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!
These ornaments will add an absolutely beautiful look to your Christmas tree. All you need to do is be precise and patient and you’ll be left with the most awesome ornaments that everyone will notice.
You will need: some plain ornaments, tacky glue and pearls
Steps to follow: Start off with applying the tacky glue onto a small section of the ornament. Now stick the pearls on the ornament. You can use pearls of different sizes to give it a more dimensional look. Move to a new section only after the last one has dried completely or else the pearls will slip away. Be patient because the end result would be to die for.
If you have a lot of mason jars that you use as drinking glasses and have collected their lids over time, then this is the most creative way to use them. The products that you’ll need for this diy ornament will probably already be lying around your home somewhere.
You will need: spare mason jar lids, jute and cotton twine, ribbons etc
Steps to follow: First tie a knot with the rope around the lid and then continue to wrap it around very tightly. When you reach the starting point, tie another knot to keep it place. Now that the base is done, get creative; decorate it the way you want. You can use ribbons, laces or studs.
If you’re more of a crafty person, you will love these ornaments. Since you don’t need a lot of products to make it, you can make a huge number of these ornaments. You can make these ornaments with kids and we’re sure they’ll love it too.
You will need: Styrofoam ball, needle and thread, scissors, ribbons, designer paper and stick pins.
Steps to follow: First sew the ribbon onto the ball which you’ll later use to hang the ornemnt on the tree. Now cut thin strips of different designer paper and run a knife along the edges to curl the designer sheets. Now secure the curled up sheets onto the ball using stick pins. Continue to do this until the ball is completely covered.
And for the last but definitely not the least, we have the most breathtaking ornaments for you. These look so rich and unique that everyone will ask you where you’ve gotten it from. Also it’s one of our favorites, so we’d really suggest you give these a try.
You will need: Clear glass ornaments, craft paint, ribbons, gold leaves, adhesive and brushes
Steps to follow: First choose your colors, you can use different shades or go monotone. Now coat the inside of the ornament with the paint by adding a generous amount of it into the ornament. Shake it and get an even coat. Let it dry and then take the gold leaf and stick it on the outer surface of the ornament according to the instructions on the package. Let it dry and you’re finished.
So these were our top 10 diy ornament ideas. Christmas is a beautiful time to get creative. So we really hope you liked these ideas and would give it a try. Happy Holidays!