Ball Ornaments and DIY Christmas Wreath Ideas articles.

How Do You Hang Christmas Ornaments?

There are lots of creative ways to hang your special Christmas ornaments on the tree. The simplest way is to use special wire ornament hangers or hooks. They’re super easy to use and very inexpensive.

Also, another great option for hanging your ornaments is to use colorful, fabric ribbon. These can be tied into a little bow, making your ornament even more festive!

Supplies for DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas

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Now, without further ado, I hope you enjoy all of these creative and unique DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas. A huge THANK YOU to the wonderful crafters for allowing me to share their ideas.

1. Embroidered Kid’s Art Ornament

by Swoodson Says

Embroidered Artwork Ornament

2. Easy Burlap Angel Ornament

by Gym Craft Laundry

Burlap Angel Christmas Ornament

3. Embroidered Family Photo Ornament

by Swoodson Says

Embroidered Family Photo Ornament

4. DIY Yarn Ball Ornament

by Where The Smiles Have Been

Yarn Ball Christmas Ornament

5. Wine Cork Sled Ornament

by Creative Green Living

Wine Cork Christmas Ornament

6. Dollar Store Snowball Ornament

by Creative Green Living

Dollar Tree Snowball Ornaments

7. DIY Walnut Reindeer Tree Ornament

by Red Ted Art

Walnut Reindeer Ornament

8. Personalized Christmas Tree Ornament

by Organized 31

Personalized Christmas Tree Ornament

9. Christmas Candy Cane Ornaments

by The Soccer Mom Blog

Candy Cane Ice Skate Ornaments

10. Easy Ombre Glitter Ornaments

by My Turn For Us

DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas - Easy Ombre LightBulb Crafts

11. Decoupage Christmas Ornaments

by Burlap And Blue

Unique DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas. Decoupage Christmas Ornaments

12. Salt Dough Handprint Ornament

by Mommy Moment

Salt Dough Handprint Ornament

13. Glass Ornaments Painted with Alcohol Inks

by FiberArtsy

DIY Christmas Ornament painted with Alcohol Inks

14. Wooden Christmas Tree Ornaments

by Mommy Moment

Wooden Christmas Tree Ornaments

15. Christmas Wish Ornaments

by A Princess And Her Pirates

Christmas Wish Tree Ornaments

16. Silhouette Cameo Ornaments

by A Princess And Her Pirates

Silhouette Cameo Christmas Ornaments

17. Embossed Wood Slice Ornaments

by Sustain My Craft Habit

Glitter embossed wood slice ornaments

18. Glitter Salt Dough Ornaments

by The Best Ideas For Kids

Salt Dough Glitter Ornaments

19. Pink and Gold Glitter Globe Ornaments

by Mommy Moment

Pink and Gold Flitter Globe Ornaments

20. DIY Mercury Glass Ornaments

by One Thousand Oaks

DIY Mercury Glass Ornaments

21. Glass Globe Ornament with Pine Greenery

by Moms Who Save

Globe Christmas Ornament with Pine Greenery

22. DIY Paper Christmas Tree Ornament

by Moms Who Save

Handmade Paper Christmas Ornament

23. Keepsake Lace DIY Ornament

by Tikkido

Keepsake Lace Christmas Tree Ornament

24. Jingle Bell Ornaments

by Sunny Sweet Days

Jingle Bell Ball Ornaments

25. Miniature Gingerbread Ornaments

by Tikkido

Miniature Gingerbread Ornaments

26. Quilted Christmas Ornaments

by Tikkido

Quilted Christmas Ornament Tutorial

27. Christmas Tree Bird Houses

by Faeries & Fauna

Christmas Tree Ornament Bird Houses

28. DIY Farmhouse Ornament

by Faeries & Fauna

DIY Farmhouse Christmas Ornament

29. Handmade Felt Reindeer Ornaments

by Fleece Fun

Handmade Felt Reindeer Ornaments

30. 3D Christmas Tree Ornaments

by Sun & Sea Salt

3D Tree Ornaments

31. Keepsake Photo Globe Ornament

by All Things Mamma

Keepsake Photo Globe Ornament

How Do You Decorate Clear Ornaments?

There are so many different ways that you can decorate clear ornaments, whether they are made of glass or shatterproof plastic. You can decorate the outside with acrylic paints, alcohol inks, stickers and yarn or you can pour the paints inside the ornament for a marbled look. Also, it’s fun to fill the inside with glitter, pine needles or little mints and candies.

More DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas:

Hopefully, this mega list of ideas for making your own Christmas ornaments gives you lots of inspiration and motivation to begin crafting! However, if you didn’t find exactly the idea you were looking for, Country Living has a wonderful article with 75 DIY Christmas Ornament for you to make.

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