Add a handmade touch to your holiday decor with DIY Christmas tree decorations. I’ve gathered 31 super creative Christmas tree decorating ideas that you can easily make with the included tutorials.
I really loved Christmas and buying decorations, but sometimes it’s nice to be able to DIY my own decorations… they tend to last longer and be more economical than some of the stuff you’d buy at the store. I personally love being able to craft items from wood or plastic because they’re less prone to breaking. We’re all elephants in a china shop here so ceramic ornaments and other decor doesn’t last long. If you’re looking to make your own ornaments or other tree decorations this year, here’s some ideas from our favorite bloggers.
31 DIY Christmas Tree Decorations
I've gathered 31 DIY Christmas tree decorations that you can easily make for your tree, or you can use many of these ideas for handmade gifts.
Twisted Paper Ornament
I love to add handmade ornaments to our Christmas tree each year. These twisted paper ornaments are a unique idea. You can use fabric scraps to keep costs down.
Letter to Santa Ornament
Kids will get a kick out of this letter to Santa ornament. You can date the ornaments and make one each year.
Wine Cork Sled Ornament
Save those wine corks, or buy some at the craft store to make adorable wine cork sled ornaments.
Easy DIY Grinch Ornaments
Do you have a Grinch fan in your life? Pick up paper shreds in the classic green color and make fun Grinch ornaments. These are super easy and inexpensive. You can make up several in under an hour.
Christmas Postcard Shrinky Dinks Ornaments
How fun are these shrinky dinks ornaments? Use vintage Christmas postcards to make them with the included tutorial.
Festive Christmas Bingo Cards
Learn how to make Christmas bingo cards that can be used as gift tags or ornaments.
Old-Fashioned Cranberry Popcorn Garland
Here is an easy tutorial for old-fashioned cranberry popcorn garland. This would be a great addition to any tree. It's fun for a family craft night too.
Christmas Snow Globe Ornaments
Pick up a few dollar store supplies to create beautiful snow globe ornaments. Love the tinsel ribbon for hanging.
Small Wooden Christmas Tree
Buffalo check fans will LOVE this tabletop Christmas tree. A Black and white buffalo check would look great too.
Christmas Gumdrop Garland
Make a gumdrop garland to decorate a Candyland or gingerbread-themed tree. You can also make several to drape along a mantel. Save a few gumdrops to eat!
Christmas Button Lace Ornament
Add a shabby chic or vintage touch to your Christmas decor with DIY lace ornaments.
Rustic DIY Pinecone Ornament
Bring in a touch of nature to your home decor with rustic pine cone ornaments.
Prairie Point Star Ornament
Follow this tutorial to create a festive praire point star ornament. This would look so pretty on a package or gift bag too.
Clay Pot Christmas Tree Ornaments
Keep an eye out at the dollar store for small clay pots. You can usually find them in packs of 3. Paint them in classic holiday colors to make pretty clay pot tree ornaments.
DIY Minion Ornaments
Do your kids love minions? If so, make these super cute minion ornaments. They could even help paint them and give them to their friends.
DIY Gnome Christmas Ornaments
These cute little gnome ornaments are made with dollar store supplies. Wait until you see what is used for the base!
Snowflake Ornaments from a Cereal Box!
Upcycle an old cereal box to make gorgeous snowflake ornaments with a faux-aged copper design.
DIY Santa Claus Ornament
There are so many ideas for decorating plastic ornament balls. This DIY Santa ornament is too cute!
Rustic Reindeer Ornament
These rustic reindeer ornaments may be simple and quick to make, but they are also just darling. Great little gift idea.
No-Sew Felt Snowman Ornament
Enjoy a little craft time with the kiddos to create sweet little felt snowman ornaments.
DIY Personalized Glitter Ornaments
Make personalized glitter ornaments for the entire family or make them for teachers, neighbors, and co-workers.
3D Snowflake Ornament with Cricut
There are so many wonderful gift ideas you can create with Cricut. These 3-D snowflake ornaments are beautiful!
DIY Wood Burned Christmas Trees
Make pretty wood burned Christmas trees from old scrap pieces of wood! They will make a great addition to your tree and can also be used as gift tags.
Dried Citrus Ornaments
Make some whole dried citrus ornaments to decorate your house this Christmas. Not only are they super simple to make, but your house will smell amazing!
Make sunflower Christmas tree decorations that coordinate with your tree and Christmas lights.
Grain Sack Ribbon DIY
Make your own grain sack ribbon using an inexpensive drop cloth material and craft paint. You can paint it whatever color you like to match your home decor.
Make an angel for your Christmas tree with upcycled materials using a small scrap of fabric from a wedding dress.
Handmade Glitter Ornaments
Learn how to make handmade glitter ornaments with clear ornament balls, glitter, and a couple of other simple supplies. You can also customize these to give as gifts.
Modern Boho Ornament Tree
If you are a fan of boho decor, this modern Boho ornament tree is a must-see. With DIY pompoms and wood bead garland, it's a playful and gorgeous tree.
Scrabble Tile Christmas Ornaments
Use old scrabble tiles to make really cute Christmas ornaments. Create whatever words or names you like. Wouldn't this make a fun keychain too?
Simple Air Dry Clay Ornaments
Have you tried working with air-dry clay yet? There are so many cool things you can create like these DIY ornaments. The addition of wood beads for hanging gives them a fresh, updated look.
Snowflake Wine Cork Ornaments
Upcycle wine corks into beautiful DIY snowflake ornament with this easy tutorial. You can even paint them if you like.
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