The festive season is just round the corner and I couldn’t be more excited for it. The decorations, the Christmas tree, the gifts, delicious food, family; I love every single thing about it. But if I am asked to choose just one, it’ll be decorating our very own Christmas tree.
We spend hours decorating our tree and it becomes such a fun activity to do with my siblings. So today I’m going to share with you all some easy yet very beautiful and creative ornaments that you can make at home. And when you’ll hang your very own ornaments on the tree, it’ll make you feel even more proud. These ornaments do not require a lot of supplies and won’t take you a lot of time as well. So let’s get started!
DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments Ideas
Our first one is this adorable jingle bell ornament. It will add a beautiful sparkle on your Christmas tree. These literally take a couple minutes to make but look store bought.
You will need: jingle bells, wires, ribbon, pliers, scissors and wire cutters.
Steps to follow: cut a wire of your desired length and twist one of its edges into a small look. Now start inserting the bells into the other end of the wire. Make sure the bells are very close to each other. When you’re satisfied with the size of the ornament, twist both the ends together and cut off any extra wire. Add a ribbon and it’s done!
If you’d like a more personalized look on your Christmas tree ornaments, then this is just the one for you.
You will need: wooden ornaments, white craft paint, matte gel medium and a foam brush.
Steps to follow: Start by printing your images scaled to the size of the wooden ornaments. You need to stick the images face down, so make sure to flip the image before printing them. Paint the ornaments with some white paint. Now apply a layer of gel medium on the image and stick it onto the ornament. Now smooth the image down and let it sit overnight. The next day squirt some water on the ornament and rub the paper away. Continue to spray water and rub the image until there’s no trace of paper left. Let it dry and you’re done!
This one is one of the easiest to make and even kids can make it in no time but the upside to these are they look as if you’ve spent hours on them.
You will need: plain ornaments, nail paint of different colors, a big container, water, skewers
Steps to follow: Fill the container with water. Now pick out nail colors of your choice and put a few drops of each into the water filled container. Now use the skewer to swirl the nail colors around. Dip the ornament into the water and then lift. And your masterpiece is ready!!
If you want a more rustic look to your tree, then this ornament will definitely light up your Christmas. With just a few products to make, even little ones can help make this twine ball ornament.
You will need: balloons, twine, craft glue, ribbons and tiny bells for decoration
Steps to follow: Start off by blowing the balloon the size of the twine ball you want. Now mix the craft glue with some water in 2:2 ratio. Now dip the twine into the glue mixture. Now start wrapping the twine over the balloon and continue doing this until you’re satisfied with the way it looks. Now let it dry overnight. The next day finish them off with a ribbon and little bells.
These ornaments are very unique and also make amazing gifts for neighbors or relatives. The best thing about these is that you can customize it according to everyone.
You will need: clear glass ornaments, hot chocolate mix, chocolate chips, sprinkles, candy canes etc
Steps to follow: Just fill up the clear ornaments with the hot cocoa mix, sprinkles, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips etc. You can vary the ingredients and the flavor. Write a little message if you’re going to gift this to someone and you’re done.
If you have some old ornaments lying around that have gone dull or if you wish to add a dazzle to some boring ones, this diy idea will come to your rescue. Just a couple supplies but the result is stunning.
You will need: some plain or old ornaments, glitter of your choice, craft paints, mod podge
Steps to follow: Start by painting the ornament with a monotone color. Let it dry and then apply a thin and even layer of mod podge on the areas where you’d like to apply the glitter. Coat it with the glitter and dust off the excess. Once the glitter is dry, apply another layer of mod podge to seal the glitter in place. Let it dry and hang it up!