Creative Christmas Ornaments
You Can Make
When preparing for Christmas, decorations are a very important part...and are often very personal too. What better way to add that special personal touch than to make them with your own two hands?
This page will hopefully give you many ideas for ornament designs, no matter what colour theme you are planning, or what style of decor you love most. These tutorials are all you need to make your Christmas tree the best-looking and most unique in town!
And don't worry if you are not skilled at DIY...there are lots of baubles that are really easy to create and only take a matter of minutes. I hope you find inspiration galore here!
Photo of embroidered felt trees by Normanack.
Christmas Decorations to Hang:
So simple to make in any size you like.
5 Modern, bold and colourful ideas.
Use any colour of glitter you like.
A fun and modern way to use alphabet letter moulds.
Cleverly made with mason jar lids.
Including forest animals and pom-pom snowmen.
Make custom ornaments to look like family members.
Two-sided delicate hanging decorations.
How to make festive shapes from wool roving.
Copper Reindeers, Felt Gnomes & More!
Plenty of inspiration from BHG.
A brilliantly versatile craft material to work with.
And check out the other tutorials on this website too.
These funky baubles would be easy enough to make by inserting decorative yarns into clear baubles.
Photo from SplitYarn.
Tree Ornaments & Baubles:
Cute angelic decorations.
Made with just paper strips.
Gorgeous luxury linen ornaments.
Covered in glitter for a sparkly Xmas.
Cute ornaments that are quick to make.
Lovely whimsical decorations.
Stuffed felt decorations.
Made using twigs and logs.
With a stained glass effect.
With a base of Styrofoam spheres.
Made from aluminium foil.
Use a hammer to punch holes in tin lids.
F i n d C h r i s t m a s O r n a m e n t s o n A m a z o n :
Photo of reindeer hearts by Klara.
DIY Festive Decorations:
Sweet little house made by recycling old cards.
Amazing ornament idea for Harry Potter fans.
Funky clay shapes you could make into geeky tree decorations.
Add a frosted effect over stencils.
Clever bauble idea which can be made with limited supplies.
Beautiful and elegant design.
How to arrange buttons into trees, snowmen and Santa shapes.
Decorate glass baubles with recycled discs.
Woodland decorations made using ribbon.
Using markers to add unique designs.
Crystal and rainbow beads make a fabulous effect.
Use rhinestone lettering to turn plain into luxurious.
Photo and rustic ornaments by Between the Lines.
Fabulous Felt Crafts:
Classic shapes with beaded designs.
A trio of fun and colorful sewn shapes.
Layer felt, ribbons and ric-rac into different patterns.
With a sweet little bell on the nose.
It's the expression that makes it great!
Transform wool roving with this wet felting technique.
Cute bearded face made with pipe cleaners and felt.
With rosy cheeks and a little hat.
Complete with the traditional icing and berries.
Scroll to the bottom to find the free templates.
Hand-sew your own sweet animal designs.
3D hanging ornaments with felt swirls.
More Felt & Fabric How-tos:
With adorable button baubles.
Sweet images made with felt, buttons and embroidery.
Really easy and suitable for kids to make.
With beautiful stitching around the edges.
A clever way of folding fabric strips together.
Colourful hooped ornaments.
How to make flowers with just a spiral of felt.
Charming Mr & Mrs Claus characters.
How to make miniature versions of Santa's clothes.
Browse the amazing projects on this crafty blog.
Adorable little characters with scarves & hats.
Edible stars by Babaloo.
If you would like to learn how to make your own stained glass cookies, please click here.
Paper and Yarn Creations:
Just wrap colourful yarn around wood or paper mache shapes.
Modern paper sculptures that you could hang on a tree.
All you need to do is wrap, wrap, wrap!
Easy and quick decorations made with paint chips.
With quilled paper strip embellishments.
Create these simple shapes in garter stitch.
Classic Winter decoration made using folded paper
These look especially good when knitted with fluffy yarn.
Thick yarn would make a lovely cosy yexture.
Ideal last-minute decorations.
Another really quick and inexpensive idea.
I particularly like the pearl beads against the grey yarn.
These 5-point yellow stars are cosy and traditional.
These mini socks could also be used to make an advent calendar.
Twist fabric or paper to form these modern decorations.
Photo and a crochet choir of angels by LornaWatt.
Handmade for the Holidays:
Ideal if you've got any old jeans lying around.
Will take only minutes to make and they are so cool!
Made by felting old sweaters.
Fun and cheerful ornaments that jingle all the way.
Rustic wooden circles with added calligraphic designs.
Add a bit of minimalist luxury to your tree.
Elegant and glamorous theme.
Be sure to follow the links on this page to other ornament tutorials.
With simple painted patterns.
Lovely rustic design made from miniature wreaths.
Complete with wings and silvery hair.
Scandinavian characters that look like gnomes!
Unusual and fun design with hot glue spines.
Cute idea that kids can make too.
Mixing natural with glittery!
Photo of a clothespin skiier by Abbey Hendrickson.
For more cute ideas, please click here.
More Homemade Craft Ideas:
Traditional ornaments with sound effects!
A unique look and a soft texture.
Two golden decor ideas.
Interesting idea for adding a tactile surface.
An excellent way to recycle egg cartons.
Perfect for dressing up your outdoor trees.
Lightweight and sparkly fairy lights to create a garland from.
Unusual and fun idea for using melted wax inside clear baubles.
Choose to spell out words, names or initials.
Upholstered Japanese Ornaments
Fantastic technique where sections of card are wrapped in fabric.
Simply string wooden twigs together.
Waves of wide decorative ribbon.
Adorable 'snow'-covered snowmen.
Inspiration for projects that include stencilling and glittery cookie cutters.
DIY acorn topped ornaments with drawn on faces.
Ornaments to Sew & More Challenging Projects:
Inspired by the popular Christmas song.
Beautiful patchwork treats.
Charming bird ornaments which are lightly padded.
Something a bit more intricate to try.
3D fabric houses with cute features.
These painted polymer clay shapes look good enough to eat!
Fun clay decorations with bugle beads for sprinkles.
Sculpt the faces of all of your favourite animals.
Stiffen string or twine into simple shapes.
Add words and messages to geometric shapes.
Adorable button embellishments and little gingerbread men.
Use candle wax to coat book pages or sheet music.
Realistic salt dough cookies that smell delicious!
Beautiful thread-wrapping and stitching techniques.
Photo and piggy ornaments by Anna Lee.
I hope you have fun with your festivities!