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10 Unique DIY Christmas Ornaments You Will Love
One of my fellow homeyou.com writers, Isadora Guidoni, is sharing a great article this week. If you want great ideas for original Christmas ornaments read this entire article. These are not your ordinary DIY ornaments, but they are simple enough to make them fun to create.
Christmas is quickly coming up, and it’s always better to start the decorations early so it doesn’t become overwhelming later with the hurry to buy presents, bake delicious dishes, and prepare for the holiday. So if you’re looking for easy and cute DIY ornaments that you can do on your own, we’ve got you covered! Here is a list of amazing DIY Christmas ornaments to make your tree look even more incredible.
Felt Christmas Tree Ornament
Source: This Heart of Mine
These adorable felt trees are a great and easy craft for the whole family to make. These are made with white, cream, and oatmeal colored felt, though you can choose other colors if you want to. Starting with the bottom felt squares, stack them using a needle and thread and use glue gun to keep the ends in place. Follow the detailed instructions here and hang these adorable ornaments!
Rustic Twig Arrow Ornaments
Source: Thoughts From Alice
To make your Christmas tree a little more boho chic, make these amazing arrow ornaments that will take your tree to a whole new level. To make them, first you need several thin twigs. Break them at roughly five inches long and attach small feathers to one end with hot glue gun. Then, put wooden beads on the body and finish by cutting small triangles on jute upholstery webbing for the “arrow heads” and glue them to the other end. To hang them, use hemp cord tied at the ends. Your stylish ornaments are ready!
Source: By Stephanie Lynn
These ornaments are so incredibly easy to make that you can’t pass them up. For the materials, you only need clothespins, a hot glue gun, paint or glitter to embellish, and a thread or ribbon. Take apart a clothespin(you can get them at any dollar store) and hot glue the flat sides together. You need 8 to make one snowflake. When you have them ready, glue the wider ends together, forming an ‘X’ shape, and then add more pieces at each corner, using a string between the last two pieces to make the hanger and ending with an 8-pointed star. You can use spray paint or glitter to embellish your ornament, or leave it plain and natural.
Photo Transfer Christmas Ornaments
Source: Landee See Landee Do
This tutorial is just incredible! These photo memories Christmas ornaments will make your tree personal and nostalgic, making your home – and your tree – more intimate, cozier, and more magical for the family. For the materials, you need wooden craft ornaments, matte gel medium, laser printed images, white craft paint, foam brushes, and twine. It may look difficult to make, but you’ll be surprised by how easy it is! Follow these detailed instructions and make these incredible ornaments yourself!
Wine Cork Reindeer
Source: Remodelando La Casa
These ornaments are just so adorable! To make them, start by punching three holes in the top of the cork, two for the antlers and one for the hanger. Insert a folded 5” piece of baker’s twine in the middle hole, using hot glue to set it in place. Then, put a small amount of hot glue in the other two holes and immediately insert a 2”-3” piece of brown pipe cleaner in each hole to make the antlers. Hot glue googly eyes, a red pom pom nose, and ears of pine cone scales. There! Your new little friends are ready!
DIY Donut Ornament – Craft For The Whole Family
Source: 365 Designs
These incredibly adorable ornaments use a real doughnut pan for the best shape and take a little bit of patience, but they’re the perfect DIY ornament craft to involve the kids and have some valuable family time together. Using polymer clay, bugle beads, and chalk pastels, these beautiful ornaments will make your tree look awesome! Follow the instructions over at 365 Designs and make your Christmas even more fun.
Bottlecap Snowman Ornaments
Source: One Artsy Mama
These ornaments are incredibly easy and cheap to make. You only need bottle caps, acrylic paint (white for the body and black, orange, and red for the face), ribbon, buttons, a hot glue gun, and scissors. Follow the instructions here to make these cute ornaments!
Felt Christmas Tree Ornaments
Source: Buddly Crafts
Why not add some little Christmas trees into your actual Christmas tree? This DIY from Buddly Crafts is incredibly adorable. You only need green felt, two pieces cut in the shape of a tree, a little brown felt square, colored buttons, thread, and stuffing. Start by stitching the buttons, then use a green thread to stitch around the two pieces of green felt, inserting a burlap loop at the top and the brown piece at the bottom, inserting the stuffing just before finish stitching. Easy peasy!
Source: Good Housekeeping
Using cookies as ornaments is not a cheat, is a clever trick for those who don’t have much time to prepare for Christmas. Make your own with store bought dough (homemade dough is not as sturdy) or buy a box or tin of classic butter cookies – the ones that have a hole in the center – and hang them on your tree using ribbons. Just be sure to hang them high enough so that the kids and pets can’t reach them! You can also make your own in different shapes such as star-shaped or Christmas-themed, and just make a small hole on the top before baking, so you’ll be able to hang them.
Jersey Pom Pom Ornament
Source: Skip To My Lou
If you actually do have extra time to prepare for Christmas and prefer something more crafty, this is your ideal choice. Find some old clothes that you don’t use or that are too ripped or stained to give away and make these cheap, kid-friendly ornaments. You can get the detailed instructions here, but don’t worry, they’re not nearly as difficult as they looks. They’re actually pretty easy and fun to make and they make your tree look incredible.
So, how excited are you for the holiday season? Christmas is one of the most beloved holidays of the year, so it deserves its proper decoration and celebration. Let us know which of these ideas is your favorite and how are you going to celebrate this year’s Christmas day!
Article written by Isadora Guidoni, also a writer for homeyou.com, a company that connects homeowners to reliable, affordable and professional contractors for their home improvement projects. Check more on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.