15 Homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments


We do love Christmas and one thing we LOVE doing is making at least one little homemade Christmas ornament every year. Both for our Christmas tree and Granny’s! Some these I made with the children, some on my own and hopefully there will be something for everyone!

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UPDATE: This post was written many moons ago! In fact almost 6 years ago. Since then we have created MANY MANY More wonderful Homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments AND have put them all in one place – BY AGE GROUP.. so if you want to see more ideas.. visit our DIY Ornaments Craft page and browse our ornament ideas by Preschool, Kids and “Big Kids”!! I hope that is helpful!

Here are some of our favourite handmade ornaments for Christmas

  Pipecleaner snowflakes – these look so pretty and are really easy to make!

More fun with Pipe Cleaners – turn them into these super sweet Pipecleaner Christmas Tree Ornaments

Let cookie cutters work their magic with these oh so simple cookie cutter clay ornaments!

Super cute CORK SANTAS.. how jolly and cheerful are these? More DIY Cork Ornament Designs here!

Walnuts are a great traditional medium to use for Christmas Ornaments. These Walnut Reindeers are just so sweet! More Walnut Crafts here!

Turn your summer sea glass finds into a festive Sea Glass Christmas Ornament.. rather easy to make too! And a wonderful keepsake from your holidays!

We love a Paper Ornament.. and have LOTS of great Paper Ornament DIYs for you.. these are just a sample of there:

Paper Ornaments made from square pieces of paper

Paper Snowman Ornament (use office paper only!)

 And gorgeous Paper Cardinal Ornaments (including free printable!)

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Felt Ornaments – these felt ornaments use cookie cutters as stencils and are great for older kids practicing the blanket stitch

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Austrian Paper Angel – made from paper and old STOCKINGS (!) you can make these easy angels with things you already have at home

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Edible Ornaments – every preschooler will ADORE these easy NO EGG Edible Ornaments

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Pine Cone Elves – though we love the little pine cone babies.. I ADORE the gumnut version of these. How wonderful are they?

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Snowflakes – this was part of my “learn how to crochet” efforts.. a great pattern for beginners

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Art Paper Baubles & Trees – these come with a health warning.. . once you start you won’t be able to stop making these! I have many them and variations on these many times over the years – great for work in the classroom too!

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Orange Slices – this is such a wonderful and classic rustic ornament diy – a must for kids at least ONCE in their childhood

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Cookie Cutter Card & Ornament in One – practice those cutting skills and make simple paper ornaments with the kids!

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Physalis Elves – Physalis are such an amazing Autumn find and look stunning as little elves

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Walnut Babies – walnuts are super fun to craft with for christmas  – we have a whole set of Walnut Ornaments for you to browse and have a go at!

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Scrap Fabric Angel – love this guest post designed and blogged by a teen reader of mine! So sweet.

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Swedish Hearts – a great paper ornament craft for all year round!

Mini Presents – we made these for our dolls house.. but I know the Kindness Elves would love them too and they would look great as mini ornaments

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Fabric Keepsake Bauble – use an old bauble and some of your baby’s babygrows to make this easy keepsake ornament!

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Photo Paper Baubles a variation on the art bauble – I told you won’t be able to stop making these!

Hope you enjoyed this selection of Homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments and that you are inspired to have a go!

Don’t forget we have many many more of our DIY Ornaments now all in one place:

DIY Ornaments for Preschool

DIY Ornaments for Kids

DIY Ornaments for Adults

Now our FAVOURITE 30 DIY Christmas Ornament is available in this handy download as an ebook:


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