Nifty DIY Chistmas Tree Ornament Ideas

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If you’re crafty and you know it clap your hands! If you need new Christmas ornaments clap your hands! I bet most of you are in need of new and more astounding ornaments this year, so here are 30 unique and cute DIY projects you can do by yourself or with your whole family!

Bell Jar

Put your own twist on a snow globe and make one that’s cheap, crafty, and has no water in it! Personalize it with your own little scene!
Bell Jar


Candy Canes

Whether you use real candy canes or fake, it’ll add the perfect hint of Christmas color to your Christmas tree.
Candy Canes


Candy

Gumdrops, M&Ms, maybe even the sugar plum can be used in colorful decorations around your house. Be careful, they might be eaten before your guests can see your brilliant handiwork!
Candy


Chalkboard

Why just stop at putting a word permanently on an ornament when you can make it erasable and customizable for each and every year? Chalkboard paint isn’t that expensive plus it goes quite a long way.
Chalkboard


Cinnamon Sticks

Sure they’re expensive, but cinnamon sticks can fill your whole house with a delicious scent that will last for days.
Cinnamon Sticks


Clay Birds

Although the bigger clay decorations could be too big for your tree, you can find the cute small ones like little birds that are just the perfect size!
Clay Birds


Clothes Pins

Don’t use those pesky clothes pins for anything anymore? Well all you need are clothespins, hot glue, paint and a little imagination to create whimsical reindeer.
Clothes Pins


Comic Books

Please, do try to use the inexpensive copies of comic books! Don’t just grab one and accidentally use a rare first edition of some Marvel comic! But we highly recommend creating unique ornaments out of homemade comics!
Comic Books


Felt

When making felt ornaments, you may want to have a tiny bit of sewing experience under your wind. Or you can just be really good with a hot glue gun. Either way, making felt snowmen and Santas would be so cute!
Felt


German Star

Although it looks rather complicated, making a German Star just takes a little bit of folding practice. You can use paper, ribbon or really any kind of material you want!
German Star


Gifts

Have an old ring box laying around? With just a tiny bit of wrapping paper, you can turn that unused ring box into a dainty gift perfect for your Christmas tree!
Gifts


Glitter Animals

Maybe your kid is all grown up and there’s a bunch of plastic animals just laying around. Cover them in glitter and they’ll sparkle all holiday.
Glitter Animals


Glittery

You know that buying empty glass ornaments can make the most perfect gift or personalized ornament for your tree. Pour all different kinds of glitter inside them and they’re sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.
Glittery


Golden Snitch

Lot’s of people are avid Harry Potter fan so why not make a Golden Snitch inspired ornament?
Golden Snitch


Houses

You don’t have to make them plain houses to decorate your tree. Spice them up a little by making them wintry scenes, or warm vacation homes that you hope to have some day.
Houses


Knitted

If you’re really up for the task, pick up knitting needles and try your hand at making some very colorful ornaments.
Knitted


Legos

Children everywhere have Legos no matter what. Let your kids make their own ornaments out of their toys! They can be taken apart later to save the hassle of putting back in a box for next year.
Legos


Macadamia Nut

Macadamia nuts aren’t just for eating and making delicious cookies with. You can glue little hats and scarves on them to make into small holiday-themed people to hang on your tree.
Macadamia Nut


Mod Podge

Mod podge is a type of glue. You can use it to stick anything to an ornament, whether it be fabric or pictures of your family!
Mod Podge


Ombre

It wouldn’t be that difficult to create ombre ornaments. Ombre simply means a gradual shift in light to dark or one color to the next.
Ombre


Paper Crafts

Whether they be intricate or simple, making snowflakes out of paper is sort of like a tradition for Christmas. They’ve been around since the Victorian Era! That’s like 1900s and up.
Paper Crafts


Pom Poms

You know those small tufts of fluff you can buy in many different colors at the store for really cheap? Well you can take those and make them into adorable Santa ornaments.
Pom Poms


Popcorn

If you don’t want to make garland out of popcorn, just stick the crunchy buttery snack into a see-through ornaments and it’ll save you from having to clean up a popcorn mess everywhere.
Popcorn


Recycled

Don’t throw out those old ratty t-shirts and jeans! You can use them to make nifty tree ornaments.
Recycled


Salt Dough

1 cup of fine salt, 1 cup of flour, and ½ cup will get you a dough that you can cut into Christmas shapes and put on your tree. Put in a drop of vanilla to keep the mold away!
Salt Dough


Scented

They don’t really have to be cinnamon scented ornaments. You can make them smell like whatever you want…like oranges for example! Or gingerbread!
Scented


Scrabble

If you have an old Scrabble game laying around, put it to good use! Make up some holiday words and glue them to the tile board. It’ll be fun to do with your family.
Scrabble


Social Media

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter…they’ve all taken over our lives, so why not let them take over our Christmas trees too?
Sicoal Media


Small Sticks

It doesn’t take much to find some twigs out in the back yard and string them up into  unique shapes. Maybe you can even manage a Christmas tree shape!
Small Sticks


Snowflakes

You can make snowflakes out of just about anything. You can cut them from paper, make them out of clay, even things you find outside. Try your hand at crafting whatever comes to mind!
Snowflakes

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