Before you dig out that rusty basement box of go-to Christmas ornaments, try crafting your own this year. It’s a simple method to tweak your Christmas decorations without spending a lot of money, and you’ll have a lot of fun doing it. You can even host a mini DIY Christmas ornament-making party with your pals or swap a little DIY time for family game night. We’ve found a plethora of handmade Christmas ornaments that will look gorgeous on your tree this year, from marbleized appearances to nature-inspired crafts.
Make Your Own Christmas Decoration:
Handmade Christmas ornaments can be incredibly stylish as well as heartfelt. Simply take one of these ornament concepts and get to work!
Old Paper Flower
A few origami folds transform maps of a beloved location into one-of-a-kind Christmas decorations. Perhaps you could add a map to your collection of winter places where you can experience the snowy Christmas of your dreams!
Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments
A mini ball should be painted in a dark natural tone. Acorn caps should be pressed or hot glued into the foam as tightly together as feasible. Fold a twine loop and secure it to the ball with a straight pin. While the glue is still wet, brush Mod Podge down the edges of the acorn tops and sprinkle with glitter. Once the ornament has dry, tie a ribbon bow around it.
Gumdrops, rainbows, and unicorns! What could be simpler than a set of DIY Christmas decorations that look like one of the season’s favorite sugary treats? You should create these fake gumdrops by pouring plaster inside brownie pop molds and coloring them.
Christmas Tree Star
For these lovely, handmade Christmas decorations, recycle some cardboard, yarn scraps, and cardstock. (Your kids can also pitch in!) Check out some additional simple Christmas decorations you can create with your kids.
Aren’t these pom-pom elves’ Christmas ornaments adorable? You’ll have a great time bringing this notion to life. This was derived from the old Scandinavian and Nordic folklore’s dark elf characters.
Repurpose an old road map to make a beautiful snowflake decoration that features a favorite vacation destination. To make it, trace a snowflake outline with a pencil on thick cardboard, then refresh it with a fine drizzle of spray snow. To enhance the look, cut a map to size and fold it accordion-style and add a metallic touch, finish with a tiny brass ornament in the center.
Ready To Decorate
Isn’t it true that there have never been too many ornaments on the tree? Whether you already have tonnes of baubles in the basement or are beginning from scratch, give these easy DIY Christmas decorations a try to add your own unique style to the tree. These decorations, which range from uncomplicated to glittering and everything in between, will look beautiful and be a lot of fun to make.
Acrylic paint can be used to transform clear glass ornaments into multicolored decorations. Begin by applying a few droplets of paints to the base inside of the ornament’s neck; spin the ornament to create color swirls. Continue to apply paint until you’ve achieved your masterpiece.
Orange Slice On Trees
Dried orange slices give your Christmas tree color and a nice fragrance. To conjure up your own, delicious citrus slices at 150 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 to 4 hours, or let the sliced oranges dry completely for three days. Oranges are the traditional choice, but you can also employ fresh fruits, limes, and even pineapple!
Encircle a classic winter scene under the dome of a glass cloche to make these vintage-inspired DIY bell jar decorations, then sprinkle glitter within. This season, use them to make your own mini Christmas diorama.
Arcon Glitter Ornaments
A Styrofoam ball should be painted in a dark natural tone. Acorn caps should be pressed or hot glued into the foam as tightly together as feasible. Fold a twine loop and secure it to the ball with a straight pin. While the glue is still wet, brush Mod Podge down the edges of the acorn tops and sprinkle with glitter. Once the ornament has dry, tie a ribbon bow around it.