With the arrival of winter, Christmas is also going to be here soon! Which is no other than everyone’s favourite winter holiday! The time of getting together with family and friends and celebrating love! Christmas is all about doing activities together, whether it’s building a snowman with kids, baking gingerbread or wrapping presents. These great activities will help everyone get into the Christmas spirit. Another fun activity that you will be sure to do every year is decorating the Christmas tree together. You might be thinking of making the ornaments yourself. So, why not take a browse through our 25 DIY Christmas ornaments. Maybe you will be able to find a bit of inspiration regarding homemade Christmas tree decorations and Christmas ideas in general below!
1. Cute Cork Crafts – Homemade Christmas Tree Decorations
If you are in search of a cheap and easy craft for making Christmas ornaments, you might have just found it. Use simple corks for the heads of reindeers, then decorate them by drawing eyes on them. Cut another cork into thin slices, to which you can attach a glittery red nose and also draw a mouth. You can attach some sort of wires to their heads becoming antlers. These cute corks will serve as the perfect Christmas decoration for your tree! Not only are they adorable, but they will also be fun to create with the family!
2. Simple and Adorable – DIY Christmas Ornaments
Here is another easy and cheap Christmas ornament craft! First of all, you will need brown Christmas ball ornaments. These will serve as a base for your reindeer decorations. Now it’s time to paste everything on it! Starting with two googly eyes, use a glue gun to truly attach and fixate everything. Then create a red pompom, which you will be able to use as the nose of the reindeer. Finally, using fuzzy wires, you can shape the antlers of the reindeer and place them on top of the ornament.
3. Tea Light Snowmen – Homemade Christmas Tree Decorations
Another simple Christmas tree ornament you can create out of a cheap item is no other than tea light snowmen! All you will need to use for this are some tea lights, which you can decorate with a sharpie. Draw a face as well as a mouth for the snowmen using small dots. Further decorate them by giving them small orange noses, which will resemble the carrots on actual snowmen. You can add a few other ornaments, such as a felt top hat or small earmuffs made out of fuzzy wires.
4. Let it Snow – Creative With Scrabble
Do you have a favourite Christmas soundtrack for the holidays? Does it include “Let it Snow”? If so, make sure to take inspiration for your favourite festive music! Create a Christmas tree ornament out of Scrabble, glueing letters together to form a word! For example, glue together the words “let it snow.” Then simply attach a small ribbon to it, from which you will be able to hang it from the tree. This is a fairly simple craft and perfect for anyone who loves Scrabble!
5. Spectacular Snowflakes – Cork Crafts for Christmas
A typical wintery element is a snowflake! So why not create a few snowflakes for your Christmas tree ornaments? Paste together wine corks, with one wine cork in the middle, surrounded by six. You can cut out a snowflake from paper and stick it over the wine corks. This simple cutout will help produce the stunning look of a snowflake! You will also have to wrap a ribbon around the corks which will help you hang it from your Christmas tree. It’s easy and cheap to create, so make sure to give this craft a try!
6. Snoopy Ornament – A Charlie Brown Christmas
Perhaps one of your favourite Christmas movies was A Charlie Brown Christmas. If so, make sure to incorporate at least one of the characters in your Christmas ornaments. One of everyone’s favourites is Snoopy, the cute dog from the series and movie. Create his face using a light bulb and by drawing over it with a sharpie. Attach two black strips of fabric to the light bulb, these will become the ears of Snoopy. Then finally, place a Santa Claus hat on the top of his head.
7. Handmade Paper Snowflakes – Beautiful and Refined
Perhaps you are in search of some gorgeous ornaments you will be able to place on your Christmas tree, which will create a sophisticated atmosphere. Make sure to try out these paper snowflakes! Not only do they look stunning, but they are quite easy to put together. Not to mention they are also extremely cheap! After creating these snowflakes out of strips of paper, you will be able to coat them in layers of glitter, to give them a spectacular shine! There are so many shapes you can create with just a few strips of paper!
8. Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer – DIY Christmas Ornaments
Here is another super adorable Christmas decoration to make for your tree this year! You will need a few thin slices of wood. Use these as the heads of the reindeers. Draw eyes on it, add glittery noses to them, as well glittery antlers. You will have to drill a hole through the top of the reindeer. String a ribbon through this hole, which will help you hang your reindeers from the Christmas tree. Simple to make, but super cute and festive! It’s definitely worth a try!
9. Musical Trees – Amazing Crafts for the Holidays
Another homemade decorative element you can create for Christmas is mini Christmas trees. But not any kind of Christmas tree! These ones are made out of sheets of music, which will give them an amazing look. Place wooden sticks into wooden bases. Then simply place folded and cut-out sheets of music onto these sticks. You can even attach small, golden stars onto the top of the Christmas trees. Use these as decor, but you can also give every member of your family or your friends one of these!
10. Gingerbread Men – Homemade Christmas Tree Decorations
Another way to decorate your Christmas tree will be with gingerbread men! Before baking a batch of gingerbread men, make sure to cut out holes in each figure! These will become the holes you can put a ribbon through. After stringing ribbon or yarn through each gingerbread man, it’s time to hang them on your Christmas tree! If you have kids in the family, they will definitely love this idea as ornaments! The gingerbread might mysteriously disappear during the holidays though! Feel free to decorate your gingerbread with icing to give them a stunning look!
11. Mickey Mouse – Disney DIY Christmas Ornaments
If you have any Disney fans in your family or group of friends, why not create a few Disney-themed ornaments? For example, create the heads of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. You will need one big ball ornament and two smaller ones, which will serve as the ears. Drill small holes in the big ball ornament. Then place small sticks or screws to the small ball decorations. These will make it able for you to attach the small balls to the large one. You can place cute bows on the Minnie Mouse ornament!
12. A Ball of Yarn – An Ornament for Knitters
Here is a beautiful and unique way of decorating your Christmas tree! If you like to knit, why not create a ball of yarn as a decoration for your tree? Simply twist and wrap wool around a ball ornament. Use glue to fixate it! Also, attach two knitting needles to the ball of yarn.