With the arrival of December, suddenly everyone starts getting ready for Christmas. This might come in the form of shopping for presents for friends and family or planning a Christmas party. No matter what you will be doing, one thing is sure, you will also want to get your home ready for the winter holidays! By creating some easy decorations and ornaments, you will be able to welcome Christmas not only into your heart but into your home! Taking this into consideration, you might be thinking about putting together some homemade Christmas ornaments. After all, you will want your tree to look fantastic for the festivities, so make sure to check out our pick of 25 DIY Christmas tree decorations.
1. Reinventing Wine Corks – Adorable Reindeer Idea
When you start creating your own handmade ornaments, you don’t need to use all sorts of store-bought materials. Why not reinvent something, that you already have and that you don’t use? For example, if you find yourself collecting wine corks, but have no use for them, why not use them to make ornaments out of? You can glue googly eyes on them, as well as attach a red pompom or a shiny stone to the cork, creating a red-nosed reindeer. With a bit of wire, bent in all the right ways, you will also be able to create some antlers. This is one of many cute and easy Christmas tree decorations!
2. Merry Reindeer – DIY Christmas Tree Decorations
Here is another idea involving creating reindeer for your tree ornaments! Firstly, will need a ball-shaped ornament, which is preferably coloured brown. But of course, you can always paint it! Using a glue gun, attach two googly eyes to the ornament, as well as a red pompom for a nose! Then you create one or two antlers out of gold fuzzy wire and attach them to the ornament. It’s really as simple as that and you will have a new and cute ornament for your Christmas tree!
3. Adorable Tea Lights – In the Form of Snowmen
Perhaps you have an abundance of tea lights at home, which you don’t use on a daily basis. How about you create some snowmen tea lights out of them? This involves using a Sharpie pen and drawing coal eyes and a smiling mouth on them. Feel free to add a paper hat or scarf to your tea lights, to further improve the look of your snowmen. Now all you will have to do is turn the tea light on, and the noses will truly resemble carrots, as the lights start to glow!
4. Scrabble Letters – Homemade Christmas Ornaments
Scrabble is a great game to play with family. Maybe you and your family and friends play it during the winter holidays! If so, make sure to include a bit of it in your Christmas tree ornaments! Create some ornaments out of Scrabble letters! Put together Christmassy sayings with the letters and with the assistance of a glue gun, you can attach the wooden blocks together. Fabulous ideas might include “Let it snow” or “Joy to the world.” The final touch will be to attach a ribbon to it, allowing you to hang it from your Christmas tree.
5. Creative with Corks – A Storm of Snowflakes
When you think about winter or Christmas, what image pops into your mind? It might be the snow falling gently to the ground and covering everything in a white blanket. If so, make sure to use snowflakes as inspiration for your Christmas tree decorations. Stick corks together to create the shape of a hexagon. This will serve as the base for glueing a wooden or paper snowflake on. Then simply attach a ribbon to your cork-based snowflake and hang it from your tree.
6. Adorable with Snoopy – A Unique Lightbulb
We mentioned utilising items, which are either old or unused, to make something new out of! If you have an old lightbulb, why not turn it into Snoopy? You will have to coat the lightbulb in white or beige coloured paint. Then you can draw the face of snoopy on it with the help of a sharpie pen. Cut out pieces of fabric, to create the ears of Snoopy and since it’s Christmas, add a miniature Santa hat to his head! You will be able to hang this ornament from one of the branches of your tree for a cute look! Or if you have any friends or family who love Snoopy, this might make a cute and easy Christmas present.
7. Stunning Snowflakes – DIY Christmas Tree Decorations
If you like working with paper or making origami, here is a stunning snowflake you can put together at home for your Christmas tree ornament. You will have to cut out strips of paper which you tie together to make one small branch of the snowflake. Creating six or eight branches which you put together to form one whole snowflake. These will definitely give your whole Christmas tree a beautiful look!
8. Simple and Cute – Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer
Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer has become an icon of Christmas! Keeping this in mind, it would only make sense to use him as inspiration for your homemade Christmas tree decorations. An easy and simple idea of putting together ornaments consists of using thin slices of wood, to which you can add paint and glitter. This way, you can transform small pieces of wood and turn them into small reindeer. You might consider cutting the shapes of antlers for your reindeer out of paper and attaching them to your ornament, before hanging them on your Christmas tree.
9. Paper Trees – Homemade Christmas Tree Decorations
If you are on a budget, when it comes to decorating your home for the winter holidays, then check out this idea! These are paper Christmas trees. Firstly, you will need to cut out large triangles of the paper. Then fold the paper, every few centimetres or inches, to give the paper the look of a fir tree. Keep the Christmas trees in place, by placing them onto their tree trunk. Do this by threading the paper through a thin wooden stick. Naturally, you can add an ornament to the top of your tree, for example, a golden star!
10. Delicious Gingerbread – A Treat for the Eyes
You will be sure to be baking all sorts of goods during the holiday season! This might include gingerbread cookies. These tasty treats definitely bring an essence of Christmas with themselves. You can also use gingerbread cookies as Christmas tree ornaments, especially if you decorate them with sugary icing beforehand! These will make the gingerbread cookies prone to being eating during Christmas.
11. Decorative with Disney – Mickey or Minnie Mouse
Maybe you and your family or friends love Disney! If so, why not recreate a well-known Disney character with some ornaments? This way, you can add a touch of Disney to your Christmas tree. Why not create Mickey or Minnie Mouse from some ornaments? You will need a larger ball ornament for the head and two smaller ones for the ears. With the help of a glue gun, you should be able to accomplish this. To the ornament of Minnie, make certain that you add a ribbon or bow to one of her ears.
12. Time for Knitting – A Ball of Yarn
A lot of people like to take up a hobby during Christmas or the winter season. What could be better than learning how to knit? If you learn how to knit, you can make a whole set of warm clothes for the cold winter days! Use knitting as inspiration for your DIY Christmas ornament. Wrap yarn or wool around a ball ornament, fixating it with a glue gun, to keep it in place. In no time at all, you shall create a ball of yarn! Insert two matchsticks into the ornament, as if they were needles for knitting.
13. A Touch of Nature – Homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments
Create some Christmas tree ornaments using natural elements, such as twigs and branches! You can use these thin branches to create shapes out of, tying them together with yarn or using a glue gun to fixate them together. Create snowflakes, stars or even small Christmas trees! These twig crafts are a budget-friendly option!
14. Time to Handprint – Great Crafts for Kids
Make sure that you get the kids involved this Christmas with making some amazing crafts! A fabulous idea is to get them to dip their small hands in white paint, then press it onto a ball ornament. After allowing the paint to dry, you can paint a face on the fingerprints creating small snowmen. Your children will have loads of fun making some cute Christmas tree ornaments!
15. Red Popsicle Trucks – DIY Christmas Tree Decorations
Another adorable idea is to create some trucks out of popsicles which are painted red. Arrange the popsicles together to create car-like shapes, then glue them together. You can use black buttons for the tires! Also, attach miniature fir trees to the tops of the trucks, as if they were taking Christmas trees back home.
16. A Snowman Lightbulb – Cute and Festive
We have already mentioned using a used lightbulb as the base for your homemade Christmas tree ornament. After all, it’s always a great idea to recycle something old which you were going to throw out into the trash! Create a snowman out of your lightbulb. You can glue cotton wool to it or spraypaint it in white. Then make sure to add some snowman accessories to it, such as a strip of fabric for a scarf. After all this, you will be ready to hang it from your Christmas tree!
17. Photo Ornaments – A Lovely Setting
You can also make sure to give your Christmas ornaments a touch of the family! You can paste photos of family members onto your Christmas ornaments. This will give your ornaments a loving and homely vibe, which is perfect for Christmas!
18. Wooden and Wonderful – Homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments
Check out this simple idea! Use thin slices of logs for the base of your ornaments. Drill a small hole through each slice’s top, through which you can thread some yarn, which will allow you to hang it on your tree. Then all you need to draw some cute wintery faces on the log slices. This might be a snowman or Santa Claus!
19. A Christmas Tree – Made from Beads and a Ribbon
How about creating a small Christmas tree as an ornament? You can easily create one using a ribbon and some beads. The ribbon will act as the leaves and branches of the tree, and the beads as the trunk. Find some online tutorials on how to make this easy Christmas tree decoration!
20. Simplistic and Effortless – DIY Christmas Tree Decorations
Here is a super simple ornament you can create without actually putting much effort into it. You can add a burlap ribbon onto a pinecone and simply hang it on your Christmas tree. This is a very natural and earthy type of ornament, which doesn’t even cost any money!
21. A Silvery Snowflake – Wintery and Whimsical
Create some stunning and silvery snowflakes out of paper! You can create cones out of paper, which have been coated in silvery paint. All you will have to do now is attach the cones together, to create a snowflake shape. Get creative with this idea, you might cut the cones in a different way for a more stylish shape!
22. Starry Gingerbread – Homemade Christmas Ornaments
Perhaps you will be baking an abundance of star-shaped gingerbread cookies. If so, why not use some as Christmas tree decorations? Before baking them, cut out holes in each starry gingerbread. This will allow you to thread a long piece of yarn or ribbon through them, which you will be able to later wrap around your Christmas tree.
23. Colourful Pompoms – Christmas Lights
A beautiful type of decoration for Christmas are strings of multicoloured lights. You can use them in your garden or in your home to create a stunning glow and a wintery vibe! Create some pompoms out of different coloured wool, to create the image of a string of multicoloured lights. Attach a small metal part to the tops of the pompoms, to make it resemble the fairy lights even more!
24. Popsicle Snowman Hat – DIY Christmas Tree Decorations
Here is yet another cute idea which you can create out of popsicle sticks! This is no other than a snowman’s hat. Paint the popsicles black, then add a few fabric holly leaves and red buttons for a Christmassy look.
25. Transform a Wooden Block – Into a Snowman
You might have a few wooden blocks lying around at home, after building something. If so, transform them into Christmas-inspired characters. With a bit of paint, some fabric and buttons, you will be able to put together some wintery wonders which you can then hang up on your Christmas tree. This is an easy way of putting together some adorable ornaments for your tree!
So make sure that you are ready for the winter holiday with this pick of homemade Christmas decorations. For other Christmas ideas, such as Christmas door wreaths or outdoor Christmas decorations, visit our website.